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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...
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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...
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'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 […]
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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 […]
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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 ...
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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...
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‘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

How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key, hearing which chord comes next, or the message you want to convey there are lots of things you can do to make sure that you’re songwriting in a way that works for you. Here are 20 great tips to aid you in writing your next masterpiece or hit single from some of the world’s biggest and most accomplished ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Top, Writing, Advice, Inspiration, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Paul Mccartney, Billy Joel, Tips, Musicians, John Legend, Prince, Lyrics, Beatles

9 Grammy snubs, surprises and more as the nominations are revealed

Maybe this is the year Kendrick Lamar finally wins a Grammy for record, album or song of the year. His work on the soundtrack for “Black Panther” landed him eight nominations on Friday, the most of any single artist. Or maybe it’s the Year of the Women, with the nominations in those categories as well as best new artist tilted heavily toward in their favor a year after men dominated the nominations in the Big 4 categories. Brandi Carlile’s multiple Grammy nominations include album of the yea...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Washington, Jay Z, Los Angeles, Sport, Kanye West, Sufjan Stevens, Things To Do, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Carrie Underwood

Will Fans Unsubscribe If Artists Leave Major Streamers?

In a followup to his recent piece regarding user-centric royalties and the idea of an "ethical pool" solution to streaming royalty allocations, Chris Castle here raises the question of whether artists' departure from major streaming services would cause fans to follow suit and ditch them as well. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied… - Everybody Knows by ...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Leonard Cohen, Danny, MTP, Chris Castle, Sharky Laguana, Danny Michel, Vancouver Weekly

Sundance 2019 Premieres Include Shia LaBeouf & FKA Twigs’ Honey Boy And Documentaries On David Crosby, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis

A new film by new couple Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs is one of the 112 films selected to screen at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, along with documentaries on David Crosby, Leonard Cohen, and Miles Davis. Honey Boy, starring LaBeouf and FKA, is written by LaBeouf and directed by Alma Har'el. It follows a … More »
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2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces Programming with 112 Features

2019 Sundance Film Festival announces programming with 112 features The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 to February 3, 2019. The Sundance Film Festival is the Institute’s public program flagship alongside Festivals in London and Hong Kong and other screenings and ...
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Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin Launch a New Music Podcast, Broken Record: Listen Online

This past month, Malcolm Gladwell (author), Rick Rubin (record producer), and Bruce Headlam (media desk editor of the New York Times) teamed up to launch Broken Record. It's a music podcast that doubles as "liner notes for the digital age." Or, as Gladwell tells Rolling Stone, it's "a kind of musical variety show." Some episodes offer an in-depth narrative. Others feature mini performances and interviews with musicians--plus an assortment of "digressions, arguments, back-stories, and random thi...
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Jonathan Lethem’s latest: Think less Raymond Chandler, more ‘Inherent Vice’

What do a missing-persons case, a disgruntled ex-reporter and Leonard Cohen all have in common? Lethem's new novel, "The Feral Detective." It has more in common with Thomas Pynchon than the potboilers the author loves — and owes a debt to Philip K. Dick.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Thomas Pynchon, Raymond Chandler, Leonard Cohen, Jonathan Lethem, Lethem

Leonard Cohen’s Last Work, The Flame Gets Published: Discover His Final Poems, Drawings, Lyrics & More

It's a perverse irony or an apt metaphor: Leonard Cohen is best known for a song that took him five years to write, and that went almost unheard on its debut, in part because the head of Columbia’s music division, Walter Yetnikoff, refused to release Cohen’s 1985 album Various Positions in the U.S. “Leonard, we know you’re great,” said Yetnikoff, “We just don’t know if you’re any good.” It might have been Cohen’s summation of life itself. It wasn’t until Jeff Buckley’s electric gospel cover in ...
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Shorties (An Interview with Javier Marias, Excerpts from Leonard Cohen's Notebooks, and more)

The Millions interviewed author Javier Marias. The Paris Review shared excerpts from Leonard Cohen's posthumous book, The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings. 24 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Sunday (bringing the total to 176, including several lists by the Telegraph, Delish's best cookbooks, and The Week UK's best novels. Members of the band Shopping talked music and beer with October. November's best eBook deals. Gulf Coast ...
Tags: Music, UK, Hollywood, David, Gulf Coast, Leonard Cohen, Natalie Prass, Jeff Tweedy, Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, NPR Books, Superchunk, G Willow Wilson, Jonathan Lethem, Javier Marías

A Map of the U.S. Created Out of 1,000 Song Titles That Reference Cities, States, Landmarks & More

According to Leonard Cohen, songwriting is a lonely business, but there’s nothing for it, he sings in “Tower of Song,” when you’re “born with the gift of a golden voice" and when “twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond” tie you to a table and make you write. Just where is Cohen’s tower? Maybe Montreal, his hometown, or his adopted city of L.A.? He doesn’t tell us, though we do know Hank Williams lives 100 floors above, so there's a good chance that it's not a place on earth. Cohen the poet h...
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Creating a Sacred Space for Creativity

You're reading Creating a Sacred Space for Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most writers and artists need privacy and solitude to tap into their creative selves. Creating is not always easy, but it can be even more difficult if is done in an uninspiring environment or surrounded by unwanted people and noise. Before beginning your writing practice, it’s a good idea to ...
Tags: Featured, Inspiration, Creativity, Bob Dylan, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Leonard Cohen, Virginia Woolf, Pickthebrain, Buddha, Joseph Campbell, Sacred Space

Where the streets have no change: how buskers are surviving in cashless times

Dropping coins in a hat is increasingly, well, old hat. Is it time street musicians turned to contactless card readers?It is a crisp, blustery, autumn afternoon on the South Bank in London. Charlotte Campbell stands with her back to the river playing an acoustic guitar and singing Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah, a buskers’ favourite. “Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord, That David played, and it pleased the Lord, But you don’t really care for music, do you?”People stop, watch a while, film...
Tags: Music, Technology, London, David, Culture, Leonard Cohen, South Bank, Campbell, Charlotte Campbell

Jonathan Lethem's Playlist for His Novel "The Feral Detective"

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. Jonathan Lethem returns to detective fiction with the timely The Feral Detective. The Washington Post wrote of the book: "A highbrow mystery. . . . Fans of Motherless Brooklyn tak...
Tags: Music, Australia, Wikipedia, Spain, David, New Zealand, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Barnett, Los Angeles Times, Leonard Cohen, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cohen, John Misty, Mimi

Why do I sound much lower (or higher) than the person next to me when singing the same part?

In choral singing, you often hear the term blend. Much attention is given to the shape of vowel sounds to help achieve blend.However, the timbre of voice is perhaps even more important than vowel sounds. Why do two singers sound so different when singing the same thing? choral blend Choirs work hard to achieve vocal blend. That is, the when no individual voice stands out, but all the voices blend together seamlessly.There are many elements to achieving the perfect blend (see The 7 elements of vo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Self Awareness, New Zealand, Amy Winehouse, Singing, Harmony, Leonard Cohen, Blend, Singers, Learning To Sing, Vocal Technique, Singing Styles, Chris Rowbury, Vocal Tone, Vocal Blend

The Imagined Story Behind Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’

A matchmaking sprite recalls the story of a young poet and a dancer, which may or may not have inspired the famous ballad.
Tags: Music, News, Dancing, Leonard Cohen, Cohen, Leonard, Love (Emotion, Montreal (Quebec, Poetry and Poets, Beauty (Concept

Alicia Jo Rabins' Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "Fruit Geode"

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. Alicia Jo Rabins' Fruit Geode is a fierce and intimate poetry collection. In her own words, here is Alicia Jo Rabins' Book Notes music playlist for her poetry collection Fruit Geo...
Tags: Music, New York, Oregon, New York City, David, West Coast, Brian Eno, Leonard Cohen, Eno, Nick Drake, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Garth Stevenson, Verrazano Bridge, Antiheroines, Laura Gibson, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng

MIKELANGELO: Songs of Cave-Waits-Cohen

“This is a show for anyone who wants to journey into the heart of songwriting.” It’s been six years since Mikelangelo first performed the songs of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen as part of his Classic Albums series in Melbourne. This early idea formed into a show that has since toured from Sydney to Townsville to Alice Springs to Edinburgh and beyond, clocking up a huge amount of shows and delighting fans around Australia and the world. But all good things must come to an end, and we ar...
Tags: Travel, London, Australia, Sydney, Edinburgh, Melbourne, West End, Leonard Cohen, Townsville, Cohen, Sydney Opera House, Byron Bay, Alice Springs, Brunswick Picture House, Mikelangelo, Nick Cave Tom Waits

Music Notes: Strange Bedfellows (OT)

David Sanborn and Jools Holland once had a television show called "Night Music" that typically juxtaposed two very different musicians with disparate styles. Sometimes the combinations landed with a thud and sometimes they soared, and you were never sure which you were going to get. Here's a strange combination and a musical nugget you might never be aware of if you're not a deep fan of either: the Grateful Dead once performed a concert with Ornette Coleman, of all people, as a guest. My friend ...
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