Saturday, November 12, 2016

In Memory of Leonard Cohen


Listen to the hummingbird
Whose wings you cannot see
Listen to the hummingbird
Don’t listen to me.

Listen to the butterfly
Whose days but number three
Listen to the butterfly
Don’t listen to me.

Listen to the mind of God
Which doesn’t need to be
Listen to the mind of God
Don’t listen to me.

These lines, described as a “sweet little song" Leonard Cohen "has been working on." were recited at the Oct 13, 2016 You Want It Darker Event in L.A.


His last interview
David Remnick from The New Yorker shared yesterday his last interview with Leonard Cohen on September 2016.


His final song of his final performance
Vector Arena, Auckland - 21-12-2013


The loss of Leonard Cohen, who has died at age 82, is huge, and is going to take some getting used to. As poet, novelist and most influentially as a late-starting singer-songwriter, Montreal’s most celebrated son left an indelible mark on the past five-plus decades. An artist who was considered old by the standards of pop culture in 1967, when his debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen was released, ended up outlasting almost all of his contemporaries as a vital creative force and cultural presence.

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