Video: Leonard Cohen’s Moving Performance Of Going Home – Rotterdam 2013

Leonard Cohen – Going Home
Rotterdam: Sept 18, 2013
Video: info4allat

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 19, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Outstanding 1992 Leonard Cohen Interview Online Again

cocWonderful News: This especially thoughtful, intriguing, and – well, delightful Leonard Cohen interview, which had disappeared, is online again. It offers great anecdotes and the chance to hear some favorite Cohen quotes in Leonard’s own voice – including

People change and their bodies change… Bodies decay and die, but there is something that doesn’t change about love… Marianne… when I hear her voice on the telephone, I know something is completely intact even though our lives have separated and we’ve gone our very different paths. I feel that love never dies, and that when there is an emotion strong enough to gather a song around it, that there is something about that emotion that is indestructible.

All those guys that I listen to you know – from Lead Belly to Dylan to Ice-T you know they had something in their voice that tells me about their lives, about their true story. I like to hear a guy’s story. …  I want to hear people who can’t sing.

… people get tired of tired of having their souls pressed into various kinds of duty. I think the need for oxygen is perennial. Just Sit back and breath deeply and you’re going to have a different view of the thing’. Relax is what the hippies said. And what the new age says.  Just relax.

A full description of the contents can be found at 1992 Video: Leonard Cohen On His Atrocious Voice, Dylan, Ice-T, Songwriting, Love & Where’s The Beef.

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Maarten Massa, who originally alerted me to this great interview.

“Thank you for sitting in the cold and damp to listen to my melancholy ditties.” Leonard Cohen Performs Bird On The Wire & Everybody Knows – Dublin 2012

Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire & Everybody Knows
Includes Leonard’s Permitted to drink inside, Permitted to sleep inside, Made to sing outside, Is that why the Irish voice is so strong and sweet? stage banter
Dublin: Sept 11, 2012
Video by

Originally posted Sep 12, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Outstanding Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Lover Lover Lover – London 2013

Leonard Cohen – Lover Lover Lover
London: Sept 15, 2013
Video: Tim Dale

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 Sept 16, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Superb Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Who By Fire, Featuring Javier Mas – London 2013

Leonard Cohen, Featuring Javier Mas – Who By Fire
London: Sept 15, 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

Originally posted Sept 18, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

La Nazione Video: Leonard Cohen a Firenze – Florence 2010

Today’s post features a La Nazione video with a hodgepodge of interviews with audience members, sequences showing preparations of the venue, and fragments of performances. Oh, and it’s all in Italian. Yet, it clearly conveys the sense of excitement, respect, and sheer style that characterized the melding of the Leonard Cohen World Tour and Florence Italy.

Leonard Cohen a Firenze, “Hallelujah”
Video from quotidianonet

Bonus #1 – Who is the guy captured in this scene from the La Nazione video?

That is, of course. Joey Carenza, Tour Road Manager.

Bonus #2 – Artu’ Of Florence

At least one citizen of Florence, I am reliably informed, seconds my admiration of the photo juxtaposing ads for the COOP and Leonard Cohen. Sharing my taste in Cohen and COOP promotional art is Artu’, the companion of Heck Of A Guy/Cohencentric Florentine correspondent, baotzebao.

Note: Originally posted Sept 10, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric