“If you can do anything, it’s kind of satisfying. It’s [performing] and washing dishes that are the only things I know.” Leonard Cohen


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If you can do anything, it’s kind of satisfying. It’s [performing] and washing dishes that are the only things I know.quotedown2

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From “I’m a closet optimist”: An audience with Leonard Cohen, September 16, 2014, London by Michael Bonner (Uncut: Sept 16, 2014) Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I’ve stopped hoping that people will praise my voice, though, obviously, I’ve a couple of friends out there who like the way I sing.” Leonard Cohen

From Songs Of Longing – The Joe Jackson Interview. The Irish Times: November 3, 1995. Accessed 05 April 2014 from LeonardCohenFiles. Note: Originally posted April 11, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen on being asked how 2012 San Jose concert went: “No one asked for their money back.”

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TOUCH OF CLASS: When the legendary Leonard Cohen checked into the Hotel De Anza on Tuesday afternoon, in advance of his Wednesday night show at HP Pavilion, his main priority was finding a place where he and his group could watch the election results. General Manger Alison McKennon pointed them to the Hedley Club Lounge, which showed TV coverage of the election all night. Cohen returned to the Hedley Club on Thursday before departing to Seattle and chatted with daytime bartender Harold Martin, who is a bassist himself. Martin asked the 78-year-old singer and songwriter how Wednesday’s show went, Cohen responded, “No one asked for their money back.”

From  Pizarro: Holiday events are just around the corner by Sal Pizarro (Mercury News, Nov 9, 2012). Originally posted November 10, 2012 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

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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

“I’ve always been there serving the nameless, and it doesn’t matter if I don’t have a voice.” Leonard Cohen (1980)


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What we used to call the artist is becoming obsolete, and for some people I symbolize that. They feel my loyalty has not been compromised. I’ve always been there serving the nameless, and it doesn’t matter if I don’t have a voice.quotedown2

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From The Face May Not Be Familiar, but the Name Should Be: It’s Composer and Cult Hero Leonard Cohen by Pamela Andriotakis & Richard Oulahan. People: January 14, 1980. Photo by Armando Fusco (flickr name Rhymin’ Simon). Originally posted Nov 15, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen, On Being Asked If He Toured “For The Sake Of Sex, Drugs, And Rock & Roll?”

Q: [Do you tour] for the sake of sex, drugs, and rock & roll?

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Sex? No, too dangerous. Drugs? I wouldn’t go near them. Music is good. But as they say in rock and roll, they don’t pay you to sing, they pay you to travel.quotedown2

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Leonard Cohen interviewed by Hans Pfitzinger in Paris, 1988. Photo from Webb Sisters Facebook Page. Originally posted Nov 9, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric