Saturday, March 15, 2008

leonard cohen - bird on a wire

"I'm Your Man" - Leonard Cohen being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week

This week Lou Reed read from Leonard Cohen's lyrics and poems before intruducing him as he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I grew up listening to his music and reading his novel Beautiful Losers. I think one of the reasons I love the movie Mccabe & Mrs. Miller is not only Robert Altman's direction and Julie Christie's performance, but Cohen's magical soundtrack in the background makes it still one of my favorite rainy afternoon films. This June I am flying to Toronto to hear him play after a fifteen year absence from the stage. If you haven't already seen the documentary "I'm Your Man" definitely put it on the Netflix cue.

Here's the trailer from McCabe & Mrs Miller - enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how telling...that same night someone i grew up listening to was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame, madonnna. your guy...major cool, poet, and so underground. mine...queen of pop culture. there you have us in a nut shell.
love and peace