Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

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Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by brightnow » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:29 pm

I couldn't believe my eyes. And I still can't make up my mind as to whether this is positive or negative press...

"...Watching it, we were reminded of what a tame event the Super Bowl halftime show has become, thanks largely to Mr. Jackson's sister, Janet. We like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty just fine, but neither one is going to break out the look-alikes or the smoke cannons and embrace the showbiz glory of the NFL's glitziest stage. Eventually, we're going to run low on safe, popular entertainers, and you're going to wind up with Leonard Cohen in a fedora at midfield. Which, actually, might be pretty awesome."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124624184841267047.html
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Re: Leonardrd Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by bridger15 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:54 pm

brightnow wrote:I couldn't believe my eyes. And I still can't make up my mind as to whether this is positive or negative press...
Eventually, we're going to run low on safe, popular entertainers, and you're going to wind up with Leonard Cohen in a fedora at midfield. Which, actually, might be pretty awesome."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124624184841267047.html
This sounds awesomely positive to me!
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Re: Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by Pomona » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:41 pm

Oh Avi, you beat me to it!
I just logged on to post this, and, as god is my witness, I was going to use the EXACT words and punctuation that you did for the Subject. Exact, I tell you!

In any case, my husband brought this to my attention this morning & my reaction was the same as yours. Hmmmm, what is he saying here - that Leonard is the "safest" of all popular entertainers? My husband thought I was reading too much into it & that the writer is clearly a fan wanting to plug Leonard in his piece. I'm going to go with that interpretation.
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Re: Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by brightnow » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:31 pm

Pomona wrote:Oh Avi, you beat me to it!
I just logged on to post this, and, as god is my witness, I was going to use the EXACT words and punctuation that you did for the Subject. Exact, I tell you!

In any case, my husband brought this to my attention this morning & my reaction was the same as yours. Hmmmm, what is he saying here - that Leonard is the "safest" of all popular entertainers? My husband thought I was reading too much into it & that the writer is clearly a fan wanting to plug Leonard in his piece. I'm going to go with that interpretation.
Great minds Lori :D
And I think you got it right with the writer (Jason Gay), apparently he has mentioned LC before (link below), definitely a fan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124079391438557919.html
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Re: Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by Pomona » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:19 am

Good find, Avi. Very interesting, indeed. OK, so I guess I'll be skimming the sports section from now on . . .
First one to post Jason Gay's next LC reference wins!
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Re: Leonard Cohen in the Wall Street Journal's Sport section?!

Post by MaryB » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:03 am

Oh yeah - this is definitely positive Avi.
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