Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

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Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

Postby ilia » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:20 am

I don't know if this wonderful interview was published on the forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nky_3iwJxic

Enjoy!
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Re: Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

Postby B4real » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:17 am

Ah ilia, I have to say that those links I previously posted and now deleted were sparingly associated with the Mt Baldy one above. Over the years I have seen parts of it but not in full as it is now.

You are totally right, it is a wonderful interview which I found relaxed and open.
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Re: Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:26 am

B4real wrote:Ah ilia, I have to say that those links I previously posted and now deleted were sparingly associated with the Mt Baldy one above. Over the years I have seen parts of it but not in full as it is now. You are totally right, it is a wonderful interview which I found relaxed and open.
Hi Bev - the 3 links that I had posted (I think last April) still work. They are links to an interview that Stina Dabrowski did with Leonard Cohen in Paris in 2001 and she included bits from her earlier 1997 interview.
Part 1 of 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds7rFWUxpvU
Part 2 of 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eJIudmMBWc
Part 3 of 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmTM-HAZu1U
Published on Apr 24, 2014 - Interview - Stina Dabrowski interviews Leonard Cohen in Paris in 2001. Video also contains interview sections made at Mt. Baldy Zen Center in 1997. Includes recitations of "The Correct Attitude" and "Sorrows of the Elderly" and "Because Of." Aired on the Biography Channel in the UK in 2002. Complete transcript of the "Stina Om Leonard Cohen" interview is available at this link - http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/sl2001.htm
The link to the video that ilia posted above was just uploaded to YouTube by Stina Dabrowski and is for the interview that she did with Leonard Cohen at Mt. Baldy Zen Center in 1997.

For anyone who hasn't watched - both interviews are WONDERFUL.
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Re: Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

Postby AlexandraLaughing » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:10 am

Thought I would bring this interview back to the top, as it's so good, even though most people on here will have seen it already.
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Re: Leonard Cohen interview (Zen Center) by Stina Dabrowski

Postby AlexandraLaughing » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:53 pm

I thought I would add this one as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugh8Xe6hX7U

I know this has been posted on here before, but removed, though I don't know who by, because of accusations against the host.

I love LC's (nearly) final line 'There may be a fourth act, but we'll leave that to the theologians'.

I also loved his thought that what he might have been able to offer Kurt Cobain that might have saved him would have been 'sympathetic quiet attention' to his feelings of solitude and loneliness, and it occurred to me that that is what LC's songs provide a lot of us with. (That's one reason why 'The Letters' and 'Seems so Long Ago, Nancy' are both such great songs.)

But I also wanted to say that he's wrong about love, when he says 'No-one hits the jackpot'. Some people- lots of people- do hit the jackpot, and become not just lovers but lifelong married friends who also remain lovers. The kind of love he describes here- an intense fling between a man and a woman who then get bored with one another and head off in different directions after a couple of years, or months, or days, or hours- is something rather different. But I suppose it makes for better songs.

I've thought more than once (well, at least more than once around 25th Jan) that LC is the Jewish Robert Burns (or maybe Burns is the Scottish Leonard Cohen).

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