A cultural history of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah”. This explains all the reasons I stopped covering this beautiful, heartbreaking song live — it’s become musical shorthand for “pretty sadness”. A damn shame too.
My name is Josh Ellis. I'm a writer, editor, former newspaper columnist, full stack web designer and developer (with a focus on PHP, JS, Node and the Meteor framework) and musician. I've traveled and lived all over the world, but I currently make my home in Yakima, WA, the "Palm Springs of Washington State".
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