Video: Leonard Cohen’s Animated Performance Of Everybody Knows – Adelaide 2010

Featuring a musical conversation between Leonard Cohen and Javier Mas

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Adelaide  Nov 18, 2010
Video by alanm5049

For Comparison – The 2008 Newfoundland Version

As indicated by the screenshots, much of the introduction of Everybody Knows has become an extended musical conversation between Leonard Cohen and Javier Mas. This observation about the evolution of the performance and the impending end of the World Tour led to the posting of the 2008 version of the same song for comparison and contrast.

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
St. John’s: May 27, 2008
Video from colinyetman

Note: Originally posted Nov 21, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Gives $50,000 To Cambodian Pagoda After Cancellation Of 2010 Phom Penh Show

Leonard Cohen Donates $50,000 To Cambodian Pagoda For The Construction Of A School And Sports Courts

According to the  media release from The Mekong Sessions:

Leonard Cohen donates US$50,000 to Cambodian Pagoda for the construction of a school and sports courts.

Media Release: Phnom Penh, Wednesday 9 February 2011

Leonard Cohen donates US$50,000 to Cambodian Pagoda for the construction of a school and sports courts.

Leonard Cohen and his manager Robert Kory announced today their intention to donate US$50,000 to be used to support a Cambodian Buddhist Pagoda in provincial Cambodia. The substantial donation generously provided following the postponement of Cohen’s 2010 Phnom Penh is to be coordinated by the CNVLD and the Global Giving project.

The $50,000 donation will be utilized to benefit:

Prek Ksay Pagoda, Neak Leaung District, Svay Rieng Province including:

1. Construction of a state of the art environmentally friendly primary school to provide education for local children and monks which will be named after ‘Pich Om’ the Matriach of the Prek Ksay Pagoda, the CNVLD and of Phnom Penh-based band Krom;

2. The provision of educational material and equipment to the Prek Ksay Pagoda school;

3. Construction of a Sports court at Prek Ksay Pagoda for the establishment of a CNVLD disability sports program in Neak Leung in line with the CNVLD stated aim of achieving full localisation and a presence in every Cambodian province within 5 years;

4. The establishment of sister school relationships between the Prek Ksay Pagoda school and schools in Australia, Canada and the USA.

The Mekong Sessions and the CNVLD wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to Leonard Cohen and Robert Kory for their generous donation and their continued support for the aspirations of disadvantaged Cambodians.

Note: Originally posted Feb 11, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“The Legend Plays Lissadell” – 2010 Leonard Cohen Sligo Concert On Cover

lisadell…. and shares billing with Westlife.

The front page of the Sligo Weekender’s Lissadell Festival supplement promotes the July 31 and Aug 1, 2010 Leonard Cohen Sligo concerts. Originally posted October 8, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photo: Leonard Cohen – Sublime On Guitar In Dublin 2009

I fortuitously found this striking photo of Leonard Cohen playing at the O2 Arena in Dublin in June 2009. The photographer’s caption is precisely on the mark: “Sublime

Photo taken by and used with permission of jormook

Note: Originally posted Jan 4, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric