What does Leonard Listen to for Entertainment

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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What does Leonard Listen to for Entertainment

Post by Ronnie » Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:37 pm

Hi all

Does anyone know what Leonard Cohen Listens to for pleasure?

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Post by Kush » Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:08 pm

Country music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Qawwali music from Northern India and Pakistan) and Tom Waits. These are ones that I'm aware of that he likes.
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Post by tomsakic » Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:23 pm

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchel, and I know he mentioned some other names few times.
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Post by jurica » Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:19 pm

i could add eminem, 2pac and dmx... you know, being april the first as i post!
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Post by Partisan » Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:12 pm

Slightly off topic but i know several Cohen fans who really like Eminem. In fact as i recall he even got quoted at the Hydra event. Now who was it who did that............?

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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:19 pm

:lol: ~ April 1 quite appropos, Jurica ~ though I do recall someone saying that Leonard said he found Eminem "interesting," or some such word.
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Post by George.Wright » Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:58 am

I think he listens to the Master Song...............
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Post by John the Shorts » Fri Apr 04, 2003 12:04 am

Don't Go Home With Your Hard On?

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Post by David » Sat Apr 05, 2003 11:30 pm

When it comes to lamentations
I prefer Aretha Franklin
to, let's say, Leonard Cohen
Needless to add, he hears a different drum

-- LC [from somewhere in DEATH OF A LADY'S MAN]
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Post by David » Sat Apr 05, 2003 11:31 pm

... and, of course, his hobnobbing with both Lou Reed and Iggy Popp are well-known (whether or not that indicates an affinity for their music) -- I believe I also once saw a photo of him backstage with Devo.
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Post by margaret » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:26 am

Having spotted that Leonard likes to listen to Tom Waits, I had not heard any of his music, so just recently I looked in the music stores and found so many albums I didn't know what to choose. I have now downloaded several albums through WINMX and am totally knocked out. He is amazingly talented and has a wicked sense of humour, and a voice like a drunk Louis Armstrong with laryngitis. Some of his albums are quite bizarre and there's a wide variation in style over the years. To anyone who hasn't heard him, give him a hearing.
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:55 am

.....now there's a description I'll bet he's never heard :lol: .....

Way to go, Margaret!
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Post by John the Shorts » Fri Apr 25, 2003 2:29 pm

Margaret

I absolutely adore Tom Waits and have several of his CDs. If anyone does want an intro to his work I would recommend the Compilation Early Years originally on Vinyl but on CD released as Volume 1 & Volume 2.

Probably my all time fave TW album would be Heart of Saturday Night followed by Franks Wild Years and Swordfish Trombones as time has gone by his voice has got deeper and huskier, it gives me hope that someday people may pay to hear me sing.

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Post by Byron » Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:32 pm

JTS here's a thought that you and Georges might appreciate. I too have discovered Tom Waits and I get the feeling that the best way I can describe his voice and LC's is to say that, LC's voice is like Draught Guinness, while Tom Wait's voice is like bottled Guinness. The Irish fraternity will know just how different those 2 Guinnesses are. The Draught is smoother yet still has plenty of old fashioned bite, whilst the Bottled stuff hits you with an immediate impact. Constant top-ups of all four, improve with the years. :lol:
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 25, 2003 8:33 pm

Now that's "a man's man" descriptive comparison/comparative description that Leonard would appreciate ~ man to man :D .
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