I was checking whether or not “Lullaby” was on the set list again in Dallas (it was) when I ran across a reference to another Leonard Cohen hat that had to be shared.
And for those of you who have not yet heard the new song, “Lullaby,” you are in for a real treat! The between-songs addresses to the audience were pretty much recycled from the earlier tour (as I’ve gathered from the recordings of the London and the Beacon shows), but they still felt authentic. Wearing a cowboy hat to perform the almost bluesy “I Tried to Leave You” did seem like a unique-to-Texas touch… [emphasis mine]
Ahem - As I Was Suggesting, …
OK, I suggested a buckskin coat instead of the cowboy hat and a Texas flag instead of the guitar-emblazoned stage background pictured at the top of this post, but I’m pleased to see the spirit of my recommendations in New & Improved Leonard Cohen Concerts have been taken to heart.