Leonard Cohen - Backstage Interview (Glasgow 1976)





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Published on Dec 25, 2010

In an interview after his May 15, 1976 concert, Leonard Cohen signed autographs, posed for photos,and made nice with his interviewer. He also covered many topics, some unique to this conversation, including

- The grace (rather than virtue) that leads to rapport between entertainer and audience

- The introduction of a new song to his concerts: "Do I Have To Dance All Night"

- Why he withdrew his novel, "Notes For The Clean Life," after submitting it for publication

- His slow, arduous method of writing songs

- Music to which he is currently listening

- His delight over Janis Joplin's excitement about winning a prize

- Being attracted by and attractive to many women

- Arguing with his record label over the title of his recently issued album

- His expectations of music critics, including one who Cohen says called him a "boring old drone"

- His erroneous attribution of the song, "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" to Ray Charles

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