BY THE NITS
From the album Giant Normal Dwarf by The Nits, CBS Holland 1990. Henk Hofstede, vocals. Written and produced by The Nits. The song was recorded in Amsterdam in 1990.
Some explanation might be necessary. The song tells about a trip to Hydra, to Leonard Cohen's house. Hank Hofstede was one of those two pilgrims, and the other guy came from Finland: Seppo Pietikäinen, a free-lance journalist and tv producer. Henk and Seppo made also a 30 min road movie Film from a room - A journey to the house of Leonard Cohen. This funny and also a little bit strange story has been shown in the Finnish television (and probably in Holland, too).
It tells about two men meeting in the wilderness of Finland, planning together a trip to Hydra to see Leonard's house. Finally they reach Hydra, meet some of Leonard's old friends still living on the island, and find his house - with the help of a donkey.