Leonard Cohen Responds To Negative Reviews: 1970 – “I’ve got a bunch of big guys in my band who would love nothing more than to take you [the reviewer] into an alley.” 2012 – “I felt love”

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I was on the internet today and I read a rather dismissive review of last night’s show. I had to ask myself, why don’t you hate this sonofabitch more than you do? I felt love. But then, you’re depriving yourself of the deep pleasure of pure hatred. And I realized; there ain’t no cure for love.1

 

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Compare To Leonard Cohen Responds To Negative Review (1970): “I’ve got a bunch of big guys in my band who would love nothing more than to take you [the reviewer] into an alley.”

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 December 6, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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  1. From the Dec 5, 2012 Toronto Concert. Point of View: Be Leonard Cohen by Samantha Swan. (Ardent Pictures: Dec 6, 2012) Update: No longer online. []

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