Leonard’s In The Studio


Yes indeed, it's snowing outside. Right now. April in Colorado. Last week's lovely sunny interlude is but a dream. I still have a bit of a sun kissed tan, but it's fading fast. Really? Snow? 

I am coping today by playing my new Leonard Cohen cd  - just arrived in the nick of time for a snowy spring day. If you love great music, poetry and older men…run, don't walk, to the "record store" and get this little gem. The CD is a live compilation of his current tour, recorded in London town last July. This dapper (and I will say very sexy) 73 year old poet/song writer, backed by a crack 9 piece band, sang for over 3 hours at the O2 Arena (double CD set). His warmth and intelligence come through on EVERY song…I wouldn't leave out even one! It's worth the cost of admission alone for his recitation of "A Thousand Kisses Deep". And all my Taos friend's will appreciate his very reverential version of "Anthem".


I'm working on a couple of top secret things in the studio today, but mostly just trying to soak up the color of my work table and a new bouquet of hot pink roses and lime green spider mums and coping with the temporary return of winter.

8 Responses to Leonard’s In The Studio

  1. Gwen says:

    If it makes you feel any better, it snowed in Seattle today, too! Not much sticking, but snow in April, all the same!

  2. Lisa Hoffman says:

    Just LOOK at that studio table! there’s enough inspiration there to keep me flying for a year!…..
    Thank you for the CD tip. I still watch the dvd documentary: “I’m your Man” and swoon every time. This is going on the top of my wish list!

  3. neva says:

    your taos friend does appreciate….and welcome back says your studio….life is good, my friend.

  4. Mary Ann says:

    leonard leonard leonard. sigh. my neighbor ran into him a couple of years ago at a coffee shop in LA. he’s a tiny little fellow. i always did go for the guys i could swing up in the air. he lives in the thick of things in a very funky neighborhood. well. he used to. I DIG me some L.C. yes siree i do. going to put on a cd RIGHT NOW.

  5. stephanie says:

    so much serendipity…synchronization….I have newly re-discovered Leonard Cohen and am now listening to a Pandora playlist around him, starting with ‘Dance me to your beauty’.

  6. Chris says:

    man, I love me a shot of a studio table. really pretty and alive and PRESENT!
    How is the work…? Can you share yet…?

  7. Gwen Delmore says:

    Hi Fran,
    I love the new profile photo, and the fiber and fabric gallery. I loves me some Leonard Cohen, too. We listened to him all weekend


  8. nancy neva says:

    i KNOW…..it’s all about leonard….got the new cd, the new dvd, and an old book of poems….love that guy, always. (and fran!! he’s on the list of those who visited mabel’s when i was there in 1970…got to do yoga with him in the rainbow room, and go out for “tea”, and put fresh wildflowers and just the right incense in his room … one of those two just outside the big gates. )

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