In all the turmoil about the election I neglected to mention the death of Leonard Cohen — but I didn’t neglect to mark it. Leonard Cohen was of vital importance to me, a musician and poet whose worked I love deeply.
Here’s a link to him singing my favorite of his songs, “Field Commander Cohen”
I’m making no claim it’s his best, and you’re welcome to pipe up with your own favorites in the comments. But this is the one that resonates most with me.
Over the next weeks, months, years, I’ll continue to talk politics here, and also books, art, culture. Because, as Bertolt Brecht said,
“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”