Good new for those awaiting the release of more old Leonard Cohen from the days when he was still depressed and very much on the edge. In 2009, a CD/DVD package was released on Columbia of a concert that took place on The Isle Of Wight for the English version of Woodstock in 1970.
Both the CD & DVD are complete with many charming Leonard songs from his storied & timeless past like: "So Long Marianne" right after "Bird On A Wire." But this is not just another greatest hits…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 1:00pm
I know this is not a new album...however it may deserve a second listen. I have enjoyed many hours of entertainment from this album that is something like reading one of Leonard's poetry books, but, with music accompanying it.
The music and songs on this album/CD took place mostly in the 60's & 70's. This was light years before Leonard went "Euro-tech" in the late 1980's with "I'm Your Man." As time has marched on I think I prefer this older Cohen although I did see his "Man"…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments
Most well known for his book and the film: "Naked Lunch", William Burroughs is probably the most entertaining writers/poets for an audio reading out of the entire "Beat Poet" group. You cannot escape the droll monotone sound of his voice which makes each poem endlessly fun in a very bizzare way.
This audio recording was made in 1965, and in my opinion it is not only timeless but also ahead of it's time. Note the way that Burroughs reads his work not unlike a computer if they had a…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments