It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., and between the turkey and the football not many people will visit this blog today.
If I write about radio, six people will read this.
And I don’t want to write one of those “I’m thankful for…” essays.
But somehow it seems natural to share with you two powerful musical performances. There’s a good chance you’ve seen one or both of them, along with millions of others on YouTube.
I thought John Cale had the definitive version of this Leonard Cohen song until I witnessed kd Lang’s performance.
Not saying one is better. Just different.
Cale’s is mournful. Lang’s is anguished.
I will say, though, that I had a better understanding of what the song’s about after hearing Lang.
Anyway…Happy Thanksgiving, my radio brethren around the world.