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Twelfth Monkey

Hallelujah, my arse...

Leonard Cohen has died.  I'm genuinely gutted.  Saw him in 2009 and it was just wonderful.
gonnabuildabuggy

From what I understand, a man at peace with his upcoming demise.

A lesson to all of us.

A life to be celebrated, not a death mourned.
JohnC

My first thought was 'how old?' How did that happen?

Life is flying by at a ridiculous pace so enjoy every minute people. I am away to confirm the booking for PalmerSport.
Twelfth Monkey

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
A life to be celebrated, not a death mourned.


You are right, of course.
PG

I remember one of my sisters had all his records in the 1970's. I've got to honest - they sounded rather depressing! I didn't know (until today) that he had been a poet before he became a songwriter. Which rather explains the excellent of his lyrics.

He was clearly a great talent and that should always be celebrated and remembered.

Just to go off topic a bit though, what is it with the media and everybody in the arts who dies is "the most influential" this or the "greatest" that? I'm sure he was influential, but the I do remember them saying much the same about David Bowie a few month ago. Can't they just say that he was much loved and followed and influenced many people and leave it at that?
Frank Bullitt

I have no idea who he is!
gonnabuildabuggy

Frank Bullitt wrote:
I have no idea who he is!


Clue is in the thread title.

Philistine.....
Humphrey The Pug

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Frank Bullitt wrote:
I have no idea who he is!


Clue is in the thread title.

Philistine.....


Must admit, I had heard of him and I know he was a big cheese in the music world, however I couldn't name a single song.
Twelfth Monkey

PG wrote:
I remember one of my sisters had all his records in the 1970's. I've got to honest - they sounded rather depressing!


There's a great sense of humour in there.  Born with the gift of a golden voice indeed.  And the inter-song banter with the crowd in live shows is funny and heart-warming.

Bowie, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen helped shape music in a way that few others have, before or since, and all have shuffled off.  I'm just amazed that Iggy Pop is still with us.
gonnabuildabuggy

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I'm just amazed that Iggy Pop is still with us.


So is he.
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
.  I'm just amazed that Iggy Pop is still with us.


He was mummified in 1997 mind.
Frank Bullitt

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Frank Bullitt wrote:
I have no idea who he is!


Clue is in the thread title.

Philistine.....


Must admit, I had heard of him and I know he was a big cheese in the music world, however I couldn't name a single song.


The name rang a bell but whether he was an artist, musician, dancer, footballer or film producer I'd have no idea.

In my defence I was born after WWII, mind
Grampa

PG wrote:
I remember one of my sisters had all his records in the 1970's. I've got to honest - they sounded rather depressing!


That's what Mrs L used to say about him whenever I played Songs of Love and Hate in my van when we were first going out (1981).
gonnabuildabuggy

My "favourite" depression song is "Tell me when my light turns green" by Dexys.

"Seen quite a bit in my twenty-three years,
I've been manic depressive and I've spat a few tears.
Spat on and shat on
(Tell me when my light's on)
Would you please tell me when my light turns green?........"
Bob Sacamano

Wrote some decent songs but too depressing when he performed them personally.
Twelfth Monkey

Having seen him live, that's the opposite of true - unless you saw him a long time ago and he was different?  (The DVD and Blu-ray of recent tours back me up on this!)

EDIT: unless you are talking about his versions, as opposed to covers?  There's an album of covers called 'I'm Your Fan' (the feeble pun may be lost on most!) featuring REM, Pixies, That Petrol Emotion, Nick Cave etc etc).

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