“When Kurt Cobain killed himself… I always wished he had come to the concert, wished I’d been able to talk to him.” Leonard Cohen

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Several members of Nirvana came to my concert in Seattle in ’93. And when Kurt Cobain killed himself… I always wished he had come to the concert, wished I’d been able to talk to him. We get young people like him up at the monastery who’ve come to the end of the rope, and there are ways you can address them that are rather original –— not psychological. I probably wouldn’t have been able to affect anything. It’s just one of those big ‘what ifs.’

 

 

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen by Neva Chonin (Rolling Stone: December 11, 1997). Photo by Maia Valenzuela.

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 Apr 15, 2016.

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