Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by B4real » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:08 am

Thanks holydove,
I remember the interview now! I have the date as 3rd December 1993.
When I first saw it I thought the interviewer resembled Suzanne Elrod. I wondered then if that thought also crossed Leonard’s mind :)
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by holydove » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:50 am

B4real wrote:Thanks holydove,
I remember the interview now! I have the date as 3rd December 1993.
When I first saw it I thought the interviewer resembled Suzanne Elrod. I wondered then if that thought also crossed Leonard’s mind :)
Thanks for mentioning the date, Bev - good to know. You are right - the interviewer does resemble Suzanne Elrod! And it seemed to me that there was some interesting chemistry between her & Leonard. . .
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:46 am

Do you have a link to it that you can share, holydove?
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by holydove » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:50 pm

lizzytysh wrote:Do you have a link to it that you can share, holydove?
Here is a link to the interview in the CBC archives:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Digital+Archiv ... ostPopular

Enjoy!
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by scocoh » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:49 pm

...felt like a Leonard Cohen song — empty, gray and seemed twice as long and hopeless as it needed to be.
Seriously?

A Leonard song is "empty"!?!? "Gray"? "Twice as long and hopeless" as it needs to be!?

I just don't get people who think this shallow way about his music. That anyone anywhere thinks Leonard's songs are "empty" is baffling to me.
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:01 pm

scocoh wrote:
...felt like a Leonard Cohen song — empty, gray and seemed twice as long and hopeless as it needed to be.
Seriously?

A Leonard song is "empty"!?!? "Gray"? "Twice as long and hopeless" as it needs to be!?

I just don't get people who think this shallow way about his music. That anyone anywhere thinks Leonard's songs are "empty" is baffling to me.
To think that we had to put up with 40 years of this sort of comment before liking Leonard Cohen became a fashionable thing to do.

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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by Vicomtesse » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:15 am

At my age waking up at 4 am is common. It's when I do my best thinking or worrying.
The other morning however I woke thinking:

Suzanne feeds me orangies,
I take her hand or Angie's.

I lay there thinking, 'why on earth did that come into my head?'. I have been on this forum a bit recently and had come across this thread so must have been dreaming about it.
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by deanzy1 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:32 am

holydove wrote:
B4real wrote: And yes, that would be good if you did find it, if only to refresh my memory!
I found it. It's the 1993 CBC Primetime interview (I don't have info regarding the exact month or date). I have it in a video compilation of interviews, & unfortunately, the name of the interviewer is not given (I think the video begins slightly after the actual beginning of the program, maybe that's why no names are shown). But she is a young woman, dark hair, nice manner, etc. However, I was off about a couple of things: Leonard is not wearing monk's robes; his head is not exactly shaven, but it looks like it had been shaven recently, & is starting to grow back (looks nice that way too!). So the timing (1993) was a little before his 5 year residence at the monastery, but maybe he had recently spent some time there. The verbal exchange about "what rhymes with orange" is as I mentioned previously, & after Leonard responds with the words, "door hinge", he gives a great big smile & says, "nobody likes that one, though".
the name of the interviewer is barbara gowdy.i think
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by B4real » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:37 am

deanzy1 wrote:the name of the interviewer is barbara gowdy.i think
Thanks for your imput deanzy1, and welcome to the forum!

Here's a short interview with Barbara Gowdy and LC on TVO in 1993 on finding the right words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZttgfOhZEI

The original above interview on CBC Prime News 3.12.93:
holydove wrote:Here is a link to the interview in the CBC archives:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Digital+Archiv ... ostPopular
and an interesting comparison of the interviewers -
Barbara Gowdy TVO 1993 – interview on finding the right words
Barbara Gowdy TVO 1993 – interview on finding the right words
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Re: Having a Laugh with Leonard Cohen

Post by deanzy1 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:44 pm

B4real wrote:
deanzy1 wrote:the name of the interviewer is barbara gowdy.i think
Thanks for your imput deanzy1, and welcome to the forum!

Here's a short interview with Barbara Gowdy and LC on TVO in 1993 on finding the right words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZttgfOhZEI

The original above interview on CBC Prime News 3.12.93:
holydove wrote:Here is a link to the interview in the CBC archives:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Digital+Archiv ... ostPopular
and an interesting comparison of the interviewers -
Barbara Gowdy TVO - LC interview on finding the right words.png
interviewer LC Prime Time 3.12.93.png
thanks for the welcome b4real and the links.much appreciated

dave
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