Monday, December 25, 2017

The Advent Jukebox, Day 25... Thank-you Mr. Cohen.



But it's still a great tune and, if you ask me, not a bad choice for this particular day...

Merry Christmas Everyone!



davemj said...

Could never get tired of listening to this version,0r the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Great taste in music Ross, Maybe in the wrong business Troubador!

RossK said...

Oh, I don't think I'll be quitting my day job anytime soon Dave.

But thanks!

As for the irony of the fine Morman assemblage banging out Mr. Cohen's tune...Well.


Scotty on Denman said...

I love this song for, at least partly, the same reasons as most people — a lot of people — do.
Which is actually a lot of reasons, too many to list (I’d be sure to miss some, anyway).

But how often does such a great number — it’s simple-but-profound quality one of its most outstanding — get away with putting musical shop-talk in the lyrics: “The fourth, the fifth, the major lift...” ?!?

Was Cohen (Peace Be Upon Him) getting a vicarious chuckle in doing that?

I mean, anyone can do it; for example: “When you finish playing the four-chord jive/ Don’t forget to go to the five.”

Somehow it just doesn’t have the same je-ne-sais-qua.

RossK said...


Gosh, I never thought of it like that.

Very interesting perspective.