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by Rachel
Mon May 24, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Chairman of the bored
Replies: 30
Views: 4585

Well, I was just told a very long story about a friend-of-a-friend whose secret lover was also her husband's secret lover. Both of them made the other show their till receipts and petrol mileage, EVERY DAY. And the moral is, be glad you're not that bored!
by Rachel
Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: totally inaccurate view on dance me to the end of love
Replies: 12
Views: 7245

Arno, I think this is such an important point. Personal interpretations carry much greater weight than the single one an artist might have intended. That is what art is for, isn't it? Relating something poetic to your own life, to make your life more poetic and meaningful. I was astonished when I di...
by Rachel
Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:00 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take This Waltz...where?
Replies: 30
Views: 14566

Thanks Linda, what a brilliant article! If only this lady would come to the forum!
And riversdisguise, what are your questions, and which conclusions have you come to? Mine always change.
by Rachel
Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 10524

Truth exists only as an opposition to untruth. They are both abstract concepts we wouldn't need if the likes of you didn't keep telling porkies.
by Rachel
Thu Nov 27, 2003 8:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Whats your favourite Leonard Cohen's song?
Replies: 230
Views: 78732

Lostlyric, I think that is a good idea, although I believe most people don't like 'Death of a Ladies' Man' as much as the other albums. I really like it, but only when I need to be cheered up, perversely! Astonishingly, I've just realised I don't even have 'Recent Songs'! Somehow, I'd completely for...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 27, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen and gender
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

I agree with you Paula, broadly speaking. Female does not equal feminine, ditto male, although they are culturally enscribed as such - as Makera pointed out. To be honest, I'm sceptical of the whole masculine/feminine binary. If the people who invented it had been proper biologists they'd never have...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen and gender
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Hello everyone, Thanks for your responses! I do agree that male Leonard Cohen fans tend to be rather atypical - female ones too :wink: . I feel that, when listening to Cohen's songs, most of the time I identify completely with the 'voice' - the protagonist, as if there were in fact no difference bet...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen and gender
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Hi Tony,
I'm guessing you are a man! I am not, and also like to think I am logical and pragmatic. In fact, these things are of great importance to me - I have been accused of being quite macho in fact.
Not that I'm contradicting you.
by Rachel
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen and gender
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Leonard Cohen and gender

First off, I promise not to get too gender-warriorlike in this thread. Do you think there is any difference in the way men and women relate to LC's lyrics? I recently met an LC fan who thinks there is definitely a difference: that Leonard expresses emotions in a way that men find difficult. I beg to...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:30 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Organization of 10 New Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 4712

Heretic I have to agree. Why - oh why couldn't that album have been done acoustically? On the first listening, one of the songs reminded me of trip-hop. I wondered if Leonard had been influenced by Tricky from round my way. (Sorry, if you're foreign, you probably haven't heard of him.)
by Rachel
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24373

I do agree, Kush, that we are in a better position than our parents and ancestors as regards acquiring knowledge. And also that, potentially, we have the possibility of thereby reaching a higher level of wisdom, in terms of answering or posing the 'big' questions. And it is a very exciting time to l...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24373

Alright Makera, I'll reformulate my confusing words relating to my decision, or not, of calling myself agnostic: After making some forays into questions relating to the nature of theism, what I read (mostly Kant, Descartes and Leibniz I admit) I reached the conclusion that, whilst arguments for thei...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard and the effects of gravity
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

I would hope he'd be too spiritual, but would certainly make excuses for him if he did!
by Rachel
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24373

Don't make fun of me Byron! :( *lower lip trembling dangerously* Come on now, settle down, I know that Socrates was made to drink poison for not believing in the Gods, or some of them, but what did Plato think?
by Rachel
Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24373

Makera, I do take your point. But I don't think we have free will as regards the choice of belief in a deity. I didn't decide to be agnostic, I just am! Can I ask what your direct personal, empirical evidence is, in a nutshell? (Unless it is too personal). Just so I don't have to read a lot of Jung....

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