“Where’s the beef?” Leonard Cohen defends the American hamburger

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The American hamburger – even the fast food one – is vastly underrated. It’s a pretty good piece of meatquotedown2

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Leonard Cohen 1993 Interview: The Fanning Sessions RTE

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Video: 2009 Colmar Hijinks – Leonard Cohen & Dino Play The Hat Game

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As evidenced by Video & Photo: Fans Equip Leonard Cohen To Step Into The Ring And Examine Every Inch Of You – Colmar 2009, the Aug 16, 2009 Leonard Cohen Colmar concert was a delight-filled show. So, it’s in keeping that, during “Ain’t No Cure For Love” at that same Colmar show, Leonard Cohen and Dino Soldo indulged in a little grab-hat. An animated gif of the sequence is shown above. The original video, shot by Christine Geyer, automatically begins at 1:40, just before the game starts.

Don’t you wish these guys could loosen up?

Leonard Cohen – Ain’t No Cure For Love
Colmar: 16 August 2009

Note: Originally posted Aug 18, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

5 Superb Photos By Paolo Brillo: 2009 Leonard Cohen Prague Concert

cohenPaolo Brillo contributes these photos from the August 29, 2009 Concert at the O2 Arena in Prague. I’m especially taken by the Full Joe Friday look of the shot of Leonard Cohen atop this post and the ultra-wholesome, some might even say “angelic” portrait of Charley Webb.

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Note: Originally posted Aug 31, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“The thing I liked about [the PEN Award] was that I’m sharing it with Chuck Berry” Leonard Cohen

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The thing I liked about [the PEN New England award for literary excellence in song lyrics] was that I’m sharing it with Chuck Berry. ‘Roll over Beethoven / Tell Tchaikovsky the news’… I’d like to write a line like thatquotedown2

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The Wisdom Of Leonard Cohen by Kevin Perry. GQ: Jan 19, 2012. Chuck Berry photo by Michael Borkson – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Wikipedia Commons. Originally posted Aug 12, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Also see Chuck Berry Dies – “All of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry” Leonard Cohen

More about the 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award won by Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry at PEN Awards.

Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen Demonstrating His Go To Arm-Around-Shoulder Pose With Cousin Gordon And More Recent Examples

lc-gordonLeonard Cohen’s arm around the shoulders move was apparently always a favorite. Above, Leonard (on left) is photographed with his cousin Gordon.

Other, more recent examples follow.

 

 

honored to meet the man, the legend

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Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images of a very young Leonard Cohen. Originally posted Oct 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen On The Theme Of “The Traitor”

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[The Traitor is about] failing or betraying some mission you were mandated to fulfill and being unable to fulfill it and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it but to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself.quotedown2

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From Lian Lunson’s documentary, “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man.”