10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
I’m enjoying a vacation this week and chose to repeat a popular “Profiles” that first aired on June 8. It’s a “show within a show” as I offer up Joyride Media’s wonderful one hour production of “Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas With New Friends”. It's based on the legendary singer-songwriter’s latest album, “Old Ideas” (Columbia), his first studio album since 2004. The Joyride Media show features vintage Cohen waxing philosophical at two recent press conferences devoted to the album as well as observations from a host of young artists whom the 77-year-old legend has influenced.
For the show’s start, I selected recordings from songwriting contemporaries of Cohen in the 1960s folk scene, where his music and poetry initially emerged. The show ended with two Cohen songs performed by Judy Collins who was instrumental in introducing Cohen’s songs (and Cohen) to American audiences.