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First we Take Manhattan

The Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen was born this day ( 21 September) in 1934 .

Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships.

Famously reclusive, having once spent several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery,  He possesses a persona frequently associated with mystique, (No not the X-Man character) he is extremely well regarded by critics for his literary accomplishments, for the richness of his lyrics, and for producing an output of work of high artistic quality over a five-decade career

To be honest I would rather listen to Leonard’s deep and meaningful lyrics deling with important issues, rather than any number of meaningless bouncy 3 minute bubblegum pop songs.