From Cohen’s Reputation For Solemnity Ill-Gained By Mary Campbell. AP Story, published in The Hour (Norwalk, CT): Mar 28, 1992. Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Well, it was a joke to me – and to a lot of women
Hear this exchange at Leonard Cohen and Anjani, on Steve Wright In The Afternoon. BBC: April 2007 (begins 1:15)
Leonard Cohen’s comment was spoken to protest the interviewer focusing on issues (e.g., Zionism) that were “too complex, too serious to speak of over coffee.” From Love Me, Love My Gun Barrel by Graham Lock. New Musical Express: February 23, 1980. Leonard also gave yellow as his favorite color in this 1988 video interview.
The Sean Dixon Files
This wondrously, ambiguously evocative photo is from the files of Sean Dixon. Please do not repost without permission of the photographer. Originally posted June 8, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Sean Dixon will be familiar to ongoing readers from her personal encounters with Leonard Cohen featured in these Cohencentric posts:
From At 71, Leonard Cohen Finds His Voice Anew by Richard Harrington. Washington Post, July 14, 2006. Originally posted Nov 16, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
I tend to get shattered as I bring a project to completion. I have to discard versions of myself, and version of the songs, until I can get to a situation where I can defend every word, every line. But that place often involves a real shattering of equanimity, or of balance…I have to go to this naked and raw place. And it usually involves the breakdown of my personality, and I flip out … I can’t go into crowds, I don’t want to leave my house, I don’t want to leave my room, I don’t want to answer the phone, all my relationships collapse.
Leonard Cohen, speaking about his efforts on The Future album, quoted in The Loneliness of The Long-Suffering Folkie By Wayne Robins (Newsday: November 22, 1992.). Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric