Wednesday, April 16, 2008
There are so many reasons to post this song...
2. I love Leonard Cohen (that old poet, singer, Buddhist, hep-cat, seducer of a guy...)
3. I love k.d. lang (is there a more interesting girl from small-town Alberta on the planet?)
4. This song was voted the number one Canadian song of all time on a national CBC Radio gig a few years back. That makes Canada cool - hell, it could have been Celine who won!
5. Zee and Cheri both commented on liking this song.
Another blogman that I visit has posted about every YouTube version made of this song because he loves it so much.
It IS a beautiful, moving song - and k.d. lang's voice makes it all the more powerful.
I'd be interested in hearing what it is about the song that moves you so (but since it's none of my business, don't feel obligated). :-)
contrast take manhattan
Nice contrast ghost dansing! Love that one too.
leonard cohen, well i know he's a canadian hero and a great song writer, and his singing is a bit morose and sad which is great (when you're in the mood for it) and powerful and sometimes depressing.
Seraphine - this is one of his songs that I really like him doing too. That version has additional verses and is on youtube also.
Leonard Cohen is amazing - his way with words and music - such a gift.
And k.d. lang's version is beautiful.
I'm too lazy to open and download and listen when I have Dylan blaring in the background. Which song is KD singing? I'll try to think it instead of hear it, will that do?
Will they still let me into Canada if I think all of KD Lang sounds alike? I liked McCarther Park. Isn't that Cohen? Does that count with Canada?
Utah, I'm not sure you'll get into Canada if you even mention McArthur Park - what's with the friggin 'cake out in the rain'?
Kd's singing Halleluah, by Leonard Cohen. Jeez - it's hard to turn down Dylan, believe me I know. But if you immigrate here be sure to at least tell them that you do know that Joni Mitchell and Neil Young are Canadian. If the immigration officer looks a little red around the neck you can always fall back on Shania Twain.
Lindsay, yes, the water's pretty cold so I'm staying close to shore for now.
Gary. I still haven't heard the tune. I don't have flash on my computer, that might be it. But also at work, I can't. *sigh* Don't worry about it, nobody else seems to have that problem. It's fate punishing me.
where did KD perform this? I guessed it must have been at the Juno awards or something..
Thanks to Cheri, Ingrid and Mary for your appreciation.
And it looks like you're always on vacation. Don't they have any crazies in Canada for you to counsel? If not, I'll bring all my friends with me when I come. Bush has driven us all crazy and we need help.
gfid - no one sounds like her, but I'd love to hear your fiddle fly.
Callooh - isn't it there? Sometimes youtube is down, it's there now...
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