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Marc Cohn @ The City Winery, 2012 Jan 26

{This has apparently been sitting in my Drafts folder for four years.  Oops.  I never finished it, so it ends abruptly. -=-BLG} It’s been a while (a real long while) since I’ve gotten to a Marc Cohn show, but this … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary (30 Days of Marc Cohn – Day 19)

“Rest for the Weary” The Rainy Season One of the things I like about Marc Cohn is that his songs aren’t all about finding, having, and losing the girl. Every album includes very personal songs that nonetheless seem to be … Continue reading

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The Rainy Season (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 18)

“The Rainy Season” The Rainy Season The Rainy Season is not a happy album and “The Rainy Season” is not a happy song. While Marc Cohn held a wide mix of songs and styles, Cohn’s sophomore album is generally dark. … Continue reading

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“Girl of Mysterious Sorrow” (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 17)

“Girl of Mysterious Sorrow” Burning the Daze I’ll make a confession.  I did not get, at first, that this song was about graveside remembrance.  In fact I felt quite clever to figure it out.  Listening to it again, it now … Continue reading

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Walk Through the World (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 13)

“Walk Through the World” The Rainy Season This song holds a special place for me.  Marc Cohn was a transformative album for me — heck, I even considered attending grad school at the University of Tennessee just so I could be … Continue reading

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Saving the Best for Last (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 8)

“Saving the Best for Last” Marc Cohn I missed a day, so this will be quick.  The second song in my list from the incomparable debut album.  I like this song because it is so unconventional.  Not a bit about … Continue reading

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If I Were an Angel (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 7)

“If I Were an Angel” Join the Parade Yet one more in Marc Cohn’s intermittent series of relationships that are just bad news.  (Others include “Giving Up the Ghost” and “Shadow“.)  At least this time he takes some responsibility. Well … Continue reading

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29 Ways (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 6)

“29 Ways” Marc Cohn This is the first song on my list drawn from Marc Cohn’s self-titled debut album, but it won’t be the last: Every one makes it eventually. To be honest, it didn’t nearly make it. The album … Continue reading

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Shadow (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 5)

“Shadow” Marc Cohn Live 04-05 This is a slow sultry jazz-y tune that seems like it’d be fun to sing.  In keeping with a developing theme, it’s an anthem for a dysfunctional and probably unhealthy relationship.  After all, lines like … Continue reading

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The Calling (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 3)

“The Calling (The Ghost of Charlie Christian”) Join the Parade This is a song that sort of snuck up on me.  I first heard it in concert (in at least 2007, though I think it was earlier), and it initially … Continue reading

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