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rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:24 pm
by marin
Remembering a Great Man while listening to him in a silent afternoon
I smile when I'm angry
I cheat and I lie
I do what I have to do
To get by
But I know what is wrong
And I know what is right
And I'd die for the truth
In my secret life
In my secret life
Hold on, hold on, my brother
My sister, hold on tight
I finally got my orders
I'll be marching through the morning
Marching through the night
Moving cross the borders
Of my secret life
THIS PROPHET OF SOUL HAS SHOWN US THE KEYS TO MOVE FAR AWAY ... IN OUR INNER LIFE

THANKS A LOT TO THIS MAGNIFICENT MAN ... ALWAYS WITH US ... FOREVER

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:00 pm
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:THANKS A LOT TO THIS MAGNIFICENT MAN ... ALWAYS WITH US ... FOREVER
how can he be 'always with us' after he has died? do you have any video or pictures?

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:27 am
by marin
pictures or videos are only stuff ... it's his voice which is still living

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:02 am
by solongleonard
Well done, for standing up to Geoffrey's intemperance. He means no harm by his terrible rudeness.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:31 pm
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:27 am
pictures or videos are only stuff ... it's his voice which is still living
a recorded voice emanates from a mechanical device ('stuff'), and has no connection with any living organism.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:42 pm
by Geoffrey
solongleonard wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:02 am
Well done, for standing up to Geoffrey's intemperance. He means no harm by his terrible rudeness.
i have never been intemperate in my life, but wish only to educate those with a deficiency of basic knowledge. it is you, acting like a tick on a thoroughbred racehorse, who is rude.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:37 pm
by solongleonard
Neigh

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:54 pm
by marin
Nonsense! Mechanical devices are obvious. Not to be discussed.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:44 am
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:Nonsense!
you are saying leonard cohen is still living, and i am the one talking nonsense. right.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:50 am
by marin
I suppose you are familiar with mechanical devices but not with the literary ones.

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:40 pm
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:I suppose you are familiar with mechanical devices but not with the literary ones.
one who is 'rememberin a great man' accuses me of lacking literary knowledge?

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:19 pm
by marin
"The Times They Are a-Changin'"

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:44 pm
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:19 pm
"The Times They Are a-Changin'"
correct, even dylan knew where to put an apostrophe.
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Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:29 pm
by marin
With no apostrophe the word is free to spread its sound … nnnnnnnnnnnnn …
The apostrophe is like a halt reminding, in a flash, that something is missing ( in this case that horrible g ).
It’s a matter of style!

Re: rememberin a Great Man

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:47 pm
by Geoffrey
marin wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:29 pm
With no apostrophe the word is free to spread its sound … nnnnnnnnnnnnn …
The apostrophe is like a halt reminding, in a flash, that something is missing ( in this case that horrible g ).
It’s a matter of style!
i am an old man, marin, am quite well read, speak several languages, have studied religion, philosophy, psychology and the arts - but at no time did i ever come across such a contrary and stubborn person such as yourself. one lesson you desperately need to learn is when to yield to a superior mind. that you are interested in the work of a literary figure of mr cohen's calibre is to your credit, though i fear the attraction is the pop songs he recorded in order to put food on the table, not his impressive catalogue of literary works. my suggestion to you, my young dear, is to obtain a library card and gain fulfillment by introducing your sparse knowledge to the treasures available to anyone capable of reading. it will be difficult and boring at first, because you are probably used to reading only comics, but as your awareness expands and your vocabulary widens, you will become only too glad to abandon the vacuum in which you have been living. i guarantee you will eagerly look forward to opening each waiting volume - and then, perhaps, even write authoritatively about 'matters of style'. good luck :-)