Leonard’s daughter, Lorca, and I had an ex-boyfriend in common. I was signed to Atlantic Records and then I started People’s Revolution. … I was in a meeting and an employee of mine said, ‘Kelly, there’s somebody here to see you.’ I look and it’s Leonard friggin’ Cohen in my office and I get up and I go there. He’s way older than me but smoking hot. He could be 100 and you’d still have sex with him. And he gets to the door and says, ‘Hi my name is Leonard,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I totally know and I live for your poetry and your music’ and he says, ‘Well, listen, I really love your music, would you like to go get a coffee some time?’ I say, ‘You know I’m married,’ and he says, ‘Probably not such a good idea to go get a coffee then’ … How faithful! Who would think I’d ever be that well-behaved? The two people I regret not sleeping with [are] Billy Bob Thornton and Leonard Cohen
From Work has become a dirty word in our culture by Amy Verner (The Globe and Mail: April 19, 2010). Photo by Ratnesh Mathur. For those unfamiliar with Kelly Cutrone, her Wikipedia entry is instructive, beginning ” Kelly Cutrone is an American fashion publicist, television personality, and author.”
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 April 19, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.