Friday, 16 May 2008

Men, give up now!

Rehearsal photo, taken by his daughter Lorca

I’m working again. Yes, I know, I’m supposed to be retired. Yeah, right! Anyway, I’m well-disposed towards everyone at the moment. Well, almost everyone. There is one person out there who deserves to be slapped repeatedly, but ‘elle ne perd rien pour attendre’. The slap, when it comes – and it will come, trust me – will be all the more satisfying for being delayed.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to Leonard Cohen’s concert in July. Just quietly looking forward to it: I hate wishing my life away. I’ve been reading a few accounts (not all - don't want to spoil the surprise) of the concerts that have already taken place in Canada and visiting the lovely forum devoted to the guy. One of the fans, Steve Wilcox, posted this earlier today:

At the third show, during the intermission, I overheard two women agreeing that it wouldn't be fair to expect all men to be like Leonard Cohen. One of them was my wife. I don’t hold it against her.


  1. What I know about LC's private life is minimal, but I always took it he was maybe not so much of a "good husband" type though!

    Can't wait to hear about the concert.

  2. I don't know much about it either, but he probably doesn't have what it takes to be a 'good husband'. However, I don't think the two women in question were referring to those qualities. I'm sure Steve Wilcox's wife is better off with him - day to day, kind of thing. Still, the charisma, the brown velvet voice, the fedora... :-)

    If you're interested in reading about the tour so far, R, log on to this:

  3. I'm envious, enjoy the concert!


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