Leonard Cohen Talks About “When the soul becomes deeply threatened”

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That’s when it really becomes diabolic … when things have never been better and you just know that there’s this little numb part of your heart that is not being addressed by anything. That’s when the soul becomes deeply threatened.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns – Interview With Leonard Cohen Presented By John McKenna. RTE Ireland, May 9 & 12, 1988), Originally posted Nov 29, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“It is doubtful that I’ll get back to Montreal … I miss my friends, my house and my city more acutely than I can describe.” Leonard Cohen – Oct 16, 2016

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Unless I get a second wind, it is doubtful that I’ll get back to Montreal, where I was living before a financial crisis compelled me to deal with matters in Los Angeles. I miss my friends, my house and my city more acutely than I can describe. quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Le Dernier Empereur by J.D. Beauvallet and Pierre Siankowski (Les Inrocks: Oct 19, 2016) [from the original English questionnaire forwarded to me on Oct 16, 2016 by Leonard Cohen]

Resources: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal: The best articles about Leonard Cohen’s Montreal homes and haunts as well as videos and a list of pertinent landmarks

Credit Due Department: Photo of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal hometaken by and posted with the permission of Lilian Graziani.

“I hope that the final effect is one of invigoration rather than suffocation” Leonard Cohen on You Want It Darker – Released One Year Ago: Oct 21, 2016

From Adam Cohen à la rescousse by Alain de Repentigny [From original English questionnaire forwarded to me by Leonard Cohen] (La Presse: Oct 19, 2016).

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Information about You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen, including reviews like this, is collected and updated at Info & Updates: Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker

“I never try to baffle or mystify [with my songs] although I can understand that with the habit of literal reading that is taught in schools it is sometimes difficult to enjoy the work.” Leonard Cohen

From Have You Heard The One About Lenny In The Sandwich Bar? by Andrew Tyler. Disc: September 2, 1972. Originally posted October 14, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“There’s nothing like singing for people… [It’s a] wonderful opportunity to explore the song itself” Leonard Cohen

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There’s nothing like singing for people. Having that moment before the people, it changes the song, the delivery, and to accommodate the song to the moment is a wonderful opportunity to explore the song itself.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

Comment made at the Sept 10, 2014 Popular Problems Preview In Los Angeles. From Leonard Cohen on the Inner Workings of His New Album ‘Popular Problems’ by Todd Aaron Jensen. Bio: Dec 1, 2014.

Note: Originally posted at Dec 1, 2014 DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Employs Sergio Leone, Motown, Bubble Gum For A “Different Twist” On First We Take Manhattan

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Without that Sergio Leone-Eastwood track it would have been truly demented geopolitical fantasy. But with that soundtrack and with the Motown chorus veering over to bubble gum, you get a different twist on the thingquotedown2

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Folk-Rock’s Poet Laureate Returns By Jeff Bradley. AP story, printed in Times Daily – Sept 3, 1988. Originally posted Nov 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric