Inspiration: Leonard Cohen on Finding his Song...

Oct 27, 2011 by

Leonard Cohen’s acceptance speech for Spain’s Prince of Asturias award, given Oct 21st this year, is must-listen material for any creative individual. If you’re not in a place where you can enjoy Cohen’s gravelly, basement low, makes-Morgan-Freeman-jealous voice, here is an excerpt from the transcript, provided in full over at 1heckofaguy.com: I wandered back to this park which I’d known since my childhood, and there was a young man playing a guitar… I loved the way he played. There was something about the way he played that captured me. It was the way that I wanted to play and knew that I would never be able to play.   And, I sat there with the other listeners for a few moments and when there was a silence, an appropriate silence, I asked him if...

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Inspiration: The Boy Who Builds Coffins...

Oct 19, 2011 by

My boy builds coffins with hammers and nails He doesn’t build ships, he has no use for sails He doesn’t make tables, dressers or chairs He can’t carve a whistle cause he just doesn’t care My boy builds coffins for the rich and the poor Kings and queens; they’ve all knocked on his door Beggars and liars, gypsies and thieves They all come to him ’cause he’s so eager to please My boy builds coffins he makes them all day But it’s not just for work and it isn’t for play He’s made one for himself One for me too One of these days he’ll make one for you For you, for you, for you My boy builds coffins for better or worse Some say its a blessing, some say its a curse He...

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