First Time Online: Leonard Cohen Performs Ain’t No Cure For Love – Munich 1993


This audience recording of the 1993 Leonard Cohen Munich Concert is not pristine. The camera is a bit shaky and not quite in focus. And the sound is imperfect. Nonetheless, the vitality of the performance and the enthusiasm of the audience is readily apparent. This is, in short, a Good Enough Video.1

From The YouTube Description: Leonard Cohen at Circus Krone, Munich, Germany – May 28, 1993. “Thank you so much, friends. Thank you. You know, when Jesus Christ was hanging on that cross, he looked down at the people below him, at upturned faces of anger, envy, despair and ongoing greed and for some odd reason, he liked them anyway because – there ain’t no cure for love.”

Leonard Cohen – Ain’t No Cure For Love
Circus Krone, Munich: May 28, 1993
Video from SighsNorth (aka Linda Sturgess)

  1. The Good Enough Video is a notion that I, of course, derived from Donald Winicott’s Good Enough Mother. Just as Winicott used Good Enough Mother to indicate “the ordinary and devoted mother who provides an adequate and good enough environment for the growth of the infant’s ego to be able to express its true self,” (Source: Psychological Dictionary) I employ Good Enough Video to describe videos that are less than immaculate but are of sufficient caliber to convey the quality of the performance to the viewer. []