Thanks, Leonard Cohen, For Coming To The USA – A Celebration Of The 2009 US Tour, A Labor Born Of Catastrophe And Betrayal That Became A Triumph Of Music And Spirit

Video: Leonard Cohen USA Concert Highlights

I created the video, “Thanks, Leonard Cohen, For Coming To The USA,” in commemoration of the 2009 Leonard Cohen USA Tour – a triumph and a joy still worth celebrating today.

Heck Of A Guy proudly announces the release of
Thanks, Leonard Cohen, For Coming To The USA

A video offered in appreciation of
Leonard Cohen’s Fall 2009 US Tour
and in celebration of the
2008-2009 Leonard Cohen World Tour,
a labor born of catastrophe and betrayal
that became a triumph of music and spirit

A Look At The Leonard Cohen Fall 2009 USA Tour

Thanks, Leonard Cohen, For Coming To The USA is a ten minute video with photo and YouTube highlights focusing on the Fall 2009 Leonard Cohen concert series that began in Fort Lauderdale and concluded in San Jose, California. Additional scenes track back to the beginning of the Tour and Cohen’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and extends to the 2010 iteration of the Tour and beyond.

The soundtrack includes segments from “First We Take Manhattan” and “Closing Time” bracketing “Democracy,” the final song at the final concert of the USA Tour.

Thanks, Leonard Cohen, For Coming To The USA


Comments from Original Post

Dick: Great stuff Allan. Very good tribute.

Puddingdale: Beautiful! *sigh* Thank you!

Nijma: But instead of “closing time” the sentiment should be “the Road goes ever on and on…”..and that’s a really skillful photoshop of you and The Guy. It looks almost real.

Diana Dahart: Dear DrHGuy,Once again you have surpassed yourself! A beautiful video, full of life, that brings back a million warm and wonderful memories! Can’t wait for the new tour to start! Thank you so very very much.

Lizzy[tysh]: Dear Allan ~ I’m tearful and breathless. I have to believe that when Leonard views it, he will find his eyes go moist. The layers of love you’ve created are uncountable… and they go all directions. This is the most beautiful I’ve seen. It fits as an official video for something. I, too, want one each of your t-shirts. SOooo funny on Dino’s LOL. SOoooo beautiful and true on Leonard’s. You underscore, italicize, and bold the privilege I feel to have lived during the same time and experienced Leonard’s genius and kindness. Love to you, Allan, for this magnificent effort.  Love,

Lizzy[tysh: ” . . . a labor born of catastrophe and betrayal that became a triumph of music and spirit.
So succinctly and poignantly true.
It couldn’t be said any better

Dar: DrHGuy, You’re pretty good too.

rike: Your video was great then and is a pleasure to watch again now. Thank you. Thank you.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 7, 2010 at

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