Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

Leonard Cohen: Chelsea Hotel #2 Live



I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn’t you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don’t need you,
I need you, I don’t need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, “Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music.”

And then you got away, didn’t you babe…

I don’t mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can’t keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that’s all, my little darling, I don’t even think of you that often.

There is so much to read into this beautiful song, a song that each one of us would like to dedicate to somebody from our past, a relationship that crowned our hopes for love beyond reach. There is something outstanding in being able to recognize everything from the lobby of that hotel to its elevator with its buttons, decades later, as if as a sudden time returned to that past moment, long ago…The memory of a perfect moment, a clever line, a new tune, a lovely moment, love. Leonard cherishes this personal moment  in a way that is so distinctively profound, that elevates the scene of meeting Janis, to a higher level of mindfulness and perception, a spiritual level where the mind and body fly above the prosaic, where we become art, love. In that space there is no human imperfection, as art – music – perfects and beautifies everything: To reach that fabulous place you need to follow Leonard’s direction to the 5th floor, the place where music makes life worth living. A beautiful song, a lovely dedication to Janis Joplin.

Chelsea Hotel #2 (Song for JANIS JOPLIN) by Leonard Cohen (Subtitulado Español)



Chelsea Hotel, (by Leonard Cohen)

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn’t you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don’t need you,
I need you, I don’t need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, “Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music.”

And then you got away, didn’t you babe…

I don’t mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can’t keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that’s all, I don’t even think of you that often.

Alice Cooper: Only Women Bleed (1975)


Shirley Brown:Long As You Love Me


Shirley Brown (born January 6, 1947, West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American soul singer, best known for her million-selling singleWoman to Woman” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Brown)

88 Years old Syngapore Man Fights Off Teenage Robbers (via France 24)


Every Coward has his day: In this case there were 8 cowards!

So What If Your English Is Rusty – Translate Into Your Rust-Free Language


If you feel you need to use a translation service, for partial text: Try and click the “Translation” button (It looks like the one in the picture) : Works  Like Magic!

Today’s Birthday: Ekaterina II Of Russia (1729)


Catherine II of Russia (1729)

Catherine II was empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796. The daughter of a German prince, she was chosen at 14 to be the wife of the future czar, Peter III. In 1762, conspirators led by her lover staged a coup and proclaimed her empress. Peter was murdered shortly thereafter. As czarina, she increased Russia‘s power by skillful diplomacy and by extending its frontiers into central Europe. She was a patron of the arts and corresponded with many of the prominent minds of her era, including whom? More… Discuss

Today In History:Dos De Mayo Uprising (1808)


Dos de Mayo Uprising (1808)

Goya - Second of May 1808.jpgShortly after Napoleon occupied Madrid, Spain, on March 23, 1808, the people of Madrid rose up against the French in the Dos de Mayo uprising, which was sparked by the attempt to move two of the Spanish king’s children to France. The uprising culminated in a fierce battle that was fought in the Puerta del Sol, the city’s central square. The French suppressed the rebellion and, in reprisal, shot hundreds of citizens the following day. What painter immortalized the events of that day? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

COCD: Chronic Ostructive Pulmonary Disease


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Classification and external resources

Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular-type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close-up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavities lined by heavy black carbon deposits.
ICD10 J40.J44., J47.
ICD9 490492, 494496
OMIM 606963
DiseasesDB 2672
MedlinePlus 000091
eMedicine med/373 emerg/99
MeSH  

You’ve never put foot into a coal mine: But your lung look like you did: Why? Effects of smoking on your lungs.
You can’t blame it on anybody else but yourself.

Unassisted smoking Cessetion more successful than smokers are made to believe


quitting is a personal choice

There is hope for smokers: Smoking is just a choice, and does not have to become a death edict. After reading this article (that you too can read, if you click on the excerpt picture above), you will see that you are not the only one who will, or have successfully quit smoking on their own: cold turkey is best and you know better than anybody what kind of motivation will work for you. But once you made up your mind, and acted upon it, you have the power to switch off the habit. You need to be very honest with yourself, as for long time now you have lived in a fantasy world, that is not more glamorous than jumping from an airplane, and realizing your parachute will not open. Where is the glamor in that? I don’t see it. The best time to quit is: RIGHT NOW! Just know that you have the internal resources to do it, without anybody else’s help: Give your “Inner Child” some other pastime, make smoking the weakest link in your life, the one that need removing and replacing; Think about smoking as the defect, the reason for which your  parachute does not open. (I’m not saying that you should use this scenario and I’ll leave finding the right one with you. 

Smoking is a cultural habit: Let’s cut it from our culture! 
What do you say: Are You In?

Armadillos Linked To Leprosy In Humans