Outstanding Video: Leonard Cohen’s Classic So Long, Marianne – Dublin 2013


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“Ah, You Sing So Pretty”

Singing along on So Long, Marianne was a sine qua non of Leonard Cohen Dublin concerts and the Sept 11, 2013 show was no exception with the crowd earning Cohen’s expected but no less cherished commendation, “Ah, you sing so pretty.”

Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne
Dublin: Sept 11, 2013
Video: albertnoonan

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

Note: Originally posted Sep 12, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Sings Famous Blue Raincoat, Says He Won’t Be Offended If Anyone Has To Leave Because It’s Late – St John 2013

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
St John: April 15, 2013
Video by cohenadmirer1

Note: Originally posted April 18, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Cars Of Leonard Cohen: Leonard’s Car Talk – Homogenization By Car

Leonard Cohen On Homogenization By Car

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Cars Of Leonard Cohen

is a series of posts about actual automobiles owned by or associated with Leonard Cohen, metaphorical cars he employed in his songs, and his thoughts about cars. All posts in this series are collected at as they go online.

Video: Leonard Cohen, Perla Batalla, & Julie Christensen Perform Closing Time – 1993 Juno Awards

With Celine Dion & Rebecca De Mornay In Support

On March 21, 1993, Celine Dion hosted the Juno Awards ceremony in Toronto. The first guest performer she introduced was “passionate Montrealer and voice of experience, Leonard Cohen.”

The ensuing performance of Closing Time, featuring Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen as backup singers, offers all the elements that make award ceremony performances – well, let’s go with “special.” There’s a modern dance version of saloon cavorting, a stylized bar, lots-o-lights, and more.

Oh, and Julie Christensen appears to be sporting a hummingbird and handcuffs icon from The Future album.

What more could you want?

Well, how about a glimpse or two of Rebecca De Mornay among the dancers (the first instance is at 1:40)?

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Toronto – Juno Awards: March 21, 1993,

Credit Due Department: Thanks to CHEMO of Barcelona, who alerted me to this video.

The Cars Of Leonard Cohen: 1990(ish) Honda Sedan & Screening Studio

This is the second entry in , a series of posts about Leonard Cohen’s actual automobiles, those metaphorical cars he employed in his songs, and his thoughts about cars.

Honda Sedan

In a 1992 video, Leonard drives the Honda sedan shown in the screenshots, The model year and make is not given, but it appears to be a late 1980s, early 1990s Honda Civic.


Leonard’s Honda is equipped with a sunroof.

Screening Studio

I like to see how the song stands up in the street. I like to drive with it on. And sometimes I come up beside people at a stop sign or a stoplight and I play it loud. I like to see if they turn and are interested in any way, you know? I like to hear it with traffic, with city noise.


My favorite bit of customization is the dashboard clutter, which (unsurprisingly) includes one of Leonard’s ubiquitous notebooks.


All posts in this series will be collected at when they go online.

Video Treat From Final Leonard Cohen Show (Auckland 2013) – I Tried To Leave You & Save The Last Dance For Me

Worthy of special note is Roscoe adding a little Irving Berlin (“Dancing Cheek to Cheek”) to “I Tried to Leave You.”

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
& Save The Last Dance For Me

Auckland: Dec 21, 2013
Video by Henry Tengelsen (aka Wirebirds)

Thanks to Linda Sturgess, who alerted me to Roscoe’s musical exploits. Originally posted January 8, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric