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!