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by lightning
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Vivre Tout Seule /Bird on a Wire Leonard live English subtitled
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Vivre Tout Seule /Bird on a Wire Leonard live English subtitled

French singer/songwriter Serge Lama adapted Leonards Bird on a Wire as Vivre Tout Seule. Lama seems to think Freedom is being free from others. Leonard sang it in Paris in 1976. While it lacks the poetic imagery of the original, the music is still there. Serge is the author of the depressive chanson...
by lightning
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Cohen Biographer Sylvie Simmons at the Fridman Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

Cohen Biographer Sylvie Simmons at the Fridman Gallery

A glorious set of Leonard Cohen favorites and Sylvie's own songs was performed last night at the Fridman Gallery on the Lower East Side of NYC, Sylvie was in top form looking joyful, riding a wave of international success with her Leonard Cohen bio, I'm Your Man, writing new songs, making an astound...
by lightning
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Review of Jewish Museum Show A Crack in Everything
Replies: 15
Views: 6133

Review of Jewish Museum Show A Crack in Everything

Seems like they made Leonard into Disneyland. It made this reviewer want to puke but he liked Sylvie Simmons Hallelujah essay. Too many gimmicks and kitsch. I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not in a hurry after this review, but someday I may check it out. https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/enterta...
by lightning
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Next We Take Manhattan--2004 Leonard Cohen Event DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Next We Take Manhattan--2004 Leonard Cohen Event DVD

When Leonard Cohen superfan and forum member Lizzytysh told me she no longer has a DVD player, I put the rare souvenir DVD of the 2004 NYC Leonard Cohen Event on YouTube for her, and everybody else. Soulful, soothing Cohen covers by John Bergeron as we see New York and the event's participants, your...
by lightning
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal's New Saint
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Montreal's New Saint

I 'd rather call him a great artist hero not a saint.
by lightning
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal's New Saint
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Montreal's New Saint

Idol worship is against his religion.
by lightning
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal's New Saint
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Montreal's New Saint

Leonard is rolling over in his grave:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/arts ... v=top-news
by lightning
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Course in Cambridge on Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Course in Cambridge on Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan

It's the acadamy that keeps poets alive, even if they are not especially academic:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/educa ... 11911.html
by lightning
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: A Source for Tacoma Trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 4484

A Source for Tacoma Trailer?

Wherever did Leonard get the musical inspiration for Tacoma Trailer, the instrumental cut on The Future? The Jazz Police have discovered a clue. It may be stolen from a 1968 piece by Yusef Lateef Listen to this beautiful piece, especially 5:59 onward. Sound familiar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by lightning
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tower of Song Illustration by Jeff Lewis
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Tower of Song Illustration by Jeff Lewis

This image recently appeared in a European publication. The artist is cartoonist and singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis.
by lightning
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Erica Pomerance on Leonard in Montreal
Replies: 0
Views: 964

Erica Pomerance on Leonard in Montreal

She is a brilliant woman and artist who know him in the early days:
http://www.theseniortimes.com/leonard-c ... ment-36804
by lightning
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen Fashion Icon
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

Leonard Cohen Fashion Icon

In the Wall Street Journal selling $825 turtlenecks! Biographer Sylvie Simmons comments:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/leonard-coh ... 1481125838

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