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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2008 edited
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    I love Leonard Cohen.
    It's always a pleasure to listen to that beautifully destroyed voice of his.
    And starting at 07:12 it gets especially delightful:



    Also, he's announced that he's going on tour.
    I'm very much hoping to get tickets to see him somewhere in Canada.
    And if I can't ... I might have to try for the U.K.
    Anyone else planning to see him?
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      CommentAuthorChrisSick
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2008
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    Since when did the Rock n' Roll hall of fame have taste?

    Okay, okay, after The Clash...
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2008 edited
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    God, I love him singing "Hallelujah". The Jeff Buckley version gets so much play these days, but him singing those words just wrecks me.

    When Lou Reed is gushing about you...

    (I am so goddamn glad it was Reed and not Bono, who gets more punchable each passing day)
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    Did the poor sod ever get his pension back? I remember reading that somebody pinched it a couple of years ago.

    My parents are massive Cohen marks - when 'I'm your man' came out I recall blagging the live-size cutout of him from a local record shop - Leonard Cohen, eating a banana, lived at the end of our spare bed for years.
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      CommentAuthorkahavi
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
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    I remember my mom constantly playing Cohen's Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love to me and my sister when we were kids. I guess that kind of stuck with me, because I still listen to Cohen with a sort of childlike wonder.

    I'm glad that he got this, and I'm really happy about it being Lou Reed who gave that little speech.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008 edited
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    Fucking hella rad!


    First we take Manhattan, then we take BERLIN!


    (I need to add that someone actually made me a 'best of cohen' mix TAPE last week. you'll never guess who, seriously)
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
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    Go Canada!

    In all seriousness, Cohen is one of those people I think about and actually feel better about my country. As opposed to Celine Dion, Stephen Harper, and Don Cherry. (Apologies to anyone who doesn't know who they are...or congratulations?)

    Also - how great is it that people think Hallelujah is a Buckley song? As in, Buckley wrote it?
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
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    @Trotsky I guess Lou Reed..... am I right? AM I?
    What's on it? Tell! Tell!

    I know a lot of people hold up The Future as his best album (and I do completely love it), but I continue to be fully entirely devastatingly in love with Ten New Songs.

    Now, listing individual favourite songs as opposed to albums is, of course, an entirely different matter for me.