Monday, August 15

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Leonard Cohen #Legend
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Leonard Cohen #Legend

Sumi Bal reflects on the tragic loss of Leonard Cohen. Another one bites the dust. What a crappy year for humanity. On the plus side, there’s only about six weeks left of this BS we call 2016. Leonard Cohen died on the 7th of November and, despite being 82 and having a good run at this life thing, it came as very unexpected. For those who are unaware, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a Canadian poet, singer and songwriter, known for his song, 'Hallelujah'. Other notable songs are 'Suzanne', 'Famous Blue Raincoat' and 'Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye'. 'Chelsea Hotel No 2' is one of my favourites, which is supposedly about a love affair Cohen had with Janis Joplin. I’ll be the first to admit his baritone voice isn’t for everyone, even if it is hauntingly beautiful. If it isn’t f...