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Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2010 nominations

There are 7 comments on the Examiner.com story from Oct 16, 2009, titled Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2010 nominations. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

John Mellencamp The nominations for the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been announced, with ballots in the mail to the SongHall voting membership.

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Cindy

UK

#1 Oct 17, 2009
Lets hope its Cat Stevens/Yusuf this time. Unlike the previous person who commented, I think many amazingly beautiful songs have been written in what he refers to as the "post Dylan era". Moonshadow and Peace Train have been "picked". But all his songs are worthy. I could write a list of my favourites, but would end up listing nearly all of them, including the newer songs from "Another Cup", and "Roadsinger". Perhaps the most magical album is "Tea for the Tillerman, which has such vivid lyrics, conjuring up beautiful pictures,and stories before your minds eye. His fans are just so happy he has returned to sing for them, and now there is the musical "Moonshadow", too.
nina

Canada

#2 Oct 17, 2009
he doesn't deserve any accolades

he supported the call to murder Rushdie
Roy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Oct 19, 2009
The Songwriters Hall of Fame is a joke until they induct Leonard Cohen!

The Songwriters Hall Of Fame will be much harder for Leonard Cohen to get inducted into because unlike the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame whose voting body consists only of people from the music industry, the voting body of the Songwriters Hall of Fame consists of both, music industry people and the public. The Songwriters Hall of Fame has a preference for non-performing songwriters, and much of the American public (who votes) still don't know or don't like Leonard Cohen or any other high echelon/pedigree songwriters. The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts a lot of 50s, 60s, 70s Pop-Rock, R&B, Country and TV and movie theme songwriters. The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted BON JOVI this year! This has to say something about the average age of the members of the public who register to vote these days. Also, in recent years, and currently, the Song Hall nominates 24 artists each year and only inducts 5. That makes it really hard for certain artists to be inducted sooner than later, but I guess that's the point--in fear of running out of nominees.

Leonard Cohen is nominated for the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Looking at this year's nominees, there seems to be something fishy going on, and it tells you something about the thought process of the nominating committee members. David Foster, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Dion DiMucci, Elvis Costello and U2 are all nominated for the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame. David Foster and Leonard Cohen are both Canadian and they both attended a ceremony in 2008 honoring a Canadian music industry person who had something to do with the early days of the Grammys. I can't remember who it was or what it was all about. It was either in California or British Columbia. Elvis Costello is a Leonard Cohen fan. Leonard Cohen and John Mellencamp were both inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008 and both attended. Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed were both nominated for the 2007 Songwriters Hall of Fame and now they are both being nominated again for the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lou Reed gave the induction speech for Leonard Cohen at the 2008 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Lou Reed also gave the induction speech for Dion DiMucci, who was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989 as Dion. Dion DiMucci is nominated for the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame. So four people with connections to the 2008 Rock Hall are being nominated for the 2010 Song Hall: Dion DiMucci, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and John Mellencamp. U2 is also nominated this year. U2 are fans of Leonard Cohen and they were in the film Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man and they performed Tower of Song with Leonard Cohen. Oh, and U2 was in the video biography for Leonard Cohen at the 2008 Rock Hall induction ceremony. So that makes it 5 connections. It's as if the Song Hall did all of this on purpose!...And if both Leonard Cohen and John Mellencamp get inducted in 2010...Wooooooooow, a repeat of the 2008 Rock Hall. Six degrees of separation.
Roy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Oct 19, 2009
THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES:

Non-Performing Songwriters

Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart, Jackie DeShannon, Luther Dixon, David Foster, Mark James, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Jerry Ragovoy/Bert Berns, Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones, Johnny Mandel, Billy Sherrill, Joe South, Paul Vance/Lee Pockriss

Performer/Songwriters

Garth Brooks, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Dion DiMucci, David Gates, Tommy James, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Leon Russell, Cat Stevens, U2, Earth, Wind & Fire

If Garth Brooks gets inducted this year ahead of Leonard Cohen, I am going to be so f*cking pissed off!
Dolbyscat

Courtenay, Canada

#5 Oct 20, 2009
Roy wrote:
If Garth Brooks gets inducted this year ahead of Leonard Cohen, I am going to be so f*cking pissed off!
I'm with you there....Leonard Cohen has a great body of work to look back on, and his songs have been covered by some of the best. A personal recommendation "Famous Blue Raincoat" a collection of Cohen songs by Jennifer Warnes, very well recorded and produced, excellent choice of songs, Jennifer's beautiful voice, plus a duet with Leonard.

Since: Sep 08

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#6 Oct 20, 2009
And MJ was inducted into this hall of fame like what?

7 years ago?
JIna Wild

Radstock, UK

#7 Oct 20, 2009
KB50MJ wrote:
And MJ was inducted into this hall of fame like what?
7 years ago?
and who gives a shit?

Like no one?

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