Photos That Should Have Been: Leonard Cohen Visits Set Of Fraggle Rock 1983

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Cohencentric’s Leonard Cohen Fake Photos Encore: Many of my Leonard Cohen fake photos are showing up on Facebook, Tumblr, and other online platforms, often without attribution or explanation, leading to me being accused, in absentia, of misleading viewers. I’m republishing some of these images – along with the posts with which they were associated. This post was first published at Cohencentric on Jan 25, 2015 and on Nov 6, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric. Note the title, “Photos That Should Have Been,” and the subtitle “Real Event – Fake Photo,” identify this as a fake.

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Excerpt from Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man by Sylvie Simmons:

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Video: Leonard Cohen’s Day Job [Auto Mechanic] By Austin Lounge Lizards

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Cohencentric’s Leonard Cohen Fake Photos Encore: Many of my Leonard Cohen fake photos are showing up on Facebook, Tumblr, and other online platforms, often without attribution or explanation, leading to me being accused, in absentia, of misleading viewers. I’m republishing some of these images – along with the posts with which they were associated. This post was first published on Cohencentric on Sep 7, 2015 and on January 20, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The photo of Leonard Cohen working on a car featured in Next – The Leonard Cohen Popular Mechanics Album? called to mind the above image I created and first published at 1HeckOfAGuy.com on January 20, 2009 as an illustration for “Leonard Cohen’s Day Job,” a parody song by the Austin Lounge Lizards, the humor of which obtains primarily from its interweaving of Cohen’s titles and phrases into a story line that has Leonard Cohen working as an auto mechanic.

The 7-11 Heist Hypothesis and Leonard Cohen’s New Look

Upon reading the Cohencentric post, Why Leonard Cohen promises “We’ll give you everything we got” – Not “everything we’ve got”, which attributed Leonard Cohen’s ungrammatical but powerful word choice to his elegant use of the vernacular, David D. Fowler posited an alternative explanation (dubbed “The 7-11 Heist Hypothesis’ by me):

Dr. H, I admire your valiant attempt, but the thesis in your post is somewhat wide of the mark, ideologically. When Leonard said “We’ll give you everything we got,” he was referring to the fact that he and his band (i.e. gang) had plundered a local 7-11 just before the gig, and he was literally offering to share the spoils (i.e. “everything we got” from the store) with selected audience members after the 10th encore. It was an impeccably grammatical statement. It also reflected Mr. Cohen’s familiarity with a time-honored Canadian custom of obtaining provisions clandestinely on winter’s nights, as depicted in his song, ‘Storeroom’ – which clearly delineates the Marxist/Leninist/Proustian/Foucauldian post-postmodernist deconstructionistic dialectical semiotics so prevalent in his early work. I’m surprised you missed this, quite frankly.

Well, the 7-11 Heist Hypothesis would explain Leonard Cohen’s new look (I thought he was just chilly in those hockey rink venues.)

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Note: Originally posted April 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Unexpected Edmonton 1993 TV Listing: “Leonard Cohen: Naked and Wrinkled”

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While I do, of course, know that Leonard Cohen has a thing about the word and the concept of “naked” and I am sufficiently culturally aware to realize that a handful of recent TV reality series feature nudity as a selling point (e.g., Naked and Afraid, Dating Naked, Buying Naked), I am befuddled about how Leonard Cohen. TV programming, and nakedness (with wrinkles thrown in) coalesced at 9 PM on April 15, 1993 on Edmonton’s Channel 6.

On the other hand, it could be worse. A perusal of the remainder of the purported TV listing from the April 15, 1993 Edmonton Journal yields a number of provocatively named programs such as “Larry King Dead,” “Star Crap,” “Northern Indecent Exposure,” and the perennial favorite, “Inside Sports: Why The Oilers Suck This Year.”

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Note: Originally posted August 1, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

NFBC’s Clever, Funny Animated Video Of Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man”

yourmanfunThe National Film Board of Canada offers a delightfully animated version of Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man” that includes visual puns (e.g.,watch for the representation of “I’ll step into the ring for you”) and allusions to other Leonard Cohen videos (watch at 1:27 for an animated version of Leonard Cohen’s limo window sliding down to show him peering out at his own concert poster in the Songs From The Life Of Leonard Cohen movie).

Video: The Always Stylish Leonard Cohen, Gangnam Style

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Esther Park Outs Cohen As Originator Of Gangnam Style

Note: Originally posted Nov 11, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Note: For my mother and the six other individuals in the internet-accessible universe who don’t recognize the term, “Gangnam Style,” the original PSY – GANGNAM STYLE video and an explanation of the phenomenon are available below the fedoras.

Leonard Cohen – Gangnam Style
Video by aka Esther Park

 

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PSY – GANGNAM STYLE

Wikipedia: “Gangnam Style” … is a single by the South Korean pop artist PSY. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. “Gangnam Style” debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. As of November 9, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 690 million times on YouTube, and is the site’s most watched K-pop video and second most watched video ever.

The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture since then. “Gangnam Style” is considered by some to be a worldwide phenomenon, while others have praised “Gangnam Style” for its catchy beat and PSY’s amusing dance moves in the music video and during live performances in various locations such as Dodger Stadium, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Samsung commercials. On September 17, the song was nominated for Best Video at the upcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. On September 20, 2012, “Gangnam Style” was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history.

The music video became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different groups including The Oregon Duck, midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy, and the North Korean government. By the end of October 2012, the song reached the number one position in more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Although “Gangnam Style”s reception in Japan remained lukewarm, the song topped China’s Baidu 500 download list and was labelled by state-controlled media as a “divine melody”