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"adam cone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"My guest is Leonard Cohen son Adam cone and there's an he wrote the introduction to a new collection of posthumously published Leonard cone lyrics Holmes notebook entries and drawings and it's called the flame so you know add the Hallelujah I think like two hundred people have recorded Hallelujah and it but it didn't become well known until Jeff Buckley recorded it like maybe ten years or more after your father recorded it at which is just so strange but it's a sign of how I think there's a period of years when your father's genius Westen fully acknowledge when you know he had the initial period of hits then I think people just because a lot of people just kind of drifted away and then re discovered him and what was it like for you and for him during that period one one I think you've been a little bit forgotten yeah I feel like my father probably felt like his whole life was characterized by that by that description that hit the D. been forgotten forgotten by the angels forgotten by the the you know Cupid forgotten by I know that he was not satisfied he was a seeker Hey wasn't satisfied with either the position that he had for the most part in society he wasn't happy with society itself that would that mean deep in the conflict he wasn't he wasn't satisfied with the people he had chosen to be around him he wasn't satisfied with his role as a father he wasn't satisfied with his role as a lover and through all of this layer upon layer of dissatisfaction he somehow mustered an incredible buoyancy and ability to be one of most delightful people anyone ever came across and it wasn't with any sense of bitterness or judgment I think he just felt like he had this shabby little life and his only solace was was the work itself and that's what made the end of his life that more starshine surprising and delicious you know this unexpected ability to fill you know twenty thousand seats and in any major city in the world these reviews from people that were like you know this you would likely were reviewing the Sistine Chapel itself it was accompanied by some commercial success and accolades and to see him take his hat off you know and thank the jubilant audiences one after the other wish to see a man who was genuinely surprised and delighted by the reception that he thought he was never going to get in life when I saw him probably in the late thousands like two thousand nine maybe act I can't remember your was was kind of like being in a church or synagogue there was this sense of like devote the devotion of his fans to him and his devotion to the music and two things larger and he ended it with what struck me as a benediction and I forget exactly what he said but you know to those of you who are going home you know to your families enjoy your families and to those of you who live alone enjoy your solitude and I thought like people don't say that that's such a beautiful thing to censor lovely way of sending people home and sending home people who are going home alone enjoy your solitude yeah maybe songs find you and you sold it to me that's what made the blessings actually the the exact quote is may the blessings fine tune your solitude I thought it was just beautiful well this is a man who has he says and I think you've you've just played it you know although we had a reputation as a ladies' man you know he was he had the grit his teeth at the ten thousand nights he spent alone he understood something about solitude Adam Cohen the son of Leonard Cohen speaking to Terry gross last year more after a break this is fresh AIR.
"adam cone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"He was alive the title track you want a darker I guess this is son Adam cone who wrote the introduction to a new collection of Leonard Cohen's final poems notebook entries lyrics and drawings called the flame that's on us so much about facing death and of having a god who allows suffering and accepting the suffering but yet not being like happy about it or trying to make it seem like sufferings great you know he's not trying to be trolling dismissive way of of all the suffering that we indoor I want to read what he wrote about you for the liner notes of this album he wrote that without your contribution there would be no record he said at a certain point after over a year of intense labor both Pat who wrote the melodies and I coincidently broke down with severe back injuries and other disagreeable visitations in my case the situation was bleak the discomfort a cute and the project was abandoned Adam sense that my recovery if not my survival depended on my getting back to work he took over the project establish me in a medical chair to sing and brought these unfinished songs to completion preserving of course many of Pat's hunting musical themes it is because of my son's loving encouragement and skilled administration that these songs exist in their present form I cannot thank him enough what were you able to do for him physically to make it possible for him to record the album he mentions you put him in a medical office chair can you describe the set up that that you have created for him maybe the more interesting thing is certainly to me would be to to just say that we were writing some kind of mysterious wind and the grace of the occasion there was an urgency to the entire mission and of course it had to do with this serious health issues he was immobilized he had multiple compression fractures of the spine in involved in incredible monastic effort on his part to to be present and to deliver the way he did but something about his work in general not just on the last album but in this book and in general he he he invites you into your own inner life because he takes the inner life seriously he's not like one of these contemporary said I won't mention any names but there are many wonderful contemporaries of his who have in my estimation become nostalgia acts there to sell Jack's because they're somehow they succumb to the temptation of going back into their older catalog and their regurgitating things where's this man was speaking from the very wrong that he found himself at in life Adam Colin speaking to Terry gross last year more after a break this is fresh AIR thank you we do comes from university of Redlands which is now offering top tier graduate programs in business education and the ology as beautiful Marin campus learn more at Redlands dot com Baghdad Redlands dot EDU slash Moran this is fresh AIR let's get back to Terry's interview from last year with singer songwriter Adam Cohen the son of singer songwriter Leonard Cohen a posthumous new Leonard Cohen album thanks for the dance comes out today I'm gonna ask you to read a poem first published in the new collection in the posthumous collection of Leonard Cohen's works so is there something that you could choose that would be relevant to what we're talking about now you know what hi I don't want to read his poems I think the I think that in some way or another if we could urge people to to consult the work with smaller samples otherwise it takes a kind of lugubrious tone that I think he would have been very very reticent to to accept it warning if you think that's because like when your father sang his songs are read his poems there was this really dark quality but there was this like kind of existential distance from it at the same time an entrance and then quality as well that made for a really complicated mix of a motion is that what is troubling you buy the idea of you you're reading the poems yourself that he brought this kind of just you know even through his voice this complicated quality of whatever pain or anguish and spirituality who is expressing at the same time that you don't feel like you could I think it's simpler than that you know I'm reminded of I'm reminded of soul so many lines in which she talked about the solitude of the experience of the of reading and there's so many poems in which he alludes to the idea that that this is this is a private matter and so there's something contradictory feels like a transgression for me to read them I appreciate you saying that as a son but as a fan of your father's work I will say that he performed his work in concerts to large crowds of people and there are so many performers who have performed his songs so they have that they have for his work has a life outside of his mouth and his work has a life outside of the solitary experience of a reader sitting alone in his room quietly reading his poems so I call anytime they want to get on the record as saying no I'll go one step further with what you're saying just because I don't believe they're contradictory in in a sense I mean this is a man who's put the word Hallelujah on many on millions of peoples of lips you know so that that's the son of a preacher man the of course when it's attached to song it's supposed to lift and and exist the way songs have always existed I just mean that there's something about reading the poetry that feels instructional or has a kind of rigor to it of a lugubrious quality that I don't believe was intended there's something more beautiful about the notion of people quietly thumbing through this book and observing and as I say really taking the time with the jewels there and that is in every line taking their own time not with my meter not with my voice since you've declined to read more poems for your father only place not being cantankerous or intransigent no it's just it's a and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a little disappointing but I I can I can live with that so I thought I'd play your father reading another another poem of his from the interview that we recorded in two thousand six this is a poem called titles and was published in a book that he did in two thousand six of poems and lyrics so this is Leonard Cohen recorded in two thousand six on fresh air I had the title poet and may be I was one for awhile also the title singer was kindly accorded me even though I could barely carry a tune for many years I was known as a month I shave my head and wore robes and got up very early I hated everyone but I acted generously and no one found me out my reputation as a ladies' man was a joke it causes me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone from a third story window above the park too poor to gal I have watched the snow come down all day as usual there's no one here there never is mercifully the inner conversation is canceled by the white noise of winter I am neither the mind the intellect no the silent voice within that's also canceled and now gentle reader and what name in whose name do you come to idle with me in these luxurious and dwindling realms of aimless privacy I think that poem and gets a little but we were talking about the connection of your father writing in solitude and the reader re reading alone then as during his entering his solitude yeah as you noted also kind of humor you know I love one of those lines where he says the feel so good not to love you like I did it's like they tore away my blindfold and said we're gonna let this prisoner live those that those areas Adam cone the son of singer songwriter Leonard Cohen speaking to Terry gross last year a book collection of Leonard Cohen's formally unpublished writings and drawings titled the flame is now out in paperback a new posthumous Leonard Cohen album thanks for the dance comes out today after a break we'll continue Terry's conversation with Adam Cohen and film critic Justin Chang will review the new movie a beautiful day in the neighborhood in which Tom Hanks plays children's TV host Fred Rogers I'm David Bianculli and this is fresh AIR.
"adam cone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Pajama Graham dot com and the listeners of KQED public radio mostly clear for tonight and cool to us we drop into the forties to lower fifties sunny for tomorrow and Sunday to sixties along the coast to the lower seventies well in life this is fresh AIR I'm David Bianculli editor of the website T. V. worth watching sitting in for Terry gross singer songwriter Leonard Cohen died in twenty sixteen at age eighty two weeks after releasing a new album called you want it darker that album was produced by his son Adam Cohen who also collected some of his father's final poems lyrics notebook entries and drawings in a book called the flame it's now out in paperback Adam wrote the book's foreword as well and also took some of the out takes from his father's you want it darker recording sessions and has produced and completed this new posthumous Leonard Cohen album thanks for the dance comes out today speaking to The New York Times earlier this week about the new album Adam Cohen talked about bringing back some of his father's longtime collaborators he said quote there's that Jewish tradition of bringing a tiny rock or stone to a grave site I felt like every person was there to just humbly deposit their little rock near the engraving of his name unquote Adam cone was born in Montreal in nineteen seventy two and is a singer songwriter himself his album like a man went gold in Canada in twenty twelve Terry gross spoke with Adam come in last year before we hear their conversation let's listen to a song from the new thanks for the dance Leonard Cohen album that Adam produced this track is called happens to the heart work instead I never called it our two cats Christ and reading my it failed my little five spray dying spar go to the young messiah what happens to and I'm calling welcome to fresh air I just want to start by saying I love your father's music I left his writing and I feel privileged to have had the chance to hear him in concert and to talk with him on our show and I'm grateful for the chance to talk with you today so thank you for being here when I.
"adam cone" Discussed on Fresh Air
"That's Leonard Cohen Singing Hallelujah and my guest is Leonard Cohen's son Adam cone and there's an he wrote the introduction to a new new collection of posthumously published Leonard Cohen Lyrics Poems Notebook entries and drawings and it's called the flame So you know how I think. Like two hundred people have recorded Hallelujah and but it didn't become well known until Jeff Buckley recorded at like maybe ten years or more after your father recorded it which is just so strange but It's a sign of. I think there was a period of years when your father's genius wasn't fully acknowledged when he had the initial period of hits and then I think people oh just a lot of people just kind of drifted away and then rediscovered him and What was it like for you and for him during that period one? When I think think you'd been a little bit forgotten? Yeah I feel like my father. Probably felt like his whole life. Life was characterized by that by that description that he did he'd been forgotten forgotten by the angels forgotten by the accused Forgotten by I know that he was not satisfied. he was a seeker he wasn't satisfied with either the position that he had for the most part In society he wasn't happy with the site site itself that would be deepened. The conflict. He wasn't He wasn't satisfied with the people aid. Chosen to be around him. He wasn't satisfied with his role as father. He wasn't satisfied with his role as a lover And through this layer upon layer ear of dissatisfaction he somehow mustered an incredible buoyancy and ability to be One of the most delightful lightfoot people anyone ever came across and it wasn't with any sense of bitterness or judgment I think he just felt like he had this. Aw Shabby little life and his only solace was was the work itself. And that's what made the end of his life. That more astonishing surprising and delicious. You know this Unexpected ability to to fill you know twenty thousand seats in in any major city in the world these reviews from people that were like. You know this like they were reviewing the Sistine Chapel itself It was accompanied by commercial success and accolades and to see him. Take his hat off. You know now and thank the jubilant audiences one after the other which to see a man who was genuinely surprised and delighted by the reception that he thought he was never gonNa get in life when I saw him probably in the late two thousands like two thousand nine may be. I can't remember what it was. It was kind of like being in a church or synagogue. There was this sense of like the devotion of his fans to him and his his devotion to the music and two things larger and he ended it with what struck me as a benediction. And I forget exactly what he said. But you know to those of you who are going home to your families. Enjoy your families and to those of you who live alone. Enjoy your solitude and I thought like people don't say that that's such a beautiful thing to say. It's a lovely way of sending people home and sending home people. We're going home alone in joy your solitude. Yeah may these songs songs find you and your solitude may the blessings actually the exact quote as may the blessings find you and your solitude. I thought it was just beautiful. Well this is a the man who has he says. I think you've you've just played it you know. Although we had a reputation as a ladies' man you know he was. He had to grit his teeth. At the ten ten thousand nights he spent alone he understood something about solitude. Adam Cohen the son of Leonard Cohen. Speaking to Terry Gross last year. More after a break. This is fresh air this message comes from. NPR sponsor capital one with the capital. 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Burn a wire Chelsea hotel who by fire So did you hear them. You didn't need me so did you hear them a lot when you were growing up. I mean it's like when I was growing up I thought about songs and singers. But he didn't think about song writers. You know I just thought about like what's the song and who's singing it But but you're you. Your father was a song writers. He must have had an awareness that songwriting was a craft. That something people actually he did. And you must like grown up with these songs. I don't know if he played them around the house. I don't know if you've even heard them when you were you know. Of course I heard them. Yeah a AH five year old On the side of stages watching them being performed in of course gone into the looking at the faces of of audiences You know in in in different times and places and I was a deep deep admirer of the melodies of at first you know as a child just the melodies the generosity of the melodies and then as I grew older there was the complexities and the beautiful marshalling of language and Then you grow older and then you you sort of see I remember I remember I myself was making a record at the time and had scrapped it and I asked my father for counsel as a Dad. You know meet me me me I really got to talk to you. I got to pick your brain and we were sitting on the corner of Wilshire. Sure in La Brea and I confessed to him that I was GONNA scrap this entire record and was expecting him to put his hand on my shoulder. And say like. That's it's my boy. You know altruistic values don't ever stop continue refining but instead he turned to me and said he scrapped your record. That's an amateur move. OOF said amateur move he says yeah. It's not about how you feel about the records. How the songs make them feel? And at that moment I realized that the LOVATO's head for his material wasn't just about their construction but it was also about their intentionally he was holding up this baton that he had been given by the love he had for the people who came before him and he was holding it up and and something about the Canon of his work that has always maintained that that baton baton off the ground. How old were you and your parents? Separated five six. I'm not the door member. So how much did you get to see your father after that. I'm in a relationship. Now and the imperfection of a union between lean to people has been demonstrated to me in vivid colors and dimensions. And the fact that my father was able to stay in his children's life despite those complications and then some was remarkable is remarkable to me I my mother other moved my sister and I have to across the world many occasions not just to get away from him in fact not to get away from him at all which is to follow her own whims uh-huh and My father would often even park a caravan At the end of a dirt road just to be near US Him He's always been part of our lives it always. He always maintained a role in our lives despite my parents separation so a caravan is like a mobile home. Oh yeah the liquidity call the jet stream kind of thing Ah Yeah I remember. My mother moved my sister now. All the way to the south of France where we lived And there's a long dirt road and he bought when he sort of caravan jetstream some type things and he put it the tea where the road met.
"adam cone" Discussed on Fresh Air
"How is work instead? Never called it. Are I got together meeting Christ and reading it failed mile little fire but spread the dying spar go go till the Young Messiah. What happens to Adam? Adam Cohen. Welcome to fresh air. I just WANNA start by saying I love your father's music. I left his writing and I feel privileged to have had the chance to hear him in concert art and to talk with him on our show. Grateful for the chance to talk with you today. So thank you for being here when I interviewed her father in two thousand six after the publication of a book of his his poems and songs. He asked to read a poem that he'd just written that hadn't yet been published but it's now published in this new book the flame so I thought it would be a perfect way to start with your father's reading that poem a street From our two thousand six interview I used to be your favorite drunk good for one more laugh. Then we both ran Outta luck luck with all we had you put on a uniform arm to fight the civil war. I tried to join but no one like the side. I'm fighting for so let's drink to win. It's over over and let's drink to when we meet. I'll be waiting on this corner where there used to be a street. It wasn't all that easy when you up and walked away but I'll leave that little story for another rainy day. I know your burdens heavy as you will it through the night the guru says it's empty but that doesn't mean it's light so that strength to win it's over and let's drink to when we meet. I'll be standing on this corner where there used to be a street. You left me with the dishes and a baby in the bath and your tight with the militias and you wear their their camouflage flash. Will I guess that makes us equal. But I wanNa March with you Just an extra in the sequel to the old red white and blue. So let's drink to win. It's over and let's drink to when we meet. I'll be waiting on this corner where they used to be a street. Beat it's going to be September now for many years to come many hearts adjusting to that strict September drum. I see the ghost of culture with numbers on his wrist salutes New conclusion that all of us have missed. So let's drink to when it's over and let's drink to one way. Meet Hobie waiting on this corner where there used to be a street. Let's Leonard Cohen recorded on our show. In two thousand six is son Adam. Cone is my guess. And the new posthumous collection of Leonard. Cone's final poems lyrics notebooks and drawings is called the flame it's just been published and includes the poem that we just heard Adam what does it mean to you to have of some much of your father's latest. You know his work. He did before he died. Collected in this new book. You Know I. I'm just so struck by airing my father's voice which I seem to be listening to almost more than I ever did even when he was alive. I I love his poetry. I love his words. I love the way he marshals language. I am I'm wary of discussing my father. I always have been Especially when you have a person who had such an inimitable wave and command of language. So I'm hesitant and I didn't even know whether I should i. I'm not certain I should be here speaking about him. But it's a stirring subject and I have been enlisted. I'm enlisted in the in the campaign to let everybody know how wonderful I think he was but I feel like such a shabby impostor Mr trying to Be about it for him. You know the ambassador of this particular book which I had very little to do with frankly other than offering title for it or you wrote a very eloquent introduction which will be quoting as time goes on here thank you so I think you said he left behind like lockers worth of notebooks books. What are you doing with them I mean scrappy like he was always riding? There's always like cocktail napkins and pages and in his pocket that you found a notebook in the freezer ones on so So what are you doing with the findings. Well it's amazing. There's so much paperwork to go through a from from the simplest point of view. There's the the archival work which is assembling everything trying to pay homage to it for posterity. Then there's a the completion of works of his in this instance it's the flame this book And then there were also some songs which I was tasked with finishing shing. You know you may know I Produced his last record the called you on it darker and while working with him many many poems were read sometimes to Amir kick drum just for meter for tempo and so there's this sense of responsibility to keep the songs salivas. He always used to say. I want to play the title song on the final album that was released when your Father Leonard Cohn was still alive. It's called you on a darker and and then we'll talk about working with him on it and this is it's what can I say it's a great Song.
"adam cone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You want it darker that album was produced by his son Adam Cohen who also collected some of his father's final poems lyrics notebook entries and drawings in a book called the flame it's now out in paperback Adam wrote the book's foreword as well and also took some of the out takes from his father's you want it darker recording sessions and has produced and completed this new posthumous Leonard Cohen album thanks for the dance comes out today speaking to The New York Times earlier this week about the new album Adam Cohen talked about bringing back some of his father's longtime collaborators he said quote there's the Jewish tradition of bringing a tiny rock or stone to a grave site I felt like every person was there to just humbly deposit their little rock near the engraving of his name unquote Adam cone was born in Montreal in nineteen seventy two and is a singer songwriter himself his album like a man went gold in Canada in twenty twelve Terry gross spoke with Adam come in last year before we hear their conversation let's listen to a song from the new thanks for the dance Leonard Cohen album that Adam produced this track is called happens to the heart work instead I never called it our together meeting Christ and reading it failed minor little five spray dining spot go tell the young messiah what happens to and I'm calling welcome to fresh air I just want to start by saying I love your father's music I left his writing and I feel privileged.
"adam cone" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Already folks. Boy, we got a mess. Oh my gosh. I looking at the live feed right now of the bay bridge approach, and it is just stopped. This is a major accident that took place in about four thirty this morning. Unfortunately to report it was a one of the bar bus bridges, gosh. Because they're doing this work on the transbay tube now from four to five and they closed down the service. And that's that's what this was this is that where the fate was the fatal on the bus bridge. Fatal was on the bus. There's a lawsuit waiting to that's that's a lawsuit in motion. Yeah. And, you know, those bus bridges Katie, no seatbelts, great point. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean this situation, we still have the three right lanes of eighty westbound on the bay bridge just before Treasure Island shutdown. We have all emergency services out there. Traffic is backed up solidly on all approach, and you're looking at about an hour and a half delay. If you're trying to get into San Francisco on the. Bay bridge. So we're in the car with you, folks. And we have one other pretty big issue right now. This is ninety two in the westbound direction at Santa Clara no injuries with this one, which is great news. But we have the two right lanes closed as they are doing a cleanup. So you're going to be noticing a delay in that area as well. Your Bart ride at this time is checking in problem for a speeding ticket. Red light camera. Call a DUI call ticket Crushers at eight six six ticket health and let Adam cones team traffic lawyers, go to court for you to you don't have to seriously. Ask your friends. No points, no school. Don't pay call. Eight six six ticket health or visit ticket Crushers law dot com for info..
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"Here's Andrew at extra badge bag early on six eight. Sports on a Monday morning from Mexico carries. All we got Adam Copeland in from earth. This week. Bonnie Jill is in the house. And of course, our new producer on the other side over there. Meet him impact Brian animal bags on the phone handling Krugel on the phone. Hopefully doing a good job. I'll do a follow up interview with you after the show. So be prepared made the me Tom it. Welcome bags back to the shell bags. How're you doing today? But I'm doing good. How about you? We're okay. I think we're doing pretty good, you know, with the exception of giant baseball. I think a lot of giant fans slightly disappointed with the opening series in that, you know, it's just kind of what we'd seen before they came home it. He's just not a whole lot of offense decent pitching if not good pitching at times. But with the exception of Saturday, it's been con more the same disappointing to see the giants get shut out to end that homestand. Did. We just dropped. Okay. Well, we'll get them punched back in news. But that's kind of my feeling you can't really get a feel for this team yet because there's not much to hang your hat on. Just like you said. Yeah, we're doing okay. With the exception of baseball. That's about the truth. Right. I mean, like, we're good. My health is okay. You're here. We're feeling hung up. I'm done. That's it. Maybe he felt the same way. All right. We got Bagley take too. So we are saying. Yeah. Disappointing way to end their first series bags getting blanked at home. I just had to hang up. It's natural. I'm not sure what happened. You know? What it was? We saw that. There were a lot more empty seats. We saw the attendances probably gonna be down this year with opening series is any indication, and we all knew that, you know, this. This is going to be challenged. I think a little bit right? The same kind of enthusiasm. It had in the past and in the series like that probably won't do a whole lot to change that narrative. I mean, it it's almost like when you play a series like that you lose two out of three offenses non-competitive on two of the three days. Yeah. You know? You know, you you want one you talk to how bad is it but you play series after series of for series like that. That's how they are goes out of the balloon, and you end up, you know, with ninety five plus losses. So you know, obviously, they've got to be better offensively. I think there will be some guys that bitter grew. Buster Posey, probably being the first among them. Yeah. But yeah, when they don't hit, and they don't give their pictures chance. You know, then you lose a series, and if you lose series upper series, especially at home than than that's that's a sure way to have a. Pretty uneventful season bags we've seen this in the past. Obviously players have great spring trainings. And then the regular season starts, and it's not quite there. If at all in two guys, I mean, longoria just went one for thirteen in this series. And Joe panic five for twenty five so far, you know, those those two guys in particular bags. I felt like we are really getting excited to see them kind of bring that offensive sparked to the team in the regular season. But I don't know. I mean, you saw spring training and you've seen what they've been doing in the regular season ten games in. Is there any difference with the swing the approach any different? Or is it just kind of you know, regular season starting blues. Kind of thing. You know, I think it's small sample, obviously, all those caveats apply with panic. The if people wanna left these you're going to get Eric lower again today seem very soft opening day. And you know, he's a lefty that that handers should be able to handle at least a little bit. He's not a lockdown type lefty. But you know, that that is one thing panic had a good spring. He looked really good basis. Yeah. Look like he was leaner lost some weight. And and not only is he not hit. But there've been a couple of low energy games from him. I mean, I think of Cody Bellinger, beating out that infield hit when he hits him the shift and in panics playing on the outfield grass and right to the ball come to him. And all of a sudden, boom Bellinger, beats it out. And Joe did tell me afterwards that you know, he's he's got anticipate better and realize the Bill could beat that beat that out even though he takes a big rip of the box and doesn't necessarily get out of the box. So well, so stuff like that. It's it's the focus issues that most concern you and it's a long season. I think these guys need to you know, that in some cases. Wake up in some cases. Just let it play out. Let a bigger staple takeover before we can make any judgments now bags. We gotta talk about BUSTER Posey. He is now five for twenty five batting average two hundred a lot of people are saying he does he to drop in the line of bull boat. Do that are what are your thoughts on that? Because he's still having trouble driving the ball. Yeah. I mean, you shouldn't clean up. But but that's where our with with the toba. They have is this lineup. I mean, I think if there was another JD Martinez laying around it would be putting him in the clean up spot. But they just don't have a whole lot of other options. And and Bruce bocce likes the wings at busters taking you know, I talked to Alonzo Powell the other day John sitting coach, and he really likes us wings the busters taking and I think it's matter of him getting his timing back. And then you know, the other day he hits a ball. That's on a change of away any barrels hits to the base of the wall in right field where that might have been a flared single a year ago because he's not able to really rotate through and and and get anything behind the ball. So he went a whole year without have been able to sit on his back leg and load at all these basic with all hands and he's still hit two eighty four which is pretty remarkable. When you look back at it. And the guy's such a talented hitter. I think he's going to figure it out. He's gonna find ways to to make his body work for because. He's got a lot more going for him now than he did he go any Baguley with somebody who my guest line. I wanna talk about Jefferson Mars for just a second. And he had a decent start on Saturday four and two-thirds five innings pitched in his first outing against San Diego. There was a lot made of the the I guess the node or or the suggestion that he's not going to have to pitch two hundred engine that anybody's expecting that from him. He think he's approaching these atoms differently as Heathrow and more breaking balls early in games, or or what is it that you think he's approaching the game differently? Or how is he doing that since they're not expecting that many innings? Well, he's probably going to go further down that road. He's gonna be encouraged to to throw more breaking bowls throw fewer fastballs of that first time through the order because like you say, you know, I don't think he's going to be a guy who pitches with the seventh inning every time. In fact, they could even use it for him. If there's a lineup with with a lot of lefties so could be kind of interesting to see where they go with with some argue because you know, he was throwing the ball well in the spring. You was getting it up to ninety three. I think ninety four on the fastball. But you know, this is a guy that the giants need to try to throw out there. So he can maybe reestablish value. So they they can maybe try to trade him without, you know, eating all the money, maybe eating, you know, some of the money on his contract. So, you know, I think it'd be who's them to to keep giving them opportunities. But you know, if interest war is throwing well down in the minors, and they can you know, move around this rotation and find other creative ways to win. They might have to do that. Because you know, we know that this offense probably is not good enough to support of contending team. Mm-hmm. Bags has we kind of wrap here. Just I guess big picture, you know, you look around Shulman pointed this out today to in the chronicle. He said look looking know the giants or three and seven the you look over on the other side and the American League the World Series champs. The Boston Red Sox. They're three and eight. But yet I mean, the the feeling has got to be different in the giant clubhouse in the Boston clubhouse. I'm sure there's a lot of time for a lot of games in front of Boston. There's their lineup is so deep, you know, they're going to win a lot of games with the giants though. And you kind of said this at the beginning bags it almost feels like this, and I don't want to put too much emphasis on any series this early in the season. But yet is there kind of an extra element here at play where it's like, look, you don't wanna lose the fans, and if the giants don't put up, you know, at least a few wins in the remaining games on this home stand. You know, I'm not I'm not saying they're gonna lose the fans entirely. But I think there is an element that will say, you know, I'm going to kind of check out on the giants until they start proven things otherwise. So does that bring an extra element in your eyes of kind of not important? But just like, hey, let. Let's win some games here before we get back out there on the road. So I agree because we know what what the perception of this team is it's not it's not the same perception the Boston Red Sox at going into the season and every series like the one they played against the raise is going to be confirmation bias that that you know, we're sort of expecting them to be this kind of team. So every series they play where they are that team. And then, you know. Yeah. It is it is unfair to judge any team, you know, through ten games twenty games even thirty game. But you know, when they are who you thought they were going to be then I think the I it's not like the okay the Boston Red Sox have the same record. So, you know, I'm not sure that point really applies to be honest. And yet I think they do have to play better. They do have string together some series wins. We know they can play better at home. They did last year. He was on the road that that they just completely cratered. So, you know, I I do think they need to keep the fans engage as much as possible. Right. And so they keep themselves. Engage. They could throw easy to check out. We've seen it happen for all right bags. Listen, we'll continue to read your giants. Insider Andy Bagley on the Murph and MAC show. Thanks for everything bags. Okay. Thank you. Guys. Reminder tonight. New start time out there at oracle part. I pitch six forty five right here on the leader. Madison. Bumgarner, Adam copen will be in the house cheering on. The big fella. We'll come on back and take your phone calls. Also daily dose of dubs coming up our total weekend recall with copes in the house, where do some homes and bombs Adam Copeland style. And I'm looking for some vitriolic Cope's today want some of that Copeland. Venom piss Risa. Yeah. Good. And if you're not manufacturer some pissed off nece and also Rick Perry hall of Famer all coming up. Murph and MAC show came six eighty these sports leader. Traffic is sponsored by ticket. Crusher speeding ticket red light cameras. Do you? 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"Government something it's so far refused to do. In the meantime, Taliban forces continue to attack Afghan security forces and now hold half the country. Some people are calling for a boycott of Ken Bellingham bake shop in the Seattle area. A cookie he offered up in his Valentine's Day collection had icing that read build that wall. I did it as a joke. Context. It's not anything that I endorse. I don't think building a wall is going to solve our problems Wall Street right now, the Dow is down four hundred five points, NASDAQ is down one twenty seven this is CBS news. Zoom video conferencing, featuring video and audio clarity with screen sharing. Free. Accounts are available at zoom dot US. That's zoom dot US, zoom video conferencing. The paychecks are coming, and that's the top story at eleven. Oh, three. Hi, Mitch car. Thank you very much for joining us after going months without a paycheck federal workers should be getting some good news and their Bank accounts. KRLD's LP Phillips joins us live to report. The government is getting ready to cut some checks LP and that will happen tomorrow morning to give you an idea how far things are behind. The government pays every other week twenty six paychecks year that last paycheck would be for the end of last year Rudy Garcia of the union that represents TSA security screeners says that is the check they will see in the morning, we should be getting tomorrow pay period. Twenty six. With no deductions whatsoever. To more checks will come and rapid fire. Another on Thursday that will have overtime over this time that they've worked and then another check next week. All of this is against the backdrop of yet, another possible government shutdown next month, something the workers are painfully aware of reporting live LP Phillips, News Radio ten eighteen year old negotiations about border security will include two lawmakers from Texas. The current spending measure runs through February fifteenth ten senators and seven representatives will start negotiations on a long term funding Bill on Wednesday. Now, the members from the house include fort worth's Kay Granger as well as Laredo Henry ranger says she's glad all parties have agreed to come to the table says, quote, we must secure year long funding and reach a compromise on border security. Full coverage here on KRLD. Now today is the first day of the tax filing season and given the changes in the tax law. This year could be a lot different for some folks. Adam cone is with ACDC tax services and southlake. He says the biggest change will be the doubling the standard deduction and as a result. Very few people will be itemizing this year, he thinks standard deduction, for instance, twenty seventeen would have been twelve thousand six hundred for a married filing joint filer. Now, it's going to be twenty four thousand is your starting place. In order is you'd have to get over that twenty four thousand threshold now that's timber by the implement an elimination rather of the personal exemptions. So cone says large families Mesa may actually see an increase in their tax liabilities. Cohen says due to the new tax law, and the just ended shutdown may take a while to get refunds as well this year, although conflicting reports on that a barbecue restaurant in grapevine is a ruin volley. And a heavy fire talking about baker's ribs at highway twenty six and bass pro boulevard went up in flames early this morning, the building.
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"This morning KRLD. Kristen Wisel joins us live from the scene with an update. Kristen. Well, Scott the flames are now just about out, but there is still a little smoke visible flat bakers ribs, this is off of highway twenty six and bass pro drive here in grapevine. We understand the started just after three o'clock this morning in the restaurant's kitchen. Now, firefighters did not try to go inside. Or that rather they made an attempt and realize that it was not safe. So that they fought the fire from the outside, and they were successful in getting those flames put out now there are some rather big holes left in the building the roof is pretty much gone. So there is some concern over the level of structural damage here, and we understand that firefighters are still investigating how these flames broke out live in grapevine. Kristen Wisel NewsRadio ten eighty KRLD. The woman towing a U-Haul trailer led police on a wild chase through several North Texas cities overnight KRLD's, Allen sky has more say a woman hauling a car on a U-Haul trailer put into a shopping center at Mockingbird and Preston and Highland Park. They say the trailer. Was dragging along the ground Highland Park. Police officer pulled over and tried to help but the woman pulled off several departments joined the chase. When she headed east on. I thirty pulled off at Jim Miller and turned around going west on thirty to thirty five. She led police north on thirty five e before stopping in Frisco ninety minutes after the chase started when her trailer hits spike strips. The woman was arrested in police are still trying to figure out why she took off Allan sky NewsRadio. Ten eighty KRLD color guard director with the garland school district is in jail morning after being arrested for DWI police say thirty year old Wesley Tyree crashed into to Carrollton police cruisers on I thirty five near east Crosby road early on Sunday morning. No officers were in the car at the time. No one was hurt. The officers were stopped along the highway because they were working to other crashes when Tyree slammed into them Tyree works at Garland's Lakeview centennial high school the district does not commented on his arrest except to say. It cannot comment on personal actions. Today marks the start a tax filing season. It is KRLD KRLD's Greenstein reports this year, you're going to be very different starters. The new tax law that congress passed and President Trump signed into law in late two thousand seventeen is now fully in effect. One of the biggest changes is that the standard deduction almost doubles, the twelve thousand dollars for single filers twenty four thousand dollars for married couples Adam cone with a CDC tax services and southlake says as a result, very few tax payers will be itemizing. My client base, I expect there's going to be about seven to eight percent who will continue to itemize. The rest will start taking the standard deduction and filing your tax returns. Will now be a lot less complex one or two W twos. Couple of kids. It'll be quick and easy thing to get the tax return done. Now, another change in the tax law is the elimination of personal exemptions. And Cohen says that means some taxpayer. Offers will not see a tax cut for those who have large family say they were four to five children are more. They may see a increase in their tax liability due to the congress getting rid of personal exemptions and deductions for state and local taxes are now capped at ten thousand dollars. If you're somebody saying, the mid cities your between your sales tax and your real estate taxes here over ten thousand dollars. You're only going to be able to deduct that first ten thousand hand Cohen says with all these changes in the tax law combined with the just ended federal government shutdown. If you're expecting a refund, you might want to pack your patience and a little biased towards saying it may maybe thirty to forty five days or more just given the fact that we're so far into twenty nineteen and they're just getting back to work. Andrew Greenstein NewsRadio ten eighty KRLD. And the man who led Southwest Airlines through nine eleven has passed away spokesman says former chief executive James Parker died suddenly this weekend. In an interview earlier this month Parker, talked about the death of southwest co founder herb Kelleher was a brilliant lawyer. But he was also a brilliant person. People don't realize how diversity was in his knowledge Parker. Joined southwest is a general counsel at nineteen eighty six and became CEO in June of two thousand one to retiring three years later, the current chief executive Gary Kelly says it Parker quote valiantly led to south.
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"Strong need. Leonard Cohen, singing, Hallelujah. And my guest is Leonard cone, son, Adam, cone, and there's, he wrote the introduction to a new collection of posthumously published Leonard cone lyrics, poems notebook entries and drawings, and it's called the flame. So you know. How Louis I think like two hundred people have recorded Hallelujah, and but it didn't become well known until Jeff Buckley recorded at like maybe ten years or more after your father recorded it, which is just so strange, but it's a sign of how I think there was a period of years when your father's genius wasn't fully acknowledged. When you know he had the initial period of hits. And then I think people just a lot of people just kind of drifted away and then rediscovered him. And what was it like for you and for him during that period? One when I think he'd been a little bit forgotten. Yeah. I feel like my father probably felt like his whole life was characterized by that by that description that he'd did been forgotten, forgotten by the angels forgotten by the, you know, cupid forgotten by. I know that he was not satisfied. He was a seeker. I wasn't satisfied with either the position that he had for the most part in society. He wasn't happy with society self, that would bet. Deepened the conflict. He wasn't. He wasn't satisfied with the people aid chosen to be around him. He wasn't satisfied with his role as a father. He wasn't satisfied with his role as a lover and through this layer upon layer of disatisfaction, he somehow mustered an incredible buoyancy and ability to be one of the most delightful people anyone ever came across. And it wasn't with any sense of bitterness or judgment. I think he just felt like he had this shabby little life and his only solace was was the work itself. And that's what made the end of his life that more Stanishev surprising, delicious. He know this unexpected ability to to fill, you know, twenty thousand seats and in any major city in the. World. These reviews from people that were like, you know, the like they were reviewing the Sistine Chapel itself. It was accompanied by commercial success in accolades and. To see him. Take his hat off, you know, and thank the jubilant audiences one after the other, which to see a man who was genuinely surprised and delighted by the reception that he thought he was never gonna get in life. When I saw him probably in the late two, thousands, like two thousand nine. Maybe I can't remember what year it was. It was kind of like being in a church or synagogue. There was this sense of like devote the devotion of his fans to him and his devotion to the music and two things larger. And he ended it with what struck me as a benediction and forget exactly what he said. But you know to those of you who are going home, you know to your families, enjoy your families and to those of you who live alone enjoy your solitude. And I thought like people don't say that that's such a beautiful thing to say. It's a lovely way of sending people home and sending home people who are going home alone. On joy, your solitude. Yeah, me these songs. Find your in your cell. The tude lessons may the blessings actually the exact quote. As may the blessings find you and your solitude. I thought it was just beautiful. This is a man who you know all the, we had a reputation as a ladies' men. You know, he was. He had to grit his teeth at the ten thousand nights. He spent alone. He understood something about solitude. Do you feel protective of his privacy? Because in my opinion, like your father was very elliptical in his writing and a pretty private about his life. He looted to a lot of things and his songs, but never quite came out and said them in a direct way. Oh, I'm not certain. That's that's true in terms of the use of the word direct, but I will say that to speak on his behalf feels like a little bit of transgression. You have a man who has designed his life around trying to not demystify process, and his work really does speak for itself. So you know, of course, I urge people that just consulted if they're interested in it, it's it, yes, it's complete with contradictions. You know, you go from things that are actually quite directed to things that are mysterious and allusive and designed to be transcended because of it. But he was preoccupied with the the broken of things, the asymmetries of things. You know, as he says, forget your perfect offering. There's a crack in everything or in his most famous, Hallelujah and doesn't matter which you heard the holy or the broken holler Louis. So he was always preoccupied with the idea of the imperfection of things yet there's there's a crack and everything that's that's where the light gets in. I don't have the line exactly my fingertips. But I mean, it's the ring, the bills that still
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"The circus a two night event premieres tonight at nine eight central on PBS this is fresh air. And if you're just joining us, my guest is Adam Cohen, and he's the son of Leonard Cohen and others a new collection of Leonard Cone's final lyrics poems notebook entries and drawings. And these are all collected in the new book, the flame and Adam Kohn wrote the introduction to it. So you were born in nineteen seventy some of your father's most famous is or already written and recorded by the time. You were born Suzanne selling Marianne. Hey, that's no way to say goodbye, burn a wire Chelsea hotel who by fire. So did you hear that? He didn't need me. So did you hear them a lot when you were growing up? I mean, this is like when I was growing up I thought about songs and singers. But I didn't think about song writers, you know. I just thought about like, what's the son and who's singing it? But but you're you your father was a song. She must have had an awareness that sign writing was a craft. That's something people actually did. And you must be grown up with these songs. I don't know if he played them around the house. I don't know even heard them when you're you know, of course, I heard them. Yeah. I was a five year old on the side of stages watching them being performed, of course, ran into the looking at the faces of is, you know, in in different times and places, and I was a deep deep admirer of the melodies of at first, you know, as a child just the melodies the generosity of the melodies. And then as I grew older there was the complexities and the beautiful marshalling of language. And then you grow older. And then you you sort of see I remember I remember myself. I was making a record at the time. And I'd scrapped it and asked my father for council. I said daddy. You know, meet me me me. I really got to talk to you. I got a pick your brain. We were sitting on the corner of Wilshire and LA brea, and I confessed to him that I was gonna scrap this entire record and was expecting him to put his hand on my shoulder and say like, that's my boy, you know, altruistic values don't never stop continue refining. But instead he turned to me and said. Scrappy record. That's an amateur move sedan. What's your move? He says. Yeah, it's not about how you feel about the record. It's how the songs make them feel. And. At that moment. I realized that. The love. I'd always had for his material wasn't just about their construction. But also about their intentionally. He was holding up this baton that he had been given by the love he had for the people who came before him, and he was holding it up and something about the canon of his work that has always maintained that that baton off the ground. How old were you and your parents separated? Five six the door member. So how much did you get to see your father after that? I'm in a relationship now and the imperfection of a union between two people has been demonstrated to me in vivid, colors, and dimensions. And the fact that my father was able to stay in his children's life despite those complications, and then some. Was remarkable is remarkable to me. My mother moved my sister. And I have to across the world many occasions not just get away from him. In fact, not to get away from him at all but just to follow our own whims. And my father would often even park a caravan at the end of a dirt road just to be near us. He's always been part of our lives. He'd always he always maintained a role in in our lives, despite my parents separation so caravan is like a mobile home. Oh, yeah. The liquidity call those the jet stream kind of thing. Yeah. I remember my mother moved my sister. Now all the way to the south of France where we lived and there's a long dirt road. And he bought when he served caravan Jetstream type things you put it at the T where the road met the dirt road, and he just lived there. My mother did want him on the property. So. Every day after school bus would drop us off. We'd see dead in his caravan. I want you to do that for. Well, he did that in variations of that Trump my own tire life. And as I say, they could the the intent to be part of his children's life the deliberateness with which he contorted his own life and scheduled to make sure that he was present in our lives was. Feet. There's something really terrible that happened to you him then in its own way as maybe responsible for the revival of his career. And from it for. His reconnection to people around the world. And that's that he had an accountant or a business manager who like drain your father savings and sold the publishing rights to your father saw that's kinda like stealing his soul to sell all the publishing rights to his songs. I mean, that's a seems like such a transgression. And like, I think she your sister who discovered that it happened. Like if I didn't even know. Yeah. As he often joked, I it is hilarious that he thought he could resolve his economic woes with song and poetry and incredible. The the the canon of his work with his devotion to blackening pages. Melody that that he built the life. He built for himself, and when he experienced this this episode the referring to it actually did compel him back out of retirement back onto the road. And that is what was part of what I referred to as the most sort of joyous and unexpected episode of his life, which was to to discover that all this time absence had made the park grew fonder who knew he always benefited from this kind of icon ick status, you know, people at Kirk Cobain and others, you know, would quote him. And but it didn't result in the kind of massive. Appeal and lo and behold from this economic crisis arose this most unexpected and. Festive of periods in his life. I was a festive. I mean, it was incredible to see the. The amount of universities that suddenly started teaching his works studying his works or even the whole rabbinical clan. Adopting his lyric says liturgy Madison Square Garden and the oh to twenty thousand seaters suddenly being filled a never sold more than six thousand tickets. So thank goodness for that economic crisis. So did he ever get the song writes back? Really? Those are gone. My guest is songwriter and singer Adam Cohen who is the son of Leonard Cohen Adam wrote the forward to a new collection of his father's previously unpublished writings called the flame. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. Let's get back to the interview I recorded with Adam Cohen, his father Leonard Cohen died two years ago. Adam is written the forward to new collection of his father's previously. Unpublished writings and drawings called the flame. Okay. So you are a singer songwriter to you grew up with your father's voice, you grow up with him writing, you grew up with him reading to you. You watched him backstage as he performed was it hard for you to find lick your own voice to recognize that his voice was a part of you that it influenced you in the way that people have a right to be influenced by the people who they they take in as they're going through their formative years. It was hard to to acknowledge that influence in the same NFL same time figure out who you were as a singer and songwriter. You know, I'm triggered tensor that in two ways the first is to look at it. Statistically, you know, statistically, I think humanity, you know, Napoleon son, Frank Sinatra's, son. It's very very difficult to capture people's imaginations in the same way as one would if you name was Joe Smith. You had no providence statistically, the heirs of people who do great things can often not do great things as as as remarkably. And in such a beloved way there's that. And then there's the idea that you know, that I grew up perhaps under this tyrannical shadow this oppressive tyrannical shadow, and it's quite the contrary. I mean, this was one of the most generous attentive nourishing characters I'd ever met. He encouraged me up to the upper upper sunniest branches of the family tree. And as I say, you know, I I really do believe my story is far more of a success story. Not just the instruction got from a master not just having his attention and encouragement and the example of his own life and work, but the great privilege of being invited. Again. You know, having started in the mailroom of the family business, the great privilege that it was to end up at the penthouse making boardroom decisions with my boss. If what about how other people might see you as Leonard Cohen some. But you haven't talked about yourself about your own process of development as a songwriter and finding finding your own voice. Then it's just something comic about you know, this incredible oak. You know, this this I see him as exceptional has has miraculous. An almost. In away. And you have to be talking about my little sprout next to his offering just seems comic. You have the right to talk about yourself without apologizing lever. Unimportant. You have the right to talk about it. And the right to talk about yourself and claim your own identity as a, you know, reminds me of one of my favorite lines from my dad is I will not be held like a drunkard under the called tap of facts. So these are your facts, ma'am. All right. All right. So with all that said, I wanna play a song of yours. Given how? Careful you are about curing things. I'm gonna to ask you to choose the song. I know this is enforcing if this is against your will you probably rather not playing anything, but consider yourself forced teach us a song of yours for us to play. Given the context I think we should play a song that my old man always loved was a song called what other guy. Okay. Here's Adam cone..
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"Of K Q E D. This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. When Leonard Cohen died two years ago at the age of eighty-two, he left behind many unpublished, poems and lyrics, some of his final poems. Lyrics notebook entries and drawings are collected in the new book, the flame, his son, my guest, Adam Cohen wrote the forward, and I'm also produced the album is father recorded shortly before his death called you want. A darker is a singer and songwriter whose album like man when gold in Canada in two thousand twelve he was born in Montreal in nineteen seventy two animus going to talk with us about Leonard Cohen as a writer, performer and father and tell us about working closely with his father in the final year of his life. Leonard Cohen's lyrics have a depth few songwriters. Have achieved reflecting reverence and despair his attraction to beauty and his knowledge of broken nece lyrics informed by his Judaism his practice of zen Buddhism. And his doubt some of his many well known songs include Suzanne, so long Marianne famous blue raincoat Chelsea hotel, number two. Everybody knows tower of song. I'm your man. And of course, his best known less frequently recorded and performed song. Hallelujah. Adam Cohen, welcome to fresh air. I just want to start by saying I love your father's music. I left his writing, and I feel privileged to have had the chance to hear him in concert and to talk with him on our show. And I'm grateful for the chance to talk with you today. So thank you for being here. When I interviewed her father in two thousand six after the publication of a book of his poems and songs, he asked to read a poem that he'd just written that hadn't yet been published. But it's now published in this new book the flame. So I thought it would be a perfect way to start with your father's reading of the poem a street from our two thousand six interview. I used to be your favorite drunk good for one more laugh. Then we both rattler. And luck with all we had you put on a uniform to fight the civil war. I tried to join. But no one liked the side, I'm fighting for. So let's drink to win. It's over and let's drink to when we meet I'll be waiting on this corner where there used to be a street. It wasn't all that easy when you up and walked away. But I'll leave that little story for another rainy day. I know your burdens heavy as you will it through the night, the guru says it's empty, but that doesn't mean it's light. So that strength to win. It's over and let's drink to when we meet I'll be standing on this corner where they used to be a street. You left me with the dishes and a baby in the bath. And your tight with the militias. And you wear their their camouflage. Will I guess that makes us equal? But I want to March with you. Just an extra in the sequel to the old red white and blue. So let's bring to when it's over. And let's drink to one way meet all be waiting on this corner where there used to be a street. It's gonna be September. Now for many years to come many hearts adjusting to that strict September drum. I see the ghost of culture with numbers on his wrist salute. Some new conclusion that all of us have missed so let's drink to win. It's over and let's drink to when we meet Hopi waiting on this corner where they used to be a street. This Leonard Cohen recorded on our show in two thousand six his son. Adam cone is my guess and the new posthumous collection of Leonard Cohen's final poems. Lyrics. Notebooks and drawings is called the flame. It's just been published. An includes the poem that we just heard. Adam. What does it mean to you to have some much of your father's latest? You know, his work. He did before he died collected in this new book. You know, I I'm just so struck by hearing. My father's voice. I seem to be listening to almost more than I ever did. Even when he was alive. I love his poetry. I love his words. I love the way. He marshals language. I am. I'm weary of discussing my father. I always have been especially when you have a person who had such an inimitable way of command of language. So I'm hesitant. And I didn't even know whether I should I I'm not certain I should be here. Speaking about him, but but it's a stirring subject, and I have been enlisted Hyman listed in the. In the campaign to let everybody know how wonderful I think he was. Do you feel protective of his privacy? Because in my opinion, like, your father was very. Elliptical and his writing and a pretty private about his life. You looted to a lot of things in his songs, but never quite came out and said them in a direct way. Oh, I I'm not certain. That's that's true. In terms of the use of the word direct. Okay. But I will say that. To speak on his behalf. Feels like a little bit of a transgression. A man who has designed his life around trying to not demystify a process. And his work really does speak for itself. So of course, I urge people that just consulted if they're interested in it. It's yes, it's complete with contradictions. He no, you go from things that are actually quite direct to things that are mysterious and elusive and designed to be transcended because of it. But he was preoccupied with the the broken of things the asymmetries of things, you know, as he says forget your perfect offering. There's a crack in everything. And his most famous song Hallelujah. Doesn't matter. What you heard the holy or the broken Hallelujah. So he was always preoccupied with the idea of the imperfection of things. Yeah. There's there's a crack and everything that's that's where the light gets in. I don't have the line. Exactly my fingertips. But I mean, it's the ring the bells that still can ring. Forget you perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Yes. Whatever like can get through the crack does you know? I mean, he sees the light. But he sees the thing that only has a crack that lets the light in the hallway. Always are the duality of everything is I think what I'm trying to say. So I I remember him dancing, so beautifully around these kinds of questions, which I think he was irritated by very core. And when I say that I don't mean to be disparaging of the person constructing the questions, I think it's natural for us to be curious and to our ticket our concerns or thoughts or questions, but I think it's also natural for the Concorde artists to preserve the kind of mystery and to not talk about the mechanics almost like a porno. This goes in here that goes in there, there's something bigger than the mechanics, and that is the end the end result, the stirring quality of of what is the result of an artist's work and. Know, I think he has he said, you know, put my paper hat on my concussion and dance. He tried on many occasions to to dance around questions or cooperate the ba- as best he could. And I feel like such a shabby impostor trying to be the ballot for him. You know, the ambassador of this particular book, which I had very little to do with frankly other than offering a title for it, or you are a very eloquent introduction, which will be quoting as time goes on here. Thank you. So I I think you said he left behind like lockers worth of notebooks. What are you doing with them? I mean, you just scrappy like he was always writing. There's always like cocktail napkins and pages and in his pocket that you found a notebook in the freezer ones. So what are you doing with the findings? Well, it's amazing. There's so much paperwork to go through a from the simplest point of view. There's the the archive will work, which is assembling everything and trying to pay homage to it for posterity. Then there's the completion of works of his in. This instance, it's the flame this book. And then there were also some songs, which I was tasked with finishing. You know, you may know produced his last record. The. Called you darker, and while working with him, many, many poems were read sometimes to Amir kick drum, you know, just for meter for tempo. And so there's this sense of responsibility to keep the songs alive is he always used to say. I want to play the title song on the final album that was released when you're father Leonard Cohen was still alive. It's called you darker, and then we'll talk about working with him on it..
"adam cone" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Can lame. The first kids come name the. On your. God knows you. I no shoe. Shoot, that's Adam. Cone singing his own son, what other guy and Adam Kohn wrote the introduction to a new collection of his father is late father, Leonard Cone's, final poems lyrics notebook entries, and drawings, it's called the flame. Thank you for letting. That's play that. Painting me out to be a real control freak. Oh, yeah, kind of kind of Adam cone. I really appreciate your doing this in real you. You're not not very comfortable having about your father even talking about yourself in this kind of setting. So thank you again so much. Thank you so much, most gracious and patient of you. Thank you. Adam Cohen wrote the forward to the flame the new collection of his father Leonard Cohen's, previously, unpublished lyrics, poems notebook entries and drawing tomorrow on fresh air. We'll talk about how terrorists governments, political campaigns, even street gangs, have weaponized social media with real world consequences. Our guests will be PW singer and Emerson brooking authors of the book like war. I'm Terry gross will close today with Leonard Cohen. Few on. Oh, do and thing you as to. And if you want. Canned of low. A mask for you. If you wanna pot. Take my hand if you want a straight down and. Here is Dan. Man. If you wanna box. Will step in to the. If you want a dumb. Support for this podcast and the following message come from internet essentials from Comcast, connecting more than six million low income people to low cost, high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more now they're ready for anything.
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