It’s been a rough week.

I am speechless on every level.

Ironically, I heard that Leonard Cohen passed via text messages while working on a song for my next album. I have thoughtful friends.

When we recorded a live record last year I added one cover song to the mix: Bird on a Wire. My friend Jadea Kelly joined me on stage to sing harmony.

Before we released the album, I contacted Robert Kory, Leonard’s manager in L.A.  I sent him our rough, unmastered version of the song and he quickly asked that we obtain the necessary license via a specific music lawyer in Canada.

It proved a bit costly for me to justify releasing it on the live CD.

I have uploaded that rough version onto Soundcloud for you to hear. I’ll leave it up for a while until we get through this.

When did you first hear Leonard?  Tell me friends.

Here’s the link to the song:

https://soundcloud.com/jayaymar/bird-on-a-wire-jay-aymar-live-at-the-trinity-church-ft-jadea-kelly

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One thought on “I have tried in my way to be free

  1. Thx. Will have to get family to help me navigate this. Aware of Cohen for yrs. as a poet and way too dark for me and then along came his now famous Hall——-(sp.?) and especially then kd’s version of it (love both!)-Allison CROWE also does a wonderful solo version of it. Cheers.

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