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Blue Alert

For Maclin, and any other Leonard Cohen fans out there: if you haven’t checked his collaborator Anjani Thomas’ “Blue Alert” album, you should: the words are Cohen’s (polished a bit by her – I think they were mostly unpublished fragments), but the voice and musical style are her own, and very different. Here’s the title track, on a good old-school Cohen theme: love as warzone:

For contrast, an oldie from the man himself, on the same theme:

(Listening to that song always makes me want to be listed with the enemies of love. Not because of disagreement with its take on love and passion – although I do dissent from it – but more because I just like that line.)

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the kraken parties

Happy birthday, Nick!

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