Hallelulia

A Valentine from Ninjanurse–

Get me a cool cloth for my forehead, and clutch my pearls for me while you’re at it. I saw on the nets that K.D.Lang sang Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelulia’ at the Olympics opening ceremony. I wonder if any Canadian snow survived unmelted.

I heard an interview with Leonard Cohen by Terry Gross on NPR some time ago. He went to a Zen monastery so he could do nothing for a while. Brave man. Nothing is the hardest thing to do. I heard a little bit of ‘Hallelulia’ then.

Pam’s House Blend posted K.D.Lang’s performance at a recent concert. I love K.D.Lang. I heard ‘Constant Craving’ about ten years ago at a women’s martial arts conference performed with kata, so I think I’ve got the drift.

But I’m basically visual, and I really take it in when I read it. I looked up the lyrics.

Damn, that man can write.

Here’s YouTube with the Great Man himself and some big-haired blond women giving it some Holiness.

And K.D. Lang with Constant Craving. She sings Hallelulia wonderfully, but I like this better.

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4 responses

  1. To give credit where credit is due, the outstanding backup singers on that YouTube video are Julie Christensen (on the viewer’s far left) & Perla Batalla (nearest Leonard Cohen), both of whom also have successful careers as solo artists

  2. Thanks for the info. They are wonderful and deserve a lot of credit for the perfection of that song.

  3. Thanks for the link to KD and Constant Craving. She has the most beautiful voice ever. I saw her in concert and she blew me away. I was looking for comments on her performance of “Hallelulia”at the Olympics. Awesome. She takes my spirit away.

  4. [...] posted a clip of him singing about a month ago and thought it was the definitive version. Darned if he [...]

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