Posted on by is the successor to &, two of the best known sites dealing with Leonard Cohen. Indeed, while Cohencentric offers current Cohen World news and other new material, it also hosts content originally published at and The Cohencentric iteration presents news and information about the Canadian singer-songwriter, videos of his performances, analyses of songs and poems, trivia, and – well, some goofy stuff that strikes me as funny.

Cohencentric’s Connection With Leonard Cohen

There is no formal relationship between and Leonard Cohen (or Leonard Cohen’s management or his record label).  Up until his death on Nov 7, 2016, Leonard frequently visited this site (occasionally to compliment a post, sometimes to correct an error) and contributed photos and information. He seemed to like much of what I posted, although it would be easy to mistake his graciousness for approbation. In any case, the opinions expressed here, as the broadcast disclaimer goes, are my own and cannot be attributed to Mr Cohen unless so specified.

I met Leonard Cohen on a handful of occasions because of this blog, and he has answered a batch of queries I have posed to him. I also served for a time as a contributing editor on the official Leonard Cohen Facebook Page.


Blogs are a dandy format for presenting current information. During the recent Leonard Cohen tours, the latest performance videos, concert schedule changes, etc would be at or near the top of the home page. Finding material posted more than a week or so ago, however, can be difficult. There are some helpful tools available.


Near the top of the left sidebar on every page is the Google-powered search mechanism for  It operates exactly like the familiar Google page except all findings are limited to this site. That means you can use quotes to find phrases, precede terms with a minus sign to eliminate posts with those words, etc.

A WordPress-powered search of the site can be found at the top right of each page. I find Google search more useful, but the WordPress version does have its advocates.


Every post  is included in one or more categories. The final lines of every post begin “Posted in [Category Names].”  Clicking on the Category Name will pull up all posts in that category.

In the top right of the footer of every page is a listing of the categories. Clicking on any will also pull up all posts in that category.


Tags are, for navigational purposes, similar to categories. Most of the ongoing series (e.g.,  and  ) have tags. Each Leonard Cohen quote is classified by tags (e.g., and The final lines of every post begin “Posted in [Category Names]. | Tagged [Tag Names]. Clicking on the Tag Name will pull up all posts in that category.

Monthly Archives

In the top middle of the footer of every page is a listing of the posts by month and year. Clicking on any month will pull up all posts published in that month.