This old man, who was truly in pain and discomfort, would at some intervals get out of his medical chair and dance in front of his speakers. And sometimes, we would put on a song and listen to it on repeat just like teenagers with the help of medical marijuana. I think in states of pain and discomfort, what do you seek with more energy and more clarity than joy and jubilance.
Hear the Adam Cohen interview with Tom Power at Joy versus pain: Adam Cohen on working with father Leonard. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Sony Music Canada.
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 Oct 24, 2016.