The concept underlying LeonardCohenSearch is primarily the organization of and navigation through material about Leonard Cohen that is archived online. Given that this is a spare time project for me, even those modest aspirations are stretch goals.
Yet, as we have all read on bumper stickers, “Stuff Happens.” And, some of that stuff is connected with Leonard Cohen. So, in hopes of making current Cohen-pertinent news items pragmatically accessible, I’ve added a page of automated news trackers such as the following:
This example searches news feeds for current material about certain current issues associated with Leonard Cohen:
- “new album” AND “Leonard Cohen” – The new Cohen Live In London album anticipated later this month
- Tour AND “Leonard Cohen” – The continuing 2008-2009 Leonard Cohen World Tour
- Austin AND “Leonard Cohen” - The first concert on the official North American leg of the Tour
- Watchmen AND Hallelujah – The debate over the used of Cohen’s Hallelujah in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen
- Ticketmaster AND “Leonard Cohen” – The highly criticized role Ticketmaster plays in boosting the prices for the Cohen tickets
Another news tracker pullss items about individuals, such as Sharon Robinson, Anjani, and Bob Dylan, who are associated with Cohen.
Obviously, this is an experiment that will be in a state of flux for some time. Still, it may prove worth checking if the topics pique your curiousity.
The page of news items trackers can be found at Leonard Cohen News