So Long Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen ha muerto, la triste noticia apenas se ha colado entre el caos dejado por las elecciones en EE.UU.

Leonard Cohen fue el primero de los artista que empecé a seguir con devoción que no entraba en lo que era la musica pop-rock mas tradicional, digo, para el adolescente que era Yo cuando lo descubrí.

Recuerdo que la primera vez que lo escuche fue en una película, Natural Born Killer, una película que fue muy relevante para mi, recuerdo como la canción “Waiting For The Miracle” me atrapó de inmediato, apenas pude compré el Soundtrack (que además contenía mucha de la música que seguía en la época), por mucho tiempo ese disco fue una de mus joyas mas preciadas;  luego buscando mucho conseguí el álbum “The Future” y eso sería apenas el principio, su música sencilla y profunda siempre ha estado por ahí en mi vida, no pasa nunca mucho tiempo sin que ponga alguno de sus álbumes.

Con los años fui aprendiendo más de su extraordinaria vida, una vida inspiradora, que me hizo apreciar mucho mejor sus letras, sus poemas y la riqueza literaria en ellos.

Mientras termino este post escuchó su última entrevista, la mejor despedida posible.

”Now so long, Leonard.
It’s time that we began to laugh
And cry and cry and laugh about it all again”

English

Leonard Cohen has died, the sad news has barely caught me between the chaos left by the US elections.

Leonard Cohen was I think the first of the artists that I started to follow with devotion that did not go into what was the most traditional pop-rock music, I mean, for the teenager who I was when I discovered it.

I remember the first time I heard it, was in a movie, Natural Born Killer, a movie that was very relevant to me, I remember how the song “Waiting For The Miracle” caught me right away, just I could I buy the Soundtrack, (much of the music in was the one I followed at the time), for a long time that album was one of the most precious jewels; Then looking a lot I got the album “The Future” and that would be just the beginning, his simple and deep music has always been around in my life, it never pass too long without playing some of his albums.

Over the years I learned more about his extraordinary life, a very inspiring one, which made me appreciate much more his lyrics, his poems and the rich literary in them.

As I finished this post I’m hearing his last interview, the best possible farewell.

“Now so long, Leonard.
It’s time that we began to laugh
And cry and cry and laugh about it all again”

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