Canada Post honours Leonard Cohen

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    I like the three ages. Avoids the question: "fat Elvis stamp?"
     
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    Hallelujah!
     
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    My introduction to Leonard Cohen was Suzanne, sung by Noel Harrison (of all people) in the sixties. I still pull out that "chestnut" on occasion. John Cale told about wanting to record Halleluja, and contacted Cohen to get accurate lyrics. Supposedly he was sent a notebook full of verses, and Leonard just said, "Use as much of them as you want."
     
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    I always liked his poem flowers for hitler,

    the seminal line in it
    "OH to stand in the Ganges yeilding a yard of intestine!" I dont know it just stuck with me as amusing!

     
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    Love me some LC!

    This song is on regular rotation in my house, and YouTube shows 48 million views for it. Wow!!

     
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    Was at college with a Leonard Cohen fan in 1970. "Suzanne" being played at high volume down the hall of residence corridor rather put me off LC.:)
     
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    I first heard Leonard Cohen on austin city limits, I guess in 89. then rediscovered him when natural born killers came out. when I heard "the Future", I had to have that album.
     
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    You can’t really blame LC for that, can ya?
     
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    NO worries ever about a "Fat Cohen" era.

    He remained a force, start to finish. But I prefer Jeff's cover of "Hallelujah" as the truest interpretation of this masterpiece.
     
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    Very cool to see artists honored by their country. My first exposure to Cohen was "Everybody Knows" from the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack. Gave me chills.
     
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    Been listening to LC since the '70's. Took until 2009 when I finally got to see him live. (At Edinburgh Castle.) It was worth the wait.

    Come to think of it, it was my ex-wife who introduced me to his music and that gig was one of the last things we did together... So, a lot (most!) of my life book-ended within his songs.
     
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    Not to change the subject, but that cat in your avatar looks part Maine Coon. No?
     
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    No idea what Trem is- one parent had long hair, the other short. He's just a moggie :rolleyes:
     
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    His songs were my introduction to fingerpicking. Girls really liked that ...
     
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