Grateful Dead @ Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC 4-12-1978
I count myself as lucky for many many reasons. One of which has to do with my father introducing me to the darkness and brightness of Leonard Cohen. Along with pop songs of the day, I could recite the lyrics to Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan", "Everybody Knows" and plenty more. This, by the way, was at age 8, Years later, I had the unique pleasure of seeing Leonard live at the DPAC and can say, most wholeheartedly, that the performance was as close to a religious experience as I care to get. Cohen is the consummate singer, poet, thinker, writer and performer, among other things. His new offering, Popular Problems, is set for release September 23.
"Famous Blue Raincoat"
"First we Take Manhattan, the we Take Berlin"