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New Music To Know This Week: Dana Williams Brings On Summer, Jozzy Is No Sucka & More

Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book calledRecord Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I'm listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I've recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you're listening to this week. Dana Wil...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Mtv, Williams, Gillespie, Lil Wayne, Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, Weezer, Lightbody, Dana Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Hibberd, Jozzy


Why Do Sad People Like to Listen to Sad Music? Psychologists Answer the Question in Two Studies

I find it surprising that psychologists have only just begun to study the reasons that sad people love sad songs. There’s an entire genre named after sadness, and the blues inspired nearly all modern music in one way or another. Classical music is filled with dirges, elegies, laments, requiems, and “countless tear-jerkers.” Listen to the music of any ancient society and you will likely find the same. Humans, it seems, have some innate need to hear sad songs. Maybe this isn’t too surprisi...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Music, College, Germany, Billie, Spain, Radiohead, Netherlands, Bill Murray, Sinead O'connor, Smith, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Paste, Thompson


Popdose Video Premiere: Westmoreland, “The Sparrow”

When it comes to the music of John Westmoreland, founder of the band that bears his surname, there’s a lot more to what meets the eye or ears. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and with long locks and a patchy beard, he would not look too out of place on stage with Band of Horses or The Black Crowes. But yet, the singer/songwriter of Finnish heritage studied Jazz and Classical Composition at Berklee College of Music before becoming a founding member and lead guitarist for the West-Africa...
Tags: Music, America, Peru, North Carolina, David Lynch, Civil rights movement, Slim, Grant, Leonard Cohen, Popdose, Video Premieres, Berklee College of Music, Westmoreland, Popdose Exclusives, Amazonia, Black Lodge


Video Premiere: Westmoreland “The Sparrow”

When it comes to the music of John Westmoreland, founder of the band that bears his surname, there’s a lot more to what meets the eye or ears. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and with long locks and a patchy beard, he would not look too out of place on stage with Band of Horses or The Black Crowes. But yet, the singer/songwriter of Finnish heritage studied Jazz and Classical Composition at Berklee College of Music before becoming a founding member and lead guitarist for the West-Africa...
Tags: Music, America, Peru, North Carolina, David Lynch, Civil rights movement, Slim, Grant, Leonard Cohen, Popdose, Berklee College of Music, Westmoreland, Amazonia, Black Lodge, Band of Horses, John Westmoreland


On Being a Positive Caregiver: An Interview with Veteran Caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the AARP Public Policy Institute, approximately of Americans care for an adult. According to the same sources, a caregiver’s health appears to deteriorate over time and as burdens rise. Staying positive is perhaps the hardest challenge of a caregiver, especially over time. There is no one more equipped to tell us how to do that than veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack. She has spent more than two decades caring for a total of s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Interview, Aging, Stress, Optimism, David Bowie, Caregiving, Leonard Cohen, Caregivers, Carol, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Self Care, Therese, AARP Public Policy Institute


Nick Cave Creates a List of His 10 Favorite Songs–His Favorite “Hiding Songs”

For all of the indispensable purposes music has served over thousands of years of human history, at no time before the age of mass produced recorded music was it ever a collectible commodity—something we could own, believing it was made just for us, even when it reached millions of other people. Music has, of course, continued to play a significant communal role, and in some ways maybe even a stronger one in the age of global mass media. Yet the experience of listening to music has a...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Neil Young, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Van Morrison, Cohen, Facebook Twitter, Birthday Party, Josh Jones, Karen Dalton, Durham NC Follow, Grinderman, Red Hand Files Cave


Critic’s Notebook: The Art of Rock: Four Museums Explore How We Connect to Music

Shows about Leonard Cohen, instruments, punk graphics and punk sexual energy highlight the bonds between listeners and creators.
Tags: Art, News, Ny, Goldman, Leonard Cohen, Musical instruments, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Cohen, Leonard, Museum of Sex, Museum of Arts and Design, Pop and Rock Music, Jewish Museum (Manhattan, Vivien (1954-


Nick Cave Creates a List of His Top 10 Love Songs

This wall I built around youIs made out of stone-liesO little girl the truth would beAn axe in thee —Nick Cave, “Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree” Nick Cave has been many things in his long, fascinating career—lewd punk-country crooner for the assaultive Birthday Party, prophetic troubadour and Biblical balladeer, founder of the gritty, sleazy Grinderman, novelist and poet of the darker realms of human experience. He has been many things, but sentimental has rarely been one of the...
Tags: Google, Music, Australia, College, Glen Campbell, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Brazil, Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Van Morrison, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Josh Jones


20 Coachella festival performances we’ll never forget

The 20th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is almost upon us and our reporters have logged many, many miles on the grass (and to and from the parking lots) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. This year’s festival happens April 12-14 and April 19-21 and the lineup includes headliners Childish Gambino (who we saw back in the day in 2012), Tame Impala (who played the fest in 2011, 2013 and 2015) and Ariana Grande, who makes her debut as something more than a surprise guest. ...
Tags: Japan, Beyonce, Sweden, Lorde, California, Jay Z, La, Sport, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Ariana Grande, Eminem


Coachella 2019: 5 acts to watch each day at festival (or online)

With more than 160 acts playing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, determining who to see can be a little overwhelming, even before set time conflicts come into play and the final YouTube schedule for Couchella. We can help with our in-house Coachella experts selecting five can’t-miss artists each day and why. While we have a couple of bigger names on the list, we also went for some deeper dives in the fine print of the lineup poster. Sign up for our Festival ...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, California, Ryan Seacrest, Africa, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Kanye West, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Idris Elba, Coachella, Stagecoach, Golden Globes, St Louis


Tibetan Musical Notation Is Beautiful

Religions take the cast and hue of the cultures in which they find root. This was certainly true in Tibet when Buddhism arrived in the 7th century. It transformed and was transformed by the native religion of Bon. Of the many creative practices that arose from this synthesis, Tibetan Buddhist music ranks very highly in importance. As in sacred music in the West, Tibetan music has complex systems of musical notation and a long history of written religious song. “A vital component of Tibetan Budd...
Tags: Google, Music, Tibet, College, Religion, History, Leonard Cohen, Columbia, Buddhist, Facebook Twitter, Powell, Josh Jones, John Powell, University of Tulsa, Durham NC Follow, Robert Thurman


Bill Shorten promises bigger tax cuts and health spend in budget reply – politics live

The Labor leader will give his party’s response to the budget tonight, with bigger tax cuts for workers among the promises. All the day’s events, live 10.14pm BST Christopher Pyne will deliver his final speech in the chamber today, straight after question time. You know – when everyone will still be in the room. Such a strange choice for such a shy, retiring fellow. 10.12pm BST Doug Cameron also delivered his valedictory. He quoted Leonard Cohen, spoke of why he believed so much in soc...
Tags: Health, Labor, Senate, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Christopher Pyne, Leonard Cohen, Welfare in Australia, Australian economy, Chris Bowen, Doug Cameron


Polly Rosenwaike's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Look How Happy I'm Making You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Polly Rosenwaike's collection Look How Happy I'm Making You is filled with nuanced and poignant stories of motherhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The 12 stories in Rosenwaike’s ...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, David, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Tacoma, Mitchell, Maya, Ontario, Cbc, Judy, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly


HM Naqvi's Playlist for His Novel "The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. HM Naqvi's novel The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is inventive, fun, and wholly evocative of its setting, Karachi. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A love story, a caper, a fa...
Tags: Music, India, David, Pakistan, Khan, Frankie Valli, Delhi, Leonard Cohen, Hindu, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cohen, KARACHI, Abdullah, Dave Brubeck, KLF


David Lee Roth explains jazz using The Beatles.

The Van Halen frontman was asked by Joe Rogan to explain jazz:“…We will do it in the old Beatles style, here is the best way to go for somebody that’s interested [in Jazz]. The old Lennon note and McCartney note. The McCartney note is always kinda happy... There’s a darkness among those last three notes. That’s where you get a little bit of pepper in the chocolate, ya know. It’s a little wistful, a little melancholy and when you put them together it doesn’t sound like they do but if I could I wo...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, Happiness, Metaphor, Paul Mccartney, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, John, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Bowie, PAUL, Cohen


AOC grills Equifax CEO: the Congressional record now contains the obvious, infuriating truth that everyone else already knew

Virtually everyone who's ever had the credit-rating system explained to them immediately understood that this was a complete scam: these companies that most of us have never heard of nonconsensually ingest gigantic mountains of data about you and your life and produce a numeric score that is nearly impossible to explain and extremely frustrating to alter, and that number is used to determine your access to work, rental accommodations, loans, mortgages and more. And that's before you factor...
Tags: Post, News, Finance, Leonard Cohen, Trump, Aoc, Congressional, Equifax, Credit Reporting, Mark Begor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Everybody-knows-ism, House Financial Services Committee AOC, Hamza Shaban Washington Post


Alex DiFrancesco's Playlist for Their Essay Collection "Psychopomps"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Alex Difrancesco's Psychopomps is an incisive and important essay collection. Mary Adkins wrote of the book: "Alex addresses questions many of us aren’t brave enough to ask—about ...
Tags: Music, Mexico, New York City, Tom Waits, David, New Jersey, David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Ohio, Alex, Leonard Cohen, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Townes Van Zandt, Josh Ritter, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Lindsay Stern's Playlist for Her Novel "The Study of Animal Languages"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Lindsay Stern's novel The Study of Animal Languages is an exceptionally funny and thought-provoking debut. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Thought-provoking…A taut, brainy t...
Tags: Europe, Music, Andrew Bird, David, Iowa, Paris, Cambodia, States, Belle, Leonard Cohen, Central Park, Vega, Phnom Penh, Frank, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly


Hear Neil Gaiman Read Aloud 15 of His Own Works, and Works by 6 Other Great Writers: From The Graveyard Book & Coraline, to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven & Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Neil Gaiman is a storyteller. That title encompasses quite a few pursuits, most of which seemingly involve writing — writing novels, writing radio dramas, writing comic books — but he also occasionally tells stories the old-fashioned way: speaking aloud, and to an audience of rapt listeners. Traditionally, such storytelling happened in a circle around the campfire, but as a storyteller of the 21st century — albeit a master of timeless techniques who uses those techniques to deal with tim...
Tags: Google, College, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Literature, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Ursula K Le Guin, Seoul, Leonard Cohen, Carol, Dickens, Facebook Twitter, Seuss, Gaiman


Soweto Gospel Choir Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Someone who is only familiar with the solemn religious services of Catholicism or Orthodox Judaism might well be taken aback to visit a gospel church service, where the singing and clapping can be as celebratory and roof-raising as any party.The gospel tradition is one that celebrates life and brings comfort and joy to those who worship within it. While American gospel music has become – via Ray Charles and others – a feedstock for popular music and as familiar as rock 'n' roll, on the other...
Tags: Music, Review, Africa, Paul Simon, America, Ireland, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, World Music, Pixar, Music Review, Leonard Cohen, Gospel, Ray Charles, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cohen


Angela Readman's Playlist for Her Novel "Something Like Breathing"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Angela Readman's novel Something Like Breathing is a stunning debut, a coming-of-age fairy tale I could not put down. Booklist wrote of the book: "Readman’s debut novel paints a v...
Tags: Music, Scotland, David, Metallica, Billy Corgan, Elvis, Leonard Cohen, Financial Times, Nick Cave, Elena Ferrante, Irish Times, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cohen, Booklist


'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King


Sundance Film Review: ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love’

Nick Broomfield’s longtime friendship with Marianne Ihlen is the point of entry for “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” which tells the story of the ’60s romance between Norwegian divorcee Ihlen and Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. It was a relationship that cast a long shadow in both their lives, as well as in popular culture […]
Tags: Reviews, Sundance film festival, Leonard Cohen, Marianne, Leonard, Marianne Ihlen, Nick Broomfield, Marianne Leonard, Ihlen, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love


Leonard Cohen Documentary ‘Marianne & Leonard’ Bought by Roadside

Roadside Attractions has acquired North American rights to Nick Broomfield’s documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. Broomfield’s film focuses on the love story between the late Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The announcement was made Thursday by Roadside co-founders […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Sundance film festival, Leonard Cohen, Marianne, Broomfield, Leonard, Marianne Ihlen, Roadside Attractions, Nick Broomfield, Marianne Leonard, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love


Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell ~ David Yaffe

My love for all things Joni has been well-documented on here down the years so I couldn't think how on earth I had missed Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe, published in October 2017,  And then I knew exactly how, because I had been here with my lovely and completely un-reckless but very adventurous daughter... I had spent October 2017 in New Zealand with Offspringette, and missed all the articles and publicity. By the time I arrived home it was all about Philip ...
Tags: Books, Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan, New Zealand, Warren, Warren Beatty, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jack, Joni Mitchell, Philip Pullman, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, Carly, BBC Radio


Don the Tiger Unleashes a Sound That Spans Continents with 'Matanzas'

None Befitting the unusual, hard-to-classify nature of his music, Don the Tiger's new album, Matanzas, draws from a wild array of influences. The title of the album refers to the coastal Cuban town that birthed the rumba and is something of a hotbed of poetry, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. But Adrian de Alfonso – the real name of Don the Tiger –was actually quite an influential presence in the underground scene of Barcelona until he moved to his present home of Berlin.This level of globetro...
Tags: Music, Review, Germany, Berlin, Experimental, Barcelona, Tom Waits, Bryan Ferry, World Music, Industrial, Music Review, Caribbean, Leonard Cohen, Bolero, Don, Alfonso


Pablo Dylan Teases New EP With "The Finest Somersault" (premiere)

None Imagine a loud, raucous rock 'n' roll band led by a vocalist weaned on the finest classic and Beat poets and a love of heart-razing electric guitars. Somewhere in there, there's a lyrical collage that draws from pop culture's finest, a narrative that's entertaining and elusive. Maybe we've heard it before; maybe it's as fresh and refreshing as Leonard Cohen seeping through the neighbor's wall. In this case, it's Pablo Dylan and the song "The Finest Somersault", from his upcoming EP of the ...
Tags: Music, Rock, Premiere, Leonard Cohen, Singer-songwriter, Dylan, Pablo Dylan, Folk Rock, Erykah Badu ASAP Rocky OG Maco


Poetry: Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Collection of Poems, Lyrics and Sketches

When he died in 2016, the singer left behind hundreds of notebooks that have yielded material for a new miscellany, “The Flame.”
Tags: News, Notebooks, Lyrics, Leonard Cohen, Cohen, Leonard, Books and Literature, Poetry and Poets, The Flame: Poems, Drawings (Book


Prince Charles: I find Leonard Cohen's music very moving

Prince of Wales reveals his private musical passions in Radio 3 special“Whenever I hear it, it always makes me feel better,” said the prince from Jean-Marie Leclair’s Scylla et Glaucus, an 18th-century opera about malignant rage and the summoning of demons to destroy a rival. “It is so incredibly rhythmic, it is incredibly joyful and exciting … do you know those bits of music that put a spring in your step again when you’re feeling a little bit down.” Related: Prince Charles at 70: is this mul...
Tags: Wales, Prince Charles, Leonard Cohen, Jean Marie Leclair


‘The Image Book’ Trailer: French Director Jean-Luc Godard Returns With a Fascinating Deconstruction of Cinema

Iconic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, a figurehead of the French New Wave movement which pushed the envelope of cinematic storytelling methods back in the 1960s, has spent much of his career experimenting with form. That experimentation continues in the 88-year-old’s latest cinematic effort, The Image Book, which played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The trailer has arrived, and I can say without hesitation that it’s unlike any trailer you’ve ever seen. The Image Book Trailer I admitte...
Tags: Movies, Bob Dylan, Movie Trailers, Leonard Cohen, Hiroshima, Independent, Auschwitz, Jean Luc Godard, Godard, Kino, Festival de Cannes, The Image Book