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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1234
From: Calgary
Posted: 2008-12-19 7:34 pm   Permalink

So...I was reading the liner notes to Leonard Cohen's "Death of a Ladies' Man" and noticed that the cover photo was attributed to an "anonymous roving photographer at a forgotten Polynesian restaurant" and yes indeedy...there's a drink in a ceramic coconut on the table.




But that's about it...there's not a hell of a lot otherwise. So anyone care to guess in which restaurant this was taken? I'm gonna guess "The Luau" based on the coconut vessel, but wot-do-eye-no?

Interestingly, ol' Lenny has been linked to Tiki before...witness this Shag painting which immortalizes an important moment in LC's musical career:

(Thanks Sweet Daddy Tiki!)

And I'll always love his version of "Moon of Manakoora"









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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1063
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2008-12-20 10:41 am   Permalink

Huh, how bout that? I must have looked at that Death of a Ladies' Man cover a thousand times and never noticed that coconut mug before. Thank YOU, slacks.

BTW, the Shag painting is called "Leonard Cohen Composes 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2' At A Polynesian Bar In Miami".

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-12-20 7:13 pm   Permalink

Slacks - I agree with the Luau guess. The album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1977, and that does look an awful lot like the Steve Crane Coconut Mug. (Photo from the collection of Benehune.)



 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7419
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-12-21 8:17 pm   Permalink

This should be in "Main" not "Bilge!"

I got some Eli pics that need some explanin' too!
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1234
From: Calgary
Posted: 2009-01-09 10:10 am   Permalink

Yeah, I meant for this to be in the main forum, but I just effed-up when I posted it...oh well. Maybe if everyone does that U-Moderate thingy, we'll convince one of the moderaters to move it?



 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1063
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-01-28 7:43 pm   Permalink

I'm reading a new biography of Leonard Cohen called "I'm Your Man" by Sylvie Simmons and there's another picture of Lenny in an unnamed Tiki restaurant:



It's captioned "Leonard and Suzanne, Miami, 1973". The woman is Suzanne Elrod, the mother of Cohen's children Adam and Lorca (but not the Suzanne of the song of that name).

Any guesses on the location?
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2535
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-01-28 9:09 pm   Permalink

Okay just guessing but with bowleggedness of the Tiki near the table and the presence of non handled tea cups. I'm going with the Luau in Miami Beach?




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TIKIBOSKO
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 321
Posted: 2013-01-29 8:01 pm   Permalink

Great guess Boris, I concur,


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2196
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-01-29 8:05 pm   Permalink

Nice work, Mr. Boris!

 
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