“Jesus! Shit! What the fuck’s happening?” Leonard Cohen, Commenting On His Computer File Crashing

Note: These words are not, as far as can be determined, from any of the 80 verses of Hallelujah

Quote from Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe? by Adrian Deevoy/ Q Magazine: 1991. Found at LeonardCohenFiles. Photo found in Prophet Of The Heart by Dorman & Rawlins, Omnibus Press: 1990

Photos Of Revelation: Nov 5, 2012 Leonard Cohen Los Angeles Concert

To my eye, these photos taken at the Nov 5, 2012 Los Angeles Leonard Cohen concert by Shannon Burns capture more of the expressiveness and effort of Cohen and his musicians than the galleries generated by professionals. Because press photos are allowed only during the first song of each concert, the images published at news sites have, for the most part, been indistinguishable clones of one another. Leonard Cohen kneeling beside Javier Mas, for example, is a powerful scene but viewing a dozen versions of that tableau taken by a dozen talented professionals in three venues significantly attenuates the dramatic tension. On the other hand, the wider variety of shots taken from the perspective of the audience, as is seen in the selection below, feels fresh and evocative.

Note: Originally posted Nov 7, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

While The Audience Waits In The Street – Leonard Cohen’s 2012 Ghent Concerts

Erik Soberon, who took these photos, writes

When I went back to listen to the concert again from behind the fences in the street, I was not alone, hundreds filled the streets to hear his voice, many like me (as I overheard) for a second time. Also many students who couldn’t afford a ticket, or get one in time.  There were chairs and cushions brought, there was sing-along, waltz-dancing, women were swaying their hips on the music, all looking into the black night. It was a very unusual experience which I enjoyed.

I wonder if this happens in every town…

Photos From Leonard Cohen July 9, 2013 Lucca Soundcheck + (Possibly) Explanatory Captions

Leonard Cohen smiles in anticipation of Javier Mas performing backflips to one up the Webb Sisters’ acrobatics

2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Soundcheck Photos

Photos by Szilvia Szanto. The captions, especially those pertaining to the backflips performed by Javier Mas, are entirely my own fault.

Leonard Cohen’s keyboard practicing going by itself

Javier Mas visualizing his impending backflips

Hattie Webb responds to Sharon Robinson switching to her Thrash metal playlist while Roscoe Beck belts out karaoke version of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline

Leonard Cohen hypnotizes Mitch Watkins

Charlie & Hattie (with the stylish hat) Webb, blissfully unaware that Javier will be raising the acrobatic bar.

Rafael Gayol rehearses looking casually handsome

Leonard Cohen, backup singers, and band watch enraptured as Javier Mas performs six consecutive backflips

Bedazzled by Javier Mas’s backflips, Alex Bublitchi momentarily forgets how to hold a violin

Joey Carenza gives instructions to guy carrying Leonard Cohen’s guitar

Guy eager to carry Leonard Cohen’s guitar

Guy taking Leonard Cohen’s guitar for a walk

Note: Originally posted July 9, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Getting some singing lessons”Another Fan Meets Leonard Cohen – Jan 31, 2015

Getting some singing lessons. #LeonardCohen

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Caption: Getting some singing lessons.
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Note: Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Guy Who Carries Leonard Cohen’s Guitar Is On A T-Shirt

Yep, the guy who totes Leonard Cohen’s guitar, the one Unified Heart Touring Company member Leonard Cohen never introduces, now has his own t-shirt.  And, it’s no surprise that it was Judy Green, who took that photo. Originally posted June 6, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric