Leonard Cohen was the only guest on S2E5 of the Danish talk show, Talkshowet (Dec 5, 1992). Videos of this show of various lengths and quality have been intermittently available online but then disappear. Martin alerts us that the entire 1 hour, 5 minute episode in good resolution can be accessed – until February 8, 2017.
This is a must-see for Leonard Cohen fans. Featured are
- Leonard Cohen demonstrating how to make his Red Needles cocktail
- A discussion of the myth of Leonard Cohen as ladies’ man
- The differentiation of depression and seriousness
- The necessity of destroying old versions of one’s self to make an album
- Leonard Cohen on Miami Vice
One word of advice: don’t let the talk show host annoy you. Leonard takes him on stride; you can, too
If the above video player doesn’t work for you, you can view this video on its host site at DR-Talkshowet
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Jo Meul, who alerted me to this video appearing on YouTube.