That is among the most moving elegies/eulogies I have ever read, brother. A big NC salute.
Acho would have been proud with what you wrote. We miss him a lot.
I like "Ain't No Cure For Love," sax intro and all.
I still find it hard to believe that Leonard's finally gone home to where it's better than before. Goodbye, old poet. We miss you.
Howe is Leonard cohen with a squirt of orange zest.
I don't think Song For You was Leon's first record at all. There were Asylum Choir and Leon and Marc Benno albums before Leon went solo. Just letting you know.
Thank you Mark for highlighting the love he spread through the joy of music. He was a great brother and a huge part of the Nogales community. I miss my little brother so much. Whenever I hear his favorite songs it brings back precious memories.
Howe, you are a fine writer!
Wonderful tribute to the soul of our generation. I was mezmorized by Leon - the music and the attitude - from the first time I heard Delaney and Bonnie & Friends. From that day to present, I was fortunate to be at every concert, album release party, backstage at The Fillmore, that Leon attended or played in San Francisco. And I remember so many times our eyes connected. Me heart struck and Leon just trying to get through the crowd. Three artists have impacted my life: Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Paul McCartney. This little girl in the vintage evening gown and boa feathers cried herself to sleep on hearing of your passing. Sweet Journey Mr. Bridges.
i was driving just the other day when Lazarus shuffled in and i actually did pull over to listen to it at the circle K on congress
Thank you Suicide!
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful person. Thank you.
Thank you Mark for the kind words. Acho is my little brother that had a big and generous heart. Everybody loved him and we miss him so. Our Mom took it extremely hard and is slowly healing.
Nice article Larry!
The hipsters who have dissed Glenn Frey and his fellow Eagles can suck it. It seems that there are a lot of those fucks around since The Dude made his opinion known in The Great Lebowski. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great movie; although I think people forget that Jeff Bridges was portraying a major dumb ass...with dumb ass opinions. Glenn Frey is someone who deserves respect because unlike the current crop of #1 hit music "artists", this actual musician (not to mention the other Eagles band members, especially Joe Fucking Walsh) could actually record music without needing a producer/fixer/bullshitter to get his/their art to the people.
Thank you for this article highlighting a very talented and versatile musician. But please, do all of your KLPX listeners a yuuge (yes, I'm channeling my inner Orange Emperor) favour and diversify the Glenn Frey/Eagles songs which y'all are currently playing and have been playing since 1979. Shit, throw Glenn's "Partytown" song back into your music mix; I remember hearing it an awful lot on KLPX and KWFM back in 1982.
I am a fan of Eagles, but the moment I hear "Hotel California" (ugh!)...I do not hesitate to turn the the music way down, change the station or turn the radio off. I've heard this song enough to last me 100 lifetimes. Take this opinion into consideration when resetting the KLPX programming. No disrespect intended, just the opinion of me and my family, friends, coworkers and random fans of good music.
Thank you again, I truly mean it!
We saw her in Phoenix in September, She was fantastic.
I made a comment on the article about Leonard Cohen and how his song "The Partisan" makes me cry, the "Hags" "Farmer's Daughter" also breaks me down every time.
There are a handful of songs that always bring a tear to my eye, "The Partisan" is probably numero uno.
I like Lando. He is experimenting and pushing boundaries with his music and I think that is admirable. He is not a misogynist, not violent, he is introspective, emotional and positive. The same cannot be said for the other rapper mentioned in these comments.
Lando could easily move to LA and break out, but here in Tucson he is in control of his music and his art and it seems like that is more important to him than having neutered single go gold... He will get his, but it will be as an artist and not as a performer. Big Diff.
Biggie Smalls was THE most overrated rapper of his time. 1 Pac wasn't too far behind for that title. Rap lost all of its flava after Flava Flav admitted to being a major crack addict. Public Enemy was the shit, Chuck D is a fuckin genius, but the hip-hop/new jack/rap world died creatively somewhere around 1994. If you truly listen to that sad excuse for "music", you might just have an epiphany and realize that. Let Toothlicker and Mr. Calrissian go to NY or LA and they can wait tables or wash dishes, and if they're truly talented, someone with enough time, money, patience and PR savvy may be able to introduce them to the national, maybe even international, business of music. Until that happens, they're in Tucson, a place where they will never be truly appreciated because their music isn't all that appreciable. Time to Get Real! and time to follow the rules of the business, if these guys actually want to launch their career.
"'We're Not Gonna Take It' was always 'O Come All Ye Faithful.'" My God, I can't believe I never realized that...
Anyway, as long as hard rock is the topic, I should mention that Billy Idol offers an interesting alternative to the John Denver number. https://youtu.be/IEYVuMqZdTM
Tucson is lucky to have both Lando Chill and isaiah Toothtaker. It's unrealistic to expect world-class talent from such a small town. Most kids leave for New York or LA as soon as they can. Those artists who stick around are serving audiences that appreciate their effort, regardless of having hits or being known nationally.
PS- Why take a swing at isaiah's weight struggle? That's just mean. Since day one, hip hop has embraced all body types. Ever hear of Biggie Smalls? Get real!
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