From Virtue in the Wasteland (November 14, 2016):
Following his recent death, we discuss Leonard Cohen’s songs, which deal with biblical and romantic themes. Was he pessimistic and despairing, or was there a secret chord that some might miss if they don’t listen close enough to this genius songwriter? We not only discuss Cohen’s own recordings, we play a few of our favorites and point out some of the lyrics which we find particularly haunting or sublime. We also discuss the nature of covering Cohen’s music. From Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” to R.E.M covering First We Take Manhattan. Sex and God and Death. You want it darker? We kill the flame… and then remind you the everything is going to be ok.