“I don’t feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I have something to say“ - Leonard Cohen
Learn more about Cohen, hear the full interview, and read one of his unpublished stories: http://blankonblank.org/leonard-cohen
One evening in December of 1974, Leonard Cohen went on WBAI FM in New York City. This radio interview has rarely been heard since the night it aired. But it's been preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives (http://pacificaradioarchives.org
Cohen talked about his creative endeavors and influences during the interview, but we circled in on the conversation about his writing and his poetry. Cohen read a poem he had written nearly 20 years earlier, Two Went to Sleep. There's something about hearing him read his own words and taking a journey into his mind. RIP.
Found at Cohencentric: http://cohencentric.com/2016/11/15/anim ... ers-mercy/
Leonard Cohen reads “Two Went to Sleep” and recounts the origins of his 1967 “Sisters of Mercy” in a 1974 interview newly animated for PBS’ “Blank on Blank” series. The chat, which originally aired on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, is available via the Pacifica Radio archives.