— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) September 22, 2017
“I really loved thinking about him celebrating this new journey by dancing around in the clouds, and visiting his old haunts, playing around with all the weird and cool stuff you could probably do, once you ‘cross over’ into another plane. It just kind of made me warm inside to take this song, which could be about passing on to another place, and figuring out what it could look like in a world of lightness, new adventures, and whatever great memory you could come up with. I mean – I’d watch that channel…”
Watch Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Music Video ‘Leaving The Table’ by Karen Bliss (Billboard: 9/19/2017) offers information about the making of the Leonard Cohen – Leaving the Table video that premiered at the Sept 18, 2017 Polaris Music Prize Gala.
An Immediate Collector’s Item
Since publshing Leonard Cohen’s New Skin For The Old Ceremony: The Cover Art Cover-Up, the definitive examination of alternative cover art used in various countries to protect the public from the (nonexistent) genitals of the angelic figures adorning the front of Leonard Cohen’s New Skin For The Old Ceremony album, this site has posted actual modesty covers featuring third wings, surgically adjusted limbs, and photos of Leonard Cohen to hide the nasty bits of the original image shown below.
DrHGuy, in his never-ending quest to bring New & Improved versions of Mr Cohen’s merchandise to market, now contributes the updated (2008 to present) Cohenesque modesty cover on view atop this post for the next re-release of this album (click on images for best viewing).
The pertinent alteration is more easily seen in the closeup below.
For other New & Improved merchandise (shirts, caps, clocks, bobbleheads, & more), lyrics, concert formats … see Leonard Cohen – New & Improved
Note: Originally posted Apr 1, 2014 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Leonard Cohen’s Stages Of Man’s Allure To Women
While audiences have enthusiastically applauded Leonard Cohen’s latest addition to his “Tower Of Song” introduction, Six Stages Of Man’s Allure To Women, his fans, especially his female admirers, have protested his assertion that he has passed through the first five stages to arrive at Stage 6: Cute.1
Consequently, the The Leonard Cohen Corrections Agency was called in on the case.
The Leonard Cohen Corrections Agency
The Leonard Cohen Corrections Agency is a privately-funded organization dedicated to the rectification of inaccuracies promulgated by Leonard Cohen, no small task given the Canadian singer-songwriter’s admission that “I don’t want to let the facts get in the way of the truth.”2
An investigation ensued and a verdict rendered.
Video: A Respectful Dissent To Leonard Cohen’s Six Stages Of Man’s Allure To Women
Video by Allan Showalter
Other Leonard Cohen Corrections Agency Posts
- Was Leonard Cohen Right? “My songs usually last about as long as a Volvo — about 30 years”
- Leonard Cohen Corrections Agency: Suzanne Vs Volvo – The Appeal
- Leonard Cohen Overrated As Pessimist?
- Leonard Cohen On The “Third Act” Of Life
Note: Originally posted Dec 9, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
- The Six Stages follow:
1. Irresistible2. Resistible
6. Cute [↩]
- See Leonard Cohen Tells Sexologist About His Dog, His Mother, His Impermanence, Seduction, Men As Cocker Spaniels, and Rules Between Men & Women [↩]
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher) is one of the many who have noted the similarity between Leonard Cohen and Lookalike: Dustin Hoffman, His cartoon features Leonard Cohen as Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy.
2000, Ink, felt pen and opaque white on paper
© McCord Museum