Looking for a recording from the 70's

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Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by jarkko » Sat May 01, 2010 10:25 am

I'm looking a recording from the 1970's.

Malka Marom, a singer-writer interviewed Leonard for CBC in Toronto
in the mid 70s. (No exact date known),

In the interview, Leonard told Malka that everything he had to say
about life was to be found in his poetry. So she asked him all sorts
of questions, many of them deliberately mundane, to see if he could
answer them with poems, and he did. Many of the poems hadn't been
published at the time, and some were never published.

If anyone here has this recording (or know where to find it), please
email or PM me. [The interview is not in the CBC archives]

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Re: Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:12 am

I came across this when I googled Malka Marom this morning:


Not the interview Jarkko is looking for but new to me and interesting nonetheless.

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Re: Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by sturgess66 » Sat May 01, 2010 12:24 pm

Hopefully a collector will have a copy amongst their Leonard Cohen treasures - but - it could be squirreled away and carefully preserved at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto - in one of their many boxes of Leonard Cohen material - or Malka Marom material. :cry: 8) :cry:
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Re: Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by Gordana » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:52 am

I just spotted the mentioned interview. It seems that the beginning and the end are missing, but it is awesome anyway. :)

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Re: Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by Goldin » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:25 pm

Thank you so much for this gem, Gordana!

In the morning, I wondered if it was a midnight dream (that imitates Jarkko's writing style so well) or not? :lol:
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Re: Looking for a recording from the 70's

Post by Goldin » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:22 pm


Malka was commissioned to interview the great poet/troubadour Leonard Cohen by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Though Leonard Cohen agreed to participate the interviews he uttered not a word in reply to Malka’s questions. Then, while slipping his hand under her skirt, he explained: this is an honest true response… as are the poems… the rest is drivel.
Her two-hour conversation with Leonard Cohen afforded a privileged insight into the mysteries of the creative process and life in music.
Marom’s next book: Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words will be published by ECW PRESS in 2014. Conversation with Leonard Cohen is slated to be published by ECW PRESS in 2015.
http://malkamarom.com/malkas-mission-ra ... that-flow/
Malka was already at a point where her work spoke quite eloquently for her, but still she worried about her English. “When I interviewed Leonard Cohen I apologized for not knowing how to speak better, and he told me that he thought it was an advantage, that I could come at the person from a sense of gut rather than a sense of polish.”
http://malkamarom.com/#sulha (about her novel, Sulha)
“Crucial human questions, passionately addressed, and answered in a spirit of humility . . . I rejoice in [Malka Marom's] achievement.”
—Leonard Cohen
http://malkamarom.com/ (about Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words)
There’s a wonderful moment in Joni Mitchell In Her Own Words: Conversations With Malka Marom in which both Marom and Mitchell exchange amusing stories of Leonard Cohen, and meeting his Buddhist master, Roshi. As they banter about him and his not-so-honorable intentions, the reader feels like a guest at a first-rate dinner party, listening to incredible people tell fascinating tales about other incredible people. That is what makes this new book about Joni Mitchell so special: not the gossip, but the relationship between these two women.
The transcripts of these interviews reveal plenty of amusing tidbits and recollections, particularly concerning Bob Dylan and the aforementioned Cohen. Dylan doesn’t get half the chiding you might expect, although he’s, without a doubt, something of a fallen hero for Mitchell. Cohen is mostly spoken of with affection (and sometimes bewilderment) as both Mitchell and Marom are still good friends with him; Mitchell even mentions having a wonderful time at one of his recent concerts in the 2012 interview.
Two lovely pictures of LC & MM (#57, 65), another one - with Rufus Wainwright (#67).
Also, some songs performed by Malka Marom, including Un Canadien Errant (recorded with Joso in 1965).

Leonard Cohen Interview
http://web.archive.org/web/201009150408 ... cohen.html
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