Do you like pop culture?
Sure. When it’s good. I don’t feel separated from it. I listen to radio a good deal. I have my views as to whether the music is good and is speaking to me, but I certainly recognize that I’m part of it. I never felt ‘that’s going on and I’m not with it.’ I always felt it was mine and I always felt it was good and there’s always something good happening in that realm at all times.
From Leonard Cohen: Working for the World to Come. The interview (probably from 1982) was published in the book In Their Own Words: Interviews with fourteen Canadian writers, by Bruce Mayer and Brian O’Riordan, 1984. Found at LeonardCohenfiles. The image of Leonard Cohen in the bath with amcopy of Esquire at the ready and the transistor radio on the soap tray is a screen capture from 1965 documentary, “Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen.” Originally posted Sep 20, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric