Welcome to Shift, where Tom Allen takes you on a daily musical journey from the stalwarts of Classical music to the cutting edge of Contemporary tunes. Join us here on CBC music for a round-up of the stories of the day, some videos of music (or maybe just videos interesting to music fans) and a place to speak your voice.

Thursday December 6th 2012

Tom saw Leonard Cohen in concert last night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. So a little tribute to The Man!

Here's Leonard Cohen in 1966, considering becoming a singer.

A few Cohen classics here:

Leonard on dealing with the darkness inside us all...

Plus the song which moved Tom the most last night from Leonard's new album Old Ideas - Come Healing


Shifty stories:

Dogs are being taught to Drive! Its as crazy as it sounds. 

You've heard pregnant women talking of "Mommy Brain."

Well this new research may leave you gaga!

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posted by Pete Morey on Dec 06, 2012