If you haven’t heard the news, one of my favorite songwriters died yesterday: Leonard Cohen passed away at age 82.
This is the conversation I’m having with 2016 these days (joke credit to the Everywhereist):
Me: How are you, 2016?
2016: Gonna break shit.
2016: Killing Prince.
Me: What. Why. NO.
2016: David Bowie too.
Me: NO. STOP. WHY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
2016: Leonard Cohen’s next.
(Reminder, please, please, please: NO POLITICS IN THE HODDLE.)
A few favorite Cohen songs:
When my wife and I were driving to the hospital at 3:45am to have our first child, we had a Leonard Cohen CD playing in our car. This is one of the songs I remember from that drive. Our daughter turns four on Monday. I’ll probably listen to some Cohen during the day.
This is actually one of the first songs of his I ever heard and it’s still one of my favorites:
Probably my all-time favorite Cohen:
His most famous:
And the best cover of his most famous song:
Over to y’all: Favorite Cohen songs. Go.