Blurry Photo: Leonard Cohen Scans Ice Cream Menu – Photographer “Too Bashful To…Take A Photo Of Him Head On”- NYC July 29, 2014


I was too bashful to talk to him or take a photo of him head on but this is a blurry photo of Leonard Cohen considering buying a nice cream

I saw him walking on 6th Ave over by Radio City, that area. We kind of locked eyes for a second and I knew for sure it was him. Star power!

In addition to documenting a Leonard Cohen sighting, this image also qualifies for the  Leonard Cohen photo collection.

Note: Originally posted July 30, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen reluctantly offers new album, eats Creamsicle, strolls in park – Madrid 1994


Leonard Cohen Confesses He Has An Album For Sale

In this three minute video, Leonard Cohen strolls – at an initially leisurely pace that slows further as the video proceeds – through Retiro Park in Madrid – and then sits on a bench to reluctantly acknowledge that he is in Spain to “signal to those Spanish listeners who are interested that there is an album of [his] live performances available.” The Spanish overdubbing obscures the next words until Cohen closes with “and a lot of red wine.”

After a brief clip of the Canadian singer-songwriter performing “Suzanne” live, he recommences his perambulation, again at a barely perceptible velocity, finally coming to rest at another park bench when the video ends.

Re the date, the video’s title (“Leonard Cohen Entrevista Clip clip hurra TVE 1990”) notwithstanding, the only live album Cohen released in the 1990s was Cohen Live in 1994.

Leonard Cohen & Frozen Novelties

Perhaps the aesthetic high point of this video is the interlude in which Leonard Cohen enjoys what appears to be the quiescently frozen dairy confection known as a Creamsicle (ice cream covered by an orange sherbet-like shell) or a Dreamsicle (same shell, with ice milk inside). For more photos of this ilk, check out Cohencentric’s category.

Leonard Cohen Entrevista Clip Clip Hurra Tve
Video from Jon Renes

Note: Originally posted Mar 26, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Bergen Ice Cream Photo Gallery (2012)

BergensavisenPrior to the 2012 Bergen concert, the press discovered Leonard Cohen chowing down on an ice cream cone in the company of Sharon Robinson & Roscoe Beck and captured the scene in these photos that are now archived in Cohencentric’s category.

The resulting article, Sist jeg var her var i 1865 by Ørjan Nilsson (BA: Aug 27, 2012) also reported that the Canadian singer-songwriter had purchased a hot dog earlier and this interaction [via Google Translate]:

Reporter: You’ve been here before. Do you remember anything of Bergen concerts in 1988?

Leonard CohenI think it was in 1865, just after the Civil War

Laughter from the tour crew ensues



Credit Due Department: Photo taken by and used with permission of Rune Johansen. First published in Bergensavisen on August 28, 2012. These shots were first found by Geoffrey Wren.

Note: Originally posted Aug 28, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Leonard Cohen & Fellow Monk Enjoy Ice Cream On A Stick – L.A. 1996


As the recently posted photo of Leonard Cohen contemplating a Popsicle indicates, the Canadian singer-songwriter has a thing for ice cream & frozen novelties.  While these screen captures from the Armelle Brusq documentary, “Leonard Cohen. Spring 1996. A Portrait,” are imperfect, the content is revealing and. well, delightful. The two images above show Leonard Cohen and a fellow Zen monk chowing down on the frozen concoction. The shot below shows Cohen, money in hand, waiting to purchase items from an ice cream truck in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Note: Originally posted Apr 12, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Darcy Hemley Photo Of Leonard Cohen For Spin Magazine: “Best shoot ever”

Update: See “An Incredible Experience” – The Story Behind That Darcy Hemley Photo Of Leonard Cohen

See other Leonard Cohen photos of this sort at

Leonard (& Adam) Cohen And The Bagel – Montreal

Leonard Cohen was and always will be a great friend of the Bagel, but unfortunately Leonard doesn’t hang out in Montreal anymore. When he was here, you’d always find Leonard sitting at the bar having his allongé. The nicest, sweetest guy, and again, part of the family. He never wanted to talk about himself. He would want to talk about you: ‘How are you my friend?’ Adam [Cohen, Leonard’s son] also comes in when he’s in town, with his band. He hangs out, is very quiet, but if you ask him for a little favour, an autograph, he’s always happy to oblige as Leonard is 

[What does Leonard Cohen get for breakfast?] Leonard is a very simple man. A couple of eggs, some bacon, a bagel, an allongé. But usually just his coffee, a couple of coffees he likes. Very sweet man, very cool. We don’t make a big, deal, he doesn’t make a big deal. Again, it’s a variety of people who come in here.. quotedown2

Bagel Etc in Montreal, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. by Heather Vandenengel (Montreal Eater: Feb 17, 2016)