By Dennis Hartley
It sounds like a bad joke: Man, what a depressing week! [“How depressing was it, Johnny?”]. I’ll tell you, Ed. American democracy died on Tuesday…and Leonard Cohen was only able to make it to Friday.
(SFX: rim shot)
Of course that’s not funny. But if I don’t laugh, I’ll cry. I’m all cried out.
It goes like this: The fourth, the fifth; the minor fall, the major lift
I’m uplifted already. Halle-fuckin’-lujah. Make the angels cry, Leonard:
Was anyone’s music more cinematic? Robert Altman was an early fan:
From his final album, released just weeks ago. A true poet to the end: