Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Coffee Cup Sleeve


This coffee cup sleeve promoting Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas album features the Unified Heart symbol and the following text:

Leonard Cohen
Old Ideas

His first album of
new songs in eight years
Featuring “Darkness”

Found on auction site.

Note: Originally posted April 25, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Countertop Display


Mandy MacLeod sends the back story behind this shot of an Old Ideas promotional display featuring the Muse of the Laboratory lithograph:

After bullying my baby brother to go to his local record store in Santa Cruz, my package arrived today.  I did only want the lithograph that they were giving away free, but he sent me the CD (that makes 4 now, and a vinyl copy).  While he was there, he managed to get the counter top cardboard advertising board.  Also sent me the iTunes card from Starbucks for free download of Banjo.

Note: Originally posted March 2, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

MOJO’s 14 Page Leonard Cohen Feature + Tribute CD – March 2012

MOJO220_LeonardCohenNote: Originally posted Dec 29, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Press Rediscovers Leonard Cohen

While the release of the Old Ideas album is itself, along with the 2012 Tour, one of the two major Leonard Cohen stories of 2012, the press coverage of the album and Cohen himself is a story unto itself. Cohencentric is posting a few examples to provide a sense of the quality of the content and the range of publications involved. Today’s featured periodical is MOJO.

MOJO’s Leonard Cohen Section

The March 2012 issue of MOJO featured a one on one interview of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons as the centerpiece of a 14 page feature on the Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, and icon. While the timing of the article was a function of the release of Old Ideas, the content ranged from Cohen’s early life to his connection with Zen teacher, Roshi to the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour, to the Old Ideas album and beyond. A separate two page section focused on Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Cohen’s 1967 debut album. A tribute CD filled with covers of the tracks from the Songs of Leonard Cohen performed by Palace Songs, Low Anthem, Liz Green, Cass McCombs, and others completed the package.

MOJO incorporated art work and photos from Tour Road Manager J.S. Carenza III, biographer Sylvie Simmons, fans Mandy MacLeod and Beatriz Cohen, and one Allan Showalter at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.