Category Archives: Leonard Cohen

Now Online: Leonard Cohen’s Creative Bloodshed (1974) By Paul Nelson

Leonard Cohen’s Creative Bloodshed
By Paul Nelson
The Village Voice: Dec 2, 1974

In which, Leonard Cohen is favorably compared to Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Ingmar Bergman,& Graham Greene

creativebloodshedThis article is part of the Leonard Cohen Press Archive

Now Online: Folk-Rock’s Poet Laureate Returns By Jeff Bradley 1988

Folk-Rock’s Poet Laureate Returns
By Jeff Bradley
AP story, printed in Times Daily (Florence, AL): Sept 3, 1988

A thoughtful appraisal of the I’m Your Man album along with a Leonard Cohen interview that yields quotations such as

The idea of relationship has been central to my work. Those are my politics in a way: what happens with somebody across the table, what is appropriate behavior with a lover or a friend. The abrasive quality of daily life is such that without someone to love, the whole situation is untenable.

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This article is part of the Leonard Cohen Press Archive

Now Online – Leonard Cohen Press Archive

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1HeckOfAGuy.com and DrHGuy.com have posted a number of press articles about Leonard Cohen that are not otherwise easily available online1. A chronological list of these article can now be found at

Leonard Cohen Press Archive

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  1. Or they weren’t easily available online at the time of posting. Some may have since appeared on other sites. []

Video: Watch Bird On The Wire From Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin

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Videos: View “I’m Your Man” and “Famous Blue Raincoat” From Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin

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Note: Find all the video and audio tracks released to date from  Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin plus the promo photos and official press release in one place: Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin Update

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013

Christmas Carol Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Silent Night With Jennifer Warnes – Brighton 1979

Christmas Miracle Redux

DrHGuy has performed his annual Christmas ritual, digging through his box of cyber-decorations to find the 1HeckOfAGuy.com holiday centerpiece, the video featuring Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes singing Silent Night with Raffi Hakopian on violin, a duet performed and recorded at the December 15, 1979 Brighton, England concert.

There is no film of the performance itself; consequently, I’ve constructed a video montage of photos of Cohen and Warnes, drawings by Leonard Cohen, and a clip of a very young Leonard and his sister Esther skating to complement the music.

Leonard Cohen – Silent Night
Brighton: December 15, 1979
Video by Allan Showalter

Download Silent Night by Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes

The audio recording of Silent Night by Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes used in the video is the same MP3 available as a track on the Another Other Leonard Cohen Album. Information about those songs and download instructions are available at the link.

Credit Due Department: The photo of Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes is by Claude Gassian and was contributed by Dominique BOILE. The shot of violinist Raffi Hakopian and Leonard Cohen is a screen capture from a video of Leonard Cohen singing “The Guests” that was originally broadcast on French TV on December 15, 1979 (see New Video – Leonard Cohen Sings The Guests, 1979). The image of the 1979 Brighton concert ticket was found at Ticket Collector.