Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen.

OK, back to The Man: The centerpiece of Leonard Cohen's 1992 "The Future" is a profoundly moving song of hope - acutely aware of flaws and that perfection does not exist. It traces the cycle of decay and regeneration. We learn to appreciate the good that rises from adversity. Featured in the "Natural Born Killers" soundtrack. In the 2006 Cohen tribute "I'm Your Man" his "angels", Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla, perform a masterful version for the ages.

Yesterday's answer: "Black Denim Trousers (And Motorcycle Boots)" by the Cheers. Another one of those I grew up listening to when my Dad used to play it on the hi-fi. Nothing like a good old teenage tragedy song!

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