Playing Straight Man To Leonard Cohen: The Secret To His Post-2008 Renaissance

I got a little secret
If you promise not to tell

From I’ve Got A Little Secret
By Leonard Cohen


In reviewing my notes from the 2014 meeting The Duchess and I had with Leonard Cohen at his home in Los Angeles, I found this unpublished exchange:


Me: Since you started touring again in 2008, you’ve become more successful than ever. Is there a secret to your renaissance?


Leonard Cohen: Yes


Me [expectantly]:


Leonard Cohen:


Very, very funny, Leonard.


Posts About The 2014 Visit:

Credit Due Department: Photo by Penny Showalter


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