Having just seen the documentary Marianne & Leonard. I thought I might add my own anecdote vis a vis Leonard. I remember in 1980 - Leonard Cohen played the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne - an intimate venue and he was still dragging around that pseudo-minstrel looking guitar - an Ovation with its awkward rounded back and very easily dropped. Lo & behold in mid-poignant song he did just that. I yelled out "Get a Maton" an Australian brand of renown. Leonard never used an Ovation again - mostly flat backed Martins or possibly even Matons. Some might be asking what is his guitar got to do with the documentary - well his black Ovation is one of the items in the documentary - his psuedo-minstrel muse. So after having heard approximately 95% of Leonard's music and read possibly all his hard copy books from Flowers for Hitler and Beautiful Losers , to the Book of Longing - which will I am sure have to make a comeback. Well that's all folks and until next time -- maybe see you at La Belle Époque or even Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool, or even in the Tower of Song:
Now I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back
They're moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you sweetly from a window in the Tower of Song. L.C.
Which is a song from his real heyday period (though that is probably the most subjective thing you will read for many a year as Leonard's heyday was many periods). In retrospect this movie is a threading together of home movies, but very interesting home movies; but happy viewing, anyhows.