The I Love Leonard Cohen Birthday Video

birthdayvideoThe I Love Leonard Cohen Birthday Video premiered in 2011 with a revised version offered in 2015 on the occasion of Leonard’s 81st birthday. It comprises favorite scenes from his life and career set to the infectious  “I Love Leonard Cohen” by Robin Grey.1

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We Love Leonard Cohen – Celebrating His 81st Birthday
Video by Allan Showalter

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  1. The song “I Love Leonard Cohen” by Robin Grey was discussed by DrHGuy in 2008 at I Love Robin Grey’s I Love Leonard Cohen. []

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Vibrant Performance Of Everybody Knows – Rotterdam 2013

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
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

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.