… when so much of the world is trying to survive war and disaster? A good friend of mine asked me this today, inviting me to discuss it with her, on a podcast.
Within minutes of reading her question, I randomly came upon this 2 minute BBC radio snippet – of a programme where a human rights lawyer, Philippe Sands, cited his favourite music – and said Leonard Cohen gave him hope.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04py66b (recording available til 16 Feb)
Then there was an audio recording of a concert in which Philippe and a friend were enthusiastically shouting out to the performer (they had front row seats), and Leonard responded with a few lines of his poetry, leading into his next song.
So much, packed into 2 minutes 17 secs. I’m glad I heard it.