Monday, November 25, 2019

Evanston: puppets

Leonard Cohen died three years ago.  Before his death I knew some of his music but I would not have recognized his name.  Since then I continually come across him.  Music.  On television.  A film.  BookBud offered a biography, I’M YOUR MAN, which I bought but have yet to read.

I have bought several of his albums.  YOU WANT IT DARKER, released only days before his death, is one of my favorites.

Last week I learned that his son has assembled and just released a posthumous album, THANKS FOR THE DANCE.  I bought it from iTunes on Friday and have listened to it a few times.

One of the songs, ‘Puppets’, may be as profound a song as he or anyone else has ever written.

Here is a link to a review of the album.

Here a link to a video of ‘Puppets’.

Here a link to the lyrics

My virus rallied on Saturday and, though I am improved, is still hanging on.  I do not admire its perseverance,