Note: Originally posted Aug 19, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
The Original Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox
Biggest Influence on My Music – The jukebox. I lived beside jukeboxes all through the fifties. … I never knew who was singing. I never followed things that way. I still don’t. I wasn’t a student of music; I was a student of the restaurant I was in — and the waitresses. The music was a part of it. I knew what number the song was.
– Leonard Cohen (Yakety Yak by Scott Cohen, 1994)
Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox: Over the years, Leonard Cohen has mentioned a number of specific songs he favors. Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox is a Cohencentric feature that began collecting these tunes for the edification and entertainment of viewers on April 4, 2009. All posts in the Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox series can be found at The Original Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox Page.
Q: What do you think is the best music to fuck to?
In the old days people used to say that my stuff was very good for that. I prefer Chopin ‘Nocturnes’ myself.1
Brigitte Engerer – Complete Nocturnes By Chopin
- Rebirth Of A Ladies’ Man by Steven Blush. Seconds No 22: June/July 1993. [↩]