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I’m Not Your Man (yet)

April 14, 2017

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“I’m not through with you yet”
– Sloan, I’m Not Through With You Yet

I had wonderful intentions of reviewing the 3 remaining Leonard Cohen albums this week…and I managed to complete 1.

If 2 outta 3 ain’t bad, how ’bout 1 outta 3?

Now excuses don’t explain (and explanations don’t excuse) but I think part of the reason is that I’m not ready to close the door on Leonard Cohen reviews just yet.

I recognize I’m not obliged to review albums from the 1001 list exclusively and I could listen recreationally whenever I feel so moved.

But with 469 albums to go, I want to save some albums that I’m looking forward to revisiting & reviewing, to help me with motivation when I inevitably hit the proverbial wall.

I have a feeling that when I’m dreading reviews at some point in the next few years, Leonard will be one of those artists that will help me get my groove back.

Which may be my way of saying that he’s a special artist.

By putting off reviews of Songs of Love and Hate & I’m Your Man, I think I’ll be able to do a better job at conveying that at a later date.

I know Mr. Cohen means a lot to a lot of you as well.

Feel free to share your thoughts on why he’s your man in the comments below!

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Verbalize the Positive

Happy Easter to all!

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7 Comments
  1. Leonard will always be there for you, Geoff. I recommend regular listening doses for maximum life benefits.*

    * my bias may be showing.

    • I don’t think he’ll drift too far from the listening rotation – and if the bias leads more listeners to Leonard, let that bias shine!

      • Well you see Geoff, there’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

  2. I think this is a very fine tactic. Take your time getting to know the albums and let us know how you feel about them further down the line.

    Why he’s my man? Well, I guess he’s been there for me over the years… picking me up when I’ve felt a bit helpless and reminding me that there’s humour in pretty much everything.

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

    • Leonard is always there for all of us! And yes yes yes yes yes to the humour. It’s why I hate every damn cover of Hallelujah. EVERYONE misses his sly smile and a wink in the original. They all make it into some overwrought piece o’ crap. Gah.

      • Couldn’t agree more on Hallelujah. No point covering Jeff Buckley’s cover (which is essentially a cover of John Cale’s cover).

    • I quite like that explanation of why he’s your man J – I first became a fan of Leonard’s after seeing him give a self-deprecating speech, so I’m pleased to hear he sees the humour in all situations.
      And I hope you folks had a great weekend too!

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