Paul Zollo captured these images of Leonard Cohen and Anjani at a cafe on Pico Boulevard on February 26, 2007 and graciously agreed to the shots being reposted here.
Paul Zollo also wrote From Songwriters On Songwriting, an insightful book which includes a section on Leonard Cohen (available at Leonard Cohen Los Angeles 1992). Over the years, I’ve posted several Leonard Cohen quotes from this piece. One of my favorites follows:
… After a while, if you stick with a song long enough it will yield. But long enough is way beyond any reasonable estimation of what you think long enough may be. In fact, long enough is way beyond. It’s abandoning, it’s abandoning that idea of what you think long enough may be.
Because if you think it’s a week, that’s not long enough. If you think it’s a month, it’s not long enough. If you think it’s a year, it’s not long enough. If you think it’s a decade, it’s not long enough.
Note: Originally posted December 29, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric