Hear Leonard Cohen Talk About Terrorism, Kerouac, Zen, Dylan, Joan Baez, Chelsea Hotel #1 and #2, Jennifer Warnes, & Irving Layton And Recite His Poem “Paris Models”

Plus Leonard’s Use Of Computers For Writing & Drawing, The Pharmaceutical Source Of Gandhi’s Inner Harmony, And The Origins Of “Way Down Deep” and “Do Dum Dum Dum, De Do Dum Dum” In Tower of Song

 

Leonard Cohen Interviewed About The Future
Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delight – June 13, 1993

From the podcast description:

This originally aired live on the Sunday night sojourn of Idiot’s Delight on WXRK (92.3 KROCK) in New York. The first attack on the World Trade Center in late February 1993 was still on everyone’s mind; thoughts and questions about the nature of “the terrorist mentality” were very much in the air. Leonard’s latest album was “The Future.” He was in New York for a concert. His thoughts on the subject were vivid and have proved chillingly prescient over the years. Note: The music played that night has been truncated for this Podcast; same with the commercial breaks. Otherwise this is how it went down. Leonard Cohen was unique … it was a great privilege to spend this time with him.

Notes:

Note: A transcript of this interview is included in Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters by Jeff Burger, Editor (Chicago Review Press; April 1, 2014).

Credit Due Department: Photo atop post by Gerrit Terstiege.

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 July 26, 2017.

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