Leonard Cohen & Cohencidences …


It just goes to show: when you pen the lyrical depths of the soul like no one else can, take a single instrument into the studio and sing your aching soul bare, no matter how many decades old you are, you’re god. Half the country is lined up to worship your album  – and it’s not even released!  That’s a Cohencidence.

Now don’t get a Cohencidence confused with an ordinary synchronicity. It’s much more than that! When Leonard writes, when Leonard sings, and you happen to hear him, that’s a Cohencidence: an incident of note; a precedence with a life-lasting consequence … Already I’ve run out of words, and that’s something for a Gemini!

How Cohencidently my man and I were affected hearing a track from Leonard’s new album, Old Ideas, on National Radio! We’re off to buy it – the physical CD too. We want to turn the jewel case inside out, read every credit and lyric, hold it in our hands … Most of all we want to listen … to bask …

And we want to hear about your Cohencidences … Did you go to the concert? Have you seen the London DVD? Have you recovered yet? – (since a Cohencidence is something one usually doesn’t recover from – one’s soul is left threadbare in places) … What are your most Cohencidental tracks? Any chance Baby Boomer Girl could get a spot at his next show, ya’ reckon? (since she almost qualifies, decade-wise 🙂

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2 responses to “Leonard Cohen & Cohencidences …

  1. Margaret Mohamed

    Loved Leonard’s concerts in both 2009 and 2010. Amazing, he is so present and so gracious to his backing singers and musician. Truly the United heart touring company. He started the 2009 concert with “dance me to the end of love” watch the video of this with the couples dancing in front of their wedding photos ages ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I&ob=av2e I had just showed this video to my parents to explain the concert I was going to! I was in tears for the whole concert, unbelievable!!!! BEst concert I have Ever been to.
    IN 2010 he had two new songs “Darkness which is on his new album and “Born in Chains” which is not. I love some of the songs on the new album- some of the others may grow on me. Still want to be able to buy “Born in Chains” See what you think- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f37lh9LqRs
    “Blessed is the name, the name be praised” Enjoy the Cohencidences

  2. I saw Leonard Cohen last year (or was it the year before? I’m of a certain age when things like time melt in my mind) in Christchurch and it was a spiritual experience. I’ll never recover and I never want to. I’ve long been a fan of the London DVD as well as I’m Your Man DVD although have only heard one track off this new album on national radio. I’m in love and will definitely buy it. I am so not surprised to read your words. All love dear sister.

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