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