“Leonard Cohen Hits Charts” To Become “King Of Pop”
Displayed above is the opening of Who’s King Of Pop Now? by Jesse Kornbluth, an op-ed that appeared in the February 12, 2012 New York Times Sunday Review. It is a noteworthy essay and well worth reading in its entirety.
While its date of publication prevented its inclusion in the list of Must-Read Leonard Cohen Posts And Resources, I am willing to make an exception and add Mr Kornbluth’s late entry to the must-read list because of its quality (i.e., his views are congruent with my own) and his immaculate taste in references.
The astute reader may notice the only link in this excerpt and, in fact, the only link in the piece, is the one in the following sentence:
And yet Mr. Cohen not only vaulted to the top of Amazon music last week …
Were one to click on that link – and Cohen willing, that will happen many, many times today – one would find oneself at a post titled, “Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Hits The Charts – And Why That Matters (Maybe),” which happens to reside on – yep, this very site. (Update: The link in the original NY Times piece goes to an inaccessible location on the late, great 1HeckOfAGuy.com; I’ve reset the link above to take one to the same post, originally found at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, transplanted to Cohencentric)
So, thanks Leonard, for releasing an album so popular that it got my site referenced by a hot-shot New York Times op-ed.1
Note: Originally posted Feb 12, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
- This reminds me of the opening game of the 1992 NBA Finals when Michael Jordan and I combined to score 35 points in the first half. [↩]