On Leonard Cohen, and music before words

This is in danger of becoming a music blog, but if people WILL keep dying and/or enjoying spectacular critical revivals then that’s the way it’ll have to be. The world has lost a genuine great with Leonard Cohen’s death. In some way the situation is very dissimilar to Bowie’s death,…

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La Veuve Vengeresse

Frédéric Debreu continues to develop a life of his own. The latest twist comes from France; a contact from French musician Michel Ameline, with his version of Debreu’s riotous ‘La Veuve Vengeresse’ (‘The Vengeful Widow’). M. Ameline (I shall call him that, as it sounds exceptionally French, and I don’t…

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