Goodbye Mr. Cohen
2016 has apparently been a good year to die. But it’s been a rough one for those of us who remain. Leonard Cohen‘s death on November 7 was not exactly a shock…he was no spring chicken. His loss saddened me greatly nonetheless.
As a quick tribute I recorded this song and posted it on FaceBook a few days later. It’s rough, but sincere. The choice of what song to record was a bit of a struggle for me. He’s written so many amazing ones, and everyone knows this Hallelujah song. It might have been advisable to record a lesser known song. At least I would have seemed cooler. But the words to Hallelujah are so very poignant and I feel them so deeply. I couldn’t see not recording it.
This version is very bare, only Chapman Stick and voice.
And my apologies for waiting so long before posting it here. Hope you enjoy it.
Just click on the link below.