“I heard Bob Dylan, listened to him carefully, and thought ‘He has already done it.’ It was exactly what I wanted to do: write as well and simply as possible and lay it at the feet of the people.” Leonard Cohen


From Leonard Cohen – All culture is nail polish by Bert van de Kamp, OOR magazine No.21, October 23,1974. [Via Google Translate]. The photo is by Unknown – BobDylan-1964StLawrenceYearbook-3, from the 1964 yearbook of St. Lawrence University, Public Domain, via Wikipedia. Thanks to Gordana Stupar, who alerted me to this article.

The Cohen-Dylan Interface

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