Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I've never wanted to have a beer with a president, but I've ALWAYS wanted to have a beer with Leonard Cohen.

Cohen's Hall of Fame induction 'an unlikely event'

Mark Lepage, Montreal Gazette

Published: Monday, March 10, 2008

Leonard Cohen's towering songbook fits no category save its own, but they finally found a house big enough to hold it. Cohen's overdue induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came during Monday night's ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

Between inductions of Madonna, John Mellencamp, the Ventures, Gamble & Huff and Little Walter, Lou Reed took the podium to offer generous commentary on his old pal.

"Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried---in my way---to be free..." 

Merci beaucoup!


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