Like many others music fans I have anticipated the new Leonard Cohen recording, Old Ideas. I caught his television spot this past Sunday during CBS Sunday Morning and it’s message really stayed with me.
Leonard Cohen is a renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, novelist, poet, and painter. I feel guilty I haven’t allocated enough time to listen to and appreciate his art. I know his classic standard-bearer songs such as ”Suzanne” and “Bird on the Wire”, but I truly don’t know the artist and his muse better than I should.
Granted there is so much music in this garden music and only so much time to listen appreciably to great music. I am trying to correct that mistake by starting with his latest effort, Old Ideas and working backwards in time. Wikipedia does an effective job of letting us shuttle through a musicians discography in chronological reverse order.
Wish me well as I try yet again to become better acquainted with one of the great artists of our time
- Esquire:Leonard Cohen and the Persistence of Sorrow (esquire.com)
- Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas (3nipples.wordpress.com)