History Music / LeonardCohen

15th Jun '18 12:23:40 PM ZSF
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*WorldOfSymbolism: Absolutely ''every'' song Cohen wrote operates on a symbolic level first and foremost.
15th Jun '18 12:07:35 PM ZSF
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* CreatorThumbprint: Just try to find a Leonard Cohen song that ''doesn't'' describe a bittersweet romantic/sexual situation while making use of intricate (occasionally [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]]) symbolism and copious religious imagery.
13th Jun '18 4:17:43 PM ZSF
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Leonard didn't have women falling at his feet or anything, but it's hard to deny that he had some [[http://blog.careco.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Leonard-Cohen-2.jpg pretty]] [[https://www.room-digital.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Image-4-Photograph-by-Jack-Robinson-Jack-Robinson-Archive-LLC.jpg rugged]] good looks in his younger days.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Leonard didn't have women falling at While his feet or anything, but songwriting probably did more for him in the romance department than his appearance ever did, it's hard to deny that he had some [[http://blog.careco.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Leonard-Cohen-2.jpg pretty]] [[https://www.room-digital.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Image-4-Photograph-by-Jack-Robinson-Jack-Robinson-Archive-LLC.jpg rugged]] good looks in his younger days.
16th Feb '18 10:33:27 PM nombretomado
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Also, Creator/PhilSpector once threatened him with a loaded gun. But that's not important.

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Also, Creator/PhilSpector Music/PhilSpector once threatened him with a loaded gun. But that's not important.
6th Nov '17 9:51:14 PM danlansdowne
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** When held at gunpoint by Phil Spector for the master tapes to ''Death of a Ladies' Man''
--> '''Spector''': I love you, Leonard.
--> '''Cohen''': I ''hope'' you love me, Phil.
24th Mar '17 2:55:45 PM autofire372
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* ForWantOfANail: His music saved Creator/RogerEbert's life. Ebert was in the hospital for cancer treatment, and it looked like the surgery had been a success. He and his wife were getting ready to leave, but Cohen's song "I'm Your Man" starting playing on his iPod and Ebert chose to linger for a bit so he could listen to his song. Just after it ended, though, Ebert's carotid artery burst and he collapsed in the room. Lucky for him, he was already in the hospital, so his life was saved. Had he not waited to listen to Cohen, Ebert would have been a car bleeding profusely, with a much slimmer chance of reaching his doctors again.

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* ForWantOfANail: His music saved Creator/RogerEbert's life. Ebert was in the hospital for cancer treatment, and it looked like the surgery had been a success. He and his wife were getting ready to leave, but Cohen's song "I'm Your Man" starting playing on his iPod and Ebert chose to linger for a bit so he could listen to his song. Just after it ended, though, Ebert's carotid artery burst and he collapsed in the room. Lucky for him, he was already in the hospital, so his life was saved. Had he not waited to listen to Cohen, Ebert would have been in a car car, bleeding profusely, with a much slimmer chance of reaching his doctors again.
12th Mar '17 9:44:50 PM Supergenderbender
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Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a Canadian poet and singer-songwriter. He was known for his wry, melancholic and frequently beautiful lyrics, his ever-present cluster of angelic back-up singers, his fascination with religion and spirituality, and that ''voice'', good lord. Cohen began his career as a writer, with two collections of poetry that received good reviews, but his later material didn't do as well, so he became a singer-songwriter due to his lack of financial success. His first album, the snappily titled ''Songs of Leonard Cohen'', was released in 1967; it met with critical acclaim, mediocre sales and a lasting cult status, something that could be said to hold true for the rest of his career. After a decline in popularity from the mid-1970s onward, he released the incisive, satirical ''I'm Your Man'' in 1988. Widely considered one of his best albums, it effectively rebooted his career and cemented his status as a cult figure.

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Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) (September 21, 1934 - November 7, 2016) was a Canadian poet and singer-songwriter. He was known for his wry, melancholic and frequently beautiful lyrics, his ever-present cluster of angelic back-up singers, his fascination with religion and spirituality, and that ''voice'', good lord. Cohen began his career as a writer, with two collections of poetry that received good reviews, but his later material didn't do as well, so he became a singer-songwriter due to his lack of financial success. His first album, the snappily titled ''Songs of Leonard Cohen'', was released in 1967; it met with critical acclaim, mediocre sales and a lasting cult status, something that could be said to hold true for the rest of his career. After a decline in popularity from the mid-1970s onward, he released the incisive, satirical ''I'm Your Man'' in 1988. Widely considered one of his best albums, it effectively rebooted his career and cemented his status as a cult figure.
4th Feb '17 2:00:18 PM Nick7689
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* BadassLongCoat: Wore one in the music video for "First We Take Manhattan".

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* BadassLongCoat: Wore one in the music video for "First We Take Manhattan".Manhattan" and on the cover of ''Songs From The Road''.
4th Feb '17 1:57:18 PM Nick7689
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* BassoProfundo: One of the best-known 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.

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* BadassLongCoat: Wore one in the music video for "First We Take Manhattan".
* BassoProfundo: One of the best-known 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.
4th Feb '17 1:49:46 PM Nick7689
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Leonard didn't have women falling at his feet or anything, but it's hard to deny that he had some [[http://blog.careco.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Leonard-Cohen-2.jpg pretty]] [[https://www.room-digital.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Image-4-Photograph-by-Jack-Robinson-Jack-Robinson-Archive-LLC.jpg rugged]] looks in his younger days.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Leonard didn't have women falling at his feet or anything, but it's hard to deny that he had some [[http://blog.careco.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Leonard-Cohen-2.jpg pretty]] [[https://www.room-digital.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Image-4-Photograph-by-Jack-Robinson-Jack-Robinson-Archive-LLC.jpg rugged]] good looks in his younger days.



* NiceHat: He can rock a charcoal fedora.

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* NiceHat: He can As the page image shows, he could sure rock a charcoal fedora.
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