History Music / LeonardCohen

5th Jan '17 4:21:33 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Cohen was private and something of a hermit (he spent many years living in a Zen commune atop Mount Baldy, where he was known as ''Jikan,'' "The Silent One"), but after 2005, where his manager, Kelley Lynch, almost completely emptied his pension account and ran away with the money, Cohen started touring again in 2008 at age 73. He continued to do so through 2012. In 2016, he released ''You Want it Darker'' in October 21, 2016. Three weeks later, he passed away.

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Cohen was private and something of a hermit (he spent many years living in a Zen commune atop Mount Baldy, where he was known as ''Jikan,'' "The Silent One"), but after 2005, where his manager, Kelley Lynch, almost completely emptied his pension account and ran away with the money, Cohen started touring again in 2008 at age 73. He continued to do so through 2012. In The event triggered a new creative period for Cohen, who would continue touring into the early 2010s, and release three new albums two years apart, starting in 2012, with ''Old Ideas''. On October 21, 2016, he released what would turn out to be his last album, ''You Want it Darker'' in October 21, 2016. Darker'', which appropriately enough had acceptance of mortality as a central theme. Three weeks later, on November 7, he passed away.



30th Dec '16 12:26:19 AM cellery
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* BassoProfundo: One of the best-known examples.

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* BassoProfundo: One of the best-known examples.examples, though it only started to set in during the eighties; his voice on his seventies records is noticeably higher. He remarked that when he started recording 1984's ''Various Positions'' after a five year break, his voice had deepened almost an octave, and it only got deeper.
21st Dec '16 4:47:40 PM 04tele
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* CoolOldGuy: Among other things, he skips on and off-stage at concerts and donated $200,000 to the Australian bushfire appeal.

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* CoolOldGuy: Among other things, he skips skipped on and off-stage at concerts and donated $200,000 to the Australian bushfire appeal.
21st Nov '16 1:21:22 AM Ezclee4050
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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Don't Go Home With Your [[RagingStiffie Hard-On]]"
15th Nov '16 2:52:39 AM Az_Tech341
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* VocalEvolution: He started out as a middling nasally tenor. His earlier records sound positively soprano when compared to his later ones; over forty years, his voice has dropped to a distinctive rumble, and it seems to be getting deeper with every album. ''Dear Heather'' was positively subsonic. He claims that he has one more album left in him; presumably, only dogs will be able to hear it.

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* VocalEvolution: He started out as a middling nasally tenor. His earlier records sound positively were soprano when compared to against his later ones; ones - over forty years, his voice has dropped to a distinctive rumble, and it seems to be getting got deeper with every album. ''Dear Heather'' was positively subsonic. He claims that he has one more album left in him; presumably, only dogs will be able to hear it.
14th Nov '16 1:24:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: "Bird on the Wire" uses "thee" a couple times, as IronicEcho of the line "Like a knight from some old fashioned book".

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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: "Bird on the Wire" uses "thee" a couple times, as IronicEcho an ironic reflection of the line "Like a knight from some old fashioned book".
13th Nov '16 7:59:15 PM Ezclee4050
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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Hallelujah".
13th Nov '16 7:58:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: "Bird on the Wire" uses "thee" a couple times, as IronicEcho of the line "Like a knight from some old fashioned book".



* ThisIsASong: "Hallelujah" spells out its own chord progression (see the page quote).

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* ThisIsASong: ThisIsASong:
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"Hallelujah" spells out its own chord progression (see the page quote).quote).
** "Bird on the Wire"
-->''But I swear by this song''
-->''And by all that I have done wrong''
-->''I will make it all up to thee.''
11th Nov '16 5:22:28 PM danlansdowne
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* DoNotGoGentle: He released his fourteenth album less than a month before his death.
11th Nov '16 1:28:25 AM 06tele
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* MindScrew: Cohen's lyrics are usually near impossible to decipher but ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate'' is probably the worst offender, "Avalanche" in particular.

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* MindScrew: Cohen's lyrics are usually near impossible to decipher but can sometimes be...opaque. ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate'' is probably the worst offender, "Avalanche" in particular.
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