So Long Marianne – and typewriters
8 August 2016 | Culture
Marianne Ihlen – the Marianne to whom Leonard Cohen said ‘So Long’ to all those years ago – died on 29 July. I’ve just read today’s story in The Guardian on a final letter Cohen wrote to her, knowing she would soon be gone. It was Marianne who inspired ‘Hey, That's No...
Music in 2009
18 December 2009 | Culture
There’s been a lot of good music during 2009 including some of the best rock concerts ever, starting with Neil Young and Leonard Cohen in Melbourne, moving on to Van Morrison at the Albert Hall in London and finally catching Al Stewart in Newcastle, also in England.
Al Stewart & Newcastle
31 May 2009 | Culture
We’ve had a run of rock concerts for some of our favourite – ageing I must admit – rock stars. In late January we saw Leonard Cohen perform in an open-air concert at a winery outside Melbourne. All the reviews all round the world have been saying how good he is – and ...