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
"Random Manor" is not what I expected at all, and, I was pleasantly surprised upon my first listen.
"Diamond" Don Short is formerly 1/2 of the brilliant team that made up Seattle's "The Heats." A very big Seattle band from the early 80's that I've already reviewed here. But now Don's singin' a different tune. Much less on the nasal vocals with more on the twang without being corny at all. (Nashville, you may start taking notes here). Don's new band..."Random Manor," has a great…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:00pm