I had no idea that BSS was still kicking it. Wow!
Say it ain’t so. Poet, singer, novelist, Buddhist monk, Leonard Cohen has left us.
Who knows how many essays I have written while the comforting ambience of Broken Social Scene crept into my ears and my subconsciousness.
There was a book about African drumming we were reading at the time which had a photo of a woman in a trance state being supported by others around her. The caption of the photo was “Cooling the medium”. The explanation was that she, the medium, had to be “cooled down” in order to safely return from the spirit world. We built the lyrics of the song around that idea as a starting point.