Leonard Cohen Upon Being Asked If He Followed “Bob Dylan’s Credo, ‘Just because you like my music doesn’t mean I owe you anything'”

So you don’t follow Bob Dylan’s credo, “Just because you like my music doesn’t mean I owe you anything”?

 

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I feel the exact opposite. These people created my life. It’s a modest one, but I’ve been able to live and send my kids to school and lead this charmed and lucky existence. At least, that’s the cover story – I’m not talking about my own inner turmoil. I was never a punk, you know? It isn’t my style to be ungrateful to people who buy my records and come to my concerts.

 

 

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From Leonard Cohen by Neva Chonin (Rolling Stone: December 11, 1997)

Note: I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Dec 28, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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