The November 12, 2016 Saturday Night Live program opened with a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen and a commentary on the presidential election. Kate McKinnon again portrayed Hillary Clinton, but this time performed not a comedy routine but a serious cover of Cohen’s classic, Hallelujah.
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Harold Lepidus, who alerted me to this video
Parc Du Portugal, a small park between Marie-Anne and tiny Vallières Street just east of St-Laurent Blvd, directly faces the house Leonard Cohen has owned for years where he lived and his family stayed when they were in Montreal.
Anyone is welcome to come to the rcha Sunday, the PA will be provided for anyone who wishes to play a song or two, read a favourite poem, or just join in and sing along. Bring your instruments, Your Love of Leonard Cohen, and your Broken Hallelujah.
Date: Nov 13, 2016
Time: 7 PM on Nov 13, 2016
Location: R.C.H.A. 193 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y7
More information at Event Facebook Page
I had very few deeply personal experiences with Leonard, enough to count on one and a half hands…Like for most of us, for me he dwelled in a higher strata inhabited by some living but mostly passed icons who seemed to have this direct line to the galaxy, whilst at the same time knowing exactly when to take out the trash. But fortunately, I now covet these few personal moments…And credit them with grabbing hold and shifting the direction of the restless life my life has always taken. It was never a fundamental shift, just a kind yet brutally strong nudge toward where I really ought to be heading…Farewell Leonard, we need you now up there as much as we do down here.
And He Covers Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
Performing in Mesa, AZ, Rufus Wainwright explained that his vow to abstain from singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah until Trump loses had been “trumped” by Leonard Cohen’s death.
From last night’s performance in Mesa, AZ…. pic.twitter.com/mZvLUy0Cxe
— Rufus Wainwright (@rufuswainwright) November 11, 2016
Credit Due Department: Photo by Ben Coombs – Rufus Wainwright live At Rock Werchter, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons
I'd be lying if I said it didn't kind of break my heart that I never got to tell you how much you changed me. Not that it would've mattered to ya, it's just that other than Bob and Joan you were the only person I ever really felt spoke my language. I love you as a real fan and I always looked for a little bit of you in all of my future friends. God bless.