Leonard Cohen died this week. If you don’t know who this is, no-one blames you. I barely knew who he was. I think he had a song on the True Detective series soundtrack but I’m not too sure. That’s pretty much the extent of my Leonard Cohen knowledge. And I think that’s an absolute tragedy. Considering that this is the man that wrote ‘Halleluyah.’ That one christian-ish song you know all the words too.
It keeps happening this year. When Bowie died (you’ve definitely heard about him) I felt bad that I hadn’t appreciated him to the extent that he deserved to be appreciated. I mean, I had listened to his greatest hits but I don’t think that counts. It’s like saying you know an author because you’ve read their best chapters. Sure, that’s pretty valid, but it isn’t nearly enough. The same for Prince. I hadn’t even heard Purple Rain man!
In starting this blog, I want to give you (and me) a reason to explore great artists. Not just those on the verge of death but everyone. From soundcloud rappers to bourgeoisie (or boujee) composers. From the young to the dead. So lets do this in the hopes that the next time we want to commemorate a legendary musician on twitter, we don’t have to google their lyrics first.
Expect reviews, an in-depth analysis on the punk movement before the Sex Pistols and why Madeintyo may be the future of trap. I’m kidding about one of those.
Or am I?