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The Genius
Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:46:14 PM
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I think everyone has heard of the song 'Hotel California' by the Eagles,and I want to ask,what does its lyrics mean?Is it some metaphor of something or something similar?d'oh!

Thank you everyone.Dancing
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 11:24:03 PM

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Genius, a little effort, dear Guy!

You could Wikipedia the title and there is a good summary of the interpretations of the song by various people including the original lyricist.
Ray41
Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 11:33:39 PM

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Oh no! The Genius has taken over the avatar of percivalpecksniff. d'oh!
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Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 4:39:35 AM

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Even I have to admit, the wikipedia article taught me something I previously thought I knew the truth of, but learned from wikipedia I was mistaken.

For some reason I had it in my head they (The Eagles) had originally called it 'Mexican Sushi' which there is only one place in the world you can get authentic Mexican Sushi which is Reno, Nevada.

But I could not be more wrong while at the same time being off by only one elemeno letter, they called it 'Mexican Reggae' though as the story goes "it only happened 'ONE TIME'"
uuaschbaer
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:32:25 AM

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Ray41 wrote:
Oh no! The Genius has taken over the avatar of percivalpecksniff. d'oh!


It's part of THE COLLECTION, the collection of collective avatars. Percy's probably happy to share!
excaelis
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:39:35 AM

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And Ray's taken over the colour... Could this result in some hybrid mutant, GenSniff41, unleashing havoc on the peaceful denizens of FreeDelphia ??!! Flee !! run for the hills !!

Tune in next week for another exciting episode, boys and girls !
DarkMoon
Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:55:09 AM

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Not so sure if it's such a good idea to run for the hills, ex. I've heard that the hills have eyes...
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pedro
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:53:45 AM
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It's a shame there isn't some sort of electronic message in a bottle way of contacting pp for his consent.
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:51:00 PM

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The Genius wrote:
I think everyone has heard of the song 'Hotel California' by the Eagles,and I want to ask,what does its lyrics mean?Is it some metaphor of something or something similar?d'oh!

I have to admit, the Wikipedia article on it is coherent and germane. It's poetry, subject to interpretation, but some interpretations are more relevant than others.

My take on it is as a metaphor for the fast life-style as a luxury hotel, with the literal state of California representing the capital or locus of it for the entertainment industry.

As a popular song, it is well-crafted, yet I think even Don Henley or Glenn Frey would caution against taking it too seriously.
almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 8:25:56 PM
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Georgiy Sergeevich Starostin, Russian rock critic and linguist reviews Hotel California:


http://starling.rinet.ru/music/eagles.htm#California





Miscellaneous informations here:
http://Hotel California










Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:31:41 AM

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Hi Genius! Welcome back.

My own interpretation of the song is something in the area of "If you decide to join 'Hollywood', the entertainment industry, you never leave it. Similar to leon's idea, I think.

In any case - a good song!
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