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Andy Samberg, a Kate Bush Superfan, Says Getting Her Song for ‘Palm Springs’ Was Critical

In Hulu’s “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg can’t escape a time loop, reliving the same wedding day over and over. Fortunately, he also relives a catchy soundtrack that includes cult favorites like Gene Clark’s “No Other,” Leonard Cohen’s “The Partisan” and Gram Parsons’ “In My Hour of Darkness” making their way into the loop. For their […]
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Aimee Mann on ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ and How the Leonard Cohen Song She Covered ‘Had the Right Air of Obsession’

When it came to choosing an artist to sing a theme song for HBO’s documentary series “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” (which has its finale tonight), it’s far from inconceivable that the producers might have looked just as a matter of course to Aimee Mann. Speaking of the dark, she’s a woman who’s spent […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Patton Oswalt, Leonard Cohen, Aimee Mann, Michelle McNamara, I'll Be Gone In the Dark

Korn & Yelawolf Covered The Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” And It Kind Of Rules

Earlier this month, the longtime country-music fixture Charlie Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83. Over his lifetime, Daniels had a hell of a journey. In the '60s and '70s, he played with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. By the end of his life, he was a virulently right-wing … More »
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Watch Leonard Cohen do stand-up comedy

Enjoy the unique comedy stylings of Leonard Cohen! He's quite funny although I keep waiting for him to break into song or, at the very least, do an impression of Dustin Hoffman. The clip is included in the 1965 documentary Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen, which also included his reading of "The only tourist in Havana turns his thoughts homeward" that I posted about previously. You can watch the full documentary here:
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listening to joni: #15: turbulent indigo

Turbulent Indigo, 1994 Front Cover Turbulent Indigo is a rich album, one that demands repeated listening. Every time I hear it, I discover new sounds and meanings, and I find that it has slyly become one of my most beloved of Joni's work.The name of the album is itself enigmatic. Many reviewers have noted that it echoes an earlier masterpiece, since the colour indigo is a form of blue. I don't find much in common between 1972's Blue and this one. On Turbulent Indigo, the music is spars...
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Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Charlie Daniels, whose fusion of traditional country and Southern rock made him a popular cross-genre artist during the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. He was 83. After establishing himself on the Nashville studio scene with session and touring work behind such performers as Bob […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Nashville, Bob, Leonard Cohen, Charlie Daniels, Charlie Daniels Country Music Hall of Famer Dies

Father John Misty – “Anthem” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen wrote a lot of extremely quotable lines in his long career, but that's one of the best of them. That line comes from "Anthem," a song that Cohen included on his 1992 album The Future. Cohen said that it took him … More »
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John Prine’s Last Song Was Also His First to Go No. 1: Watch Him Perform “I Remember Everything”

It feels cosmically ironic that Great American Songwriter John Prine died of COVID-19 in early April, just before the U.S. response to the virus was developing into what may well be the Greatest Political Folly most Americans have ever witnessed in their lifetimes. Mass death for profit and power, colossal stupidity and bullying ignorance—these were just the kinds of things that got Prine’s wheels turning. His thoughts became folk poetry with teeth. Prine’s targets included the conservat...
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Hear Aimee Mann Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche” For HBO’s I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

The true-crime writer Michelle McNamara spent years hunting for the Golden State Killer, the notorious serial killer who evaded capture for decades. In 2016, McNamara died of an accidental overdose at the age of 46. Two years later, police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer, and McNamara's widower Patton Oswalt said that … More »
Tags: Music, Hbo, Patton Oswalt, Leonard Cohen, McNamara, Aimee Mann, Michelle McNamara, I'll Be Gone In the Dark, Joseph James Deangelo

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Review: A Game-Changer in the True Crime Docuseries Genre

True Crime isn’t a new fad, but in the last several years, thanks to buzzworthy podcasts and binge-worthy series (usually on Netflix), there’s been a considerable boom in the genre. More often than not, these entries fit into a formula – a cookie-cutter set-up and follow-through that, while often engrossing and even captivating, rarely treads new ground. Which is part of what makes I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the new HBO docuseries adapted from the book by the late Michelle McNamara, stand out. T...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Documentary, California, Los Angeles, Features, Netflix, Liz Garbus, Patton Oswalt, Leonard Cohen, True Story, McNamara, Amy Ryan, Los Angeles Magazine, Ted Bundy

Freaky 1980s Leonard Cohen TV performance

Leonard Cohen performs "First We Take Manhattan" on Sweden's Kulturen TV program in June 1988. It's perfectly bizarro 1980s while also being so very Cohen. Below, Cohen's interview on the same program: (via r/ObscureMedia)
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Phoebe Bridgers: 'Aged 12 or 13 I was just like, I'm the next Bob Dylan'

As she prepares to release a second album, the Californian indie rocker reflects on provocative lyrics, recent collaborations and what she now thinks of Ryan AdamsYou are a talented young musician whose career has taken off in the past couple of years. Artists you greatly admire want to collaborate with you, declaring themselves “floored” by your music, and excitable comparisons are made to the work of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Now you’re touring the world, jetting off to faraway places that ...
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Documentary Portraits of Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, William Carlos Williams, Anne Sexton & Other American Poets (1965)

The annals of American history offer little in the way of documentarian-poets. But luckily for us today — and especially for those of us who enjoy American poetry of the mid-2oth century — one of the country's few such hyphenates lived an uncommonly productive life. Though known primarily as a poet of the San Francisco Renaissance, Richard O. Moore also had a career in independent and public media, beginning in 1949 with the very first broadcast of Berkeley's KPFA. In the early 1950s he ...
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The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in June 2020

HBO Max launches this week, but what about the future? What will be available to stream next month, for instance? A lot, as it turns out. And it’s a lot of quality stuff, too. Not just HBO Max originals, but also plenty of familiar films as well. These are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in June 2020. McCabe and Mrs. Miller Robert Altman‘s anti-Western features Warren Beatty as a gambler and Julie Christie as the prostitute he strikes a deal with to open a brothel in a newl...
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Board Question #93051: I've been (slowly) going through my music recently, which has ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,I've been (slowly) going through my music recently, which has resulted in me making a new playlist. It's full of those songs that make you just want to sit in the dark, turn the stereo up, and be engulfed in the sound and emotion of the music. Some examples are One More Light by Linkin Park, Otherside by Avi Kaplan, Hometown Glory by Adele, Zombie by Bad Wolves, and The Sound of Silence by Disturbed.If you were going to add some songs to a list like this, which ones would ...
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Rams’ kicking candidates come from far and hopefully not wide

It’s hard to know who has the edge in the unusual three-man battle to replace Greg Zuerlein as the Rams’ kicker. But in one category, Lirim Hajrullahu tops the charts: Only he, not Austin MacGinnis or Sam Sloman, has heard his football exploits celebrated in song. “Halellujah, Hajrullahu” – to the tune of “Halellujah” – was a minor hit for some Winnipeg performers during Hajrullahu’s rookie season in 2014 with the Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Among the lyrics: “He scores at will...
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VIDEO: Watch Adam Kantor & More Sing Tri-Lingual Version of 'Hallelujah' as Part of SAVING LIVES SUNDAY Fundraiser

aoeSaving Lives Sunday,a a Virtual Benefit to support emergency first response organization United Hatzalah of Israel in its fight against COVID-19, has released a stunning version of Leonard Cohen's iconic song aoeHallelujah.a The song, which debuted during the Sunday, May 3rd event, is performed in English, Hebrew and Arabic. [Author: Stage Tube]
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Watch David Gilmour Cover Four Leonard Cohen Songs

This month, David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson is releasing a new novel, A Theatre For Dreamers, which takes place on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 and features Leonard Cohen as one of its characters -- Cohen lived there for real during the same time period. To promote the release of the book, Samson … More »
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Japanese Buddhist Monk Covers Ramones’ “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” & More

The music of the Beatles, the most influential band of all time, has endured for more than five decades now. It also seems to have crossed all cultural boundaries: how many people around the world can listen to the recordings made together by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and claim to be hearing something alien? The sheer adaptability of the Beatles' songs surely also has something to do with their staying power: they're recognizable when played more or l...
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Watch 3,000+ Films Free Online from the National Film Board of Canada

What, exactly, is Canada? The question sometimes occurs to Americans, living as they do right next door. But it might surprise those Americans to learn that Canadians themselves ask the very same question, living as they do in a country that could be defined by any number of its elements — its vastness, its multiculturalism, The Kids in the Hall — but never seems defined by any one of them in particular. Many individuals and groups throughout Canadian history have participated in the pro...
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Weekend reading: Lockdown links for days

What caught my eye this week. I have seen a few stock market corrections and crashes up close. Yet it still amazes me the speed with which everything changes. One minute (actually it felt like one decade) you’re arguing with people who proclaim that high-quality government bonds have become riskier than shares, or that the sustainable withdrawal rate should be 0.04% higher. The next minute – WHOOSH! – the world’s major indices have fallen by 20-35% or more: FTSE All-Share. Note the swan div...
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A Curious Collection

The article “A Curious Collection” by Bud Miller was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 2/24/2020. “Garages, barns and attics are always older than the buildings to which they are attached.”  —Leonard Cohen I’m... (READ MORE)
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Jeremy Bentham’s Mummified Body Is Still on Display–Much Like Other Aging British Rock Stars

Plato’s ideal of philosopher-kings seems more unlikely by the day, but most modern readers of The Republic don't see his state as an improvement, with its rigid caste system and state control over childbearing and rearing. Plato’s Socrates did not love democracy, though he did argue that men and women (those of the guardian class, at least) should receive an equal education. So too did many prominent European political philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries, who had at least as much...
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Sara Rauch's Guide to Books & Booze

Time to grab a book and get tipsy! Books & Booze challenges participating authors to make up their own drinks, name and all, or create a drink list for their characters and/or readers using drinks that already exist.  It's release day, and Sara Rauch is throwing all the booze at her brand new collection .  Ready to get your booze on??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Introducing the What Shines from It ...
Tags: Books, Massachusetts, Leonard Cohen, Scott, Zelda Fitzgerald, Denis Johnson, Dorothy Parker, Sara Rauch

Miley Cyrus Has an Armful of Tattoos, but Her Newest Is an Actual Work of Art

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 2, 2020 at 9:49am PST Miley Cyrus's body is a canvas for some gorgeous tattoos. During her last session in December, she had "Freedom" inked on her hand, as well as a copy of a handwritten note she once received from Yoko Ono. On Monday, the 26-year-old singer debuted her newest tattoo on her arm, and it's actually a wor...
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Let Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson Explain Why Solange Was Always Destined to Win a Prize for Social Impact

On Friday night, singer-songwriter and multimedia artist Solange Knowles received the first Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, celebrating at New York City’s historic Town Hall theater and memorializing Horne, the trailblazing actress and activist. There to mark the occasion: Horne’s daughter, the author and activist Gail Lumet Buckley and granddaughter Jenny Lumet; Martin Luther King III; her mom Tina Knowles Lawson and a list of artists — including Jon Batiste, Andra Day...
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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
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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 ...
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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...
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