Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

This seems to be the year of talent that has had enough of this world. Well, that is one way of looking at it. Bowie, Prince and now the great poet Leonard Cohen. We are told he was ready and that is perhaps all that counts.

The last hour or so, to watch, and listen to his music was beautiful. Then I found Rufus Wainwright singing Hallelujah, together with a 1500 people strong choir. Listening to and watching that one could not help for the tears to stream. There is still hope for humanity.

 

Bob Dylan 

Bob Dylan 

Bob Dylan is upsetting folk and it makes me chuckle. 

The man has been awarded the Nobel price for literature, and that in itself has been enough to kick-off heated discussions all over the media. To top it all now another wave of opinions hits us, because, a member of the price awarding committee has proclaimed how impolite and arrogant Dylan’s silence is; having received this greatest of accolades.

Dylan has been kicking and challenging the establishment for well over fifty years now.This does not mean he is not secretly part of it. What does one expect of him, now the establishment wants to embrace him in the most official way thinkable. 

My approach would be to accept the price, give a blistering speech about all that is wrong with the world and, since no need for it myself, give the money to victims of war. Enough choice.

Dylan, the myth, for sure is enjoying himself right now