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Leonard Cohen and Me.

. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]

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Spain when i was 20 in 1973

This is how i looked when i told Franco’s Guardia Civil they were Nazi fucking pigs. wild child,poet,revolutionary,road kid I had lived in communes from Montreal,Vancouver and Vancouver island,New York City,Stinson Beach California been in every state and all through Canada many times .. knew Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and Tuli Kupferberg and Jerry […]

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Joan Baez

I first met Joan Baez at my house when i was 7. My father had introduced her to Canada because he was the Vanguard distributor exclusively and that was her label. I informed her that i didn’t really care for her voice .I was more into Woody Guthrie. She patted me on the head and […]

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A few things Leonard Cohen and I had in common.

My grandfather knew him. His grandfather and my great grandfather most definitely knew each other back in the 1880’s having come from same area in Russia to Montreal,both being great Zionists and both being prosperous at the same time and being two of maybe 300 Jews in Montreal at that time. Leonard and i both […]

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A Leonard Cohen Story Sort Of

An interesting story .My father’s first cousin Sid Cohen was the manager of Leonard Cohen’s father,Lyon’s clothing manufacturing business Freedman’s Clothing .  Leonard worked there briefly in the 50’s .  This is where we trooped down to get our clothes for weddings and bar mitzvahs and the like. When i started in the record business […]

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