Saturday, October 08, 2005

Calm Down, Cohen. It's only $5m.

He has been called the "poet laureate of pessimism". His songs, delivered in a slow, haunting monotone, tell of death, betrayal and depression. Now, earthly matters have caught up with Leonard Cohen: his manager, he alleges, has spent all his money.

Cohen says:
"What can I do? I had to go to work. I have no money left. I'm not saying it's bad; I have enough of an understanding of the way the world works to understand that these things happen."
Indeed, they do happen and all the more reason to write more sob stories, blogs.