In the thick of writing a 2,000-word analysis of the great man’s words and music, ahead of his 80th birthday next month, I am poleaxed by the news that he’s about to release a new album. Surely he can’t go further than he has already been?
Or can he?
The beauty of Cohen is you never know until the work is there, and then it takes another 20 years to bed in.
Still, I think I have said something original about his hat (which has a Facebook page to itself).