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Where is Bob Dylan

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Posted on May 10, 2024 at 09:18:44
Bill the K
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Why is he so quiet in these changing times. Its not alright.

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Probably..., posted on May 10, 2024 at 10:07:51
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enjoying the trappings of his $500M net worth.

 

Taking a breather..., posted on May 10, 2024 at 11:13:31
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between gigs?

He's not one to be (or stay) idle, and that's all right, mama.


"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure



 

RE: Where is Bob Dylan, posted on May 10, 2024 at 12:44:43
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I joined a English professor having lunch at the University cafeteria. He seemed a bit down so I asked what was wrong. He said he had brought up the lyrics of a well known Dylan song as a example for his class. He said none of the students knew who Dylan was. That was back in the late 1970's.
Could be a majority of Bob's fans have passed on or are to old to go to large concert venues.


 

Getting ready for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, posted on May 10, 2024 at 12:58:09
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The 2024 Outlaw Music Festival Tour features an unprecedented lineup including headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and John Mellencamp with Brittney Spencer, Celisse, and Southern Avenue. Billy Strings will also join the tour for one special night at The Gorge in Washington. Please refer to the market lineups for artists performing in various cities below.

-Rod

 

I think he's in the watchtower with Jimi, the hour has gotten way too late /nt, posted on May 10, 2024 at 12:58:56
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RE: Where is Bob Dylan, posted on May 10, 2024 at 14:22:17
double28
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Our people are from a half century ago or longer. We are not 30 anymore.

 

It happens, posted on May 10, 2024 at 14:46:21
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At RMAF years ago we sat in on a loudspeaker demo, they were popular speakers and the room was full.
After a thorough explanation of the speakers attributes by a knowledgeable vendor a few tracks were played.
After the demonstration the vendor asked if there were any questions.
One of the only youthful looking couple in the room asked "what group was that".
The vendor made a very pained expression and said Fleetwood Mac.

 

RE: It happens, posted on May 10, 2024 at 16:15:31
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There is so much great music for young people to explore. A couple weeks of my granddaughters and I send each other music groups that we enjoy. They get to experience late 60's and 70's stuff and I get a taste of some of the newer stuff. We honestly share our opinions of what is sent. They are 14 and 15. And it's a great way to connect and bond since they both live 4 hours away. One of them loves the early Black Sabbath stuff. The other loves Pink Floyd.

 

RE: It happens, posted on May 10, 2024 at 17:08:07
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We enjoy YouTube videos of young and not so young people being shown Stevie Ray Vaughan tearing it up on his Stratocaster.

Supposedly, they hadn't even heard of him but they're fun either way.

That's a nice thing you do for your granddaughters.

 

Taking a wheezer is more like it...(nt, posted on May 10, 2024 at 17:45:13
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RE: Where is Bob Dylan, posted on May 10, 2024 at 17:45:22
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"I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so I'm on my way home."
—Bob Dylan

 

I thought he was dead. In the monster mash..., posted on May 10, 2024 at 17:51:55
peppy m.
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... along with Mick Jagger and Carlos Santana and a bunch of others that looked like Halloween skeletons the last time I looked at them on TV.

Elvis alone lives on.

 

He wrote Neighborhood Bully around 1980. Never more relevant than today., posted on May 10, 2024 at 19:02:36
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Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man
His enemies say he's on their land
They got him outnumbered about a million to one
He got no place to escape to, no place to run
He's the neighborhood bully

The neighborhood bully just lives to survive
He's criticized and condemned for being alive
He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to have thick skin
He's supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in
He's the neighborhood bully

The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land
He's wandered the earth an exiled man
Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn
He's always on trial for just being born
He's the neighborhood bully

Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
He's the neighborhood bully

Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
That he'll live by the rules that the world makes for him
'Cause there's a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
He's the neighborhood bully

He got no allies to really speak of
What he gets he must pay for, he don't get it out of love
He buys obsolete weapons and he won't be denied
But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
He's the neighborhood bully

Well, he's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
Now, they wouldn't hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
He's the neighborhood bully

Every empire that's enslaved him is gone
Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon
He's made a garden of paradise in the desert sand
In bed with nobody, under no one's command
He's the neighborhood bully

Now his holiest books have been trampled upon
No contract he signed was worth what it was written on
He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth
Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
He's the neighborhood bully

What's anybody indebted to him for?
Nothin', they say. He just likes to cause war
Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
He's the neighborhood bully

What has he done to wear so many scars?
Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars?
Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill
Running out the clock, time standing still
Neighborhood bully

Copyright 1983 by Special Rider Music

 

One can understand the watchtower in terms of Foucault's panopticon in Discipline & Punish NT, posted on May 10, 2024 at 19:05:11
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RE: It happens, posted on May 10, 2024 at 19:15:29
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Thanks, I've got 9 grandkids and try my best to have a special bond with each of them. And we all benefit somehow.

 

Knocking on Heaven's Door?, posted on May 10, 2024 at 22:34:41
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I referring to the distillery he invested in.

 

Staying out of sight..., posted on May 11, 2024 at 01:46:20
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...as he probably should be--unlike many stars of the past that insist upon feeding their narcissistic appetites with one final "farewell" tour or appearance--in which they make fools of themselves.

I last saw him live (probably about 10 years ago) in a small venue. It was a mostly acoustic set with a small group of accompanying musicians. He clearly wasn't himself. He looked old and tired, and the "signature" mumbling and whining were more like "I can't remember the words, and please take me back to the home". It was pretty disappointing/pathetic.

I was glad for the opportunity to see him (one last time), as I had seen him decades before, but it was clearly time to "hang it up". There are bands/artists out there on tour right now that I won't even consider going to see, because I want to remember them as they were when I first saw them.

OTOH, I'd have given damned-near anything to have seen one of Glen Campbell's final appearances, as used in the documentary "I'll Be Me". If you haven't seen it--you should. It was basically an Alzheimer's Awareness piece, and he clearly acknowledged that he was "losing it". Without the help of "the Wrecking Crew", and his daughter, they could have never pulled it off. His final original song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" is heart-wrenching.


"And today is for sale and it's all you can afford. Buy your own admission. The whole things got you bored. Well the Lord chooses the good ones, and the bad ones use the Lord"--a very dear friend for decades Michael Stanley (Gee)--RIP

 

Didn't he retire after "Blood on the Tracks?", posted on May 11, 2024 at 04:03:34
ghost of olddude55
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Or was it Blonde on Blonde?.
Briefly re-emerged as a Traveling Willbury?



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: Didn't he retire after "Blood on the Tracks?", posted on May 11, 2024 at 05:32:14
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Most musicians don't really retire per say, they go on in one way or another. Many of my friends are looking for a piece of the thrill again and play out once in a while, or get together in the basement and reminisce, drink, laugh, or whatever. There are a lot of stories to tell and it can still be fun at 50-70

Some should just stick to the basement





 

Was only joking., posted on May 11, 2024 at 05:40:09
ghost of olddude55
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Dylan seemed to have run out of ideas after Blood On the Tracks.
My son saw him years ago when he was on tour with Paul Simon. Said the entire performance was a put-on.



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: Was only joking., posted on May 11, 2024 at 06:52:53
Story
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they do it for ego or money, maybe both.

Or maybe "do I still have it"?

A few bad nights all in a row will settle that one



 

Remember putting "Blonde On Blonde" on the rekkid player years ago., posted on May 11, 2024 at 07:01:30
ghost of olddude55
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Married to the first wife. Blonde is my favorite Dylan album.
As the opening strains of "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35" filled the house, the ex stomped into the room and demanded that I take that record off and "NEVER PLAY IT AGAIN WHEN I'M HOME!!!"



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: Remember putting "Blonde On Blonde" on the rekkid player years ago., posted on May 11, 2024 at 09:37:31
Bill the K
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Why was that? The songs were not that bad.

Bill

 

Well in her defense that is one of Dylan's most brainless, obnoxious songs NT, posted on May 11, 2024 at 09:56:32
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That's my general observation about all his stuff ;) -nt, posted on May 11, 2024 at 11:14:00
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She hated Bob Dylan, posted on May 11, 2024 at 11:43:52
ghost of olddude55
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I'm sure any of his albums would have provoked a similar reaction.




The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

That's because Elvis was a fat, bloated idiot when his body packed it in., posted on May 11, 2024 at 11:54:52
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Too many mashed potato sandwiches and with a side of Dilaudid.
He didn't even have the good sense to pack it in before he became a punchline.
But you're right about the rest of them. Looks like House of Frankenstein to my eyes.




The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

There is nothing to be concerned about, posted on May 11, 2024 at 11:58:57
Jay Buridan
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It's alright.

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
― W.C. Fields

 

RE: She hated Bob Dylan, posted on May 11, 2024 at 13:49:23
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"I'm sure any of his albums would have provoked a similar reaction."

And with good reason.

I'm pleased to say that I don't own any of his records.

(Is he the guy who always sounded like he was singing through his nose?)

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We are inclusive and diverse, but dissent will not be tolerated.

 

I like everything up to and including "Blonde on Blonde", posted on May 11, 2024 at 14:55:06
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John Wesley Harding is only OK, Nashville Skyline rarely ever gets played.
Blood On the Tracks is OK, has "Tangled Up In Blue" which is one of his songs that I like a lot.
IMO, he peaked with Blonde On Blonde. No filler, all killer.



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

A little Dylan goes a long way, posted on May 11, 2024 at 16:59:01
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like an acquired taste.

 

RE: Where is Bob Dylan, posted on May 11, 2024 at 18:37:29
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"It's never been my duty to remake the world at large,
Nor is it my intention to sound a battle charge"





So let us stop talkin' falsely now, the hour's getting late --
Robert Allen Zimmerman

 

RE: She hated Bob Dylan, posted on May 11, 2024 at 19:47:51
Bill the K
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Great poetry. Nobel Prize winner. Anti Vietnam War hero. Stoned.Changed name.

Bill

 

Taking a nap ? , posted on May 11, 2024 at 22:34:04
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In Synagogue. I heard he found Jesus.

 

Wait, wait...Dylan won a Nobel?, posted on May 12, 2024 at 03:02:33
ghost of olddude55
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I like Dylan's music and all, but really? The Nobel Prize is like the JD Power Award.
Wouldn't call him and Anti-Vietnam War hero either. Nothing he did brought the war to an end any sooner and he didn't have to worry about his ass getting shot off in that crazy Asian war.
Daniel Ellsberg comes closer to my idea of an anti-Vietnam War hero. Dude was ready to spend the rest of his life in prison.



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: A little Dylan goes a long way, posted on May 12, 2024 at 06:30:54
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I never acquired the taste. The first time I heard him singing l really did think it was some kind of a joke. I think he was better writing songs than singing them.
LowIQ

 

yup..., posted on May 12, 2024 at 07:26:20
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Al Kooper on every track, several excellent guitarists (including Robbie Robertson) replacing Mike Bloomfield but the Chicago coloured blues sound was carried over and even deepened from Highway 61. As much as I loved The Band and some of the song writing on John Wesley Harding this was Dylan's peak.

 

But she's a Kenny Loggins fan., posted on May 12, 2024 at 08:36:17
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No defense for that.



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: Wait, wait...Dylan won a Nobel?, posted on May 12, 2024 at 08:58:48
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Ghost, I look out of the window and I see the huge Veterens' hospital. Saddens me thinking of all those who suffered in there from Agent Orange and others.No Nobel Prize winner can write that off.

Bill

 

My neighbor., posted on May 12, 2024 at 11:23:43
ghost of olddude55
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Vietnam vet, was exposed to Agent Orange.
He's got a raft of health issues, beside the effect being in combat (and having been wounded twice) has on a person.
But the real tragedy is that the only lesson our best and brightest learned from Vietnam was, next time don't have a draft.



The blissful counterstroke-a considerable new message.

 

RE: I like everything up to and including "Blonde on Blonde", posted on May 13, 2024 at 06:25:27
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I'd add "Slow Train Coming" to your list of okays. Otherwise I'm in general agreement with your assessments.

 

Without Joan Baez championing his work early on . . ., posted on May 13, 2024 at 13:52:08
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. . . he would never have become as well known. His raw, harsh voice was simply too much for many to get past. She brought out the beauty of his melodies and made the songs accessible, so more people came to appreciate the cleverness of his words.

OTOH, he did pave the way for the acceptance other singer/songwriters with rough/unschooled voices.

 

Clearly, posted on May 14, 2024 at 10:32:06
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He and Waldo have a new band called the "Whereabouts" formed after leaving the disbanded Johnny Flush and the Commode Commanders.

Bob has been using a special version of an Antares auto un-tune too, that takes any "on pitch voice" and off sets it randomly to be either flat or sharp more often than Bob's own voice!

Soon to be released is Bob's dualing auto-untune composite concert recordings made with Niel Young. They say it's harmonies like you have never heard before..

While the planed 28 week 33 show tour was cut short after one show, that magic night was captured here. These are the performances so moving many people were moved to tears and were so emotional, they literally had to leave mid show.

Even the sound guy was seen crying and said after the show "i may never mix again, i don't know if I even can" and then ran off crying to the green room.
It was that good



 

But it was hilarious when the Zen Tricksters played it at the Hempfest, posted on May 15, 2024 at 16:01:21
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Some years back, before prohibition was rescinded in OR.

They came on just as the sun went down, kicked off with that song, and thousands of folks fired up and sang along with the refrain line. Truly an elevating experience.

 

Melanie⁶, posted on May 17, 2024 at 09:44:25
Bill the K
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A friend played for me Melanie singing Hey Mr Tambourine Man at Woodstock. I have to admit I felt terribly nostalgic and teary eyed. One of my favorite Dylan songs. Wish Melanie had sung more Dylan songs.

Bill.

 

You are dead right! Judy Collins later on too [nt], posted on May 19, 2024 at 11:19:02
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