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Little black books

Little black books

Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas arrived here a few weeks back – I make no apology for putting this out there – and a grateful world has ten new songs to add to the canon. But that’s not why we’re here. We’ll leave him rumbling away, his sub-baritone voice in his boots, and tour the sleeve notes. The lyrics are there, the sketches and the credits, and pages from the various notebooks where the songs took shape. These … Read entire article »

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Notes in the margins

Notes in the margins

The picture is of a door in my town, a door that never opens, in one of those back-of-the-tapestry corners behind the prettiness. The kind of corner where outcrops of unloved and untenanted buildings sprout buddleia and toadflax, and where the vents of cooker hoods and boilers puff harmlessly on the air. Cities don’t like a vacuum, even when they’re in the margins. Corners like this fill up with all kinds of things. The blank canvas … Read entire article »

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