“God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world.” Leonard Cohen

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The words, surprisingly enough, came from Leonard Cohen, and he was making the first of several efforts to bring the opening show of his [1976] British tour to a close…. I had to ask him,… if this summed up his current mood.

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After a concert, if the people are happy, you do feel grateful on a certain level. I don’t want to make too much of it. I never said it before. It just came out like thatquotedown2

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Cohen Down The Road By Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, May 22, 1976. Found at Reality Now!. Photo Credit: Roloff Beny / Library and Archives Canada / PA-196331

“Whenever I meet people that other sources would describe as fans, they are sensitive to the moment, they all seem to possess the grace of the occasion” Leonard Cohen On His Audience

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Leonard Cohen Looks at Himself by Danny Fields. Soho Weekly News, Vol. 1, #9. December 5, 1974. Credit Due Department: This outstanding interview was discovered and contributed by Jugurtha Harchaoui.

Leonard Cohen Looks At Commercial Success From Both Sides Now

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There have been moments when I’ve felt that I’ve betrayed myself [for commercial success] but I think I would have felt that from the other side too if I hadn’t reached a wide audience. I would then have felt that I should have put more effort into reaching people.quotedown2

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Also see Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Hits The Charts – And Why That Matters (Maybe)

From The Strange, Sad and Beautiful World of Leonard Cohen By Andrew Furnival. Petticoat: December 30, 1972. Originally posted Oct 17, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“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