Video: Leonard Cohen & The 1973 Yom Kippur War

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Note: A video of “Leonard Cohen Sings to Israeli Troops in the Yom Kipur War” has recently been posted to YouTube, but appears to be a segment of the video below.

LEONARD COHEN PKG FROM I24NEWS
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Credit Due Department: Thanks to Jo Meul & Linda Sturgess, who brought these videos to my attention. Note: Originally posted January 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen’s Music As Succor: How Leonard Cohen Helped Us After Losing Our Son To Heroin

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Excerpt from How Leonard Cohen Helped Us After Losing Our Son To Heroin by Bill Williams (Addiction Unscripted):

Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” compelled me. I listened to it over and over and over, lying in bed with my laptop, listening first to a gravelly Leonard Cohen himself singing it, then testing the renditions of all the artists I could find. Sampling them all to distinguish comforting subtleties… Ultimately soothed by repetitions of K.D. Lang’s rich offering, my ritual continued in the two weeks leading up to William’s memorial service. I have no memory of when the rite tapered off. I do know that I come back to the music when I need to, even finding something about the hateful embrace of heroin in all of Cohen’s lyric, most especially: “… love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.”

Read the complete article at the link.

Leonard Cohen On The Positive Impact Of Business On Art

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There has always been a business element [to art]. It’s good. That’s why movies are the most interesting art form today. They involve the most money, and anybody that can master the form knows a lot about human life. That’s why poetry is the least interesting art form today, because you don’t have to enter the world to write it. There is no demand, so poetry is no longer a significant expression for most people.quotedown2

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From Leonard Cohen — Haute Dog by Mr. Bonzai (David Goggin). Music Smarts: July 10, 2010 (archived from 1988). Note: Originally posted May 6, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

275+ High Quality Photos Of July 19, 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert

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High quality photographs of the July 19, 2013 concert in Lodz are especially plentiful. View more than 275 photos of Leonard Cohen, his musicians, and the audience at the links below.

Leonard Lands In Lodz: Photos of Leonard Cohen’s plane landing and Leonard arriving at Lodz airport at Leonard Cohen przyleciał do Łodzi by Łukasz Kaczyński (Dziennik Lodzki: July 18, 2013)

Huge 60 Photo Gallery: 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert: Polska offers 60 photos taken by Grzegorz Gałasińsk at the 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Show. Now, 20-25 of those are shots of the audience, concert-goers standing in line, etc, but that still leaves beaucoup photos of Leonard Cohen and, in contrast to other collections of Lodz concert images by media sources, the other Unified Heart Touring Company musicians. This massive gallery can be accessed at Leonard Cohen w łódzkiej Atlas Arenie

150 Quality Photos: Leonard Cohen In Concert – Lódz 2013: Photos of Leonard Cohen and musicians performing at the July 19, 2013 concert in Lodz taken by Marcel Gałuszka can be viewed at Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas Tour

43 Vivid Photos: 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert: FotoFace – Justisza offers 43 photos taken by Justyna Szadkowska at the 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert. Colors are bright, most photos are closeups although some full stage shots are included, and many of the photos are displayed at rakish angles. The collection, which includes images of several band members and the audience as well as Cohen himself, can be accessed at Leonard Cohen – 19.07.2013 Łódź , Atlas Arena

14 Media Photos From July 19, 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert: Express Ilustrowany offers 14 photos taken by Grzegorz Galasinski at the 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert. Especially noteworthy is a shot  of Roscoe Beck (one of only two photos of band members no photos of backup singers) and the high proportion of fedora-bedecked concert-goers in the lower right shot below. The full gallery can be accessed at Leonard Cohen w Atlas Arenie

18 High Quality Photos: 2013 Leonard Cohen Lodz Concert: Gazeta Lodz offers 18 photos, some quite large, of Leonard Cohen performing at the 2013 Lodz Concert. Cohen is featured exclusively; no other musicians appear in the shots. Photos by by Margaret Kujawka. The entire gallery can be accessed at Leonard Cohen w świetnej formie. Trzy bisy w Atlas Arenie

Credit Due Department: The graphic atop this post is by J.S. Carenza III.