Note: Originally posted Sep 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Death, disease, God, faith, war, peace, etc, just like the hassles of everyday life, never evaporate. Then, as there is no way to solve them, they are problematic. These are our Popular Problems.
Leonard Cohen, quoted in Le retour du Canadien errant [The return of the wandering Canadian] by André Péloquin (Montreal Voir: Sept 12, 2014) English via Google Translate. This article includes information from a brief private meeting between Leonard Cohen and the author at the LA Listening Event and is certainly worth reading, even in the awkwardness of automatic translation. Originally posted September 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Most of the songs of the last three albums [Old Ideas, Popular Problems, You Want It Darker] were songs that I’ve been working on for many years. Their placement in one album or another depended on when I was able to complete them. You Want It Darker does not stand in deliberate contrast to Almost Like The Blues. These themes have been kicking around for quite a while. They just came together at different times.
From Adam Cohen à la rescousse by Alain de Repentigny [From English Q&A] (La Presse: Oct 19, 2016).
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Note: Originally posted October 8, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Kezban Özcan, Leonard Cohen’s personal assistant, was taken by her boss’s habit of shining his shoes prior to a concert and began photographing him at this task. This set of photos, graciously shared with this site and its viewers,will also appear on the insert sheet of the soon to be released [at time of original post] Popular Problems album. Update: See Leonard Cohen Shines Inside Popular Problems
Originally posted Sept 5, 2014 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric