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Member Name: ronstermonster
The Essential Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen
this old guy sings in a slow croaky manner rather like a white Barry White just a little faster and has a greater variety of subject matter- although if your bringing a girl back and you wanna get a mood going - i would bet on Barry White - thats assuming she don't think its to cheesy and make a run for it, lest she think you some sort of rapper. (if you know what i mean)
Anyway, he has recently been making a come-back doing live gigs inc. Glastonbury cos word has it that he is poor as a church mouse as of being ripped off by an ex-manager who is now sipping cocktails in martinique courtesy of Leonard's career earnings.
He spent 5 years in a zen monastery trying to get over his neuroticisms and the music has a kind of zenny etheriality about it, all monontonous and empty and zemi-religious - linked as much to the fact that most of his tunes/melodies are ripped off from ancient Jewish hymns.
But yeah, good lyrics.
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