“I want to be Leonard Cohen when I grow up” 2012 New York Show Review

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The 78-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Delivers A Career-Defining Concert

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I want to be Leonard Cohen when I grow up The 78-year-old singer-songwriter delivers a career-defining concert. After many years in hibernation, the endlessly cool 78-year-old singer-songwriter has returned to his career with a vengeance — perhaps literally so, since it was prompted by the embezzlement of his life’s savings by his former business manager. Since 2008 he’s been touring the world, playing arenas to capacity crowds and delivering shows that have been the best-received of his entire career. And the release this year of his latest CD, Old Ideas, demonstrates that he’s still — to quote one of his best-known compositions — atop the tower of song.quotedown2


Opening lines from Leonard Cohen at Madison Square Garden: Concert Review by Frank Scheck. Hollywood Reporter: Dec 19, 2012.  Photo taken by and posted with the permission of James Finch. Originally posted Dec 19, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

On The 2017 Eclipse Playlist: Leonard Cohen – Night Comes On

nightveronaAnd the night came on
It was very calm
I wanted the night to go on and on
But she said, Go back to the World

It’s Papa, don’t peek, Papa, cover your eyes

Also on the 2017 Eclipse Playlist:

Leonard Cohen – Night Comes On
Verona: Sept 24, 2012
Video by Juraj M. at

Credit Due Department: Photo by Denys – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Wikipedia Commons

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Darkness With Chanting – Boston 2012

I should have seen it coming
It was right behind your eyes
You were young and it was summer
I just had to take a dive
Winning you was easy
But darkness was the prize

The first video of a performance of Darkness with chanting.

Leonard Cohen – Darkness
Boston: Dec 16 ,2012
Video: albertnoonan

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

Leonard Cohen Video: Energetic Performance Of First We Take Manhattan – Ghent Aug 12, 2012

I’m guided by a signal in the heavens
I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin
I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Ghent: Aug 12, 2012
Video by Thomas Delbecque

Note: Originally posted Aug 13, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric