By way of commemoration of my recent visit to Hydra, I’ve decided to make June my personal Leonard Cohen month by posting two Cohen songs per day, both here and on facebook. (It was originally going to be one song per day, but it was too hard to pick.)
Since we’re already five days into June, I’ll be posting four songs per day until I get caught up. They’re not in either order of preference (too hard!) or chronological order (I prefer to alternate between his rather different early and late styles).
Famous Blue Raincoat (1971):
My Secret Life (2001):
The Stranger (1967):
Everybody Knows (1988):
I wish I could claim that my juxtaposition of contrasting concepts — “famous” with “secret,” the “stranger” with what “everybody knows” — was deliberate. But in fact I didn’t notice it until after I’d posted the songs. So don’t expect similarly felicitous pairings for the rest of the set.