Tag Archives: Leonard Cohen

Ready Fire Aim Changes Nothing

These days, it seems that anyone can call themselves an “artist”. With the internet and other forms of digital technology allowing for mass distribution of various art forms for little to no cost of production, it is not a difficult … Continue reading

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Ann Vriend and the Spy Who Loved Her

Though the album’s name and cover art provide ample indication of its overlying theme, it is the first line on Ann Vriend‘s third album, When We Were Spies, that truly prepares the listener for the cinematic storyline that the budding … Continue reading

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Spanish Prisoners Sing Songs to Forget

As the historically implied name of his solo project may suggest, songwriter Leo Maymind finds contentment in writing songs that disregard time, place, and age to the fullest extent. Under his Spanish Prisoners alias, one can come to expect both … Continue reading

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Kasey Anderson's Day of Reckoning

Americana has taken quite the beating over the past couple of years. The genre appears to be the custom choice for overplayed car commercials and embarrassing NFL promos, giving the namesake for rootsy American folk a bad reputation for the … Continue reading

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Yelle It, Shout It

When covering pop music from different countries like France or Japan, I often wonder whether these artists place an emphasis on melody over lyrical content in their efforts to gain overseas exposure. While the internet has made self-learning any common … Continue reading

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Kent McAlister & The Iron Choir

Say you are at a party, chatting up a nice young gal or guy, jumping from topic to topic in an effort to get to know one another. If you are reading this site, there is a good chance that … Continue reading

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Christian McKee Blends Dance and… Dylan?

If there is one thing that Christian McKee has down pat, it is his regard for influence. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Drake. Hardly an unconventional list but still, it gets his point across. Growing up as an archetypal … Continue reading

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