Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's just a Leonard Cohen evening...

12 comments:

emdfl said...

If you like Leonard, you might try Chris Rea.

Anonymous said...

Cohen is not to everyone's taste, but always has been a favourite of mine. So very verasatile. Just wish he were better known and appreciated outside Canada.

Ben said...

You understand I will now be forced to throw my live version of "If It Be Your Will" on, followed by "Everybody Knows." Or maybe in reverse order.

From there, it will evolve either into the soundtrack from "Natural Born Killers" or perhaps Concrete Blonde going with the Cohen tune related programming.

It was a very long day. Work was really busy and we even caught some overflow from Shooter's Express, our only real competition, when they lost power over in Belmont. We have the only public ranges in Mecklenburg and Union counties after all. Followed that with a short dinner with the folks from work at Township Grille. Now, a lovely smoke outside in the cold, nasty rain and then a tasty beverage while fumbling with the stereo.

Mine goes to eleven I say in my best Nigel voice. All the way across the board, eleven, eleven.

Have a good night, Tam.

Tam said...

"Have a good night, Tam."

Heh.

Little late for that, but we'll make the best of it.

We always do.

unforgivingmin said...

Wait, whose blog am I reading here? :-)

phlegmfatale said...

Thanks for the reminder - yes, an evening for Leonard Cohen. I slipped over to YouTube and found "Take This Waltz" which is my favorite of his songs.

Matt G said...

Yer loved, kiddo.

staghounds said...

I had never heard him before, thank you!

Sounds like a smoke free Tom Waits.

comatus said...

I reviewed his first album in my high-school paper, back when tea and oranges came all the way from China. But I recoiled in horror from his ghastly little novel "Beautiful Losers." It has some memorable imagery you'd just as soon forget.

Ben said...

I know. But the thought still counts, right?

If you'd been here, you would have had an invite to Township Grille with us.

Carl the Bold said...

Oddly enough, it was a Leonard Cohen night for me last night, too. "Secret Life, First We Take Manhattan, Dance Me To The End Of Love".

That reminds me. Let me recommend Madeline Peyroux's version of that last song. And Jennifer Warnes cover album 'Famous Blue Raincoat', with Stevie Ray Vaughn providing some tasty licks on 'First We Take Manhattan'. Much as I like Leonard's songs, it's kinda nice to hear his stuff performed by other arteests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wZWf9mdd0Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-cVgAU8K8

Cait said...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the link to the video, we've gotten a lot of positive feedback on both posted videos.

Have a good one!

Cait