Leonard Cohen Beefcake Video: The Ladies’ Man Keeps His Hat On

Warning: Leonard Cohen Veneration At Dangerous Level

The 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour concerts have repeatedly been associated with acclamations of religious experiences, cosmic significance, and mystic ecstasy.  In short, Leonard Cohen has (deservedly) been immersed in respectful adoration and is now treated with a degree of genuine reverence unmatched by any living pop music artist.

Ongoing readers know what that means.

Yep, it’s once again time for Cohencentric to rescue Leonard Cohen from his self-inflicted veneration overdose.

The Ladies’ Man Video Project

Now, DrHGuy does not go for the cheap laugh at the expense of others — unless it’s really, really funny.

In any case, the intent of this video is not ridicule; rather, the  goal is furnishing a valid alternative to the current tsunami of hyper-reverence. After arduous and prolonged seconds of deliberation, the path became evident.  Consequently, Cohencentric offers – as an antidote to all those recent reviews and videos portraying Leonard Cohen as a musical deity – a video presentation of Leonard Cohen As A Hunk1 (DrHGuy has been advised by usually reliable sources that many women consider Mr Cohen somewhat attractive).

The Ladies’ Man Keeps His Hat On
Soundtrack: You Can Leave Your Hat On by Randy Newman, performed by Etta James
Video by Allan Showalter

Note: Originally posted Aug 4, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. Admittedly, this aspect of Leonard Cohen may hold disproportionate interest to the ladies.  But, that seems fair – one can’t very well be a Ladies’ Man without the participation of the ladies. []

Video: Leonard Cohen’s 1st Live Performance Of Banjo – Ghent 2012

This video from the August 14, 2012 Leonard Cohen Ghent concert  was the first recording available online of Leonard Cohen’s first live performance of “Banjo.”

Leonard Cohen – Banjo
Ghent Aug 14, 2012
Video by


Credit Due Department: Photo of St Peter’s Square showing the entire venue taken by Eddie Janssens, Brussels. Photo of Cohen kneeling on stage taken by Kristiaan Cloots via Twitter.

Note: Originally posted Aug 18, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Electrifying Performance Of First We Take Manhattan – Auckland 2013

Linda Sturgess writes about this performance:

Electric – Roscoe’s is “wired” from the kickoff to the end- J And Henry captures at 4:18 – Roscoe’s turns his bass into a percussive instrument.    And Sharon – she is always fully and totally into this song …

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Auckland: Dec 21, 2013
Video by Henry Tengelsen (aka Wirebirds)

Note: Originally posted January 8, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Singing Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” – The Christmas Version

Christmas versions of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah abound. Now, we have a Christmas version of Leonard singing Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.”

During his 2009 Q TV interview, Leonard Cohen responded to a query by singing Piaf’s classic. Hartmut Schumacher changed the pitch and the duration of the notes to make them fit the melody of the Christmas Song, “O Christmas Tree / O Tannenbaum.” This Christmas version can be heard at Leonard singing “O Christmas Tree / O Tannenbaum” (more or less)

The original rendition can be viewed below:

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Las Vegas, Dec 11, 2010: Final Concert Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour Video

“God bless us everyone”

Leonard Cohen closes final 2009-2010 Tour concert

It’s Closing Time – Video Montage

The 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour ended with concerts in Las Vegas on December 10 and 11, 2010. This video features images associated with those Las Vegas shows set to the music of “Closing Time” as performed at the final December 11, 2010 concert.

Credit Due Department: Photo atop this post by J.S. Carenza III. The opening music is from zenon5ish’s video recording of “Passing Through” being sung by audience members at the intermission of the final concert. The “Closing Time” music and video sequence is from albertnoonan’s recording of that song’s performance at the final show. While the sources of the images are too numerous to mention, it would be remiss not to mention that the majority of these photos were shot and shared by Maarten Massa.