Rufus Wainwright On Daughter Viva’s Taste In Music “Essentially she’s a big fan of her grandfather, Leonard Cohen”

If there were songs this summer that you would want your daughter to listen to, what would they be?


She’s listening to a lot of Moana right now. But essentially she’s a big fan of her grandfather, Leonard Cohen, and she’s starting to like my music too. But I think for a healthy upbringing, she should turn on the boob tube and see what the kids are doing.quotedown2


Rufus Wainwright


Viva Katherine Cohen is the child of Rufus Wainwright & Lorca Cohen, Leonard Cohen’s daughter. The photo atop this post was given to Penny Showalter by Leonard Cohen (see Thank-You Photo From Leonard Cohen To Penny Showalter)

The Rufus Wainwright quotation is from Q&A: Rufus Wainwright on his family, being a Montrealer and proud Canadian – CBC News: May 21, 2017.

Note: I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted May 21, 2017.

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