Video: Dreaming Suzanne – Dedicated To Leonard Cohen

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Part Two Of “The Essential Longing Trilogy” (Dedicated To Leonard Cohen)

This is Part Two Of “The Essential Longing Trilogy”

All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal

Dreaming Suzanne By Oana And Stefan Cajal
Video by oana maria cajal

Note: Originally posted April 16, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video by Oana Maria Cajal: Take This Waltz – A Spring Fantasy Dedicated To Leonard Cohen

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I have often prayed for you
like this
Let me have her

From “Whenever I Happen To See You…”
by Leonard Cohen (The Energy Of Slaves 1972)

Oana Maria Cajal is an artist well known to ongoing readers. Her Spring Fantasy, Dedicated To Leonard Cohen features Cohen’s Take This Waltz.

Take This Waltz
Video by oana maria cajal

Note: Originally posted Apr 21, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere

oana3Note: This video was originally posted September 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the third in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. The preceding videos were

  1. Video: Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal
  2. Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

 

Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Trilogy – Part 3

Oana and Stefan Cajal, whose evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric write

We listened to ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES, the new LC’s incantatory illumination of our deeply wounded humanity and couldn’t resist making Him one early 80th birthday offering.

In fact, this work of ours is intended to be more like a COHENESQUE 80th BIRTHDAY LOOT BAG, to be given to people everywhere to take to their homes, to their hearts, souls and minds.

OUR “ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES, Chords of Salvation for People Everywhere”, Existentialist Pictovideo, is a tribute to Leonard Cohen, our Great Professor of Love, Art and Empathy. To our Great Professor of Vital Alchemy meant to transform Pain into Joy, and Desperation into a Song, a Poem, a Memory. Almost like the blues…

We are convinced that our visual rendition of LC’s quintessential message will find its way to people’s hearts everywhere.

We also strongly believe that the one predestined to completely decipher its graphic symbolism, is Leonard Cohen himself.

Happy early 80th Birthday, LC!

With translucent reverence ,

Oana and Stefan Cajal aka Hat Productions, aka planetary wonderers

Leonard Cohen Almost Like The Blues Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere
Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Trilogy – Part 3
Video by oana maria cajal

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

mariannevidNote: This video was originally posted Aug 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the second in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. This is the sequel to  Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal. The final video in the trilogy is Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere.

From Oana and Stefan Cajal:

“Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.” F.Scott Fitzgerald

The visuals in SO LONG MARIANNE, are my graphic art confessions about the dream and madness of youth. Paradigms of Essential Longing, conjuring LC’s beloved memories of his enchanted Island of Love and Inspired Verse.

They are Incantation Postcards to Leonard Cohen’s Youth, to my Youth, to your Youth, to everybody’s Youth.

I wish that, in our present world darkened by senseless pain and despair, Leonard Cohen ‘s message of love and empathy will travel far and bring a ray of light to those thirsty for beauty and hope.

I also wish we could offer the Troubadour of Longing, an unique gift for his 80th Birthday: THE ESSENTIAL LEONARD COHEN LONGING FELLOWSHIP! To be awarded annually to a bright, talented Longingner, to enable Him or Her to spent a month on the island of Hydra. Longing, dreaming, writing verse…

I hear from across Time, the voice of W.B.Yeats telling me:
“Take, if you must, this little Bag of Dreams, Unloose the cord and they would wrap You round”

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”
Prelude Nr.2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Video by oana maria cajal

Video: Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence By Oana And Stefan Cajal

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Note: This video was originally posted Aug 18, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the first in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen. Update: See the second video of this trilogy at “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse” – Prelude 2 To Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebration and the third at Leonard Cohen’s Almost Like The Blues, Chords Of Salvation For People Everywhere

Prelude Nr.1 to Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Celebrations

STRAIGHT FROM THE PALLID HORSE’S MOUTH (never before revealed):

“It was back then, at the Chelsea Hotel. Ecstasy blown curtains, sweaty death performing live in the Sky. The dark stairways shivering in bloody accords, the walls echoing unborn melodies. That night, back then, the scent of hidden love suddenly filled every inch of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, even the lobby of the hotel.” And only then, The Pallid Horse smiled, once again.

Chelsea Hotel, Cohenesque Reminiscence
Video By oana maria cajal

Video: Leonard Cohen’s The Gypsy’s Wife, Coolness of The Wound

gypsywifeOana Maria Cajal, an artist well known to ongoing reader, offers her unique video take on another of Leonard Cohen’s classics: The Gypsy’s Wife.

The Gypsy’s Wife, Coolness of The Wound
Video by oana maria cajal

More Cohencentric posts featuring work by this artist can be found at Oana Maria Cajal. She also maintains a website at www.oanacajal.ca and a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/@OanaCajal

Picto Video Of “La Manic” By Georges Dor, Graced By Leonard Cohen’s Mesmerizing Rendition

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Oana Maria Cajal writes

Pour finir l’année en beauté, Amour et Paix for 2016!
Picto video of the hauntingly beautiful “La Manic” by Georges Dor, graced by Leonard Cohen’s mesmerizing rendition.

[To finish the year in style, Love and Peace for 2016!
Picto video of the hauntingly beautiful “Manic” by Georges Dor, graced by Leonard Cohen’s mesmerizing rendition.]

Leonardo Da Vinci strongly believed that everything is connected. Georges Dor is of Romanian origin. Stefan and I are also Romanian. “Dor” means in Romanian, “longing.”

The evening of 29 October,  2012, Leonard Cohen, the troubadour of supreme longing, sang La Manic for the first time in Montreal, his hometown, the place we also call now our home. Stefan and I were present in the audience at Centre Bell.

“La Manic,” the video, is our love letter to Leonard Cohen and George Dor, to the anonymous construction worker from Manic, longing for his lover and to you Allan, our deeply superficial friend, relentlessly turning over the infinite mystery of the conjuring Cohenesque universe. Thank you for this.

La Manic
Video by oana maria cajal

More Cohencentric posts featuring work by this artist can be found at Oana Maria Cajal. She also maintains a website at www.oanacajal.ca and a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/@OanaCajal