Category Archives: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen On Parade – Thanksgiving 2014

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)

Now Online: Cohen Seeks Spiritual Solace, Not Perfect Love (1984) By Marianne Ackerman

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Cohen Seeks Spiritual Solace, Not Perfect Love
By Marianne Ackerman
Review Of Book Of Mercy
Photo by Dominique Issermann
The Montreal Gazette: April 14, 1984

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Now Online: Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat (1987) By Jim Maloney & Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots (1987) By Lawrence Henry

Note: These are companion pieces to Lenny Plays It Cool (1987) By Bud Scoppa and Jennifer Warnes On Leonard Cohen, Her 7 Year Incarceration At Arista, & Connecting Americans To Their Bodies With Pop Music.

Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat
By Jim Maloney
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Contributed by Dominique BOILE

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Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots
By Lawrence Henry
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Contributed by Dominique BOILE
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Jennifer Warnes On Leonard Cohen, Her 7 Year Incarceration At Arista, & Connecting Americans To Their Bodies With Pop Music

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Now Online: Jenny Takes A Ride
By Bud Scoppa
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Note: This is a companion piece to Lenny Plays It Cool (1987) By Bud Scoppa and Now Online: Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat (1987) By Jim Maloney & Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots (1987) By Lawrence Henry.

Introduction

I confess, with some chagrin, prior to reading this article, which triggered further research, I had only a superficial knowledge of Jennifer Warnes’ career. I suspect this is a widespread phenomenon among those who, like me, are primarily fans of Leonard Cohen. I knew, of course,  about her studio work and touring with Cohen, her Famous Blue Raincoat album of Cohen covers, her stint on the Smothers Brothers TV show, her role as the female lead in the LA production of Hair, her duet with Joe  Cocker on “Up Where We Belong,” and her recording of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” with Bill Medley. Somehow, however, I had developed the notion that this had all been accomplished in a straightforward, linear manner that had been relatively smooth. Jenny Takes A Ride disabuses me of this naive illusion and reveals the passion and dedication of Jennifer Warnes. It also goes a long way toward explaining Leonard Cohen’s admiration for her.

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Credit Due Department: The photo atop this post was contributed by Jennifer Warnes. The article itself was contributed by Dominique BOILE.

Now Online: New Young Poet (1961) by Paul Gottlieb – Review of Leonard Cohen’s Spice Box Of Earth

New Young Poet by Paul Gottlieb
The Montreal Gazette: Juen 3, 1961

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Video: Watch So Long, Marianne From Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin

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Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne