Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have teamed up together giving their spin releasing a cover of “Everybody Knows.” The sweet sound of the piano and violin quartet add a new flavor to the classic song “Everybody Knows” by the late and great Leonard Cohen. Amanda Palmer sang and played the piano for the track with the addition of the string quartet arrangement by Jherek Bischoff. The song was originally funded via Patreon by 9,408 people. The song truly comes alive giving us a new taste to the song. The violin quartet is so peaceful and while you recognize the cover it is like a rebirth of a whole new song. The song is about much more than the music.
Nov 12, 2016
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Chema of Barcelona, who alerted me to this video.
This video of the entire 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award automatically begins with Salman Rushdie’s introduction of Leonard Cohen, “At The Level Of The Line,” which is followed by Shawn Colvin singing Leonard Cohen’s “Come Healing,” the Rusdie-Cohen kissing, and Leonard Cohen’s acceptance speech.
PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award – John F Kennedy Library, February 26, 2012 (Uploaded by Maarten Massa)
Note: Originally posted February 27, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
How do you mourn a person you’ve counted on in the past to guide you through mourning? The answer, of course, is with his music. Just ask Conspiracy of Beards, a 30-member choir of men who’ve been performing a capella Cohen songs around the Bay since 2003… . Within hours of the singer’s passing, tribute shows were surely in the works at music venues all over the world — but the Beards decided they needed to bring the music to the people, and quickly. How better than with Bay Area Rapid Transit? …On the evening of Nov. 14 as they set out on the “Conspiracy of Beards BART Station Tour,” which began shortly after 7pm at the Embarcadero station, moving on to performances in the Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center, and 16th Street stations before a finale at 24th Street in the Mission.
From At BART Stations, a Choir Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen by Kelly Whalen and Emma Silvers (KQED: November 22, 2016)