5.9.2006 9:43

Þriðjudagur, 05. 09. 06.

Fór að sjá myndina um Leonard Cohen á kvikmyndahátíðinni og varð ekki fyrir vonbrigðum.

Net-alfræðiorðabókin Wikipedia er mögnuð og í færslunni um Cohen segir til dæmis um þessa mynd, sem hér er sýnd:

„A film titled Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man was released in the USA on June 21, 2006. It is a film of the 2005 tribute to Leonard Cohen "Came So Far For Beauty" held at the Sydney Opera House; the concert was produced by Hal Willner. The film, directed by Lian Lunson, has appearances by Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Antony of Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus and Martha Wainright, among others, and a performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. The film also features Cohen recalling significant parts of his life and career.“

Í Wikipedia er sagt frá því síðasta, sem á daga Cohens hefur drifið, en hann er farinn að syngja opinberlega aftur vegna fjárhagsþreningina, eins og hér má lesa:

„On May 13, 2006, Cohen made his first public appearance for thirteen years, at an in store event at a bookstore in Toronto. Approximately 3000 people turned up for the event, causing the streets surrounding the bookstore to be closed. He sang two of his earliest and best-known songs: "So Long, Marianne" and "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye", accompanied by the Barenaked Ladies and Ron Sexsmith. Also appearing with him was Anjani, the two promoting her new CD, along with his book.[5] Cohen's new album meanwhile is also slated for late 2006, with subsequent touring.

This recent activity has been necessary—Cohen states—because his financial resources, including the publishing rights to his songs, reportedly have been gutted, leading him to file suit against his longtime former manager, Kelley Lynch, for gross misappropriation of funds [6]. Cohen stated that he has been deprived of over US$5 million placed in a fund for his retirement, leaving only $150,000. Cohen was sued in turn by other former business associates. These events have put him in the public spotlight, including a cover feature on him with the headline "Devastated!" in Canada's Maclean's magazine. In March of 2006, Cohen won the civil suit, and was awarded US$9 million by a Los Angeles County superior court. Lynch, however, had completely ignored the suit, and did not respond to a subpoena issued for her financial records [7]. As a result it has been widely reported that Cohen may never be able to collect the cash [8].“