Laughing Lenny

Having noted the winner of Norm’s Big Jazz Poll It seems clear everyone likes a melancholy song. Since today is shaping up to be a slow news day, instead of current affairs-blogging I’m going to celebrate the career of that master of maudlin, Mr Leonard Cohen

Here are my top ten bedsit-poetry choices:-

1. Suzanne
2. Bird on a Wire
3. Avalanche
4. Stories of the Street
5. Hallelujah
6. If it be Your Will
7. Nancy (seems so long ago)
8. Famous Blue Raincoat
9. Chelsea Hotel
10. The Partisan

Is there anyone else out there who will admit to a taste for badly-sung sentimentalism once in a while ?