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Cause everybody was doing it. Or they were yesterday, anyway.

Posted on 2005.09.21 at 12:51
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens - The Upper Peninsula
And it was either do this or else get back to work...

LJ Interests meme results

  1. billy childish:
    I love the way he understand that delta blues and punk rock are the same music. Plus I can sometimes play guitar like him, because he plays simply and straightforwardly.
  2. conspiracy:
    I like the trails of thought, even though they are never right. Or are they???
  3. forteana:
    Same as above. I like to remind and be reminded that we don't know THAT much about what is going on.
  4. ibn ezra:
    He did his OWN kind of Biblical commentary. Plus he wrote great hard-luck poetry, like that one about how if he sold candles, the sun would never set, and if he sold shrouds, no one would ever die.
  5. jean jacques rousseau:
    He thought and felt HARD. He understood that intellectual ideas ARE passions.
  6. macintosh:
    Ease of use is actually a higher degree of technological sophistication.
  7. peetie wheatstraw:
    He was from St. Louis, like me. Adept at playing both piano and guitar, he was a major influence on Robert Johnson. You know all the devil stuff and hoodoo themes in Johnson? This is where it comes from. Plus, he called himself Peetie Wheatstraw, the high sheriff from hell, the Devil's son-in-law. How cool is that?
  8. rashi:
    I love Rashi. His commentary is the best. He brings it all together, and can switch perspectives and levels effortlessly. Brilliant, yet never unnecessarily complicated. The gold standard.
  9. syd barrett:
    His songs both make me happy with childlike glee and also can make you sad. But they are like the struggle of the human spirit... joy versus depression.
  10. the french revolution:
    The ultimate expression of good ideas and faith in humanity, freedom, intellect, literature, brilliance. It took Napoleon to save it. When I read of how it went wrong, I feel personally hurt and betrayed.

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davidfcooper at 2005-09-21 23:08 (UTC) (Link)
Ibn Ezra was centuries ahead of his time. As I recall the lines, if he were a candlemaker or a grave digger, but a wonderful couplet in either version.

Rashi was brilliant, but his adaptation of an off-color French folk tale to the story of Bruria was ugly and misogynist.

I'm a mac user too.

Re: conspiracy, see my JFK poems: http://shoshndavid.fastmail.fm/PoemsbyDavidCooper/PoemsfromJFKLinesofFire/
theservant at 2005-09-21 23:14 (UTC) (Link)
My understanding is that that story is rabbinic in origin; Rashi is quoting. For a decision in which he safeguards a woman's right, see here

I will have to check out the JFK poems.
theservant at 2005-09-23 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed those poems a lot, especially 'element of perfidy,' and 'How do you want to die.' Everyone should go read them!
davidfcooper at 2005-09-23 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much, Jonathan. Feel free to tell your friends. You might also enjoy my poems based on midrashic sources in my ebook, "Glued To The Sky," selections of which are on-line at
Both of my ebooks can be purchased at http://pulpbits.com
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