Browsing Archive: May, 2012

RammTalk 15: The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us

Posted by Jackie White on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : General comment 
This is the title of a fascinating article by the poet Robert Ely.  In short, he describes how we all drag round an invisible bag, and in it we put the parts of ourselves we don't like.  This is our shadow, the dark side.  It's like Jekyll and Hyde - the respectable Doctor on the outside hides the rampant beast on the inside.  As we get older, we continue with the bag stuffing, which depletes our very life force.  If we're angry, it goes in the bag.  Disappointment, envy, greed, lust, they al...
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RammTalk 14: German Boot Camp (Charlie)

Posted by Jackie White on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : German language 
Mutter, Haifisch, Messer = mother, shark, knife, are nouns, which are words you can put 'the' or 'a' in front of, and describe a person, place, thing, animal or idea.  In English nouns, place names and people's names start with a capital letter - in German, ALL nouns start with a capital letter, no exception.  So words like Dog, Thought, Paris, Man, Woman, & Child would all have initial capitals.  Or in Rammspeak song titles, so would Shark, Mother, Longing, Angel, my Heart burns.

Another diff...
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RammTalk 13: The Outsider Comes Home

Posted by Jackie White on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : General comment 
I was in two minds whether to take a train or a canoe to work this week - the wettest April in England since records began has prompted old men with beards to contact London Zoo and offer to lead animals out two-by-two to the safety of a hastily constructed ark.  It's appropriate that rain doesn't rhyme with sun or heat:  it hangs around instead causing trouble on street corners with pain, lame, blame and insane.  It got me thinking, who casts an eye on the drizzle and downpours of life and c...
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Jackie White Fluent German speaker and fan of Rammstein's music who wants to help other RammFans who don't speak German understand what it's all about.