Leonard Cohen on Joan Baez: “She’s another individual who has put her entire life on the line for her convictions”

More Cohencentric posts featuring Joan Baez are collected at Joan Baez,

Leonard Cohen: Thoughts Of A Ladies’ Man by Elizabeth M. Thomson. 1979 interview reposted to FolkTracks: Jan 12, 2017. Photo of Joan Baez by Heinrich Klaffs [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo of Leonard Cohen by Roland Godefroy (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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: Webb Sisters Perform If It Be Your Will – Dec 2, 2013 Leonard Cohen Sydney Concert

Leonard Cohen, Featuring Webb Sisters – If It Be Your Will
Sydney Opera House: Dec 2, 2013
Video by alanm5049

Note: Originally posted Dec 3, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“There is only one reality, only one thing happening” Leonard Cohen

I’ve inherited and happily understand what monotheism is: an understanding that there is only one reality, only one thing happening. You may choose to call it God, Christ, Grace, Creation … quotedown2

Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen: Thoughts Of A Ladies’ Man by Elizabeth M. Thomson. 1979 interview reposted to FolkTracks: Jan 12, 2017. Photo by Armando Fusco.

“Nobody is the master of his heart” Leonard Cohen On Never Any Good

I was pretty good at taking out
the garbage
Pretty good at holding up the wall
Dealing with the fire and the earthquake
But that don’t count
That don’t count
That don’t count for nothing much at all

From Never Any Good by Leonard Cohen

[In Never Any Good] You doubted you, your actions, your talent, as if it were a second nature. Why? To be “Humbled in love?” And there is also the poem “Better”1  … Finally, do you always think “never any good” or are you “better?”

But in these cases, these matters of heart, there are no masters. Nobody is the master of his heart.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen


Meeting with Leonard Cohen – Interview by Albert Labbouz  Translation and adaptation: Dr. Marc Gaffié (Patrice Clos: “Throughout the conversation, Leonard spoke mainly in French but also in English. It is this synthesis of the two languages ​​that was absolutely necessary.”) Paris, June 29, 2001. Published in French; this excerpt via Google Translate.


  1. Better, a poem from Book Of Longing, can be found at LeonardCohenFiles. []