Southern California "SoCal" Gathering of Leonard Cohen forum fans, March 29, 2011

Judy Scott (Jazz 4111) & Arlene

From April 5, 2010  leonardcohenforum

Last week, the second annual get together of the SoCal friends of Leonard Cohen took place at the magnificent Richard Meier designed Getty Museum in Brentwood (Los Angeles).

Just like last year's inaugural lunch, the two attendees were Judy Scott (Jazz4111) and myself.

While waiting for our table, we spent time with another pair on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Sullivan Canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Judy, Jonathan & Trisha

 Our delightful companions were Jonathan and Tessa who hailed from London, England.

They told us they were on a trip and wanted to visit the Getty Museum.

We told them about the basis for our meeting and asked if they were familiar with "Leonard Cohen"?

"Yes, I am", Jonathan responded, "I know his songs".

Aha, I wasn't sure if this was just bravado, so I challenged him to choose a song to sing.

By golly, he started singing "So Long Marianne".
Jonathan told us he was at a Leonard Cohen concert at the London O2.

Judy informed him that was the concert that was captured for the "Live In Londodn DVD and CD".

Over lunch, Judy and I spent almost three hours talking about things like the final Las Vegas concerts -we never ran into each other there, as was a problem with many people. We also talked about Judy's comments on the forum thread, *1960 Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Marianne, Axel Jensen On Hydra* .

We "closed" the restaurant, long past the official closing time. They were kind enough to let us linger and chat.

Judy's "chocolate dessert martini" helped.

We had such a great time discussing all things "Cohen" for almost three hours, we decided to up the frequency of our gatherings.

*To see the 1960 photos of Leonard Cohen on Hydra click here

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