Holy shit RIP
Digging: Boredoms - Chocolate Synthesizer
still meaning to give his last album a listen. RIP hard.
2016 you absolute monster
Digging: Gas - Pop
can't give enough RIPs for him
RIP to a man who has brought so much beauty into this world. he was an incredibly captivating performer even in his late 70s. a true artist.
Been in shock all night. Just the absolute worst..
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Digging: Tragedy - Fury
RIP you lyrical genius
RIP to one of the last true lyrical genius
I've also read that on Wikipedia that he died last Monday but his death was announced just yesterday.
2016 is a monster. At least he lived a full life and squeezed out one more album.
Man, so many artists taken on one year is crazy. Rip cohen
Can people stop saying 'Holy Shit' - this is not a fluke. The original forefathers of popular culture are all getting really old and this pattern will actually accelerate not decelerate in future years. Its not spooky, its not weird - its what is going to happen every year from now on.
Jagger, Iggy, Ozzy, Dylan, McCartney, etc will all join them soon and it won't be a surprise to anyone.
Get a fuckin grip.
It's reality alright but it doesn't make it any less of a loss. All these legends leave a space that cannot be filled by today's weak-ass, so-called, media-created artists. But I guess this is what happens when a genre is so "new". You get to witness its creation and loss of greatest figures.
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I don't mind people being sad/respectful about it but the degree of shock is just getting lame - if 2016 has taught us anything it is that we should be anything but shocked when another legend snuffs it. They are old. They are writing albums about getting old and preparing for death, etc. Come on people.
Wow fuck off Doof
Just because they are old doesn't undermine the shock or sadness
doof isn't saying that people aren't allowed to be sad about it tho, he's saying its ridiculous to go all "oh 2016 is killing off everyone" and whatnot. it always comes as a shock, but as you reach a certain age the possibility of it happening increases.
I'm not undermining the sadness.
All I'm saying is the expressions of shock are getting silly and imo belittles the actual meaning of the loss. The dude gave an interview last week saying he was about to die.
"OMFG I can't believe it celeb no. 112 has died this year! This is the biggest shocker yet. 2016 IS A CURSE" = shut the fuck up
Yeah it's not a surprise. I think that their shock has to do with the actual loss rather the surprise of it. Plus the fact that some times we perceive the famous as indestructible. For example, it's a miracle Lemmy lived till he was 70; I wouldn't manage to live a week like he did but still, for a few hours, I was shocked because I thought he was gonna live more.
I guess in the future the world will be inhabited by cockroaches and Keith Richards and I will be "shocked" if it doesn't happen ;)
Very sad news.
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You are literally commenting on a thread dedicated to a beloved artist who died, telling people to stop being shocked. Why don't you just say RIP and move on. What good are you doing?
The surprise is more in the timing of it after his last album
Digging: The New Year - Snow
"I'm ready my Lord"
He was ready indeed. Sad, sad news.
Flag I'm trying to make this the last time I have to read '2016 IS A CURSE!' before guess what - next year it'll be '2017 IS A CURSE!'
It isn't a curse, it isn't a freak. IMO spouting that nonsense is what's disrespectful - neck craning old wive's tale bullshit from the ADD generation. If you can't see that then you've lost perspective.
holy crap his new record is incredible. just wish i checked before he passed
RIP to an absolute legend
Digging: Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?
Doofus is goddamn right.
RIP you legend.
RIP Mr. Leonard Cohen.
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This news, although perhaps the least surprising, hit me much harder than any other musician death this year, and possibly of any other year.
So long Leonard
RIP Leonard Cohen, just jammed New Skin For the Old Ceremony for the first time today. Wish I could've gotten around to it sooner.
Digging: Infernal Coil - Within a World Forgotten
Whoa! He said in a recent interview that he was getting ready to die, but I didn't think the flame would be blown out this soon. At least he died peacefully at an old age, unlike some of 2016's victims, and like Bowie he left on an epic note. R.I.P.
I've bought a few Cohen records over the years but never really took the time to listen to them. Looks like now is the perfect time to do so.
RIP with time we're gonna lose the old school of singer/songwriters and there's nothing we can do about it
I see a pattern here.
Fucking rip man, even tho i dont really know much about the guy, i sure do know that he was a legendary artist.
Digging: IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance
He does not ask for your company
Not at the center, the center of the world
Now I bid you farewell,
I don't know when I'll be back.
They're moving us tomorrow,
To that tower down the track.
But you'll be hearing from me baby,
Long after I'm gone.
I'll be speaking to you sweetly,
From a window,
In the Tower of Song.
Ugh doof let people grieve how they're gonna grieve you're not doing good by telling us we're mourning him wrong on a thread that's supposed to be about respect
Oh no now I've done it too, would you look at that
Digging: Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?
RIP my guy
let's sing another song, boys
this one has grown old and bitter
RIP. Not shocked, but that doesn't make it any less sad.
I think Doof is just in a bad mood from the loss. RIP Leonard, perhap more people from the newer generations can check out more of his music (me included); seems like he's got a hefty discog
It's cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
So someone dies, and most of the comments are mourning the loss and the only thing that doofus guy up there is upset about is how people react to it. Lmfao!
probably because the "omg 2016" comments are overdone by this point and it really shouldn't be a surprise that someone who has fully acknowledged they're going to die soon did indeed die
kind of a double edged sword if anything but whatever
Really fucking shitty news but he went out on an album he thought was his best work yet which is dope.
I get what Doof is saying, and it's not good to be super-"memey" per se about the language one uses when confronting a year full of celebrity death like this (using text acronyms like OMG make you sound like a typical middle-schooler, I get that).
However, I will play devil's advocate and say that this year is the first year on record (in my recent memory) where SO many musical artists have just up and passed on. Yes, death is a constant in life, as it should be, but one has to admit it has been more than a bit eerie with the 1) volume of people passing on and 2) frequency of it compared to years past.
I don't really think this is a generational thing, since we've had plenty of people bite the dust this year before their lives should've even been half over (Anton Yelchin from Star Trek, anyone?). And yes, media coverage of all these deaths is at an all time high, but I honestly think that's more to do with society's increasing views and fears about death itself than anything else. With digital technology so prevalent these days, we can't help but think how fragile both our data and our own humanity is in comparison with it.
Sorry for the long post, just thought I'd try to clarify some viewpoints. RIP Mr. Cohen
Digging: Firtan - Okeanos
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!
goddamn what a legend...
Digging: Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album
haha zaks right, albeit blunt as fuck
This news is definitely saddening but not in any way shocking, he was 82 andhe announced he was ready to pass on about a month earlier. At least he didn't suffer far as we know.
What an utterly exhausting year
Died one of the best artists in the world of music. It's also one of the favourites artists of my wife.
R.I.P., Leonard. You will never die.