One of the more beautiful tunes I’ve heard recently has been Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Initially, the original song, Wikipedia says, was not very successful. I wonder why, given the strong somber voice of Leonard Cohen. I was introduced to the song as part of the Shrek soundtrack, performed by Rufus Wainwright. The simple piano notes have the power to take you to a different mood altogether. I later found another powerful rendition by Jeff Buckley. And then, last year, Karsh Kale covered the track for Coke Studio at MTV with Shilpa Rao. Clearly, I’ve run out of adjectives to describe this composition. I’m pretty sure I will never be able to talk about the 300+ covers of this song.

In other news, temperatures in Potsdam have consistently stayed in the single digit range for more than a week, and we’ve even had a few sub-zero nights. Yay.