The Future ~ Leonard Cohen
some time ago during a frosty Norwegian winter Leonard Cohen mania took me by surprise. "I'm your Man" had just been released and it was an instant hit through the entire Nordic country. Me I didn't get it at all, and tried to understand what the dry appeal of Leonard Cohen music meant to all the shop keepers, artist and oil workers of the North Sea. Well I can't say that I ever found an answer for the Cohn fever that took over Norway that year. It was many years later wile watching the movie "Natural Born Killers" that I began to get infected with the Leonard Cohen sound. "Natural Born Killers" featured a wry apocalyptic dance tune called "The Future" I went out and got a copy of the album of the same name, and that's when my strange relationship and admiration of Mr. Cohen's work began. Noteworthy Track: The Future Waiting For The Miracle
Green Rocky Road is as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the record Karen Dalton would have made in 1963. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that yielded the live performances comprising the Cotton Eyed Joe release, were n... Green Rocky Road is as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the record Karen Dalton would have made in 1963. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that yielded the live performances comprising the Cotton Eyed Joe release, were nine home recordings of Dalton left alone, with no one watching, no audience to please. Accompanied solely by her own sturdy banjo picking and 12 string strumming, her deep blue, smoky-throated singing evokes the voices and faces of past lives lived – the broken-backed pioneer, the coalminer black with shadow, the stained fingers of the slave, the prostitute…the dead and forgotten. Karen was perhaps the last true folk singer and that’s the bases of the potent appeal of her enigmatic art and of her commercial failure during her too-brief lifetime.