Leonard Cohen 2011 Prince Of Asturias Award Speech Broadcast On “The Streets Of Oviedo”

oc-sign-oviedo-scaled1000Original caption: En la Plaza de la Escandalera ponen unas pantallas gigantes para poder seguir la ceremonia de entrega y había mucha gente.

Google English translation [adapted]: Giant TV screens were placed in the Plaza de la Escandalera where many people followed the ceremony.

Photo taken and shared by Almira 16.  DrHGuy also thanks Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner, who alerted him to this photo and who suggested the Leonard Cohen rewrite of the Marty Robbins classic as “The Streets Of Oviedo.”

Also see Leonard Cohen’s Prince Of Asturias Awards Speech With Commentary

Note: Originally posted October 26, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“If Cohen loses [Juno Artist Of The Year] in any category other than Least Amount of Cigarettes & Liquor Consumed & Women Seduced then you can…confidently proclaim, ‘God is dead'”


Nominees: Carly Rae Jepsen, Deadmau5, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen.

If Album of the Year was embarrassing, then consider this category baffling. Two pop stars, a DJ, a Scottish country-soul star and a musical icon should be the beginnings of a “walked into a bar” joke and not something that a human being should be asked to make sense of, let alone assess. While, admittedly, there is a certain amount of artistry in what each of them do – even lip-synching, temper tantrums and Twitteridiocy – to put them on any similar level, in any equal race is like comparing apples, oranges, bacon, leisure suits and skinny white teen trainwrecks.

Who should win: If Cohen loses to any of the others on the list in any category other than Least Amount of Cigarettes and Liquor Consumed and Women Seduced then you can head back to that monastery and confidently proclaim, “God is dead.”

From The Good, The Bieb And The Mediocre (no longer online) by Mike Bell. Leader-Post: April 17, 2013.

Update: Leonard Cohen was indeed named Juno Artist Of The Year 2013

Note: Originally posted April 19, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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