30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge – Day 14 – the prophetic one

My lovely and talented friend Sarah (see day 1 for link) started this challenge.

I am going to do this the way Sarah did – a song every day and with a few lines about why I like each artist and song, and why it is significant for me. I am as much about the music as the words by the way, so I have to like both if I include a song.

Please feel free to join in this challenge with your own lists!

‘Everybody Knows’ by Leonard Cohen

I was very lucky to see Leonard Cohen on his final tour in 2013. It was over 3 hours of magic. I could not imagine at that time that his home city of Montreal was to play such a significant part in my own life just a few years later. His music is the frequent soundtrack to my drawing.

This was the first Leonard Cohen song I remember hearing, in Atom Egoyan’s movie ‘Exotica’, when I was still in my 20s. In this world of Trump and Brexit the words seem very prophetic and fitting.

10 Comments

  1. Great song, and you’re right, quite prophetic.
    I knew Leonard Cohen as a poet and novelist before I realised he was a musician too. I was given a copy of The Spice Box of Earth (collection of poetry) as a school prize and had never read poetry like it. Thus began my Cohen crush.

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  2. Know that feeling. I dragged T to an out of town gallery that was having an exhibition of work by Serj Tankian and offered to buy him a signed print as a birthday present. He said no (citing our lack of wall space).

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