Can a moon pay tribute to another famous singer/songwriter gone from our world? What a year 2016 has been. So many musicians now gone, but not forgotten.
(Leon Russell died yesterday, and I will pay tribute to him next week.)
Years ago, when my son was not quite grown, I bought the DVD of the movie Shrek to watch with him. There were some nice covers in the movie, but one song (as they say in American slang) "blew me away." It was this song.
I listened to it and thought: "That is the most amazing and beautiful song I have ever heard".
The man who wrote this song, Leonard Cohen, died last week at the age of 82. Some feel he should have won the Nobel Prize for literature for his lyrics and not Bob Dylan.
This is Leonard Cohen singing his own song.
Except for Hallelujah and Bird on a Wire, I was not that familiar with Cohen's songs. I want to make up for lost time now.
Here are several other Leonard Cohen songs.
"Famous Blue Raincoat". Like most all his songs, the lyrics are melancholy and just stick with you.
Bird on the Wire, country tinged and with amazing lyrics.
Finally, I'm Your Man.
RIP to still another great musician gone. If you are interested in investigating Leonard Cohen further, this is a good starting point.
Day 13 of NaBloPoMo.