Monday, 21 September 2009
Suzanne...for you know she's half-crazy... A little bit like her, a little bit like Fhina...
One of my favourite songs is this one, Chelsea Hotel No. 2 by Leonard Cohen, in which he sings about his fleeting relationship with the wild spirit that was Janis Joplin.
"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music."
Happy 75th Birthday, Mr Cohen... May you live long and happily.