This is the companion piece to the video featured in Leonard Cohen Danced With, Fondled By Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen To “I’m Your Man”.
This video of Leonard Cohen and backup singers, Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen, performing “Tower Of Song” was also part of the 29/30 June 1988 episode of Jacob’s Backstage (Med Noje Pa Dalaro) Stockholm, Sweden and was also incongruously set against the backdrop of a pleasant lake.
While the action lacks the fondling that was the keynote of the “I’m Your Man” production, Perla Batalla’s never-shifting gaze fixed on Cohen and Julie Christensen’s dreamy look with sometimes closed and sometimes half-closed eyes are sufficiently provocative.
I must defer to someone with more acute vision (or someone who owns one of those physics-defying CSI machines capable of simultaneously enlarging an image and sharpening its focus) to describe what is going on that boat that enters the scene at 3:32 to the viewer’s right of Cohen. My best guess is that someone in a white skirt is dancing on the forward portion of the boat – or a porpoise wearing white bathing trunks is jumping over the bow of the boat.
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (Swedish TV, 1988)
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