Friday, May 20, 2011

This week: a mixtape from the road. Marti and I are currently on vacation in Greece, celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary next Monday, May 23.

This past Tuesday my bride and I visited the island of Hydra, which I first learned about in the ‘Sixties, after I discovered Leonard Cohen's books of poetry and his first album. In 1960, when he was 26, Cohen bought a house in Hydra for $1500, using funds left to him by his recently deceased grandmother. Leonard Cohen lived here throughout that decade. I've wanted to visit this island ever since.

DAYS OF KINDNESS is a mixtape based partly on the Cohen poem about his Hydra days with Marianne (Marianna), includes soundbites from 2009 Danish and 1985 Australian radio interviews and features some of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs, performed here by the man himself and a handful of his best interpreters.

For a limited time you can download an mp3 file set of this mixtape HERE. Enjoy!

01 [Greece]
02 Dance Me To The End Of Love (Live)
- Leonard Cohen
03 Sisters Of Mercy (Live) - Beth Orton
04 So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen
05 [Marianne]
06 Ain't No Cure For Love - Leonard Cohen
07 [Days Of Kindness]
08 If It Be Your Will - Jennifer Warnes
09 [Writer, Singer]
10 Tower Of Song - Leonard Cohen
11 Alexandra Leaving - Leonard Cohen
12 [Good At It]
13 The Golden Gate - Anjani Thomas
14 Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
15 Crazy To Love You - Anjani Thomas
16 [Thanks For The Dance]
17 Thanks For The Dance - Anjani Thomas
18 Famous Blue Raincoat - Jennifer Warnes
19 [Excellence Perceived]
20 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
21 Bird On A Wire - Katey Sagal

All songs by Leonard Cohen.
This mixtape by Phil Demetrion.
Compiled May 18, 2011 – Spetses, Greece.
Download an mp3 file set of this mixtape HERE.