12 May 2008

Of Course She Wants A Famous Blue Raincoat

“Its four in the morning,
the end of december
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New york is cold, but I like where I'm living
Theres music on Clinton street all through the evening.”

“The trouble with that song is that I've forgotten the actual triangle. Whether it was my own … of course. I always felt that there was an invisible male seducing the woman I was with, now whether this one was incarnate or merely imaginary I don't remember, I've always had the sense that either I've been that figure in relation to another couple or there'd been a figure like that in relation to my marriage. I don't quite remember but I did have this feeling that there was always a third party, sometimes me, sometimes another man, sometimes another woman.

I had a good raincoat then, a Burberry I got in London in 1959. Elizabeth thought I looked like a spider in it. That was probably why she wouldn't go to Greece with me. It hung more heroically when I took out the lining, and achieved glory when the frayed sleeves were repaired with a little leather. Things were clear. I knew how to dress in those days. It was stolen from Marianne's loft in New York sometime during the early seventies. I wasn't wearing it very much toward the end.”

1 comment:

Brooklyn Beat said...

....."Sincerely, L. Cohen"....

Check out his awesome tunes behind "McCabe and Mrs Miller" by Robert Altman 1971