These images were found on my hard drive with no indication of what I intended to do with them or, for most, where I found them. The provocative content of these photos as well as my speculations about why I kept them on hand prevent me from ingloriously dumping them without allowing them at least the dignity of appearing in an exhibition.
The photos are shown in the order in which I found them. All the available information is printed in the captions.
The display is best viewed by clicking on the first photo and then on the arrows on that appear on the sides of the lightbox image through the end of the show. (Note: captions will not appear on the lightbox views.)
Bikini Girls mosaics (circa 300 AD) at Villa Romana del Casale
Stuck in the wrong job? Monster.com ad
NASA Shuttle Commemorative Plate
Underground manga store in Tokyo
From NY Times "Nakations" (nude vacations) slide show
Microsoft Packaging Proves Invulnerable; Buyers Losing Battle
Microsoft Switches To Stealth Packaging
Having installed, since the days when the Word-Excel-PowerPoint et al combo was distributed on floppy discs, Microsoft Office in all manner of computers, some manufactured by companies no longer in existence, I anticipated no problems setting up the 2007 version of the program on my relatively new machine.
That reasoning was sound but proved catastrophically incomplete because I did not take into account the logistics required to mount an coordinated attack on the package that contained the software CD.
“How difficult could opening a software package be?” one might ask.
Yes, indeed, the software container, rumored to have been developed from the same technology responsible for the shield system of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is so difficult to crack that online tutorials have been made available.
Star Trek shields become luminescent when struck with weapons, consistent with absorption, conduction, & subsequent retransmission mechanism. Stardeststroyer.net
And, it’s not only the UCSF School of Pharmacy and some Bill Gates-loathing geeks who have created instruction sets for this task.
The box,2 shown from various aspects in the above graphic, looks innocuous enough and, indeed, its introduction (more about this later) was initially promoted by Microsoft and greeted by design-oriented folks as something akin to hot stuff and innovative.
And the design is innovative when compared to the the commonplace consumer goods encasements, the plastic bubbles of death described in Opening Impenetrable Clamshells, which depend on brute strength and the capacity to deploy into polymer shrapnel.
A reference in that earlier post, itself an excerpt from Consumer Reports Oyster Awards (a report that I still heartily recommend as both enlightening and perversely entertaining) describing the attempted opening of an award-winning example of this genre nicely limns the workings of this now standard design:
The Hard Plastic Clamshell
This didn’t take the longest (9 min, 22 sec to open the Uniden Digital Cordless Phone Set–14 pieces with rivets between each), but it won because of all the sharp edges produced opening the package. The hapless victim couldn’t open the package with scissors, so he tried a box cutter, which was risky. He couldn’t pry the rivets open with a screwdriver, but used a razor blade to bypass and cut around them. He also sliced the instruction manual and nearly cut the battery wires.
On the other hand, the case-hardened material used in the Vista/Office 2007 packaging is only a secondary, necessary but not sufficient element in its mission of protecting the purchased goods from the purchaser. Still, I suppose it’s worth mentioning warning future purchasers of the software that notions of ripping this sucker apart using tools affording less mechanical advantage than, say, a medium size bolt-cutter or a carefully placed explosive charge, will be unrequited. According to my postal scales, the plastic box, without the software CD, weighs in at hefty half-pound plus.
Misdirection, Booby Traps, and Red Herrings
One gains insight into the defensive strategies utilized in the Vista/Office 2007 packaging upon noting that, although Microsoft provides an online manual for opening the container, the box itself either completely lacks instructions (as it did in my case) or, in a display of cunning that can only be motivated by the drive to insult as well as injure the end user, camouflages those directions (as was done in the case of the edition used in the tutorial).
Quoting from the tutorial writer,
I didn’t even notice these instructions until after I had removed the label perhaps because it matches the yellow-orange background too closely and because the images are too tiny to be very noticeable. These instructions are incomplete — they fail to mention the seal on top that must be sliced.
Without directions, I scanned the box itself for clues and found them.
Unfortunately, I had fallen for the old fake clue trick.
From my presbyopic perspective, the mechanisms circled above, especially since they are directly opposed to each other on the front and back of the box, appeared to be tabs to be pinched together or pulled apart to gain entry. (The tabs are actually the same size; one appears larger because the photos are of different scales.)
The engineers at Microsoft must have shared many a merry chortle while sipping their espresso, thinking of the consumers who foolishly thought the $197 price of Office Professional 2007 included entrée to the software residing within those nifty boxes.
Those are not tabs. I’m still not certain what they actually are – other than diversions.
Then I spotted the asymmetry.
Well, these things (see circled area above) obviously weren’t tabs since they had no corresponding mates of the opposite side. Just as obviously, I could see now, they were hinges that allowed the top (the portion with the artwork) to flip open like a book.
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Those Redmond rascals got me again.
OK, some of you, the same folks who shout warnings at the actors in horror movies (“Turn around, the monster is right behind you.” “Don’t go into the shed alone, you idiot.”), are impelling me to “Pull the damn red ribbon.”
Tug as one might on this red plastic strip, however, nothing happens – unless one first implements the secret steps.
Think of this as learning the special, undocumented (until you know where to look) moves in Mario Brothers that earn extra coins or open short cuts to higher levels – only less fun.
Enough of trying to win with skills and trial and error. Thank goodness, we have cheats such as this …
Guide To The Secret Box-Opening Steps
Secret Step #1: Cut through or remove seals
Slice through the official-looking Microsoft seal next to the tab.
Secret Step 1.5: Some boxes have other seals as well that must also be removed.
Secret Step #2: Now, pull the tab such that the central portion of the box rotates down and away from the spine and covers of the box3
Now, don’t I feel foolish – for buying this thing.
The Loose Ends Wrap-up
1. There are several comments on the net from folks who thanked the tutorial writers, but went on to explain that even though they now understood how the process worked, they lacked the dexterity to actually follow the steps (usually the block was an inability to slice the Microsoft seal) to open the boxes. Some tutorials acknowledge this and advise seeking help from friends or family if the customer is unable to effect these steps.
2. This problem seems to have been a surprise to the designers. This is the October 2006 announcement of the new packaging concept on the official Microsoft Windows Vista Blog:
Designed to be user-friendly, the new packaging is a small, hard, plastic container that’s designed to protect the software inside for life-long use. It provides a convenient and attractive place for you to permanently store both discs and documentation.
The new design will provide the strength, dimensional stability and impact resistance required when packaging software today. Our plan is to extend this packaging style to other Microsoft products after the launch of Windows Vista and 2007 Office system.
Well, they got the “strength, dimensional stability and impact resistance” parts right. That “user-friendly” thing – not so much.
I am unaware if “extending the packaging style to other Microsoft products” is still part of the Microsoft master plan.
3. Did anyone ask everyday users if we wanted “a small, hard, plastic container that’s designed to protect the software inside for life-long use” or if we thought this would be “a convenient and attractive place for [us] to permanently store both discs and documentation?”
4. Did anyone ask Al Gore – or any third-grader - if the environmental resources needed to produce thousands of half-pound plastic cases to house 1 CD (the cheapskate version) or 2 CDs (the deluxe edition) “for life-long use” is an ecologically advantageous exchange?
5. This packaging was introduced in October 2006; I purchased software in that packaging a week ago. Assuming I didn’t get the last of these boxes made, they are still in use in the face of batches of complaints and posts on the net about the difficulty in opening the boxes and the necessity of tutorials to help customers manage the problem. Why (again, assuming they are) is Microsoft still manufacturing or paying someone else to manufacture these implements of mass frustration? Why hasn’t Microsoft at least printed impossible to miss instructions on the boxes?
It’s another Microsoft Mystery.
As the title indicates, the same packaging is used to distribute copies of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. [↩]
The version of Office 2007 shown here is its ultra plus “Office Professional” incarnation. The rendition I installed is the cheap edition. Unfortunately, the construction, although not the art work of course, of this container is one of the few components that is identical in both versions. [↩]
One cannot help but wonder if the tutorial creator’s choice of finger to effect this move is significant. [↩]
Dick Tracy Not Just Another Leonard Cohen Lookalike?
Note the family resemblance around the eyes and mouth. And with Leonard Cohen 3 years younger than the 77 year old firm-jawed detective, Dick Tracy, the ages would be appropriate for siblings. 1 Most significantly, consider the passion both bring to their work.
For previous reports of celebrities who resemble Leonard Cohen see
In Front Of The Beacon Theatre Before The Leonard Cohen Concert, …1
I chatted with batches of Leonard Cohen admirers as we waited to enter the building. One charming woman I met presented her credentials as a Leonard Cohen fan:
I’m such a Leonard Cohen fan that I stayed at the Chelsea Hotel just because he used to live there. I like all his music, even “The Future” that used to seem too angry for me to enjoy. And, I do have a Leonard Cohen tattoo.
She was, unfortunately, interrupted at this point in her discourse by someone else commenting on the various musical phases of Cohen’s career.
An Aside On The Politesse Of The Leonard Cohen New York Concert Crowd
I will note that what I’m characterizing as an “interruption” would more accurately be termed a politely executed change of speakers in the flow of conversation. In fact, everyone I met or observed outside the theater that cold New York evening, including the other ticket-holders, those trying to score tickets for themselves, the ticket sellers, the ushers, the hustlers scalping tickets, and the theater personnel (courteously) hassling the hustlers, were polite. I have, literally (and here I’m using “literally” literally) been to rowdier Wednesday Night Bible Study Meetings.
This is hardly a scientific study. Before the Cohen gig, I hadn’t been to a concert in years. Maybe all New York concert-goers are satiated with friendliness. Alternatively, perhaps all was pacific on the sidewalks outside the Beacon Theater that night, but guests attending the Leonard Cohen pre-concert VIP shindig were throwing elbows, kicking shins, and tripping fellow VIPs to get to the chilled shrimp. Or perhaps later, unbeknownst to me, fistfights erupted in the back row of the upper baloney when a discussion of the relative musicological merits of the Death Of A Ladies’ Man and Dear Heather albums escalated into a heated disputation and finally into a physical confrontation.
Nonetheless, at least my corner of the Cohen concert cosmos was filled with excited anticipation, courtesy, and peace on earth, good will toward men with nary a negative vibe to be found.2 Even those folks unable to finagle tickets were politely disappointed. One unlucky guy, who identified himself as a New York resident, finally gave up his quest for a seat but, before he left the scene, expressed confidence that those who did gain entrance would enjoy “another great Leonard Cohen concert.”
It was the damndest thing.
But, back to that tattoo.
My Confession: I Am A Bad, Bad Blogger
Upon hearing a woman on a cold February night, waiting on a crowded sidewalk to enter a Broadway theater to attend a Leonard Cohen performance, attest to bearing a Leonard Cohen tattoo, a true blogger would have immediately insisted she provide the story behind the tattoo and, of course, display the tattoo for a photo to be posted for the benefit of strangers who happened onto the blog.
To my shame, I did not.
Returning readers may recall that when I first met Julie,3 the initial years of our relationship were chaste because “she was still married and I was still Christian.” Analogously, I suspect I was reluctant to pursue the story of the Leonard Cohen tattoo because my blogger persona was contaminated and inhibited by the detritus of civilized behavior.
I vow not to let that happen again.
For now, however, I can only apologize to Heck Of A Guy readers, hope that the Girl With The Leonard Cohen Tattoo I met last week in front of the Beacon Theater responds to this post with a photo of her ink, and dream of what could have been.
This is not to say that every aspect of the Leonard Cohen New York Concert was free of animosity. Certain LeonardCohenForum entries, for example, indicate that when the revolution comes, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp will be emptied of its current occupants in order to make room for employees of, investors in, and, especially, policy-makers for Ticketmaster. [↩]
Julie was my much-beloved, fiercely smart, extraordinarily sexy wife, who died in 1999 from cancer diagnosed the week of our wedding nearly 20 years earlier. She was also a prize-winning writer. This blog includes many other posts about her and the unlikely but true story of our romance as well as several of her short stories and other pieces. For the location of the various content about or by Julie, see Julie FAQ. [↩]
Careful readers of Heck Of A Guy may have correctly deduced from the occasional clue hidden in last week’s posts (such as the graphic from New York Tonight – Leonard Cohen & DrHGuy Appearing Together For The First Time) that I attended the February 19, 2009 Leonard Cohen concert at the Beacon Theater in New York.
In the post itself, I expanded my evaluation of the performance to “exquisite with a dash of spectacular.”
That I limited my concert comments to these two superlatives has, predictably, raised concerns among ongoing viewers of this blog. The following email is characteristic:
How is it that you write two huge posts on broomcorn,1 but when it comes to a Leonard Cohen concert you only write a handful of 1-2 sentence paragraphs summarized as “So, let’s leave it at ‘exquisite’ with a dash of ‘spectacular?’”
While I would adjure readers not to underestimate the complexity of the historic role of broomcorn in this country and the subsequent quantity of discourse required for a valid overview of that topic, it is true that my review of the Beacon Theatre performance was atypically terse, especially given that I was in the audience at that show.
The explanation is disappointingly straightforward (an unfortunate fact that, despite my best obfuscatory efforts, shines through unobscured). The New York stop on the 2009 Leonard Cohen World Tour has been the topic of beaucoup blogs, a raft of reviews, and copious commentary, not all of it alliterative.2
One result of this media tsunami is that I find little original to add to either of the two major genres that together account for 99.31% of all material published on the New York Cohen concert:
Reviews and analyses of the concert’s content
Individual testimonials sometimes generically expounding on the excellence of Cohen’s performance but more often attesting to its personal transformational, redemptive, or transcendent qualities
Although a reader of the cynical sort might, with some justification, note that lack of original content has not proved an absolute barrier to the publication of Heck Of A Guy posts, I am not given to infatuation with the intellectual version of the free market in which, for example, reviews written by the music critics from Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Paste Magazine, the hordes of music blogs, and any one with similar aspirations and a $4.74 a month GoDaddy web site hosting account battle each other to attract readers and approval.
Nope. While I am, as Cohen describes himself, “not the sort of chap who keeps the truth to himself,” I do prefer to broadcast the truths that are – well, let’s call them “less accessible to the general public.”
I am, it turns out, fascinated with and eager to share the DrHGuy Leonard Cohen New York Beacon Theatre Concert Experience, a topic which, as far as I can determine, has been suspiciously absent from the news and blog coverage of the event thus far.
While most of DrHGuy Leonard Cohen New York Beacon Theater Concert Experience deals with issues directly connected to that concert, the remainder of today’s post will focus on one topic only tangentially related to the Thursday night music extravaganza (the reviews) and one even farther afield, but not, I think, totally irrelevant (more about the relevance in a future post).
For the first of these perspectives, I’m going meta on you with an observation about those other concert reviews.
No, the cause of my frustration was that “Hallelujah – 20 facts about Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah” was the 33,754th article about Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to appear in the past three weeks using what I call the exclamatory Hallelujah heading.
In the case of “Hallelujah – 20 facts about Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah,” the first “Hallelujah” is the exclamatory Hallelujah. The “Hallelujah” following “Leonard Cohen’s,” on the other hand, is an identifier, referring directly to the name of the song.
A fundamental distinction exists between the the identifier Hallelujah and the exclamatory Hallelujah: While referring to “Hallelujah” (the name of the song) could be pertinent and perhaps essential in the title of an article about that song.
… Reporters and bloggers who protest that a headline with an exclamatory Hallelujah is altogether appropriate to the content of a given article miss this key point:
Readers deserve better than clichés, whether or not
the clichés are are on point, factually correct, suitable, …
Well, the Hallelujah hawkers look like creative geniuses compared to those who take the Take The Manhattan Title Entitlement, i.e., change Leonard Cohen’s title, “First We Take Manhattan” to something like “Leonard Cohen Takes Manhattan,” optionally add or change a word or two, and offer this quickie reference to the town where the concert takes place as the alternative to an interesting, enticing, or informative headline.
Is that the best Variety, Rolling Stone, The Daily Press (Ontario), The National Post,3 Paste Magazine, and The Edmonton Sun can come up with in the way of creative titles?
After all, it’s not like the days of fixed typefaces when the titles of articles had to not only reflect the content but also be the right size for the alloted restricted space measured in picas, points, and ems so a phrase that fit the content and the space might be reused many times.
On the other hand, maybe those headline writers are just cagey manipulators hoping to attract New York readers. If the concert audience is representative, New Yorkers are no less given over to the same home town boosterism one associates with small Midwestern towns. Listen to the crowd after Cohen sings the line, “First we take Manhattan, … ” at the 1 minute mark.
And again, check the response after the line, “And that was New York,” (at about 35 seconds) in Chelsea Hotel #2.
And That Was New York – We Were Running For The Money …
This was the first trip to New York this kid from the Ozarks had made in 12 years. Something that had not changed was the involuntary flinch that erupted whenever I opened the mini-bar price list in my hotel room.
Most painful among the many recession-deniers set before me was the cost of that most essential of elixirs, Diet Coke, which was available for a robust $6. It was hardly alone, however. A pack of almonds went for $10. Putting those 4th grade arithmetic skills to work, I soon calculated that each of those precious almonds carried a per item price tag of $0.56.
These prices were not without certain advantages.
The best investment I’ve made in the past six months, for example, was arbitraging 12 units of Diet Coke liquid assets purchased at a less spectacularly overpriced total cost of $4.68 (including tax) at a grocery store three blocks away and consumed within the constraints of the hotel, a market which values the same asset at $6 each for a profit of $67.32 on an investment of $4.68.
I’m chagrined, however, that I did not realize how to optimally monetarize the potential offered by the price differential until I was on the plane home.
There is a limit to how much Diet Coke one can enjoy drinking, which is also a limit to how much one can profit by buying cheaper soft drinks elsewhere; purchasing more would not earn more profits but would turn into a loss more Diet Cokes are purchased than can be consumed by the end of ones stay. The optimal solution lies, again, within an understanding of the market itself. By publishing the price list, the hotel, much like the US Government, has endorsed the mini-bar items as currency. The hotel, for example, values Diet Cokes such that the exchange rate is 1DC (Diet Coke) = 6 USD.
What better way to pay tips?
Thanks for hailing that cab. Here’s a can of Diet Coke. No, I don’t need any change back. Keep the whole thing.
Great shoeshine. Here’s five extra almonds for your trouble.
So that’s how a toilet flushes in a hot shot New York hotel. And there’s a window, too! Gosh, thanks. Oh, I need to give you a tip. Just take a Diet Coke from that six pack by the door – um, that may not work. Heck, take two of those suckers, my man. Just don’t count on that much every time.
Next – The Women of the DrHGuy Leonard Cohen New York Beacon Theatre Concert Experience
The next segment of the DrHGuy Leonard Cohen New York Beacon Theater Concert Experience will include the stories of the previously mentioned Girl With The Leonard Cohen Tattoo, my very own Half-Sister Of Mercy, and possibly one or two others.
Anjani sent the link to this video my way with a brief annotation, for all us sensitive types ….1
I like to think of this refreshing take on the classic Louis Armstrong song as a Heck Of A Guy blog palate cleanser to be enjoyed between – well, … less wholesome posts.
Yes, Anjani has obviously confused me with somebody else – which may well mean I’ve taken the place of some gentle soul on the “sensitive types” mailing list and that unfortunate individual is now perplexedly receiving links to videos from Anjani’s “cynical types with a predilection for humor derived from bodily functions” mailing list. [↩]
Do I Have To Dance All Night Surpasses 70,000 Views
"Do I Have To Dance All Night" was performed many times in concerts but was never released in the US.
As part of my crusade to popularize this song, I've cobbled together 2 videos - one for the semi-funky 1976 version with Laura Branigan and one for the 1980 more gypsy, less disco version - that kinda sorta fit the music.
As of Dec 19, 2012, the video of the 1976 version of Do I Have To Dance All Night has been viewed 70,152 times.
Heck Of A Guy offers 3 videos of clips and photos from The Leonard Cohen World Tour:
1. The Original Heck Of A Guy Dear Leonard Cohen - Thanks For The Tour. I Hope It Was Good For You, Too. Video Celebration Of The First 14 Months Of The 2008-2009 World Tour can be viewed at Thanks For The Tour
The Cohen Fandemic
Endemic for decades in areas such as Canada, Norway, Poland, and France, Leonard Cohen Fan Syndrome has become a world-wide epidemic in the past 2 years, spread by the Leonard Cohen World Tour and abetted by proselyting carriers despite efforts by authorities to quarantine these individuals at LeonardCohenForum.
Based on the observations of DrHGuy, standardized criteria for the pertinent Axis II diagnosis are now available at
In addition to the formal medical description of this diagnosis, Heck Of A Guy has also compiled a list of the aberrant behaviors which indicate one is at high risk for being a full-fledged fan of Leonard Cohen. These signs and symptoms can be found at
Leonard Cohen’s Elegy For Janis Joplin – Chelsea Hotel #1
This video features the first version of the song Leonard Cohen would later revise into "Chelsea Hotel #2" along with images of Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin - whose liaison with Cohen at the Chelsea Hotel led to the creation of the song, the Hotel itself, and other associated people & places.
Photos of or related to Leonard Cohen that fall into specific themes have been among the ongoing features at DrHGuy, HOAG's sibling site. Galleries displaying collected images of 3 of these themes are now available at
Over 35 tunes performed by Dylan, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Otis Redding, Chuck Berry, The Platters, Joni Mitchell, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jay-Z, and other musicians.
Read what Cohen said about them and listen to the music at
Photos, Videos, & More
See photos of Leonard Cohen's arrival in Oviedo, the opening of Leonard Cohen: The B-Side - Drawings And Engravings Of A Multidisciplinary Artist, his speech and press conference, his tribute conference, the lost and found Famous Blue Sharpie, and more at:
Note: Almost all HeckOfAGuy and DrHGuy posts contain different content.
And We’re Still Making Love In My Secret Life – Julie’s Story & Video
... I never had a chance. I was - and this is the only word that fits - smitten. I still am.
She was smart and quick-witted, although it would take me 3 years to recognize that she was, in fact, much smarter than me, and then another 2 years to forgive her for that. She was also good-looking and unabashedly sexy.
And, we fell madly, irredeemably, unflinchingly in love.
Complementing the unlikely story of how Julie and I met, fell in love, and - 9 years, 2 husbands, 1 wife, and 2 careers later - got together to spend an outrageously wonderful 20 years together before her death, a video, set to the poignant "In My Secret Life" by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, is now available that evokes the role Julie, who died 10 years ago, continues to play in my life.
Clicking on Taste of LC - Heck Of A Guy and Taste of LC - DrHGuy finds posts from those sites that feature Leonard Cohen's choices in furniture, clothing (including suits, fedoras, caps, berets, other hats, boots and other footwear, swimsuits, and in at least one case cut-offs), art, jewelry, food, books, magazines, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, ... - all of which offer a different perspective on Leonard Cohen.
This Heck Of A Guy compilation includes unreleased Leonard Cohen performances over a 30+ year period.
Track List: Vol 1
1. Feels So Good (The Other Blues Song)
2. Book Of Longing
3. The Darkness
6. Do I Have to Dance All Night (1976)
7. Blues By The Jews
Track List: Vol 2
1. Red River Valley
2. Never Got To Love You (Duet with Anjani)
3. Can't Help Falling In Love
4. Ride Around
5. The Union Makes Us Strong
6. We Shall Not Be Moved
7. To Love Somebody
8. The Hypnotist (Poem)
9. Chelsea Hotel #1
10. There's No Reason Why You Should Remember Me
11. Streets Of Laredo
12. Do I Have To Dance All Night (1980)
Now, Another Other Leonard Cohen Album, the second collection of unreleased Leonard Cohen songs joins the popular The Other Leonard Cohen Album to offer fans of the iconic singer-songwriter a total of 3 CDs of musical treats. Another Other Leonard Cohen Album includes the following tracks plus liner notes by Sylvie Simmons.
1. Je Veux Vivre Tout Seul
2. Kevin Barry
3. Die Gedanken Sind Frei
4. Store Room
5. As Time Goes By
6. Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-on
7. Blessed is the Memory
8. Silent Night
9. Dead Song
10. Another Saturday Night
11. Ballad of the Absent Mare
13. The Butcher
14. Un As Der Rebbe Singt
15. Song to the Machines
16. If It Be Your Will
17. Thirsty for the Kiss
18. A Thousand Kisses Deep
19. I Tried To Leave You
20. Whither Thou Goest
21. Mr Cohen Must Be Going
Heck Of A Guy celebrates Leonard Cohen’s 77th birthday (September 21, 2011) with a video of scenes from Leonard Cohen’s life and photos of fans expressing their affection for Mr. Cohen, all set to “I Love Leonard Cohen” by Robin Grey.
Video – Jennifer Warnes’ Way Down Deep & Leonard Cohen’s A Thousand Kisses Deep
The video begins with Jennifer Warnes singing the gorgeous but routinely overlooked "Way Down Deep," which is followed by Leonard Cohen's recitation of "A Thousand Kisses Deep" in Dublin to juxtapose the earliest performed precursor of Cohen's now classic "A Thousand Kisses Deep" with the most recent version.
Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen had a fling in the 1960s that, for unspecified reasons, was short-lived, with Cohen instigating the parting.
It was then and is now a complex connection. In 1988, Cohen said, I'm still very friendly with Joni - I had dinner with her before the tour, and I have the same admiration for her as you do. But I think it was Noel Harrison who came up to me in the LA Troubadour and said "How do you like living with Beethoven?"