Warning Sign #22: You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If –

When you read the headline, “Why you should listen to Leonard Cohen music when you eat toffee,” your immediate response is “Well, toffee of course – and bananas, creme brulee, Caesar salad, cherry pie, steak, grilled salmon, ricotta …”

Why you should listen to Leonard Cohen music when you eat toffee by 

Leonard Cohen Fan Diagnosis: Cohenphilic Personality Disorder

Since the publication of the official criteria for the prototypical Leonard Cohen Fan Diagnosis, 301.LC Cohenphilic Personality Disorder, the Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Fan Disorders Asylum and Sanitarium has received numerous messages asking if one or another behavior is a symptom characteristic of a Leonard Cohen fan. Consequently, Cohencentric is publishing, as a public service, signs which indicate that one is at high risk of being a full-fledged Leonard Cohen fan.

All published You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If … entries can be found at the You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If … Page

“I don’t have a religious attitude. I find myself up against the wall from time to time, and my heart cries out for help. I don’t know what religion it cries out in.” Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen Press Conference, Reykjavik, 1988. Originally posted October 28, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Night 2002

Leonard Cohen Nights

Leonard Cohen – Edmonton 1966: In 1966, Leonard Cohen, at the invitation of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts, spent five weeks in Edmonton.Kim Solez, president of the Cohennights Arts Society, and lead organizer of the Leonard Cohen International Festival, makes the case that Leonard Cohen’s Edmonton stay was the beginning of his professional life as a pop star

The start of his feeling famous started here in Edmonton, attention that was still brand-new to him.

For more information, see Cohen Is Coming!! – Leonard Cohen’s Transition Point: Edmonton 1966.

That conviction led Kim and a group of Cohen fans to create Leonard Cohen Night, a commemoration of Leonard Cohen’s 1966 Edmonton sojourn. Leonard Cohen Night had two precedents.

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Hear Ron Sexsmith Talk About Leonard Cohen’s Songwriting, Guitar Playing, & Influence

Ron Sexsmith also talks about his 2006 Toronto performance with Leonard. See

The section about Leonard Cohen begins at 1:08:25

Thanks to Harold Lepidus. who alerted me to this podcast.

Audience Member, while Leonard Cohen tunes guitar: “Good enough for folk music” Leonard Cohen: “Yeah, but not good enough for eternity” (1976)

With his back to just over a hundred fans who filled Nashville’s Exit-In, Leonard paused for the third time to tune his guitar. A drunken voice blurted from the darkness, ‘Good enough for folk music!’ A few patrons chuckled. Leonard made a final adjustment, then casually turned to respond, ‘Yeah, but not good enough for eternity.’ He smiled his sardonic best and the adoring crowd filled the small room with laughter. Leonard was back, and we lucky few were there with him.quotedown2


From Leonard Lately – A Leonard Cohen interview-article by Bill Conrad.  Posted May 7, 2012 at No Depression. Note: Although not published until 2012, the article is based on an interview that took place in autumn 1976. Originally posted June 16, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Hear Complete April 11, 1972 Leonard Cohen Munich Concert + The Munich Poster Mystery

Note: While the poster used in the video (see below) does promote a 1972 Leonard Cohen concert at Circus Krone in Munich, it doesn’t promote an April 11, 1972 show. Note the dates at the left top corner. For more information, see The Leonard Cohen Munich Concert Poster Mystery.



1. So Long, Marianne
2. Bird On The Wire
3. You Know Who I Am
4. Lady Midnight
5. Joan Of Arc
6. The Stranger Song – solo
7. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
8. Tonight Will Be Fine
9. The Partisan (aborted)
9a. I Always Sing Alone (improvisation)
9b. The Partisan (continued, Take 2)
10. Sing Another Song, Boys
11. Famous Blue Raincoat
12. Take The Girls Down (improvisation)
13. Story Of Isaac
14. Chelsea Hotel [#1]
15. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
16. Passin’ Through
17. Short Improvisation / Sisters Of Mercy
18. Avalanche – solo
19. Kevin Barry
20. Suzanne
21. As Time Goes By
22. Sing Another Song, Boys
23. Bird On The Wire