Coachella: An Illustrated Nightmare

Pareene · 04/20/09 05:37PM

This weekend, a bunch of lame kids saw a bunch of lame bands (and a couple good ones) out in the desert. We thought we'd try to figure out what the deal is with a little trip through Flickr.

Bloggers In Over-Confident of Own Influence Shock

Pareene · 03/10/08 10:43AM

When we first saw this graph of the recording history of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", we thought, a) god almighty everyone needs to stop covering "Hallelujah", and b) everyone really needs to stop graphing songs. It was all worth it though for this Kottke guest-blogger post, which perfectly encapsulates the blinkered triumphalism of the boutique bloggers. You see, a half-dozen random bloggers were all pretty sure that their posts on this graph launched Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" cover to number one on iTunes—until their one friend who watches TV pointed out that an American Idol contestant sang it last week. [Kottke]

abalk · 06/19/07 01:37PM

Bon Jovi covers Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." We cannot begin to tell you how upsetting this is to us. [Q102]

We Can't Keep Track of Each Fallen Robin Either

abalk2 · 09/27/06 10:20AM

Celebrity chatter from forty years ago usually falls under the purview of Post gossip dowager Cindy Adams, but today's Paula Froelich-helmed Page Six reports the news that Leonard Cohen visited Edie Sedgwick (Remember her? She was like the Leigh Lezark of the sixties.) "at the Chelsea Hotel in the mid-'60s and was disturbed by the candles she'd bought at a local voodoo shop and put on the mantle. 'This is a very unlucky arrangement of candles,' Cohen warned. 'It's in the Sioux religion or Navajo world, or something. It's considered bad luck.' Sedgwick shot back, 'Oh, it's just a silly superstition.' Her room burned down the next day." You can decide for yourself whether or not "amphetamine freak unfortunate with fiery taper" is a story; what we want to know is whether or not Leonard nailed Edie? Because we didn't think it was possible for us to have any more respect for him than we already do.