This is sort of an apology. You see, SWMBO had ordered "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man" from Netflix. It came a couple of weeks ago and has been lying around the house ever since. Tonight she finally got around to watching it and then brought it to me and asked if I wanted to see it.
I said rather vehemently "I don't think so. I can't stand Leonard Cohen. He sings atonally and I don't care for his poetry."
SWMBO said "O.K. Do what you want but just don't say anything more to me about it because I loved it."
Well, I said I might take a look.
May some higher power or another strike me dead. I just watched the whole program and I, too, loved it.
It's a tribute to Cohen and his work and features performances by a group of artists performing his work one evening at the Sydney Opera House. I particularly enjoyed Rufus Wainright (who could be played by Johnny Depp), his sister Martha, Nick Cave, Perla Battala and Jarvis Cocker. Mixed throughout are segments from interviews done with Cohen. The documentary ends with Cohen singing (sort of) his "The Tower of Song" backed by the boys from U2.
It's a great "show" and I recommend it highly. Rent it. Watch it. Enjoy it.
And I take back everything snide I ever said about Leonard Cohen.