I saw yesterday evening a documentary about Leonard Cohen on English TV! Leonard Cohen was the first LP I had ever had in my life! I was about 17 years old, Mother Christmas had just brought me a record player built into an a wonderful white design table. God I loved that piece it! I had driven my mother crazy to get it, it was expensive, but I had fallen in love with it and could not get and give peace until I got it. It had no sense to say �NO� to me in such cases� Anyway, a short time after, my beloved brother came home for a weekend and brought me Leonard Cohen�s Album, he knew how much I loved him� I was over the moon, and I will never forget that instant, and all these hours spent listening to this first album.
What a joy to see him yesterday evening.. first in the documentary about a 1972 European Tour, and then in his World Tour of 2008/2009.
1972, it was the year i got his album! How emotional it was! And to see him now, as an older guy, but in fact still the same, even better than ever and with a fantastic band of musicians and singers backing him. Really, tat showi was immense! I had never seen Leonard Cohen life or in a show or interview before, it was a revelation to me to see him moving and hear him speaking, and I found him extremely sympathetic, and also incredibly humble, and full of respect toward his musicians. I adored the way he took his hat off every time one of his musicians (guitar, keyboard, saxophone�) was doing a solo�
Here is a first portrait of him, just the shining outlines in the dark� does one need to say or see more?
Well, I guess I won�t be able to resist and will do some more portrait of him, from now!
PS: I hope Leonard Cohen does not mind me selling prints of thsi portrait I did of him. I would be mortified if it is the case I would ask him personally, but how?
So, please, if somebody knows that Leonard would not lie it, please contact me, and I will of course retract the painting from sale.
November 20th, 2010
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