Posts filtered by tags: Leonard Cohen[x]


 

K. D. Lang stuns the crowd at Fire Fight Australia with "Hallelujah"

The crowd at this weekend's Fire Fight Australia was humbled by an intense, heart-felt performance by k.d. lang of her signature cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Fire Fight Australia was a benefit concert held in Sydney to help raise relief money in the wake of the country's devastating brush fires. Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Australia, Sydney, Leonard Cohen, Concerts, LANG, Hallelujah, Bushfirecrisis


Random Excellence: Giants?

Might call this "random interest" rather than excellence, but it's curious. You might want to look at the picture carefully before reading on. We were talking about the novel Giants in the Earth the other day, and I ran across the old snapshot above on a site called Ipernity. The original poster, Alan Mays, was given it as a Christmas present. A few different elements conspire to create a visual illusion. The small size of the tractor and the boy driving it, the looming hill in the background, ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Earth, Giants, Leonard Cohen, Michael Johnston, Wayne, Cohen, Michael C Johnston, Solomon, KJV, Efren Reyes, Random Excellence, Lawrence Durrell, Durrell, Alan Mays


‘I Knew Inevitably It Would Betray You.’ James Taylor on Avoiding the Trap of Celebrity

It’s a dreary afternoon, so James Taylor is building us a fire. First he drags a bucket of kindling into the living room of his sprawling western Massachusetts house. Then he kneels on the rug in front of the hearth and begins, with deliberate precision, to chop up a few choice pieces of wood with a hatchet. Once the fire is crackling, he slowly unfolds himself into a standing position–all six-plus feet of him, still lanky and imposing at 71–and settles into a plush armchair. It’s the kind ...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Lana Del Rey, News, Taylor Swift, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Paul Simon, America, Barack Obama, David Bowie, Broadway, Elton John, Brazil


Watch Leonard Cohen read "The Only Tourist in Havana Turns His Thoughts Homeward" (1965)

“I was in Havana in 1961 during the Bay of Pigs invasion fighting on both sides,” said the great Leonard Cohen in 1965 before reading this fantastic satirical poem he wrote while in Cuba. It's called "The Only Tourist in Havana Turns His Thoughts Homeward." Cohen's experiences in Havana, including being arrested during the revolution there, were documented in a 2018 episode of the animated series Drawn & Recorded, with art by Drew Christie and narration by T Bone Burnett. You can watch the epi...
Tags: Video, News, Poetry, Poems, Cuba, Havana, Leonard Cohen, Cohen, Drew Christie, I'm your man


Priest: Kobe Bryant sought redemption through his faith

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there, too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen


Kobe Bryant sought redemption through faith

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there, too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen


Priest: Kobe Bryant sought redemption through faith

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there, too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen


How Kobe Bryant sought redemption

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there, too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen


Priest: Kobe Bryant sought redemption through his Catholic faith

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there, too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen


Priest: Bryant sought redemption through his faith

There is a line in the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem" that reads, "There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." Kobe Bryant had some cracks, but there was bright, redemptive light there too.
Tags: News, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Leonard Cohen, Bryant


Brandi Carlile cuts loose at Hollywood Palladium during pre-Grammy Awards show

Brandi Carlile jokes about being the stereotypical 20-year overnight success, but it’s really about time the 38-year-old singer-songwriter and producer finally got her due. She was fired up Thursday night in her white, sparkling jacket and black-and-white striped pants, a new outfit, she said, she got to sport in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. The show was part of the annual pre-Grammy Awards Citi Sound Vault concert series and Carlile said that with the stress and pressur...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Seattle, Joni Mitchell, Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Leonard Cohen, Mitchell, Southern California, Concerts, Carlile, Namm


Jessica Andrews' Playlist for Her Debut Novel "Saltwater"

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, Roxane Gay, and many others. Jessica Andrews’ novel Saltwater is an audacious debut, an inventively told and intimate coming-of-age story. The Independent wrote of the book: "Jessica Andrews’ debut novel shimm...
Tags: Music, England, London, Aberdeen, David, Ireland, Sunderland, David Bowie, Guardian, Oasis, Leonard Cohen, Lucy, Nick Cave, Independent, Nme, Marc Bolan


A Visual Introduction to Kintsugi, the Japanese Art of Repairing Broken Pottery and Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Kintsugi, the Japanese art of joining broken pottery with gleaming seams of gold or silver, creates fine art objects we can see as symbols for the beauty of vulnerability. Surely, these bowls, cups, vases, etc. remind of us Leonard Cohen’s oft-quoted lyric from “Anthem” (“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”) Writer and artist Austin Kleon touches on this same sentiment in a recent post on his blog. “The thing I love the most about Kintsugi is the visible trace ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, Japan, College, Creativity, Leonard Cohen, Marshall, Facebook Twitter, China Japan, Josh Jones, Altman, Austin Kleon, Colin Marshall, Durham NC Follow, Kintsugi


Love, loss, and Carrie Fisher’s lamp

I can only imagine what the hospice nurse must have been thinking.

 It was an early October evening in 2017, and I was camped in the gigantic, overstuffed leather recliner that I had delivered the previous week. One of the problems with buying furniture online is you don't truly get a sense of the dimensions in relation to your space. I don't know what made me think ordering a piece of furniture this way was a good idea. Mom. Photo courtesy Gina Loukareas 
So there I was, in the gigantic c...
Tags: Feature, Post, Death, News, Cancer, Billie, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, New Hampshire, David Bowie, Time Magazine, Donald Trump, Mom, Leonard Cohen, NICK


The Christmas 2019 travel quiz

Fancy yourself as an armchair globetrotter? Then scroll on and find out if you’re a Christmas turkey or as wise as the three kingsThe 1994 film Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life New York department store. What is it? Macy’sBloomingdale'sWoolworth'sBarney'sWhich country can’t join Fifa, and so is not eligible to enter the World Cup and other international football tournaments, because of its weather conditions? GreenlandPapua New GuineaAntarcticaNepalWhich is the largest country in t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Christmas, US, Life and style, Amsterdam, Fifa, Stanley Kubrick, Harper Lee, Travel websites, Leonard Cohen, Christmas And New Year Holidays, Baku, Raffles Hotel


“Hallelujah” Is Not A Christmas Song

There are many reasons one might be annoyed at Pentatonix, the ruling a cappella group of our time. The singing quintet is hokey and saccharine in the way only a cappella groups can be. They were birthed by reality TV. They temporarily operated with four members despite being called Pentatonix. If you dislike … More »
Tags: Frozen, Music, Leonard Cohen, Sounding Board, Pentatonix, Cloverton


Bohemian rhapsody: inside New York’s Chelsea Hotel

The Chelsea Hotel has been home to cultural icons from Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol for decades. As controversial renovations continue, Colin Miller photographs the hotel’s last remaining apartments and their residentsIn 2015, an architecture firm approached me to take some photographs of the renovations they’d made to the historic Chelsea Hotel after the building was sold. The photographs I took were forgettable, but when I looked down the iron staircase I saw something of the hotel’s former gl...
Tags: Books, Photography, New York, Hotels, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Chelsea, Homes, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Dylan Thomas, Patti Smith, Interiors, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen


New Courtney Barnett video: So Long, Marianne

Video: Courtney Barnett – “So Long, Marianne” (MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne) From MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne), out now on Milk! Records, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop. Courtney Barnett is great. Leonard Cohen is great. What’s not to love? Like many of Cohen’s best songs, “So Long, Marianne” makes longing feel palpable. And Barnett gets … Continue reading New Courtney Barnett video: So Long, Marianne → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Videos, Shorties, Covers, Milk, Melbourne, Barnett, Leonard Cohen, Courtney Barnett, Cohen, Mom and Pop, Mom Pop Courtney Barnett, Long Marianne


Malcolm Gladwell Admits His Insatiable Love for Thriller Novels and Recommends His Favorites

When Malcolm Gladwell appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience last month, he admitted something about himself that may surprise many of his readers. "I read so many thrillers," he says to Rogan toward the end of the conversation. "How many do I read a year? Fifty, sixty, seventy? You know when you go in the airport, into the Hudson News, and you see there's a whole wall of thrillers? I have read every single one." But it will surprise exactly none of his readers that he's also come up with ...
Tags: Google, Books, England, College, New York Times, Elvis Costello, John Le Carre, Seoul, Agatha Christie, Malcolm Gladwell, Leonard Cohen, Hampstead Heath, Hunter, Christie, Facebook Twitter, Jack Reacher


Shorties (Olga Tokarczuk's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, The Music of Noah Baumbach's Life, and more)

Read Olga Tkarczuk's acceptance speech for her Nobel Prize in literature. Filmmaker Noah Baumbach discussed the music of his life at Pitchfork. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 741 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. December's best eBook deals. NPR Music examined songs about climate change. Stylist recommended the past decade's best books by women. Camp Cope’s ...
Tags: Music, David, Leonard Cohen, Courtney Barnett, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Phil Collins, NPR Music, Buzzcocks, Noah Baumbach, Howard Fast, Olga Tokarczuk, Camp Cope, Georgia Maq, Olga Tkarczuk, Kacen Callender, Marianne Rachel Kushner


Shorties (Charlie Kaufman's Debut Novel, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's debut novel Antkind will be published in May. Pitchfork interviewed Kathleen Hanna. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 409 year-end lists so far. November's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $3.99: 10:04 by Ben Lerner eBooks on sale for $1.99: Kitchen by Banana Yashimoto Paste recommended the best punk albums of the 2010s. Xtra examined the evolution of the trans memoir. Alison Moorer and Warren Zanes di...
Tags: Music, Beck, Tom Waits, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York Public Library, Anne Enright, Leonard Cohen, Eleanor Davis, Virginia Woolf, Charlie Kaufman, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Laura Stevenson


"He would say to me, 'I am taking the inner life very seriously.' And I think that's why it resonates so deeply to us. It wasn't an act. This was a devotional investigation into wherever he found himself."

Said Adam Cohen, quoted in "Posthumous Leonard Cohen album offers apt final waltz" (Yahoo). [Leonard Cohen's son Adam] assembled a number of star musicians including Spanish guitarist Javier Mas, Daniel Lanois and Jennifer Warnes -- one of Cohen's collaborators and many flames -- to compose sparse but warm instrumentals to accompany Cohen's rich baritone timbre. The likes of artists Beck, Feist and Damien Rice also lent their talents to the new album...."It was nothing, it was business / But it ...
Tags: Law, Terry, Leonard Cohen, Cohen, Adam, Leonard, Terry Gross, Adam Cohen, Damien Rice, Ann Althouse, Jennifer Warnes, Javier Mas Daniel Lanois, Beck Feist


Adam Cohen on Leonard: ‘It was daunting finishing my dad's last music'

Leonard Cohen’s final songs can now be heard on the album Thanks for the Dance. Here his son Adam talks about their emotionally complex relationship“There are some songs I’m half way through that are not bad,” Leonard Cohen said in his final interview, published in the New Yorker on 17 October 2016. “I don’t think I’ll be able to finish those songs.” Three weeks later, on 7 November, having released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his home in Los Angel...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Culture, Pop and rock, Leonard Cohen, Cohen, Rick Rubin, Adam, Leonard, Don Was, Adam Cohen


Collection Showcases Leonard Cohen Was 'Preoccupied With Brokenness'

Musician Leonard Cohen left behind many unpublished poems and lyrics when he died in 2016. Now his son Adam, who spoke to Fresh Air in 2018, has a new album of his dad's songs, Thanks for the Dance.
Tags: News, Leonard Cohen, Adam


Bill Callahan – “If You Could Touch Her At All” (Lee Clayton Cover)

Callahan released his new album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest earlier this year. And now, he's taking a well-deserved victory lap with the release of a new digital-only single featuring two covers. One is a new rendition of country singer Lee Clayton's "If You Could Touch Her At All," famously performed by Willie … More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Callahan, Willie, Bill Callahan, Lee Clayton


Bill Callahan – “If You Could Touch Her At All” (Lee Clayton Cover) & “So Long, Marianne” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Lotta Leonard Cohen content this morning! We just got a posthumous Leonard Cohen album and a HAIM Leonard Cohen cover. And now, we're getting a Bill Callahan Leonard Cohen cover, one iconic baritone paying tribute to another. More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Lee Clayton, Lotta Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan Leonard Cohen


Stream Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Album Thanks For The Dance

When Leonard Cohen died in 2016, he left behind an incredible final missive in the form of You Want It Darker, which came out only a few weeks before he passed away. But today the first Cohen posthumous album is being released, and it's called Thanks For The Dance. The nine … More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Album Stream, Cohen


HAIM – “If It Be Your Will” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Hanukkah+, a compilation inspired by Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah residency, is out today. It's intended to expand the canon of Hannukah music via tracks from artists like the Flaming Lips, Jack Black, and Yo La Tengo themselves, who shared their original "Eight Candles" earlier this … More »
Tags: Music, Yo La Tengo, Haim, Leonard Cohen, Flaming Lips Jack Black


Album Review: Leonard Cohen’s ‘Thanks for the Dance’

“But wait — there’s more!” can be a good news/bad news thing when it comes to posthumous album releases. No one, or almost no one, likes the idea of scraps from a late artist’s cutting room floor slowly being dribbled out over time, as happened with Tupac Shakur, who somehow released more studio albums in […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Leonard Cohen, Album Reviews


Leonard Cohen And Harry Nilsson Are Releasing New Albums, Whether They Like It Or Not

Beloved, but gone — when it comes to our favorite artists, the assumption is that more is always better. But what effect do these patchworked releases have on their legacies?(Image credit: Graham Denholm/WireImage)
Tags: News, Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson