I’ve been used as a cautionary tale. It’s enough to put a dent in one’s mood, isn’t it? I pay very little attention to business: I mean, I didn’t know where the bank was. I’d never been to the bank. So over the course of my career I’ve lost a great deal of my assets just by … well, I didn’t listen to my mother and that’s why all this happened. When I left Montreal and moved to New York my mother said, ‘Be careful, Leonard, those people are not like us.’ And Mother was right! But the lawsuit did confine me to barracks, so to speak; I don’t want to produce a response like ‘Every cloud has a silver lining,’ but it has, coincidentally or deliberately, produced a lot of good work.
From Idol Chatter column by Brantley Bardin in Premiere magazine (June 2006). Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric