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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
11/25/2012Secrets Men Share About Women323Free verse
08/24/2012Atrocious Nightmares224Ballad
08/24/2012Time to Add More Love219Ballad
05/20/2012I Prefer Crazed Blue Eyes323Rhyme
05/15/2012A Cohen Questions God262Rhyme
05/09/2012The Wontry Winter of Why254Rhyme
02/14/2012Roses, Rubies, and Strawberries263Free verse
02/11/2012Immobilized275Free verse
02/10/2012Take me to Duck Heaven580Free verse
02/09/2012No Return257Rhyme
02/09/2012A Curly Kind of Love386Free verse
02/08/2012Private Beach306Rhyme
02/08/2012A Hole in the Universe339Rhyme
02/02/2012Empty330Free verse
01/31/2012My 3AM Wake Up Call364Free verse
01/30/2012Hostage in the Bedroom438Rhyme
01/29/2012No More Breakfast381Free verse
01/28/2012Consumer Complaint355Free verse
01/28/2012I Once Loved the Sun302Free verse
01/25/2012In Defiance of a Female Warrior429Rhyme
01/24/2012Give Me Back My Shirt405Free verse
08/03/2011The Final Confessions II522Narrative
08/03/2011The Final Confessions I394Narrative
08/03/2011After the Party Ends468Lyric
08/03/2011The War Confessions468Lyric
08/03/2011The Sex Confessions1053Lyric
08/01/2011When the Lavender Returns566Ballad
08/01/2011Never Told You495Ballad
08/01/2011Unanswered Poems493Ballad
08/01/2011The Miracle473Ballad
08/01/2011Rose Hips Lady476Ballad
08/01/2011This Song is for my Mother687Ballad
08/01/2011Voice in the Night386Ballad
08/01/2011Fireworks Hill467Ballad

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Catman Cohen is the mysterious shadow musician and controversial creator of the music trilogy, “The Catman Chronicles,” a collection of songs that have themes related to life, death, and dreams. Described as Post Decadence Rock, Cohen’s songs spring from a foundation of social activism, primarily in calling for a resurrection of neglected heroes (e.g., nurses, paramedics, teachers, firemen, universal peace-keepers, etc.); a plea for assistance to those without adequate food or health care; and a cry for urgent remedial efforts to preclude an imminent fresh water crisis. Various organizations associated with the social missions of Catman Cohen include Gesundheit Institute, Volunteers Without Boundaries; Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow; Canadian Nurses Foundation; Pacific Institute; and Blue Planet Project.

Very little is known about Catman Cohen. To date, his only publicity consists of shadow photos and his official bio excludes data such as birthdate, birthplace, and other personal details. He believes artists must step into the background in order that society can shift its spotlight onto various key vocations (especially nursing) that are in crisis. He turns down interview requests, instead requesting that a list of social activist friends be considered in his place, stating that they have more important urgent things to say about the world than anything he might offer.

Cohen’s extremely deep, bullfrog singing voice has drawn comparisons to various artists, particularly Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Barry White. It is that strange unusual singing voice that forms the fulcrum within his CD’s, featuring guest performances by she-males, Goths, and other atypical entertainers.

To date, Cohen has never performed live, and the sole performance video, Fluffle-O…based upon a hidden throwaway track on his first CD…revealed Cohen as nothing more than a silhouette behind a screen, playing piano in black gloves.

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