Pro-Shot Video Of Exquisite Leonard Cohen Performance: “Dance Me To The End Of Love” – Colmar 2009

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endloveDance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Colmar: August 16, 2009
Video by FAV Colmar

Credit Due Department:Thanks to Linda Sturgess, who alerted me this video

Note: Originally posted June 5, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“His Montreal duplex, which he bought for $7,000 in the early ’70s, has its wooden storm windows still in place” Leonard Cohen’s Home Decor

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Although [Leonard Cohen] had to mortgage his duplex in Los Angeles to cover his legal costs [dealing with the loss of his retirement savings] and although the suits and countersuits could grind through the courts for years, Cohen says he’s back in the black through royalties. And emotionally, “I haven’t suffered,” he says. Cohen feels he weathered his financial crisis because he has always lived modestly, even monastically. His Montreal duplex, which he bought for $7,000 in the early ’70s, has its wooden storm windows still in place. Painted white throughout, it is graciously but sparely furnished with old pieces, some from his parents’ home in Westmount. He especially likes his ancient kitchen stove because it includes a small built-in gas heater that keeps the whole room warm in winter. An upstairs bedroom with a laptop and small keyboard serves as his studio; his sound equipment amounts to an old CD player. In Montreal, he has no car; in L.A., he drives a ’95 Nissan. When he discovered his money was gone, “I didn’t have to sell the yacht,” he says with a grin.

From Cohen’s Age Of Reason by Christine Langlois (Zoomer: Sept 6, 2006). Photo of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home by Lilian Graziani.

Also see Cat Stevens Visits Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Home; He Is Not Impressed

Leonard Cohen Dedicates The Future Album To Rebecca De Mornay With Verses From Genesis

Leonard Cohen dedicates The Future to Rebecca De Mornay, who is also credited as a producer of the album:

And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebecca came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water; and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

Genesis 24:45-46 (KJV)

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Photo: Leonard Cohen On His Mac At Mt Baldy Zen Center 1996

Screen capture from “Leonard Cohen. Spring 1996. A portrait in time by Armelle Brusq.” A description and more photos of Leonard Cohen’s life Mount Baldy Cabin can be found at Leonard Cohen At The Mount Baldy Zen Center – A Cluttered Austerity.

Leonard Cohen Talks About Meeting, Breaking Up With, And Being Forgiven By Rebecca de Mornay

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When I met Rebecca [De Mornay], all kinds of thoughts came into my mind, as how could they not when faced with a woman of such beauty? And they got crisscrossed in my mind. But she didn’t let it go further than that: my mind. Except it did. And finally she saw I was a guy who just couldn’t come across… in the sense of being a husband and having more children and the rest. And she was right, of course. But she was kind enough to forgive me. I had breakfast with her the other day, and I told her, ‘I know why you forgave me. Because I really, really tried.’ And she said, ‘Yes.’quotedown2

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From Leonard Cohen Unplugged By Pico Iyer (Buzz: April 1998). Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles. Photo  of Leonard Cohen & Rebecca De Mornay taken in Berlin by Gerrit Terstiege (1993).

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