Video From Oana Maria Cajal: Leonard Cohen In The Magic Garden Of Hat Productions

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For Everything There Is A Season

Oana Maria Cajal, whose evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric and its predecessor sites provides this description of herself:

I am a poet, a playwright, a painter. I believe the poetry created the world. My hobby: Survival! My message is urgent: In the Spotlight of Death, Life shines in its brightest colors. Celebrate! This very second! Right Now!

While her previous videos, reflecting that urgency, have been fast-paced, almost hectic, today’s offering is less dramatically driven but equally intense and compelling.

Leonard Cohen In The Magic Garden Of Hat Productions

Autumn was never more beautiful to our souls, tired of death.
For Balcica and Teo, Oct. 14, Saint-Sauveur.

Posts featuring work by this artist are collected at . Originally posted Oct 18, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Self Portrait By Leonard Cohen: Leonard Cohen Newsletter #33 – Oct 1, 1993

19931001_lcis_newsletter_33_lcimage1200James Finch, who unearthed his set of Leonard Cohen newsletters and made them available on this site, forwards this special treat from Newsletter  #33.

For the story behind the Leonard Cohen Information Service Newsletter, see Ancient Texts From The Tower Of Song: Leonard Cohen Information Service Newsletter #1 – Dec 16, 1984.  For other posted Newsletters, click

Note: Originally posted September 6, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Duchess Scores Leonard Cohen’s Muse Of The Laboratory Lithograph

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The Duchess displays the Muse Of The Laboratory lithograph and luxuriates in the glamor bestowed upon a blogger’s spouse

Certain music stores are offering a print of Leonard Cohen’s Muse Of The Laboratory as a bonus for purchasing Old Ideas CD, and the Duchess, aka Penny Showalter, devoutly desired the lithograph.

Now, DrHGuy has been faithfully blogging about Leonard Cohen and his friends for years. Heck, the Canadian singer-songwriter-icon has even professed a certain liking for DrHGuy. So, clearly it would require no more than than a simple request from Dr Heck to the Cohen organization to obtain what is, after all, now a promotional poster.

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Goodness, let me catch my breath. No, it doesn’t work that way. DrHGuy was not, for example, one of those who received an early copy of the Old Ideas album for review. Nor was he invited – or even made aware of – those fancy-schmancy listening parties in Paris, New York, Los Angeles … . DrHGuy’s personal Old Ideas CD was, in fact, purchased by the Duchess from Amazon.

And it was the Duchess who stopped at a local (Durham, North Carolina ) emporium of musical delights that, indeed, had a single copy of the Muse Of The Laboratory lithograph remaining. Calculating the economic impact of purchasing a second Old Ideas CD to secure the bonus poster, the Duchess explained her plight to the merchant, who – and this kind of thing happens a lot – handed over the lithograph to her without charge.

Note: Originally posted February 4, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Art By Leonard Cohen On Tattoos: The Little Bird

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“I took my Book Of Longing and got this Little Bird” Mandy MacLeod

The colorful ink in the above photo is found on Diego Zerwes and the same image, in the image directly below, is located on the shoulder of Mandy MacLeod.

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little-birdThis graphic also resides on the front cover of Leonard Cohen’s Book of Longing.

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