The base of my music. Blues. French chansons. Flemish texts. The ballads. But then I eventually come back to Leonard Cohen. For decades I have attended his concerts. What attracts me to him? His songs from his depressions, his endless tendency to self-analysis, his incomparable lyrics, his powerful dark voice, his sensitivity to worldly temptations, his Jewish origin.
I handed over his first edition of "Beautiful Losers" to a graduate student, like I presented before my first sample of the LP 'Songs of Love and Hate' to another student who deserved it.
One of his superb texts, as I first heard at a concert in Antwerp,long ago:
"May you be surrounded by family and friends all your life but if this isn't your lot, may the blessings find you in your solitude."
Thanks for the Dance !
my favorite ... LIKE A BIRD / 2009
the one and only COVER / 1980