25 Burst results for "Leonard Cohen"

A Morning Message On Waking Up

On The Verge

05:36 min | Last month

A Morning Message On Waking Up

"All right yesterday I was full of. Spitting Vinegar for sure. So if you haven't listened to yesterday's episode just brace yourself. Brace yourself because I had this. Kind of Ha as I was walking down the stairs down to my gym, my apartment building. And I want to explain a little bit more about moments like that, and that's the beauty of these warning messages. My friend is this is uncensored. I don't want to Polish these morning messages a want you to feel the intensity or the sadness or the true emotion. As. It is emerging for me. Because if it's doing it for me, it's doing it for you in some way, and this is the whole idea. Of Waking, up. What does it mean to wake up? You may have heard this expression. That you know you meditate to become enlightened. Well, it doesn't mean that you're GONNA sit or go up to cave and spend the rest of your life glancing at your navel so to speak. Waking up means seeing reality. As it is without filter. and. It may just happen for a second here or there. And you may see the truth. And know the truth. And you know what scratch that there is no, may it is happening? All the time. George Leonard Said No, it was Leonard Cohen said. Something about it's the crack in the wall, it's how the light gets in. There are these moments that are happening all day long we're we are waking up to the truth where we have the hunch where we have the impulse where we know what's right and what's wrong. Where we know what we need and what we don't need. And when we are able to recognize. That moment. And Trust. that. This is true. That's how we begin to really change our lives. It's how we begin to walk. In our own way. To. Think. It's like march to our own beat I totally mix up mess metaphors all the time. My husband loves to make fun of me because I'm always mixing metaphor. So bear with me in my imperfection. But seriously. Yesterday as I was walking down the stairs I had this. piff any that I was allowing the news feed. To enter my psyche. Without permission. And so that's why I just turned on my voice recorder and and spewed out to you because I want you to know what it feels like to have that kind of moment of awakening. It's happening all day long. But here's what usually happens. One, we are so caught in our busy business and doing this. That, we don't. Allow. Ourselves. To. Experience. To, even just stop like I stopped on the landing of that stairwell. To make a change because it was that powerful. And it's happening for you. These hunches? These these knocks on the door. These whispers in your ear. All Day Long. Can you recognize it's happening. And Trust Yourself. Your. Gut Your. Inspiration your intuition. This is how we start to become self authoring individuals. Making our own choice. Listening to our own voice moving from that place seeing reality as it is. Now. It doesn't happen overnight. There's very, very few people who have had awakenings and the are permanent awakenings forever. For most of us, it's these little glimpses. These moments. Of Light. Right the cracks in the wall with a light gets in. It's like Oh my God look at that. That's it. And if there's anything or any reason why I do what I do Not because I'm enlightened 'cause I am far from it. But I trust these moments I trust him because I've allowed them in. And have allowed myself to investigate them. And all I am doing right here is, is that whisper in your ear to trust yourself?

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Leonard Cohen estate rebukes "Hallelujah" use at RNC

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:22 sec | Last month

Leonard Cohen estate rebukes "Hallelujah" use at RNC

"Cohen State is said to be exploring legal options against the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign for using the song. Hallelujah. We're listening to right now. Song Hallelujah was used allegedly without permission to wind down this week's RNC convention. In fact, an attorney for the estate says the RNC asked to use it and was specifically told no

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Glimpsing Aliveness With Cara Bradley

On The Verge

05:26 min | 2 months ago

Glimpsing Aliveness With Cara Bradley

"It. Could warning from my? Hike. On Valley, Forge Mountain actually mount misery I am on Mount Misery in Valley Forge Park. I've been wanting to do this just to grab my voice recorder and come and do something spontaneous with you for a while. So thank you for joining in with these morning messages. They are have been for me just an UN leaching of creativity spontaneity Tearing US I said yesterday and a lot of God a lot of like, ouch. Do I really want to put that out there who listen? Maybe you can hear the water as a Britt. Creek here. So what came to me today was to chat with you a little bit about aliveness. And about glimpsing aliveness. All of the things that I talk about a really coming at awakening. Awaking- awakening out of your busy thinking mind so that you can directly experience the brilliance of your life. And we take different turns. We look at this this gem from different angles, and so that's why why it may seem sometimes like I am jumping around. But really what we're doing is we're just changing perspective because there's no one path. There are infinite number of paths to waking up out of the the dream state of your mind. So. Being in nature for me. Is One of those paths that I take daily that I have to take daily because it it plugs me into. My sense of aliveness like nothing else I mean there's other things. But A, but nature's just so predictable. So glimpsing aliveness is simply. Allowing yourself to be with what is. To be with the gravel beneath your feet in the green around you in the sunlight peeking through the forest and the smell of summer the sounds of birds without having to. Label anything without having to. Analyze anything but you just start to melt or Mesh with the moment as it's unfolding. This is the process of awakening. And we've all had these moments. Every, single one of us if you've never sat down to meditate, it doesn't matter. You've had this experience. And I just want to encourage you to develop this capacity. To glimpse your own aliveness. To pause moment to moment so that you can. Hang out in the experience as it arises as it emerges. and. So it may be through music cooking may be through yoga. May Be on your run Maybe be in your car by yourself who knows. It can happen an infinite number of ways. When we start to pay attention to the glimpses of aliveness I talk about this I write about this a lot my book, and it's really informed my life just just recognizing glimpses. Moment to moment sometimes, we get caught in the thick of our mind. oftentimes we caught. In the thick of our mind to the news feed and what the world is kind of. Barrage us with. But then there are those cracks in the wall right Leonard Cohen says, that's where the light shines through there are those moments between moments. There are those precious. the the smell of coffee, the the site of Sun hitting the top of the trees you know the catching of somebody's is holding it there. The these are glimpses beyond the veil. Beyond. The veil of the thinking busy judging doubting fearing mind. And so I offer you a piece of my walk here as I. Look around. Bucks playing around. I hear the birds water and. You know it's just to be with that's it. Nothing. Special nothing profound. This is our birthright. It's our birthright. To recognize our own aliveness in the life force that moves through us. So. How do you glimpse aliveness? and. Once you start noticing you're gonNA start noticing more. And once you start noticing it more. then. The these moments. Start to if you're lucky start to lengthen. And the duration of these glimpses. Start. To. Become longer. And it's then in these glimpses in in a longer glimpse that you start to really hear. Your Voice. Your source, your source intelligence come through.

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Country music star Charlie Daniels, best known for 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia,' has died at 83

The Ralph Report

00:37 sec | 3 months ago

Country music star Charlie Daniels, best known for 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia,' has died at 83

"Nashville studios before he ever became a star in his own right, he he played for Bob. Dylan and Leonard Cohen all different kinds of music our, he broke. In the world of country music, some of big hits,

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Music streaming may actually be falling because of Coronavirus

Daily Tech News Show

01:58 min | 7 months ago

Music streaming may actually be falling because of Coronavirus

"All right. Let's talk a little bit about listening to music. You'd think maybe with a lot more people staying home more people would be listening to music and you'd be wrong courts notes that Italy's spotify users averaged eighteen point three million total streams of the top one hundred songs per day in February two thousand nineteen but since a national quarantine was announced march nineth total streams of the top. One hundred songs have not top fourteen. Point four million. That's just under four million less. There was a twenty three percent drop between March third and March seventeenth in the United States. Total spotify streams of the top. Two hundreds fell to seventy seven million on March seventeenth the lowest total so far this year. Uk France and Spain have also seen drops. Now maybe that when you're shut inside you just go for less popular songs flattening the curve if you will But it it does seem like maybe people. Just don't listen to as much music right now. Because they're not no situation. Yeah it's it's the commuting has dropped you know people are maybe going on. Few were outdoor exercise. Long form stuff where you listen to music. Definitely the case with me. I don't not any good reason but I don't listen to a lot of streaming music at home but I do when I'm out and about so my own use has gone down quite a bit. I'm just waiting for the surge. Unlike Leonard Cohen playlists. Or you know semi depressed. Folksy songwriters. You forgot how much you liked until you were really depressed about. Not being able to leave. Your House. Nbc surgeon playlists. Nobody's ever heard of. We've seen an extreme spike in. Everybody knows Yeah I do think this is an interesting thing because you would think like. Oh more people with more time. Maybe means more music but they're doing other things they're watching videos playing video games and the music is like you say Sarah for for going outside and hanging out with fewer people are doing or in your car when you're driving to work which you're people are doing that so yeah.

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Basic Folk: Dave Godowsky

Rock N Roll Archaeology

09:08 min | 8 months ago

Basic Folk: Dave Godowsky

"You are from Maine. Yes whereabouts are you from in. What is your hometown like? I'm from the town of Yarmouth Maine about seven thousand people. It's a great little suburban town. It's right outside of Portland which is a great small city great place to the classic kind of place that like when you're sixteen years old seventeen years old. You're like get me out of here. This is so boring. This sucks and then it doesn't take that long to be like. Oh you know what it's pretty cool like is a pretty place It spread on the coast. Means just a cool place you know. I think there's other small suburban towns in America that actually are probably the Really Boring this isn't one of them. It's actually a cold place. Let's the accent like the accent I can't there really isn't much of one. You have to get up into Maine to get into accent territory. I can't really I can't really do. I didn't really grow up with it. Disappointing Yeah Inter. Southern southern is It's really no different than vermonter. New Hampshire Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Although I guess sometimes there is A. It doesn't really have the Boston accent. I find the main accent. Would I know of it to be very similar to the western Massachusetts accent? Where there's like you can't get the From the The air it's like a dip down and then backup Yup Yup Yup. There's that thing which might be some form of Mandarin actually interesting moving on one thing that you aren't intentionally taught or a lot of people aren't intentionally taught to do is to listen to music You are basically a professional music fan. You've managed musicians. Signed musicians. Worked very talented songwriters throughout your career. What was it like for you to start discovering music at a young age? That's really interesting. I've never thought of it that that's a good. I'm going to steal that from now on you May Young Age. You mean like really young like when I was a kid merger you mean like when I first got into professional. Yeah I have another question about like about like your identity when it came to listening and discovering and then when you started to develop a fine taste but for this question I just wanted to know like when you first started listening to music. What was it like? Was there like an immediate connection or were you just like whatever this music and were in Louis stuff. Oh Yeah because a kid. There was definitely a huge connection. It's like the only thing I was really passionate about. Since I was like a little kid you know like eight seven or eight or something like I mean I remember just being so obsessed with records My parents had crates of old records from the sixties. Everything from the beach. Boys to Neil Young Bob Dylan to like the monkey is and you know. Funny stuff like that And I just remember like sitting there listening to records in studying the packaging and you know that was a time where the act the Physical Act of listening to music was as compelling as the music itself you know like you could get lost in the process of putting the needle on a record and listening to it and and reading who these people were and you didn't know it was just this big mystery. All you knew was what you were hearing. And whatever text and photos were in the sleeve so it was just this you know at this mysterious element to it that I became obsessed with it was like almost sounds like an adventure. Yeah exactly it was an adventurous. It was like it was exploring the unknown. Every time you found some new record And then you also wouldn't know anything about it or you wouldn't have any sense if anyone else knew anything about it like I remember talking to people at school and being like you ever heard of this artist or that artist and it was equal chances that someone would say like Yeah I've heard of Leonard Cohen. He's a big deal. Everyone knows him. And I'm like Oh okay or like does everyone know about this other person you know like I have no. You have no sense of things. It isn't like today when you just. You can see how many like instagram followers they have. Or whatever and you know within like a few clicks or whatever you can tell like more than you would ever possibly a million years want or need to know about any any. Wasn't that so hilarious when you discover so on you're like what a great discovery and you instagram. And they have like a million yes. Yeah Yeah that used to not happen. I know it's fun when it happens the other way. You assume someone say huge. He looked them up. And you're like what was this person not like for me. Sometimes when I do look at someone's numbers there is like either that like extreme. You know on the scale of extremes either. There's like a million followers. There's like one hundred in when I find that somebody has like a hundred instagram followers. I feel this like great despair. It's like Oh this is terrible right. What can I do probably nothing? Probably nothing unless you have millions of dollars yet. The correlation between quality and exposure is non-existent. Really which can be fun sometimes for fans not so fun for the artist but it kind of seems like for you. It's been a career long struggle of choosing performance over business. Yeah more so at different points. But Yeah Yeah. Why do you think that exists? I think a lot of it has to do with It's not even so much of -gistically thing as it is a perception thing like I'm not allowed to be feeling like I'm not allowed to be a musician if I'm working in music and that was something. I learned early on that. Really kind of bummed me out because I it never occurred to me before I was just like. I have car payments and student loan debt and bills and rent and all these things like you know I. I need to get a job. I can't just be a musician like you know. I need to get a fulltime job immediately. So thinking what did I just find job and music like it's the one thing I wanna do and I didn't even know what the music industry was. It was like there must be jobs in music right there. I know that there's some I don't know what it is but there's some music industry So I found a job at this record. Label mistake sure. Yeah we'll just do anything and the next thing I knew it was like I was playing gigs and there was immediately like this sense of like. Oh wait so you work at record label. Oh so but I don't get it like which one which one are you are you? One of us are one of them. It was like being a cop at a party or something you know like are you the are you a label guy or are you. One of the band was that it was seen in a negative way it may have inadvertently negative. I don't think there was much like. Oh we don't care about this guy. He's in with the label or something at least not overtly but it was definitely there like under like in between the lines. Kind of you know like it was I think for some reason. A lot of people have a hard time imagining that one person could be both.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:26 min | 11 months ago

"leonard cohen" 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.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

09:30 min | 11 months ago

"leonard cohen" 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. One Walmart rewards card you can earn five percent back at Walmart on line two percent at Walmart in store restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital one and a news breaks and big stories change every day. That's why we're giving you. NPR's ten minute morning news. podcast on Saturdays Saturday's to I'm Scott Simon and I'm Lou Garcia Navarro up. I start your day with us. Weekdays at six eastern and Saturdays at eight a bit later to suture weekend from NPR news. Let's get bacteria interview from last year with singer. Songwriter Adam Cohen. The son of singer Songwriter. Leonard Cohen a new Leonard Cohen Album. Thanks thanks for the dance comes out today so you were born in Nineteen seventy-two. Some of your father's most famous songs were already written and recorded by the time you were born Suzanne so long Marianne nowhere to say goodbye. 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.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:05 min | 11 months ago

"leonard cohen" 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.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:12 min | 11 months ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Fresh Air

"You cannot see anew. Posthumous album by Leonard. Cohen is out today titled Thanks for the Dance. Today we hear from his son Adam Cohen. Who produced it? Most of the tracks were recorded during sessions for Leonard Cohen's final album which his son also produced. Adam remembers when his father was composing. His best known Song Hallelujah took him. I'm twelve years. It started. It started when I was very very young here verses. I think there are eighty four verses to that song I remember coming down to the kitchen table. And he was there with a nylon string guitar in his underwear and they're always be versus to consult also Justin. Chang reviews a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Starring starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers the humming bird singer songwriter. Leonard Cohen died in twenty any 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 forward as well and also took some of the outtakes from his father's you want it darker recording sessions and has produced and completed them. This new posthumous must 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 bring. I'm 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 gravesite. I felt like every person was there to just humbly deposit their little rock near the engraving his name Unquote Adam. Cohen was born in Montreal in nineteen eighteen seventy two and is a singer songwriter himself his album like a man when gold in Canada. In Twenty Twelve Terry Gross spoke with Adam Cohen. Oh and 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.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

11:41 min | 1 year ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

"Had in follow too closely what he was reading a other than what he would tell me and there was A. I think he's again. These are all admissions. That I'm having trouble making 'cause you know I I sort of feel like he would say that you're incorrigible. Don't demystify I've spent my whole life putting bales up but I I think he had forfeited reading for the Iranian ease of online publications ends of Lectures Online. And I know that he was following some pretty wacky folks From from rabbis and seeks to to Hindu new gurus and he was deep deep into listening to P.. Two people speaking. Yeah he invited me to see Rabbi Finley with him several times have not yet done it. Still blurbs go let's go. Let's go one of these days. He's he's a beautiful robust interesting charismatic nick character ex-marine from Irish descent Who became incredibly versed in and all things Jewish but with with a really modern and moderate bent very Quebec after the break will debut a song? I'm from Leonard. Cohen's new album thinks the dance broken record is presented by Lexus. which asks what amazing ideas will? Oh you inspire next. Is there a color you've never seen before. That's a question. Only Lexus would ask. Color is product of light interference but conventional paints and pigments can only reflect half light at most access was curious could they create a new pigment that reflects nearly a hundred percent of light creating a color never before experienced by human. I for clues. They looked to the earth's most vibrant creatures like the Martha Butterfly Mimicking its unique properties of light interference and they came up with solution that requires eight months Twelve production steps and twenty inspections to create the world's first Omni directional color structural blue. There is there a color you've never seen before yes and you'll find it on Alexis L. C.. Discover what amazing ideas you'll inspire fire next at Lexus dot com slash curiosity or back with Adam Cohen. Should we talk a little bit about the the album before this one. The hit the last one. He was present for when I was beautiful for me and not just because the record turn out beautifully and all my father passed away only three weeks after it came out. He did get to you know when he played for you came over to the house when he played it for people whose opinion he was seeking or or with with whom he just wanted to share the music and then eventually the world That that a collect you know. This is where it's he was such an unsentimental guy that I almost feel like. I'm trespassing but for me. It was sentimental to be summoned to work with my father other in whose footsteps I tried with clumsiness to follow to To Go from basically glorified coffee boy. You know in the in the basement of the building tending up in in the penthouse making boardroom. Decisions with the boss Except set the boss was in a medical chair you know in his living room ended Wilshire. tit tau actually actually having this resonant music to to wrestling with the master and and not getting creamed and in fact you know when another thing that when you came up in conversation you know and pardon me for the oversimplifying but when when he would say rick or or Don Wasser Delana. They want they want me to go back. They want me to. They want me to literally regress to making you know an old Leonard Cohen album with just nylon string guitars and stuff. Like I don't WanNa do that. You know like I'm not a museum am piece. I'm not even particularly nostalgic But of course I believe you were right. and and the that desire tire for Leonard Cohen to tickle that and evoke that sense that we have in our minds eye of what Leonard Cohen is. Not just list not just spiritually not just lyrically but also sonically into the architecture that accompanies him. was such a strong desire tire and when he finally was weak enough to relent and allow that just for a second second especially with this his son To have that nylon string guitar come back to to quiet. The background vocals and excavate enough space for him in the verses so that the narrator ship was unchallenged lodged And they could go back to that other union that he had created which Yin and Yang where he has his masculine ESCULENTA baritone narrator narrator ship and then there's this incredible generous complicitous from the female backgrounds. So this this union. This is an architecture that he he helped excavate so to to restore that but at the end of his life with that Kravitz with that sombreness with that sharpness with that courage to go into the darkness and come back with a little little parcel of truth that the ad was incredibly edifying. You know touching me and you mentioned his medical chair when I came to visit him it it. He literally looked like a King Ima thrown. It was unbelievable. He was so elegantly dressed as as always Yes but so beautiful and sitting in this grand chair in the small space. Yeah if it it took my breath away. At every time I visited him. It was always It was always thrilling for me but maybe even more so than and none of us. I mean I certainly didn't know that he was going anytime soon because we were already talking about what he was going to do. Next it's like really told music's I was writing for the next album uh-huh which is which is now happening. Yeah Yeah Yeah No. He was living often said to my friend. Cacao who again mixed and recorded both that record in this one in I said I you know he's staying alive for this. This is the only thing he's living for yet and Often unfortunately that statement was made that declaration was was uttered when we were going nowhere and it just felt like he was stalling and it was like dead. We get when you finish this record. You'RE GONNA you're GonNa let go but only when you finish the work. He was a pit bull at the sleeve of this mission whether it was blackening pages. You're finishing a a lyric and then refinishing it. But there was this indelible and very clear sense that he was living for the work. That's all I was living. That was that was why when he played me you. The new finished work. The first thing I said was so. What's the next song manipulate you know? Have you started on the next album yet. Knowing that he needed that. Yeah and knowing that we want to hear that good for everybody did he. Did he do that. Thing that he that he sometimes uh-huh we do Almost like a magician with a card trick did he dispense on you lyrics and he was working on. Yeah isn't that just magical. Yeah amazing one of the things. I missed the most is in dropping by and having him without a teleprompter. And we're talking about a man who is literally swimming in Tom's Tom's Tom's of notch words put like heavy condense and delicious the language and for him to pull them out and it doesn't matter whether it's pulling up blake or Shakespeare or his own work the acidity in the sharpness right to the end But then to hear the deliciousness of a concoction that he was in the in the throes of you know then it wasn't an isn't that just delicious memory believably unbelievably thrilling. And I'm sure over the years there were many that you got to hear that may be never. It came to pass. Well you know it's funny. Say That because on this record I had to beg him as dead you know. That's on puppets. Just just speak it. I know you never. I know you are not cosigning. You don't believe that there's music that exists for this yes or Knight of Santiago or As several others where I I said just just read it. Read it to to a Metronome S.. We'll figure that out later but don't not speak this into a microphone. Yes and That's how delicious some of those moments were you know. Yeah there's some unfortunate and get in fact. The last song on. This album is called Listen to the hummingbird and We were done with the record and Michael and I were in Berlin at a festival called People Festival which is organized by Justin Vernon Bonnie Blair and and the designers from the national and a bunny ears. Music was we were sharing a studio and they were. We had a shared wall and all of these is incredible. Moving of occupy of Sonics. Were coming through the wall and instead of hating him and resenting him for interrupting what would otherwise have been our session were inspired and And we sit her so all my goodness the very last time. This man spoke in public. He impromptu did what we're talking about. Hey said hey do you wanna hear something. I'm working on. And he read into into a fifty eight in a halogen lit conference room oppressive and he read out loud. This poem and We remembered it contacted Sony said. Is there any way you could locate that one moment in that press conference turn it into a way file. Send it to us and with this stuff coming through the shared wall. We composed this This track maze.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

08:41 min | 1 year ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Broken Record

"This is broken. Can Record liner notes for the digital age unjust. Enrichment Rick Rubin New Leonard Cohen for about a decade before his passing soon afterwards Leonard Son Adam reached out to rick wanted to tell the story about his father. The one you're about to hear when's the last time we saw each other as China remember. It's feels like so long ago all of it. I was China. Remember men of the feeling that I was left with In that story that my dad always used to tell about you and you became the brunt of almost like a punchline at but now the whole thing's dissipated into a general tapestry and feeling of you know I guess a a mix a cocktail a blend of maybe inaccuracies in feelings mixed together. But I I WANNA try letters summoned if it's appropriate S. The story about you took. Tell me the story as you remember it. It has something to do with. You've his general feeling about himself. Not Being a stallion in the race of show business us and by that I mean he would refer to other guys he came up with whether it's Christopherson or biohazard Zurve Joni your dylan or all. Cats are coming up in his era. As knowing what to do he would say these guys know what to do. All I've ever known. Is that a black lacking page. You would say that's where you have to understand that context before Rick Rubin enters into the conversation so then then the question is two who guys sitting at a table and some music industry related question emerges and he says I know Adam. I mean. They don't like we. We should ask Rick like Rick Rubin would know this and so very quickly that morphs into any question that we have asked. Rick Ask Rick you know I come to him with genuine question dad you know. What should I do about this? If it's music related and then turns into punchline said at him you know what I'm about to say ask Rick Rubin and of course I had met you know it's so funny I A and as I said I. I didn't know any of this until you told me this. Fda Dad passed. Yeah and so I felt like I had to track down on on the off chance he was right. You know I have after at Rick and I have subsequently asked you on many occasions. You've proven right every time. Wow so thank you my pleasure. It's an amazing story. It makes me laugh every time. Yeah me to tell me about the The New Your Dad's newest project I know is not credible. It so cool I suppose that The most gratifying part other than the fact that it wasn't a humiliating disaster. And the fact that is is resonant and that I think it's beautiful and people are responding to it so favorably. I think the headline is the person after person who hears it one of the most gratifying things that is set of it. Time and time again is that they feel like my God Leonard. Cohen is still here. He speaking to a still and with this message in tow this beautiful offering this command of languages inimitable. Gift that he's always had still having map. Of course. I could go into detail because I have the help. Tell me about the the specifics of the making of it like how how did it. How did the idea come straight from the beginning? Well the the first thing that happened was mile man passed away and I live about seven hundred fifty meters down the same street where you visited. And I'm left with this notion that one of the ways in which I can visit with him mm-hmm so palpably as opposed to so many other people who lose a parent or someone I've got all these recordings. And they are the some of his being. In many instances they are the some of what he practiced to be in this world and They are literally his words. His voice in recordings and at one point I out of desperation and a tiny tiny pinch of courage. I- I dared. Open up two sessions in my backyard and I just wanted to sit with him. I missed him And it was a wave of conversing of remaining in dialogue with the guy that was the beginning. And then something really unexpected and magical happened. A record is not affect complete. You know even good songs do not result in good recordings. Even in your hands doesn't matter if the artist and the song and the producer reducer and the musicians eight is not a guarantee of anything and so the fact that that a record actually emerged. It's finished and that's resonant that's emotional and that's truthful it's not in my hands I don't have the qualifications to do that. It emerged and it's out of our control. That's the it's out of our art controls again. And so I have two strikes against me for this record in terms of my actual true participation. You know one is that I neither have great and esteemed credentials and to. This wasn't my record. You Know I. I wasn't trying to make my choices. Of course I was trying to at all times because of this conversation that I was in dad would do you like this. Is this what you would do. Is this truthful and So it eliminated this tragic layer that we often impose on ourselves of doubt it was. I don't have to consult myself. I'll have to do his consult him. He was very clear about what he didn't in like. That's the great advantage that I had over people who are ag- you for example. I knew what he hated. Of course you know what's interesting never thought what about this before but for any other artist this would be a more difficult process. But because Leonard's music always always essentially started with the poetry and that was the basis of the greatness of the songs the heavy lifting was already done so this is the best example of being able to make something really truthful truthful to him where the participation that he already did really is the key. Yeah I I was thinking that on the drive up here. You know. There's a there's a song called the goal which is literally no more than a minute long and his reading which had no music who's just reading his reading. Sounds like a Thespian. From the other other side of the world the command of language the cinematic transport of quality and then to end you know by saying no one to follow nothing to teach except that the goal falls short of the reach. Can't leave my house or answer the phone going down a gain but I'm not alone settling at last accounts of the soul. I sit in my chair. I look at the street. The neighbor returns my smile. Mild defeat I move with believe.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on All Songs Considered

"Against just like that that Sandy Alex g the song is called hope the albums called House of sugar. It's out take a quick break be right back and and you're listening to all songs considered from NPR music support for this podcast and the following message come from Tito's handmade vodka born and bred in Austin Texas the live music capital of the world musics just kind of part of our DNA says tito beverage founder and master distiller of Tito's handmade vodka for recipes videos and more more visit them at Tito's vodka dot com eighty proof. Tito's Handmade Vodka Fifth Generation Inc.. Distilled and bottled in Austin Texas crafted to be savored David responsibly support for NPR comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman's own food products to a charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org. It's all songs considered. I'm Bob Boylan Boylan so we're going a little folk and poetic in this half of the show. Did you hear that there's a new album coming from Leonard Cohen and that surprise announcement announcement came a day before the legendary poet and musician would have turned eighty five and about three years after he passed away the album's called. Thanks for the dance. It's not a bunch of odds and ends and besides these are new songs Leonard Son Adam Cohen who's a musician also helped produce that twenty sixteen album you you wanNA darker in all the writing created for that project. There was more left unfinished. Leonard Cohen asked his son to bring these songs to completion Russian and so with the help of longtime friends and collaborators including Luis Javier Moss Jennifer warnes Damien Rice Feist Bryce Denner Patrick Watson and others. These unfinished songs have been brought to life. The first hint of what were in four is out. It's a poem read by Leonard Cohen. It's called the goal can't leave my house or answer the phone you're going down a gain but I'm not alone settling at last count of the soul for the track Payton as for the fall that began long ago can't stop the rain. They can't stop the snow. I sit in my chair. I look at the street. The neighbor returns my smile. Defeat move with the leave shine with the chrome almost alive. I'm almost at home no one to follow nothing to teach except that the goal fall short uh.

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It sure does sound like this dog is singing Britney Spears' 'Toxic'

Donna and Steve

01:44 min | 2 years ago

It sure does sound like this dog is singing Britney Spears' 'Toxic'

"This report is being brought to you by kit turning online right now is Amy wine house because today is the seventh anniversary of her death fans. Are, paying tribute to the late senior who passed away July twenty. Third two thousand. Eleven, at age of, only twenty seven huge. Town fair lost too early Amy wine house seven years ago today, other things that are trending right now are Canada's walk of fame Canada has its own walk of fame for famous Canadian celebrities and they announced their inductees and it looks like one Seth Rogan is, making it, on the hall of fame list as well as actress Andrea. Martin and, there is a posthumous honor for the late Canadian singer Leonard Cohen the famous Canadians are being honored to. Day? Congrats and it looks like Britney Spears song toxic is. Trending why because looks like this video Oh has gone viral as they say but it's a video of dog squeaky barking the song toxic by Britney Spears the video has over two million views in just a couple of days. And, someone also took the dog vocals and into britney's toxic video. We actually post. The video on mytalk, one zero seven one. Dot com if you wanna check it out very funny stuff there, so give that a look at what's trending at mytalk too so we'll take a quick look at your channel five eyewitness news weather forecast for the day looks like we gonna have showers and thunderstorms, later otherwise, mostly today will be sunny with a high of eighty four. Low of, sixty five and then tomorrow mainly sunny same thing, eighty four low of sixty five currently it's seventy seven. Degrees? And.

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Nicki Minaj Announces New Album 'Queen' at Met Gala

Pop Shop

01:57 min | 2 years ago

Nicki Minaj Announces New Album 'Queen' at Met Gala

"Yeah that's right so this is brand new we totally plan this gala a lot of music headlines came out of the events let's just hit this artists by artists here starting when nicki menaj she announced her new album called queen is coming on june fifteenth appropriate queen yeah you know people have been talking about whether that's a reference to you know the dominance of other female mc's and her wanting to kind of establish yourself as queen of the lady rappers oh that's dumb that's there actually was a photo of her with cardio chatting at the mccallum together last year it was a top ten hit they did although there was an interview since then where she there's a lot of drama about that song so yeah the interview she did with zane lowe referenced how she didn't really care for the response from cardi and offset after that song came out so their motor sport by the way we're talking about there is stuff in the air but obviously they also are friendly and hang out at the back out you know it's all it's all good speaking of other ladies that nicky has collaborated with the truth she referenced a secret project with madonna on the red carpets clean a pop the queen of pop speaking of madonna she also was at the gala she performed like a prayer appropriately for the heavenly bodies fashion and the catholic imagination theme of the nights and she also appropriately did a cover of leonard cohen's hallelujah think you mentioned that she might have maybe given a taste of a new song while someone on twitter some twitter assange wetter person some random person on twitter posted a clip because there is no official video of the performance that she did which looked pretty for can elaborate i mean there was like a forty second sort of super cut and madonna perform with this theme obvious obviously she's only been employing catholicism into her career since she basically started.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on The How-To Heretic

The How-To Heretic

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on The How-To Heretic

"Okay so in addition to all the general raping us and and misogyny and shit in the bible the bible's also describing underage what we would call underage boys as sexy so good yeah i mean he keep it sounds about right doesn't it yeah yeah yeah oh also not for nothing this will come back many times he plays the lyre and like a little angel he plays that liar his his little it is as mentioned in the leonard cohen song yes yeah it is yeah it is indeed so yeah this is a this is a handsome boy who plays the lyre his dad sends him to to take food out to his brothers who are on the on the front lines and here's what's funny somehow the frontlines have done their daily yell which gets them you know that's i guess that hypes them up there haka and then they they've gone to the front lines so they are ready to fight they've left their camp and they're out there on the line ready to fight and david meanders out among them to find his brothers apparently in that state and he's like hey here's some food dad sent me out to sea and david catch it happens to catch goliaths spiel that day and he's like okay and then he goes around and ask starts asking guys around him hey what do you think the king would give you if if this guy if somebody killed this guy what do you think you'd get and and everybody everybody had been saying you know the rumor was the king will give you the quote the king will give great wealth to the man who kills him he will also give him his daughter in marriage and we'll exempt his family from taxes in israel so so like the rumor was like you know you'd be set you'd be you'd be you'd be doing pretty good if you killed this guy.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Was hallelujah i can't remember the guy's name he just died spoiler yeah i don't remember his name i know i'm supposed to but it's not coming to me and i'm not gonna force it what are we play it and see if it comes to you a this kind of come on no no quebec of ruben nerd show that was fun i don't think i've ever heard the the leonard cohen version of that song oh seriously i've only heard covers feels dr bob dylan he kind of vibe here for me not i mean you're saying he's not a very good singer but you like his songwriting would he go through on american idol no no no no sherry familiar with puddles i've seen puddles all over the place that was the clown know who sings no he kinda reminds me have puddles the clown really yeah he's kinda kinda got up five aw oh puddles yeah i don't think he did but he can models the clown has done space leonard cohen it's killing theo's chandelier so he does something called his pity party puddles the clown he's a big star you should look in late at night you stumble on these internet finds how deep in the youtube black hole are you at this point where it's then bottles when will i learn shootout on the one for a good child call upbringing from america's got talent he was on america's got talent but this is even before that got it going on except for the fact that he's a clown but look into tops i'm telling you look into these videos you know i'm watching your video right now are up not into this is steve i have a surprise for you all really okay you have a story about the rock no big shocker there we finally have your intro we have an intro to rock talk sweet sassy that on the way and you have got a story that has to do with rock and something he refuses to do the kind of movie you'll never see him and we will explain on the.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"Kona released fourteen studio albums in his long career along with another dozen odd books of poetry into novels my conversation with him continues in a moment i'm david rim they can this is the new yorker radio hour new yorker radio our is supported by goldman sachs some of the most important questions facing the world today intersect with the global capital markets climate change autonomous driving the future of china's economic growth on exchanges i goldman sachs the firm's podcast you'll hear discussions on topics with farreaching implications like these think of it as a place to get insights from some of the world's leading thinkers on markets industries and the global economy available on your favorite podcast app and at g s dot com slash podcast oh welcome back to the new yorker radio hour i'm david ramnik today my conversation with the great songwriter leonard cohen we spoke in the summer of two thousand sixteen at his home in los angeles khan was already very ill but he was somehow bearing up with amazing determination and he was really eager to talk he died a couple of months later at the age of eighty two bob dylan won said that cohen songs were like prayers and many of them do lean heavily on scripture on the psalms in particular and its most famous song by far is called hallelujah plenty of cohen's fans have come to see him as a kind of quasi religious figure but when i spoke to him cohen was reluctant to overanalyze that religious aspect of his music he didn't like the suggestion that he tried to give his uh spiritual uplift or haft because i though the identify.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"Oh mm a this is the new yorker radio hour i'm david ramnik wrong the y uae like it from guinea midnight why man dry in miles away lead free last year i spent a few days with the songwriter leonard cohen cohen had been avoiding interviews for the past four or five six years but once he agreed to talk we talk for days and covered the length and breadth of his career and i'm grateful that i had the chance to visit when i did because not long after leonard cohen died at the age of eighty two cohen once wrote a song called the tower of song in which he compared himself really unfavourably to hank williams but along with the other masters bob dylan certainly joni mitchell konya west everybody's got their own list leonard cohen is way up there in the ranks of songwriters when i visited him in los angeles he was suffering from a number of very serious illnesses although he was keeping that very very private he was in deep pain especially from compression fractures in his spine and he had to sit in the big blue medical chair you was very thin may be a hundred and ten pounds at the most but i have to say that he was in a bullion mood somehow for a man who knew where life was taking him and it was going to take him there in a hurry he was the most gracious toast the side of my mother.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"With the great songwriter leonard cohen we spoke in the summer of two thousand sixteen at his home in los angeles khan was already very ill but he was somehow bearing up with amazing determination and he was really eager to talk he died a couple of months later at the age of eighty two bob dylan won said that cohen songs were like prayers and many of them do lean heavily on scripture on the psalms in particular and its most famous song by far is called hallelujah plenty of cohen's fans have come to see him as a kind of quasi religious figure but when i spoke to him cohen was reluctant to overanalyze that religious aspect of his music he didn't like this gestion that he tried to give his work a spiritual uplift or heft because i don't like to be identified with jewish thought in my own mind i know i know that i am deeply condition by these one of the great themes of capitalistic sod the idea that the stress of jewish activity is the repair of god god in creating the world dispersed itself the creation is a catastrophe there are pieces of him or or is that are everywhere and the specific test of the jew is to repair the face of god the prayers of remind god but it was once a harmonious unity the birds day said start again her damn sir go on twitter on brothers passed away oh lordy two the father she qatar law in seoul bothered his death off free let's pau gasol you will.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Here & Now

"Has has new hi now i say this is new it is new comparatively to some of the other music that unit you have brought us but how new is this this couple years old oak and it is from an extraordinary album and to cool thing about this song is that the four main vocalist group take turns on the song dwindle lee and when you combine that two leonard cohen riding in a song back in the 80s and i would've loved to have been just a fly in the room when he sat down and wrote this because he did eighty draft versus up this it is extraordinary recording but it's not a traditional christmas oh no it's uh it it has to do with king david and bathsheba and sampson and delilah they're they're several biblical references in this particular song but it's it gives you goosebumps and i i'm anxious i have not seen them performed this live i just haven't been at the right place at the right time but hopefully next year i'll perform this i will you have another acappella group for us next this is straight no chaser with the twelve days of christmas up on the ninth day of chris was not cheap day of christmas this job later today eighty cents milk is legislator by not show you better not cry better not in a pair three on the night in home on the aid right on this with macau's recalled.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Into the night thinking i'm at the j nos that's good enough izzo to be recognised by canada is always incredible social happy but i feel like the most produce more prestigious honor that you had is that you were nominated for songwriter the absolutely that does that i will that's why i was like i need when really think about the other one 'cause i was just like i'm really in a category with legends leonard cohen and gordon downey and and you before you have an album out pia but there has to be some some pressure inherent in that to that before you have a record out your beer being compared professionally yeah these giants who have you deal with that yeah it's a crushing mine it did it did i remember when i saw that my initial reaction is just pure excitement but then it does put this level of wollek i have something to kind of proven something to do now because this is a this is like these are heroes um but more than pressure i think for me i was just honored like i i literally could not believe it i got ahead china has elected wyatt like i am at what i'm about to eat macaroni and chea and i'm ana yeah it was crazy the macaroni and cheese in somehow in love what i think is the greatest public radio segue of all time relates to the album title macaroni and cheese oh yeah because it's my safeya because it's your safe hit is your out that's of while mild blown rare oh tell me what your safe haven is wow it's a lot of things my family my friends and my piano back home that's where i feel the most myself in the most safe really honestly and edmonton yeah is the dissemination factor in there yeah edmonton his home island edmonton's on those cities where he don't appreciate it until you get out that's what i've learned and everyone that we all agree all the kids who have left always a car now i know why edmonton it's such a gem will why now that you've no three nofence eminent want one why why uh if you're i love him and timothy you're in a cave you knew philander not love edmonton gases the young threetenths with mainly us when you're in la and when you're in new york.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on KOIL

"This is the robert daffy shell no i must admit i would have felt upset if hillary had won i would have felt who said for our nation but i don't think i would have raised the handle have protested i would have worked harder uh uh to get my point of view across i wouldn't have tried to stop someone else his point of view and that's what we're finding today but on this veteran's day reflect celebrate cheer pray we're all americans that was a a opening i haven't looked into the first hour we did a lovely veterans eight history blessed so to speak and what i'd like to do is i'd like to pay homage right now to the great ogboru pegged at eighty two years old we song writer poet novelist leonard cohen to laze in the rim you've been hearing the moans go by you can men nine beside and in no she's have crazy but that's why you want to let it means was born at first nineteen thirty four crashed on november seven 2016 i'll gene singersongwriter poet and novelist then she is work explored religion politics isolation sexuality and personal relationships you mall he was inducted into both the canadian music hall of fame and the canadian songwriters hall of fame as well as the rock and roll hall of fame he was a companion of the order of candidacy the our nation's highest civil honour or used test in 2011 he received one of the prince of austria's award for literature and the ninth glenn price glenn who was a great amazing pianist he was when he wa uh and he spent a long time watching now let me ask you something who singing that song was leonard who's at his version of other of that i believe it okay very melo 'cause i know the older leonard cohen he said all man will lease saying those than until the sea shell but he gave himself was broken long before this guy widow forcing could almost he added cohen he sang second only to bob dylan the perhaps simon in terms of approved uh she's from major critics so this nice lovely tribute who has written by my friend the flag beret like many.

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"leonard cohen" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"leonard cohen" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Three to five friends i actually like being in a room with and then if anyone else's into this cool so i mean my parents are amazing like fashion was not their world my dad taught english up my high school in my mom is a textile artist you weaves tapestries about judaism and leonard colin and i mean to be fair that could be argued as a sort of mom version of rookie like a making a history about leonard cohen is sixty year olds version of like fandom found yeah i will end my dad like we were years into rookie even being a thing he was like oh did i ever tell you that i started a journal writing class at your high school in the 80s yeah yeah i had a book proposal i took their journals i made a book proposal called being 17 it was like the diaries of real teens and back then there is no internet so he really didn't know what teenagers were going through or thinking and he showed me the proposal and of course it didn't it wasn't published but i was like oh i'm you jannati and nurture nature i got it is nice duty cave the first time you're on the show you can whose roma so he says have told him he was like chelsea four vital'o british got the rocket ship any given the rockets yo dead yet yeah like with their turned on to uh yeah still have that video somewhere like.

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