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
1HeckOfAGuy.com and DrHGuy.com have posted a number of press articles about Leonard Cohen that are not otherwise easily available online. A chronological list of these article can now be found at
Leonard Cohen Press Archive
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 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.
Because of Thanksgiving, the Heck Of A Guy and DrHGuy sites will on holiday hiatus until Dec 1 2014.
Today, however, DrHGuy & The Duchess offer our traditional emblems of the season – two special Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. (click on images to enlarge)