Bruce Cockburn

I like to think that if it hadn’t gone as well as it has, if I wasn’t able to make a living off of playing music, I would still be playing the music. But, of course, I wouldn’t likely have had the opportunity to travel, and a lot of the places have inspired songs.

“I like to think that if it hadn’t gone as well as it has, if I wasn’t able to make a living off of playing … Read More

I’m particularly attuned to lyrics, and very often a bad set of lyrics will ruin a song for me, while my friends will be just grooving on the music. I don’t mean that it has to be about anything in particular, but there has to be some art applied to it, simple or otherwise.

“I’m particularly attuned to lyrics, and very often a bad set of lyrics will ruin a song for me, while my friends will be just … Read More

It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially pain on all sides, human beings have the capacity to enjoy themselves. The soldiers are mostly young people, full of enthusiasm and energy, and that’s an exciting thing for an old guy like me.

“It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially … Read More

I watch the confusion of friends all numb with love moving like stray dogs to the anthem of night long conversations of pulsing rhythms and random voltage voices in spite of themselves graceful as these raindrops creeping spermlike across the car window.

“I watch the confusion of friends all numb with love moving like stray dogs to the anthem of night long conversations of pulsing rhythms and … Read More