In Celebration of Leonard Cohen

On what would have been his 87th birthday.

I welcome any Leonard love you might like to share. I'll be back later to enjoy your offerings.

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janis b's picture

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@janis b

here we go anyway.

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mimi's picture

right time.

I started listening to him in the seventies and would never stop listening to him now.But you know that already.

I like this one:

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@mimi

Here's my favorite cover version...

Hope all is well in NZ and Germany!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

L. Cohen songs in the late "60's but I heard the versions sung by Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, etc. I didn't know they were Cohen's songs until college... my roommate had Cohen's records.

I finally saw Cohen in concert in Austin. It was one of his concerts towards the end of his life and it was phenomenal. I loved Cohen when I was young but his work in late life is my favorite now.

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Thanks janis

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no one posts this one;

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In case this one has been missed...

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

Heartbreaking. Late in life version by Leonard.

even better version

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NYCVG

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They say that there's a broken light for every heart on Broadway
They say that life's a game and then they take the board away
They give you masks and costumes and an outline of the story
And leave you all to improvise their vicious cabaret-- A. Moore

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be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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I also enjoyed the very different covers.

I guess it’s obvious that I love Leonard Cohen. I have never seen him live, not even when he was here in Auckland which was his last concert. But when I watch his Live in London, 2008 concert, I feel like I’m pretty close. He always seems to bring so much depth of feeling and inspiration, and invitation to join in a place of intimacy.

Have a good evening all.

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@mimi

It's nice to share the love of Leonard with you.

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