Happy birthday, Leonard Cohen

September 21, 2011

At Light on Dark Water Maclin Horton points out that today is Leonard Cohen’s birthday. I had entirely forgotten — it’s almost enough to get my citizenship revoked! Here is my favourite of his many wonderful songs, in a live performance from a recent concert. He is 77 years old today.

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4 Responses to “Happy birthday, Leonard Cohen”

  1. Christina A. Says:

    My appreciation for Cohen increases as I age.

    Started out at age 14 by reading The Favourite Game. It was not a winning start.

    Have grown to really like his music though.

  2. cburrell Says:

    I haven’t read any of Cohen’s (non-musical) poetry or prose, but I can imagine. It took me a while to warm to his later music — which I encountered first — but when I went back to his early records all was well.

  3. Mac Says:

    I read his novel Beautiful Losers in college (which was many years ago). I thought it was bizarre. However, you won’t be surprised to hear that it was a bizarre mixture of eroticism and religion, if my memory is at all reliable.

  4. cburrell Says:

    No, I am not surprised.


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