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Bob Dylan

Posted on: January 16, 2008 10:34 pm
 

Seeing as a lot of the people on my favs list are from the Song Game and Song Game 2 threads, a lot of you probably know that Bob Dylan is my favorite artist of all time.  It is my belief that when history looks back on the Twentieth Century, Bob Dylan and Pablo Picasso will be regarded as the two most influential artists of the century.  How's that for a contoversial statement?

On a side note, my motto, "Money doesn't talk, it swears" is a line from a Dylan song, anyone care to venture a guess as to which song it's from? 

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Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2008 1:00 pm
 

Bob Dylan

Thanks, Lizard, I appreciate it.  Morrison was definitely a master of imagery.



Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2008 10:43 am
 

Bob Dylan

MJ, I am a music fan of all music except for a few types ( rap, some country the twangy stuff ) but as you can see by my screen name it's the Doors and it's master of the tounge that I will endorse. Just wanted to give you 2 thumbs up on the Blog, great work.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2008 7:13 am
 

Bob Dylan

Hey Sky, to be honest, I haven't listened to Time Out of Mind in quite a few years, but off the top of my head, I do remember its dark undertones.  "Cold Irons Bound" was a stand out to me.  I'll give it a listen and get back to you.  It's always good to dust off some of the CDs you don't listen to much and replay them, it can bring back memories (both good and bad) of the time you were playing them a lot.  I got Time Out of Mind when I was vacationing in Hawaii, visiting some friends.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2008 7:07 am
 

Bob Dylan

C'mon, Sherm, that's too easy.  "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.  As I said on the MTV post, an unwitting harbinger of things to come...



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 11:12 pm
 

Bob Dylan

That's alright, Ma.

Bigger question is, what did MTV play as their 1st video?




Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 7:02 am
 

Bob Dylan

Along the same lines, I really enjoy "The song game", and "The song game 2" threads.  I love the stream of consciousness feel of it.  I also make it a personal challenge to see if I can think of a Dylan song to fit each of my answers, as if you all didn't know that already (hehehe).

Totally agree. I case you have not noticed when I play on those threads, I try to go with a song from Dylan, covered by the Grateful Dead. It is funny point you make about those threads re-sparking your need for music. I too listen to mainly talk radio, but in the last 2 months I have found myself listening to much more music. I use those threads to seek out new music and dust the covers off some good CD's I have not listened to in a while.

I really like the direction of this blog. Very casual but yet touching on some points that most people want to ignore.




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2008 2:09 am
 

Bob Dylan

O.K., enough of my ramblings, but that is the point of blogs, no?  The pontifications of someone who thinks they are smarter than they actually are...

Ramble on. I think your last sentance nails many dead on. Thats the thing about Dylan IMHO - his words compell you to look at yourself, society, etc... Introspective. I quote Dylan alot.  Like - "Though the masters make the rules...for the wise men and the fools..."   from Its Alright Ma often.

What did you think of Time Out Of Mind? To me Its just so dark. I mean gut bucket. A friend had to take the cd away from me. I was going through a rough personal time (woman) and , well Time Out Of Mind was not what I needed to be hung up on musicly.

Not Dark Yet, Tryin To Get To Heaven...

Plus (I know your familier with the lyrics, so you'll get this) I grew up in Baltimore and St. Louis.




Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 1:30 am
 

Bob Dylan

Brick, I've gotta be honest with you, this isn't one of my favorite albums, probably because it was a little too much like a missionary effort.  I have a real problem with proselytizing.  I have no problem with anyone's faith, but don't push your beliefs on me.  That being said, "I Believe in You" is probably in my top ten of Dylan songs.  "Gotta Serve Somebody" is  a witty song that exemplifies Dylan's humor, which he has exhibited throughout his career.  The same can be said about "Man Gave Names to All the Animals."

However, "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" and "When You Gonna Wake Up?" are just too preachy for me.  I give Dylan credit, though, when he throws in, he throws in all the way...




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 1:05 am
 

Bob Dylan

Hey mj. Just wondering what you thought/ think of Dylan's Slow Train Coming album that was quite a departure from his other stuff.I personally like it but I know others who think differently.




Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2008 8:46 pm
 

Bob Dylan

"ska, punk, junk", I'll remember that sherm.  and I won't forget the copyright either.  It seems as I get older, I get more static when it comes to music.  When I'm in my truck, I either listen to sports talk radio, or NPR, whenever I do switch over to FM, I find I don't really like what's on the "new" music stations.  Part of that could be living in Atlanta.  It seems to me that the radio stations I used to listen to when I lived in the northeast were better, I would say that is just fond memories, but that was confirmed when I was home (western MA) for the Holidays.  RockFlorida's "What are you listening to" thread has reinvigorated my thirst for new music, I see a lot of posts from people with whom I share musical bonds talking about artists with which I am unfamiliar.  I conclude from this that the artists they are talking about are, most likely, something I would dig.  So I have to thank Rock, and all of the other posters on that thread for renewing my passion for music.

Along the same lines, I really enjoy "The song game", and "The song game 2" threads.  I love the stream of consciousness feel of it.  I also make it a personal challenge to see if I can think of a Dylan song to fit each of my answers, as if you all didn't know that already (hehehe).

Lennon, I won't disregard your post, as it wasn't a contest.  You obviously posted before you saw skydogs post, so yours is just as valid.  Props to you for either knowing it, or finding out the answer.  And if you looked it up, thanks for taking the time to do so.  I say that because I believe no truer words have ever been spoken.  "Money doesn't talk, it swears".  I am no pie-in-the-sky, rose colored glasses dreamer, but I believe the deification of the almighty dollar is leading our society down a slippery slope.

O.K., enough of my ramblings, but that is the point of blogs, no?  The pontifications of someone who thinks they are smarter than they actually are...



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