Leonard Cohen, Marianne, & Anjani Leave Their Marks In Beautiful Losers Volume

frontedGeoffrey Wren reports he has discovered that someone has been scribbling in his copy of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers. Happily, the miscreants brazenly signed their own names, allowing their identification.

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Anjani (page 3)

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Marianne (page 5)

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Leonard Cohen (page 7)

 

 

 

Video: Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas Talk About Their Musical & Personal Relationships And Blue Alert

anjani-lcNote: Originally posted November 15, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

This brief (2 minutes) video features an interview with Leonard Cohen and Anjani Thomas by Luce Gauthier as well as clips from Anjani’s performances. The focus is on the musical and personal connection between the two musicians and its manifestation in the Blue Alert album.

The interview took place in Toronto during the promotion of the Blue Alert album (released in Canada on May 2, 2006) and appears to have originally aired on TFO, the Franco-Ontarian public television network.

While most fans will already be familiar with the information in the interview, this opportunity to hear Leonard Cohen and Anjani Thomas articulate the strengths each brought to their collaboration in creating Blue Alert shouldn’t be missed.

Luce Gauthier – Entrevue Leonard Cohen – Anjani
Video from DiffusionLuce

Video: The Lorca & Bernadette Cooking Show With Guest Critics Leonard Cohen & Anjani

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Note: Originally posted Dec 13, 2007 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Lorca Cohen and her friend, Bernadette, prepare dishes for Leonard Cohen and Anjani, offering instructions and tips on the process. Food tasting and comments follow.  Worthy of special note are the portrait of Leonard Cohen’s father, Nathan, located over the stove and Mr Cohen’s perceptive remarks on the maturity of the Parmesan cheese.

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Cooking Show “Cooking Period”
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Video by cocofidel

Video: Old Navy Jeans Ad – Madeleine Peyroux Covers Blue Alert By Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas (2007)

flirtjeansNote: Originally posted Aug 9, 2007 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Old Navy Blue Alert

Medically incapacitated, I have regrettably increased the time I spend watching TV or, more accurately, being in the same room with a TV playing. Today, in the midst of a rerun of “My Name Is Earl,” I found myself humming along to Blue Alert, did a double take, and realized that the source of the song was an Old Navy commercial .

Knowing that Leonard Cohen songs (Blue Alert is, of course, a song produced by the collaboration between Anjani Thomas and Leonard Cohen) have only rarely appeared in advertisements, I began searching for details but have found little information, at least in my initial forays, beyond what I directly observed, i.e., a 30 second version of Blue Alert is part of the advertising program for Old Navy’s “New Denim” Jeans.

The Flirt

Note that the line from the song, “You’re such a flirt,” is sung simultaneously with the video sequence focused on Old Navy’s “Flirt” style of jeans.

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Watch The Commercial

Old Navy Blue Alert Jeans Ad (Basic)
Madeleine Peyroux Covering Blue Alert By Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas
Appearances by  Florence Faivre, Sam Saffman, Judith Bedard, Zoe Havier And Matt Loewen.

 

Old Navy Blue Alert Jeans Ad (Creative Director’s Cut)
Madeleine Peyroux Covering Blue Alert By Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas
Appearances by  Florence Faivre, Sam Saffman, Judith Bedard, Zoe Havier And Matt Loewen. And Little Avec, The Puppy.

 

For other posts on this topic, see Ads For Other Products Featuring Leonard Cohen