Somehow, post-election, the choice of Bob Dylan for Nobel Prize in Literature feels more prescient than ever. But another artist that feels particularly right for these times is Dylan's peer legendary singer, songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen. Earlier this summer, I heard Renée Fleming sing the most incomparably beautiful arrangement of his classic, Hallelujah, with the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Since this arrangement hasn't been recorded yet and I was desperate for more, I started listening to it on The Essential Leonard Cohen (2002) and rediscovering other familiar favorites of his like Suzanne, The Sisters of Mercy, So Long Marianne, and Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye. This fall, I was encouraged to see that I wasn't the only one thinking about Cohen: out of the blue my mother gave me an old CD of his as a gift in September, a friend put his music on at a party in early October and David Remnick profiled him in the October 17, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. A Zen Buddhist, Cohen was born in Canada in 1934 and feels as relevant today as ever: his last tour was from 2008-2010 and people I know who heard it said his voice continues to impress. Not only is Cohen the most rocking octogenarian around, his "Old Ideas" are as relevant and inspiring as ever.