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living legend to play Cleveland in October

Leonard Cohen, one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters/poets and biggest influences, is headed to Cleveland come October 25th at the Allan Theater.

LEONARD COHEN. He's like, 75. that's hella impressive. not familiar? you dodo. "Hallelujah?" that everybody has covered five bazillion times?

God, though. his way with words. I'd lop off an arm to write like this:

I Have Not Lingered In European Monosteries
and discovered among the tall grasses tombs of knights
who fell as beautifully as their ballads tell;
I have not parted the grasses
or purposefully left them thatched.

I have not held my breath
so that I might hear the breathing of God
or tamed my heartbeat with an exercise,
or starved for visions.
Although I have watched him often
I have not become the heron,
leaving my body on the shore,
and I have not become the luminous trout,
leaving my body in the air.

I have not worshipped wounds and relics,
or combs of iron,
or bodies wrapped and burnt in scrolls.

I have not been unhappy for ten thousands years.
During the day I laugh and during the night I sleep.
My favourite cooks prepare my meals,
my body cleans and repairs itself,
and all my work goes well.

no word on tickets. am heavily debating this.

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