Leonard cohen, singer songwriter extraordinaire, dead at 82
Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter extraordinaire, dead at 82 In interviews, Cohen would gently note that he felt his role on this planet was to serve. He only had his songs to offer, and they proved to be extraordinary, from "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "Suzanne" to "Bird on the Wire" and "Hallelujah." Several were covered by dozens of famous singers, and "Hallelujah" seemed like it was interpreted by hundreds (only a slight exaggeration). Cohen’s songs over six decades blended seemingly conflicting impulses: spirituality verging on the divine, a ribald sense of humor, a withering lack of sentimentality, and an almost desperate passion for the deepest type of human connection – no matter how elusive it might prove to be. He was called a “master of erotic despair,” and the label fit like one of the tailored suits he often wore in concert. Though he wasn’t blessed with a conventionally attractive singing voice – a low-octave rumble that became progressively more subterranean with the passing years – it was distinctive and unforgettable. It evoked the sound of monks chanting in a cathedral, or the feel of well-aged whiskey sliding down the throat. His response was to joke about it: “I was born like this, I had no choice,” he sang in "Tower of Song." “I was born with the gift of a golden voice.” Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-leonard-cohen-dead-20161110-story.html
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