Issue #6 had a cover date of February 24, 1968. 24 pages. 25 cents. It contained a five-page spread called “It Happened in 1967” wherein Wenner was already mythologizing the year his magazine would spend the next 50 years celebrating. It was presented as an annual news wrap-up/mock election/awards presentation. The “awards” given out: • … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 6
Video: Leonard Cohen – “Leaving the Table” From You Want It Darker, out now on Columbia Records. I should’ve gone and seen Leonard Cohen when he started touring again in 2008. A dear friend of mine saw him at the Chicago Theatre in 2009 and wept when Cohen, a 75 year old man, fell down … Continue reading New Leonard Cohen video: Leaving the Table
MP3: Adam Cohen – “What Other Guy” from Like A Man, due April 3 on Decca (UMG). Who would’ve guessed? I can only thinkf of a handful of good musicians whose parents were famous artists. The Nelson twins? Nope. Wilson Phillips? Nope. Arguments could certainly be made for Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainright, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. … Continue reading Leonard Cohen’s kid is pretty good
Incredible footage of Cohen’s unraveling on his 1972 European tour.
A work of fiction inspired by a mix of Southern California classics.
Spawn of Leonard Cohen or just plain good indie-folk-pop? What’s the difference? Great band from the Pacific Northwest.
NPR has a live Leonard Cohen show from the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. It’s not the complete set, but it’s a great collection of songs: “Dance Me to the End of Love” “The Future” “Chelsea Hotel” “Tower of Song” “Suzanne” “The Partisan” “Hallelujah” “Recitation With N.L.” “Take This Waltz” “So Long Marianne” “First We Take … Continue reading Leonard Cohen – Live in Manhattan
Leonard Cohen’s Seven Immutable Laws of Business: “There’s nothing you can do behind your desk that can’t be more effectively accomplished with a beautiful, long-haired, chain-smoking woman lying naked next to you in bed.” Truer words have never been said. Via lhb.
A GLONO exclusive! “The Partisan” by Quasar Wut-Wut, recorded live at Schubas in Chicago on January 19, 2005 for emusiclive. This song, made famous by Leonard Cohen, has a fascinating history.