Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)
In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen--which incorporates a foreword by means of singer Suzanne Vega and 8 pages of not often visible photos--the artist talks approximately "Bird at the Wire," "Hallelujah," and his different vintage songs. He candidly discusses his well-known romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with manufacturer Phil Spector, his lengthy conflict with melancholy, and lots more and plenty more.
You'll locate interviews that first seemed within the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but in addition fabric that has no longer formerly been published in English. a few of it has now not been on hand in the past in any structure, together with many illuminating memories that individuals provided particularly for this definitive anthology.
To lustful ideas, to evil innovations, to strategies of torture. SD: during this admission you’re suggesting that you’re operating within the related constitution as are the modern writers—maybe it begins with [LouisFerdinand] Celine—[William] Burroughs, [Hugh] Selby, Gunter Grass, and for that topic, [Jean-Paul] Sartre in Nausea. LC: the single factor that differs in these writers and myself is that I carry out the assumption of ecstasy because the answer. If simply humans get excessive, they could face the evil half. If a guy.
Index_011714.indd 29 1/17/14 3:54 PM 30 The Sixties and Seventies throwing snowballs at one another. She was once surprised. the woman evidently couldn’t reconcile this scene along with her fan’s worship. Later that evening, Freddy of the sound workforce and that i have been conversing very pressured, in regards to the woman and the magic and the tough caliber of the viewers, that unusual power, and that i questioned how or why Leonard publish with this sort of arduous journey. It used to be frightening. We made up our minds to move and seek advice from him approximately it. We.
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You haven’t recorded, is that correct? LC: She did a model of a protracted passage from appealing Losers known as “God Is Alive.” She did a stunning task with that. RP: and there's a music referred to as “Bells,” i feel. LC: She recorded “Bells.” An early, early model, which we do. I simply recorded that now. It’s a model thoroughly replaced from the single I taught her. RP: may possibly you are saying whatever approximately Nico? LC: i am hoping i will see her after we come back to France. Or in London, if she’s on the town. RP: She’s been.
In Tennessee, in Mexico, yet I constantly return to Montreal.” in regards to the subject material of the songs: “A lot of individuals wonder whether you're as depressed as your songs sound; and if that is so, why?” I requested. “It is the preferred photo. the place do those depths of depression come from?” “I can’t fairly resolution that,” Cohen acknowledged. “I imagine that after humans pay attention a music, they listen it in a realm the place those questions are inappropriate. It’s in simple terms once they cease listening that the questions come up. The songs themselves don’t.