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The Pres­sure Drop, on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion CJLO, is the de­fin­i­tive source for Mon­treal’s mu­sic scene, with in­ter­views, live per­for­mances and ex­clu­sive lis­tens to the city’s hottest up-and-com­ing bands. Tune in at www.cjlo.com/shows/the-pres­sure-drop. The late Leonard Co­hen, who grew up in Mon­treal’s West­mount neigh­bour­hood in the 1930s and ’40s, was bet­ter known as a song­writer (among his hits was the mod­ern-day hymn Hal­lelu­jah, cov­ered by Jeff Buck­ley on his al­bum Grace), but he wrote a book about the city, too. The Favourite Game is a semi-au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal novel from 1963 that doc­u­ments his com­ing of age in beau­ti­ful po­etry and prose, a per­fect in­tro­duc­tion to the city at a trans­for­ma­tive point in his­tory.

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