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Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jun 16, 2018 10:02
 

Take your politics somewhere else.

"Golden ochre hair".

Listen to that massively cool squeaky toy synth over a chord pattern that's so fundamental, like Sweet Jane.

This is a 10 by all means!
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: May 26, 2018 16:16
 

 kurtster wrote:

The Crusades, hmmm ?  Wasn't that the time when the Christians pushed out the Moors, invaders of Europe ?

That said, I still love Cat.

 
Thank you to Kingart for stepping up in my absence. As Kingart said, the Crusades started late in the 11th century when Pope Urban decided to support Alexios the First (the emperor of the Byzantine Empire) in his efforts to stave off the Turks who were migrating to the west. Historians are suspicious of Pope Urban's motives. Perhaps Urban simply wanted to support Alexios. But there was a bad east-west schism in the Catholic Church at that time and by supporting Alexios, Urban saw an opportunity to unite the branches and therefore solidify his own power. 

The result was three centuries of warfare in Europe and western Asia. Not only did the Christian warriors kill Muslims, mobs of Christians killed thousands of Jews in the well-documented Rheinland Massacres of 1096, and Christians killed each other for reasons that we would view today as unjustifiable. 

The result of the Crusades: Muslims see themselves as persecuted by Christians and the West, lasting anti-Semitism, a schism in the Christian church (Roman Catholic vs. Orthodox), the Dark Ages, feudalism, and hundreds of thousands of dead. 

It wasn't Christianity's proudest period.

Best wishes.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 20, 2018 10:03
 

No, it was not the time that the Christians pushed out the Moors. That was El Cid, and during his years he warred against both Moors and Christians.  That was in the 11th century.  The Moors did not leave Spain until the 14th and 15th.  
The Christians invaded the Middle East on several occasions and slaughtered many Arabs, so the Muslims returned the favor. Get off our lawn. 
kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Mar 30, 2018 13:32
 

 Grammarcop wrote:

It's probably not a good idea for Christians to enter any discussion on religion with an air of moral superiority. Remember the Crusades? 

 
The Crusades, hmmm ?  Wasn't that the time when the Christians pushed out the Moors, invaders of Europe ?

That said, I still love Cat.
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 20:35
 

Warren Zevon to Catch Bull at Four. Only on RP. {#Music}
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 12:57
 

 BooKitty wrote:
Message to Cat Stevens: My president may be an ignorant liar, but at least he never took foreign embassy employees hostages.
 
It's probably not a good idea for Christians to enter any discussion on religion with an air of moral superiority. Remember the Crusades? 
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 12:56
 

Brilliant. I think I'll pod this one.

GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Aug 06, 2017 7:36
 

One of the voices that I could listen to at any time singing anything. Heaven sent.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 06, 2017 15:28
 

I prefer the politics of Anglesea, myself.
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Dec 04, 2016 9:48
 

  haven't heard this in decades, still awesome as ever.. {#Cheers}
acupunk
(West Hartford)
Posted: Dec 04, 2016 9:45
 

Reminds me of Rush: Closer to the Heart. 
siloco
(Tampa, FLA)
Posted: Jul 03, 2006 8:01
 

I'd like to place a fatwa on his singing voice... Hard to believe, but here's one who's more grating than the guy from Nickelback...
inindian
(Sea of joy)
Posted: Jun 04, 2006 3:03
 

BooKitty wrote:
Message to Cat Stevens: My president may be an ignorant liar, but at least he never took foreign embassy employees hostages.
So are you saying that that Cat, aka Yusuf Islam, personally kidnapped embassy employees? Or do you mean Cat's president? I didn't even know he had one of his own? Or did you drop an apostrophe in employee(')s and you actually mean he took the hostages that the embassy employees had? Or something far more vague and unclear?
kanadan
(Toronto, Canada)
Posted: May 20, 2006 12:44
 

...and for those still searching.
Dirktooth
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
Posted: May 05, 2006 23:10
 

Ah, for the days when he was a searcher rather than a believer.
RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Apr 21, 2006 9:47
 

I really like his early work - up through Catch Bull at 4 and Buddha & Choc Box, then I guess I lost interest. Talented individual though. Thought it pretty funny his incident at the airport in New York(?) Actually it's sad that an artist of his caliber would have trouble. Consider the times, I guess.
AlienRelic
(east of Eden)
Posted: Apr 21, 2006 9:32
 

Dylan76 wrote:
People change. Sometimes not for the better. But for me it doesn't negate the beauty of his body of work as Cat Stevens. I love it. Regardless of who he is now.
I have to agree with you, really. I gave it an 8, despite my personal feelings.
liser
(Rancho Gato)
Posted: Apr 21, 2006 9:30
 

BooKitty wrote:
Message to Cat Stevens: My president may be an ignorant liar, but at least he never took foreign embassy employees hostages.
no, he just spirits them off to a remote island and holds them indefinitely...much better
Dylan76
(government office cubicle)
Posted: Apr 21, 2006 9:29
 

People change. Sometimes not for the better. But for me it doesn't negate the beauty of his body of work as Cat Stevens. I love it. Regardless of who he is now.
AlienRelic
(east of Eden)
Posted: Mar 08, 2006 7:52
 

I guess the question is, should our opinion of a musician's music be kept seperate from our opinion of his other actions and statements? I would say yes, but I have to admit that I have a problem with this guy. I used to love his music, but these days it sits on the shelf. A personal problem? Yeah, I guess.