Bobby Coleman's friendly yet incisive editing style is a throwback to Max Perkins, whom he claims to have never met nor to have even seen the movie. A traditional man of letters who refuses to wear bow ties and round glasses, he is a graduate of Columbia and Stanford, a singer in a touring Leonard Cohen choir, and an influential figure in cultural and political affairs for many decades. His hobbies include nicknaming urban trees and stray cats, riding transit to the end of the line, and visualizing streetscapes prior to their pavement.
Bobby Coleman at the first annual San Francisco
Leonard Cohen Festival (produced by Conspiracy of Beards
and presented by NoisePop) at the Swedish-American Hall, November 4, 2018.
Photo by Jon Bauer