Leonard Cohen is my favorite singer/songwriter, and he is much more that that. He’s a poet, a lover, a realist, a critic, a dreamer, and a prophet. Above all, he is a teller of stories and a survivor. He was born in 1934 and released his first album in 1967. He’s still recording. How many musicians can say that?
He grew up Jewish in Montreal after WW2. He tried to be a writer and was disappointed by the results, so he took up folk music. It worked. I’ve posted more of him on this blog than I’ve shared of any other artist. The music crowd loves him as much as I do, and you can find more of his videos in his category archive on the Playlist.
This performance is the best one I’ve found on the Internet so far for demonstrating the beauty and significance of Leonard Cohen. It’s the telling of the story at the beginning that does it for me. If this man had found his success writing novels instead of singing songs, he’d have won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the ’90s.
Eleven months out of the year, I run a Weekend Music post here on Friday on Saturday. I write a paragraph about the video, then update the peeps on blog-happenings. That doesn’t fit into the A to Z scheme, but we cannot do without our weekend music. It’s a tradition at this point. So I’m posting music on Sundays in this month, along with an open thread you can use to share links and meet other A to Z bloggers.
Follow this blog, or bookmark the front page. And after you do your A to Z visits on Sunday, stop by and share a link.
- Share your own best post from the week;
- or share your best find from the A to Z list;
- or both, but let me know if you include more than one link in a single comment because comments with more than one link go to the spam folder, and I’ll need to retrieve it;
- or just chatter on the thread about your A to Z experience and I’ll answer the comments.
Best of luck with the challenge!