Friday, May 29, 2009

The Future

Leonard Cohen wrote this song in 1992, when it seemed that the future was going to be all roses and peace and such and he was a callow young man of 60 years of age.

I now declare it official: Leonard Cohen is a prophet.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Leonard Cohen is a prophetHell, I figured that out two and a half years ago -- and I would have figured it out sooner if I'd known about Cohen more than two and a half years ago. What took you so long? You've always been smarter than me otherwise...

  2. Oh I already knew that, Jim, was just lettin' my viewers know it. When the tanks crossed the border into Iraq in 2003, I played "The Future" and "Everybody Knows" in a loop for most of the remainder of that day... how did he know?

    You might also want to go to Youtube and watch the videos from his current "OMG my manager stole all my retirement money!" tour. He's having a blast to sold-out audiences, and is such a dapper old fart of 74.


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