Not any more

Canadian Oldies but Goodies will Shine Brightly at The Grammys this Year

In Canada, Entertainment, Me Myself & I, Media, Music, South of the boarder, Them Kids on January 29, 2010 at 12:22

Just a tad…

They just keep on Rocking in the free world.  Canada’s continuous rock and roll prince, Neil Young and lyrical music poet Leonard Cohen will both be honored at 52nd Grammy Awards .  After watching Mr. Young spin is rock vibes singing, Long May You Run during the end of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and then team up with Dave Matthews to perform Hank Williams’ Alone and Foresaken; I had to dust off the old digital copies in iTunes plug back into my non existence years.

My parents have always loved Leonard Cohen.  My mom has said he has the musical presence of Trudeau.  Strong, present, soft and forceful all at the same time.

Apologies for the German Subtitles

Neil Young will be honored with the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year award and Leonard Cohen will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy.  Congrats to both men.

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Nick Patch’s full article in the Globe and Mail on Leonard Cohen can be read here

With the Grammy Awards about to honour Leonard Cohen, the 75-year-old Montreal legend decided to pay respect to his home country during a party at the Canadian consul general’s residence on Thursday.

Cohen, clad in a dark suit with his trademark fedora shading his eyes, climbed onstage alongside a group of other artists at the gathering – held annually in honour of Canadian Grammy nominees – before making a brief speech to the cheers of a grateful crowd.

“My great grandfather, Lazarus Cohen, came to Canada in 1869, to the county of Glengarry, a little town in Maberly,” Cohen said.

“It’s customary to thank people for the help and aid they’ve given. On this occasion, because of the great hospitality that was accorded my ancestor who came here over 140 years ago, I want to thank this country, Canada, for allowing us to live and work and flourish in a place that was different from all other places in the world.

“So I thank Canada for the opportunity that was given me to work and play and flourish. … Thank you, friends.”

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Nick Patch also has an article on Neil Young that you can read in full here

Neil Young’s peers happy the Canadian rocker finally getting due from Grammy

By Nick Patch (CP) – 16 hours ago

LOS ANGELES — When Grammy gives its person of the year award to Neil Young this weekend, a star-studded cast of performers will be on hand to serenade the Toronto-born rock legend.

Sheryl Crow, Elton John, James Taylor, k.d. lang and John Mellencamp are just a few of the names who will perform at Friday’s MusiCares gala, and who will presumably have a chance to meet the elusive singer/songwriter.

Many Canadian artists who hold Young up as a Canuck icon still haven’t had the pleasure.

“I’ve always wanted to meet him,” Stompin’ Tom Connors told The Canadian Press in a recent interview.

“He’s got a great name for himself throughout the world and he’s well thought of back here in Canada. I’m looking forward to meeting him someday.

“If you see him before I do, let him know that I’d be willing to meet him, sit down and have a few beers.”

He’s not the only one.

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