Multiple Enthusiasms

Infinite jest. Excellent fancy. Flashes of merriment.

And it’s not someone who’s seen the light

Today’s post in honor of both Sunday and National Poetry Month.

Tim Minchin, performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with Terry (Jerry?) Quinn:

And yes, it’s definitely poetry, because for those five minutes, Minchin and his partner made that small bar a church.

(for the record, Minchin was correct that Rufus Wainwright performed the song for the Shrek soundtrack; John Cale has covered it, though, as well–his appears on the Scrubs soundtrack)

Update, 5/20: thanks to Georgie, who notes Minchin’s duet partner as Geraldine Quinn.


  1. This was great. I never would have found these if you hadn’t posted them.

  2. Her name is Geraldine Quinn. Just thought it would be good for you to know 🙂

  3. @Georgie: Thanks! Glad to know it, and properly credit her.

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