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.

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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.

Customization

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

Video Of Note: The “That’s Right” Version Of I’m Your Man From The 2013 Leonard Cohen Oslo Concert

The video automatically starts with the final chorus, which ends with Leonard affirming the audience’s completion of his lyrics.

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Oslo: August 20, 2013
Video by TheMusikkdude

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Sheds Tear Singing So Long Marianne – 1972

Another Leonard Cohen performance that includes tearfulness can be viewed at Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Stranger Song, Demonstrates His Chop On BBC’s Julie Felix Show – 1968.

Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne
Bird On A Wire Documentary: 1972

Note: Originally posted February 9, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Island – Scenes Of Today’s Hydra + An Account Of Leonard Cohen’s Time On The Island

From the YouTube description:

Isolation from everything may be a way to find oneself. In 1960 a young Leonard Cohen bought a house in Hydra, a small Greek island in the middle of the Aegean sea. He was an unknown author. He left the island, ten years later, as a musician that would make an impact for generations. We follow the steps of Leonard Cohen in the island where he played his first concert among friends and met the love of his life. We will visit places he frequented and relive years that impacted the life and career of the great singer-songwriter through testimonies of some the island’s eldest.

Video: Hallelujah – Images & Music Of Leonard Cohen 2012


Gwen Langford, webmaster of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey, offers a nicely constructed video – a slideshow of photos she took at performances of Hallelujah during 2012 Leonard Cohen concerts in Ghent, Dublin, Montreal and Toronto set to the recording of the song from the Nov 29, 2012 Montreal show.

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Video by Gwenluvsmusic

Note: Originally posted Feb 8, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Images & Music Of Leonard Cohen – Light As The Breeze


Gwen Langford, webmaster of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey, offers this well crafted video comprising a slideshow of photos she took at the 2012 Leonard Cohen Ghent, Dublin, Montreal and Toronto shows set to an audio recording of Light As The Breeze from the August 14th 2012 Ghent concert.

Leonard Cohen – Light As The Breeze

Note: Originally posted Jan 16, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Only Leonard can assume the dual role of wise old sage and raging sex beast” – Leonard Cohen & Anjani Perform Never Got To Love You – Joe’s Pub 2007

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They [Leonard Cohen and Anjani] concluded with “Whither Thou Goest,” a song that had a pleasant, hymn-like quality, but of course, true to Leonard’s libido, had overtones of intimacy and romance. I don’t know how he does it. I swear he was making eyes at every lady in the house. I suppose only Leonard can assume the dual role of wise old sage and raging sex beast.

From cahootszine.com | 8 pm: Near the Astor Place Subway Stop – Review of April 24, 2007 Anjani Concert at Joe’s Pub in New York

Video: Leonard Cohen & Anjani – Never Got To Love You
Joe’s Pub, NYC: April 24, 2007

Note: Originally posted January 14, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric