Video: Leonard Cohen Arrives In Bratislava (2010)

A Proudly Captioned Leonard Cohen Exclusive

This video is local television coverage of Leonard Cohen and Unified Heart Touring Company arriving in Bratislava. Consequently, the only portion in English begins just after 1:10 and consists of Cohen (literally) saying “hello.”

Nonetheless, I find it a gratifying two minute delectation and another example of Leonard Cohen casually seducing an entire city into believing there is no place he would rather be.

I also like the “Leonard high-fives the camera”  look in the screenshot above.

For extra credit, World Tour aficionados can list how many troupe members they recognize in the background.

Leonard Cohen 2010 Bratislava

Video from SynertaTransportal

Credit Due Department: I was alerted to this video by a Linda Sturgess. Originally posted Nov 6, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I love to speak with Leonard” Leonard Cohen Performs Going Home – Montreal 2012

Leonard Cohen – Going Home
Montreal: Nov 28, 2012
Video by Dirk Schlimm

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

Originally posted Nov 29, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Allusions In Adam Cohen’s “Like A Man” Promotional Video

Leonard Cohen – In Person and In Spirit

Introduction: Searching through the archives, I found this followup to Leonard Cohen With Son & Grandson In Adam Cohen’s “Like A Man” Video.

In Adam Cohen’s video promoting his new album, “Like A Man” he talks about finding his place as part of his father’s heritage rather than rebelling against that notion. Leonard Cohen appears often in this brief video. (Adam’s son, Cassius, and Rufus Wainwright, father of Leonard Cohen’s granddaughter, also make appearances.) A collection of these scenes can be found at Leonard Cohen With Son & Grandson In Adam Cohen’s “Like A Man” Video.

The video also, however, invokes Leonard Cohen even when he is not on the screen. Three examples follow:

Leonard and Adam Cohen Play Guitar On Hydra Home Terrace

The image atop this post is a screen capture of the end credits of the “Like A Man” video showing Adam Cohen playing the guitar on the terrace of the family home on Hydra. The well known photo below, taken by Dominique Issermann, depicts Leonard Cohen playing guitar on that same terrace.

Leonard and Adam Cohen Are Interviewed At Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Home

The image below is a screen capture from the “Like A Man” video showing Adam Cohen pondering the dialog he is delivering.

The image below is from a 2006 Norwegian TV interview of Leonard Cohen. Both screen captures show the interviewees seated at the same table in Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home.

The Bird On A Wire Allusion

The image below is a screen capture from the “Like A Man” video showing birds wheeling across the sky over Hydra.

The image below is a screen capture of the scene in the “Like A Man” video that directly follows  the shot of the birds in the sky and shows Adam Cohen walking in front of the same kind of telephone/power lines that, when first installed on Hydra, inspired Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire.”

Adam Cohen – “Like A Man” Promotional Video



Originally posted Aug 25, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Thank you, music lovers” Leonard Cohen Performs Tower Of Song – Denver 2012

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Denver: Nov 3, 2012
Video by

Note: There is a short visual interruption near the first when an audience member is seated in front of the camera but this resolves quickly and the remainder of the video is clear of such distractions. “Thank you, music lovers” is Mr Cohen’s acknowledgement for the applause following his keyboard solo. The end of the song features a sweetly extended “Do Dum Dum Dum, De Do Dum Dum” refrain sung by the backup singers while Leonard pleads “Don’t stop.”

Superb Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Rotterdam 2013

Leonard Cohen – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
Rotterdam: Sept 18, 2013
Video: albertnoonan

Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

Best 2013 Leonard Cohen Videos: The best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2013 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour can be found at the Best Of 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist

Originally posted Sep 29, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I didn’t come to Helsinki to fool you” Leonard Cohen Performs Hallelujah, Featuring Neil Larsen – Helsinki 2012

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Helsinki: Sept 2, 2012
Video by

Originally posted Sep 3, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Outstanding Video: Sharon Robinson Performs In My Secret Life, Alexandra Leaving, Boogie Street, Summertime, Hallelujah – L.A. Private Event 2014

David Small, who contributed this well executed, never before published video of Sharon Robinson performing at a June 8, 2014 Los Angeles wedding, is taken with both Leonard Cohen and Sharon. David writes

And I miss (him) so much.
There’s no one in sight.
And we’re still making love
In My Secret Life.

The Ten New Songs album in 2001 surprised me because, after 9 years, I had given up on ever getting a new Cohen album – and, who was the woman on the cover? It has become my favorite album. See my license plate, SCRT LIF. Sharon’s music glides Leonard’s lyrics deep into my soul. I have this secret life.