Dylan Thomas

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.
(Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Hotel #2, New Skin For The Old Ceremony)

222 West 23rd Street, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City
2008-04-26

Wallfahrtsort, irgendwie. Wer sich hier alles die Klinke in die Hand gab, Hammer. Kerouac hat angeblich ‚On The Road‘ in dem Kasten geschrieben. Davor gestanden, tatsächlich mit der Lloyd-Cole-Version des Cohen-Klassikers via iPod im Ohr. Erhebend.

Remember Brendan Behan, Dylan Thomas & Sid Vicious.

Well never mind, we are ugly but we have the music.
(Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Hotel #2, New Skin For The Old Ceremony)

Hotel Chelsea / Wikipedia