John Richards :
12/01/2021 08:32 AM
Lisa LeClair :
09/21/2021 04:36 AM
Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen was born on this day in 1934. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 82.
Kevin Cole :
09/09/2021 04:45 PM
I was hoping I'd be lucky enough to have you play Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche" during your Music Heals broadcast this Thursday.
I've struggled on and off with clinical depression and suicidal ideation since high school. At a particularly bleak precipice before I was kicked out of university I had turned almost completely insular.
While I struggled with many aspects of my personal life, I found a lot of solace in the music of fellow depressives. To me, the writing of artists like Leonard Cohen always brought a sense of shared emotional affect - a voice from someone who ached in a seemingly similar fashion. It was a reassurance that no matter how out of place I felt, these struggles were not unfamiliar to many.
This selfish friendship I found with authors I'd never meet (let alone have to share anything vulnerable with) provided me some stability until I'd begin the painful process of seeking therapy and opening myself back up to others.
Thank you for providing this program and taking the time to sift through many voices such as mine. I'd never have gone back to school and completed my degree without voices that made me feel less alone.
Cheryl Waters :
05/21/2021 11:19 AM
Leaonard Cohen's 'Songs of Love and Hate' includes some of his most famous compositions, including "Joan of Arc," "Avalanche," and "Famous Blue Raincoat."
Avalanche's lyrics are based on a poem he had previously written. He acknowledged in a 1992 interview with Paul Zollo that his "chop", his unique pattern of playing classical guitar, is behind many of his early songs, and this one features Cohen's trademark fast, syncopated classical guitar pattern as the accompaniment on the recording of the song.
Here is Leonard Cohen playing "Avalanche" live in Boston in 1993:
John Richards :
09/09/2020 09:30 AM
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