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Music Review
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Culture Column
By: Noubahar Hasnain
Beltane is the anglicized name for the Gaelic May
Day festival. Most commonly it is held on May 1,
or about halfway between the spring equinox and
the summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle
of Man. In Irish the name for the festival day is Lá
Bealtaine, in Scottish Gaelic Là Bealltainn and
in Manx Gaelic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of
the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along
with Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasadh.
Beltane is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish
literature and it is associated with important
events in Irish mythology. It marked the beginning
of summer and was when cattle were driven out
to the summer pastures. Rituals were performed
to protect the cattle, crops and people, and to encourage growth. Special bonfires were kindled,
and their flames, smoke and ashes were deemed
to have protective powers. The people and their
cattle would walk around the bonfire or between
two bonfires, and sometimes leap over the flames
or embers. All household fires would be doused
and then re-lit from the Beltane bonfire. These
gatherings would be accompanied by a feast. Furthermore, in parts of Ireland, people would make
a May Bush: a thorn bush decorated with flowers,
ribbons and bright shells. Many of these customs
were part of May Day or Midsummer festivals in
other parts of Great Britain and Europe.
Beltane celebrations have largely died out since
the mid-20th century, although some of its customs continue and in some places it has been revived as a cultural event. Since the late 20th century, Celtic neopagans and Wiccanshave observed
Beltane, or something based on it, as a religious
Music Artist Review - The Chelsea Hotel
By: Veronica Oliver
The Chelsea Hotel. A hotel that radiates grandeur and old Hollywood jazz. The hotel has
been a hostess to famous faces and personalities; including the brilliant songwriter Leonard Cohen. In the 70's, Cohen stayed in the hotel, enjoying his short but passionate affair with Janis Joplin. After the chaotic emotions of their quick love, he felt the need to
write about The Chelsea Hotel and the messy beauty it held within. Chelsea Hotel No. 2 is certainly one of Cohens
more poetic songs (like his most famous song Hallelujah), and is without a doubt the most heart crushing. In the
first verse it says, "...the limousines wait in the street. But those were the reasons and that was New York; we were
running for the money and the flash. And that was called love for the workers in song, probably still is for those of
them left." Here Cohen testifies about the spontaneity of love in a big city such as New York, all the while admitting
that in his line of work (the music industry), passion filled one night stands such as his, is the only love that exists;
the quick, hurried, urgent kind of love. In the chorus he croons on, almost groaning in emotional pain as he cries
out over the fact that Joplin never told him her feelings over what they had. He never had any closure. Cohen's
emotional turmoil continues and escalates from this point, going into the second verse. It says, "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.'" Cohen, in the media, was never considered a wildly attractive man, thus causing him to lose popularity in the music community. Janis Joplin, though she was popular, was never a stunning
beauty either, but admits that she "preferred handsome men." Due to Cohen's melancholic, poetic soul, she felt
things for him; things that she never fully confessed to anyone. The pair were both oppressed by the beauty that
was required to succeed in life; each holding the talent to make it, but the looks to fail. Some believe that during
this part of the song, Cohen and Joplin have had their affair, but took time talking about their lives in an intimate,
emotional way that outweighs any kind of physical intimacy. She tells him to pay no mind of their ugliness since
they have a connection to the music they make that far exceeds any outwardly beauty. After another round of the
chorus, Cohen finishes his poetic ballad with a small verse, clinching all the central ideas of love, loss, and fame into
a heart wrenching ending. He writes, "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." His voice
trails off, the gentle guitar in the background coming to a quiet stop. You don't think of her that often? Sure, Leonard. We'll believe you.
Weekly Reminders!
Fun Trivia!
- Causes for Concern meetings are
every Friday in Ms. Coates room!
- Animal Rights Club meetings are
every Tuesday in Ms. Smith’s room!
- Debate meetings are every
Wednesday at lunch in Ms. Antle’s
Did you know?
Wearing headphones for just an
hour could increase the bacteria in
your ear by 700 times!
- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated!
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
- World Vision Club is every Monday
in Ms. Hearn’s room!
from crying.