From Lenny Plays It Cool by Bud Scoppa (Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987)
The Cohen-Dylan Interface
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People think of her as this beautiful bosomy blonde, but she’s a very brilliant woman. She’s a good songwriter and an excellent singer.
[During the recording of Death Of A Ladies’ Man] I was holding on for dear life. My family was breaking up at the time – just to show up was rough. Then I’d have to go through this ninth-rate military film noir atmosphere. I’ve never forgotten Phil [Spector] coming towards me with a bottle of Manischewitz in one hand, a .45 in the other and putting his arm around my shoulder, shoving the gun into my neck, cocking it and saying, ‘Leonard, I love you.’ It wasn’t that much fun.
From No Mercy – Leonard Cohen’s Tales from the Dark Side by Anthony DeCurtis. Rolling Stone: January 21, 1993.
There have probably been some who have butchered it, but I’ve generally liked the job that people have done with it. I guess you could say Nick Cave butchered my song, ‘Avalanche,’ and if that’s the case, let there be more butchers like that.
From Rebirth Of A Ladies’ Man by Steven Blush. Seconds No 22: June/July 1993. Also see
Video: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Avalanche
From Her To Eternity album: 1984.
I more or less came to Jung through oriental studies. He’d written some prefaces to the I Ching and also The Secret of the Golden Flower. As a western scientist, his appreciation of the Oriental psychology and Oriental psychical anatomy — mysticism, whatever that means — dissolved the western view that their psychology was mystical. He saw systematically a diagram of the psyche. It was valid. That kind of view developed in the West in the Forties where we had a radical change in our perception of their work. I think Jung probably led in that re-evaluation of Oriental methodology. It’s the science of the orient. It’s not mysticism. The word mysticism is used in a somewhat pejorative sense. The point Jung makes in all his prefaces is that these things are pragmatic, that they refer to the mechanics of the psyche and can be properly studied. He demystified the work that the Orientals had done.
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. Accessed at LeonardCohenfiles. Originally posted September 28, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
While i cannot locate a definitive source for this quotation, it has been attributed to Leonard Cohen in many, many posts and articles about and blurbs for Charles Bukowski since at least as early as 2010. Photo Source: Fair use, Wikipedia
Another comment by Leonard Cohen about Charles Bukowski is found at There are people like Charles Bukowski who …