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Daniel Burston: John Prine, Working Class Poet (1947-2020)

John Prine was a national treasure, whose songs about love, loss and aging – many written while he was still a relatively young man! – reflect his working class roots. But even so, they have a universal and timeless relevance.

April 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Leonard Cohen — Tower of Song (Live in London)

Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not comin’ on
I’m just payin’ my rent every day in the Tower of Song

March 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Leonard Cohen — Happens to the Heart

“Happens To The Heart” is the first official single from the folk legend’s last original and unreleased album, Thanks For The Dance, which has been reimagined for film by award-winning director Daniel Askill.

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Pillars

There’s a blaze of light In every word, It doesn’t matter which you heard, The holy or the broken – Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen     There were two holy places … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: “Two Went To Sleep” — Leonard Cohen

. In this short animated video based on a 1974 radio interview, Leonard Cohen reads his poem “Two Went to Sleep” and talks about how he came to write the … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Leonard Cohen recites “A Thousand Kisses Deep”

. Leonard Cohen’s recitation of “A Thousand Kisses Deep” has varied in content over the years. This compilation was created by AlanM5049, who combined the 2009 Live In London performance … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 3 Comments

Video: Young Leonard Cohen reads his poem “Prayer for Messiah”

Leonard Cohen reads his poem “Prayer for Messiah” in 1966 — before his days as a musician began. .

August 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965)

. This full-length black-and-white documentary of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes “to renew … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen

         

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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