Leonard Cohen was the Kanye West that Kanye West thought he was

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I make this look good.                              Do my shoulders look bigger than they are in this?

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Song-writers, for me, matter more than almost any other group on the planet. They inspire us, move us, console us and provoke us. Think Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, the great Manny Others, and, of course, our own Burns.

It seems Leonard wrote the above about Kanye West in 2015 before his (Leonard’s) sad death. In it, I think, he confirms my first reaction to Kanye, that really he cannae, was correct even before he became a Trumpist.

On reflection, given his drift to the political right is Kanye more Morrisey?





9 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen was the Kanye West that Kanye West thought he was

  1. Alasdair Macdonald October 12, 2018 / 9:17 am

    The one on whom all my worldly goods were endowed nearly fifty years ago, has given you a nod of approval on this one – principally because you tipped your hat to Mr Cohen

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  2. Bryan Weir October 12, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Not forgetting …

    “While I’m worth my room on this earth
    I will be with you
    While the Chief, puts sunshine on Leith
    I’ll thank Him for His work
    And your birth and my birth”


  3. Ludo Thierry October 12, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Anyone remember this interview ? – Check the date (17/09/14 = D-Day minus 1): One of the handful of worthwhile articles the Independent (London newspaper) managed during that whole campaign.


    Leonard Cohen on Scottish Independence: ‘People are trying to make their lives significant’

    The legendary musician refused to offer his opinion, but did explain why the issue matters

    Leonard Cohen is known for using meaningful words, so unsurprisingly refused to be drawn into revealing his position on the Scottish Independence debate.

    Describing himself as a “proud patriot” of his native Canada, he said that he did “not feel compelled to take a stand one way or another”.

    However, Cohen – who celebrates his 80th birthday on Sunday 21 September – did offer his stance on why the debate is so important to so many.

    “People are trying to make their lives significant,” he said. “[They] are engaged in a struggle for self-respect and significance.”

    Suspect I know which way Leonard would have voted had he been on the electoral roll. Yes – Field Commander Cohen is mightily missed.

    Field Commander Cohen, he was our most important spy
    Wounded in the line of duty
    Parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties

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    • johnrobertson834 October 12, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks, hadn’t see this. First we take Ardchatten, then we stay with Berlin?


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