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Mon May 24, 2021, 08:39 AM

Happy 80th birthday Bob Dylan

My favorite _ I know every word

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Reply Happy 80th birthday Bob Dylan (Original post)
malaise May 2021 OP
samnsara May 2021 #1
malaise May 2021 #3
malaise May 2021 #4
malaise May 2021 #2
panader0 May 2021 #5
malaise May 2021 #7
malaise May 2021 #8
spanone May 2021 #6
malaise May 2021 #9
spanone May 2021 #10
Ferrets are Cool May 2021 #11
Doc Sportello May 2021 #12
malaise May 2021 #13
Doc Sportello May 2021 #40
voteearlyvoteoften May 2021 #14
George II May 2021 #28
malaise May 2021 #34
Greybnk48 May 2021 #15
malaise May 2021 #18
George II May 2021 #29
malaise May 2021 #35
Hoyt May 2021 #16
malaise May 2021 #19
malaise May 2021 #20
SarcasticSatyr May 2021 #17
malaise May 2021 #23
malaise May 2021 #24
appmanga May 2021 #21
SarcasticSatyr May 2021 #22
FakeNoose May 2021 #25
malaise May 2021 #26
malaise May 2021 #27
spike jones May 2021 #30
malaise May 2021 #31
FakeNoose May 2021 #36
malaise May 2021 #38
malaise May 2021 #39
VGNonly May 2021 #32
malaise May 2021 #33
lpbk2713 May 2021 #43
Cetacea May 2021 #46
spike jones May 2021 #37
Doc Sportello May 2021 #41
maxsolomon May 2021 #42
malaise May 2021 #44
Cetacea May 2021 #45
mzmolly May 2021 #47
Happy Hoosier May 2021 #48
pecosbob May 2021 #49

Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 08:40 AM

1. nooooooo :(

..that means Im getting older too..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Mon May 24, 2021, 08:41 AM

3. All of us

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Mon May 24, 2021, 08:48 AM

4. Great read here

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/may/22/beyond-mr-tambourine-man-80-bob-dylan-songs-everyone-should-know


Beyond Mr Tambourine Man: 80 Bob Dylan songs everyone should know

To mark the singer-songwriter’s 80th birthday, super fan Edward Docx has picked 80 tracks for the ‘Dylan-curious’ – those who know the hits, but not what to try next

This list is for people who are like my friend Jo, who knows a little of Bob Dylan and asked, what songs I would recommend? He’s heard the uber-uber-famous works – such as Mr Tambourine Man, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and Blowing in the Wind - so I’ve left these off here. But beyond that, I have taken one or two of the very best from the first studio album (1961) to the last (2020).

I have ordered these by recording date and dodged the thousand trapdoors offered by alternative or unreleased takes. Of course, there are also the recordings of the live work but those who are already in that deep need no guidance from me.

Needless to say, I have left off a further 100 or so songs that I initially wrote down as “definite”. And I know devotees are bound to be incensed not to see their favourites here. But this list is for people like Jo – the Dylan-curious. And if you want to get started on the mighty 60-year work of the man, you won’t go too far wrong with these songs, each and every one full of Dylan’s enduring genius.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 08:41 AM

2. I live for the day when this is the anthem we sing about Trump and his spawn

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:07 AM

5. I remember way back when the young had a saying:

Never trust anyone over thirty.
Hard to believe that Dylan is 80. I read his 'Chronicles' some years ago, a great read.
My high school senior class English teacher had us study Mr Tambourine Man as a poem.

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Mon May 24, 2021, 09:16 AM

8. Great high school teacher

Love so many of his songs.
Both he and Obama won Nobel prizes - hug that up Trump

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:15 AM

6. Hard to believe...What a treasure.

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:16 AM

9. The perfect word

Treasure

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:18 AM

10. The voice of my generation for sure.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:22 AM

11. All my rock idols are either getting ancient or already gone.

The list of those left is smaller than the list of those still with us...or so it seems.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:29 AM

12. Greatest artist of the Boomer generation

He has always followed his own muse, which people didn't like sometimes, but along with the music and lyrics has made him a unique American artist. I've been lucky enough to see him perform live in five different decades. The best was October 1996 when he was using a guitar technique taught him by a veteran blues musician, and just tore it up on the guitar. And, in a rarity, he actually interacted with the crowd a bit. I made it to the foot of the stage and got to low five him as he walked off stage. Something I'll never forget.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Reply #12)

Mon May 24, 2021, 09:48 AM

13. Indeed

Great post

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Mon May 24, 2021, 12:01 PM

40. Thanks

And thanks for your posts. I always click on them.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:37 AM

14. Subterranean Homesick Blues



Could pick faves all day!

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #14)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:54 AM

28. He did that placard thing decades before it became "a thing"! A classic video.

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #14)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:35 AM

34. What a repertoire

Is he the greatest of all time?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:44 AM

15. I knew every word in High School and was proud of it!

I would probably stumble in spots now.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #15)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:47 AM

18. Same here

Before High School i remember my mother telling me that I'll have no excuse for not remembering school work since I knew the word of every song that played on radio or the record player. You should have seen me perform this one for siblings and friends back in the day.
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Thankfully I still have a very good memory.

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:55 AM

29. "Record player". Have you been hanging around with President Biden?

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Response to George II (Reply #29)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:36 AM

35. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Grundig

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:45 AM

16. Had the pleasure of singing "Blowin in the Wind" at a local small bar 60th Dylan Birthday Party.

Luckily, they kept no video. I think it's Dylan's best song among many great ones.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #16)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:48 AM

19. Ha

That's another great song

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:47 AM

17. Happy birthday Bob ...

The last couple of years have been bad for the rockers of my youth ... I literally cried when I heard that Eddie Van Halen had died.

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Response to SarcasticSatyr (Reply #17)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:52 AM

23. On the other hand Dylan released another great album

The other remarkable thing for me is that Bob Dylan didn't even show up to receive his Nobel Prize while the insurrectionist in chief was desperately nominating himself for one.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:49 AM

21. Dylan remains a vital and relevant artist...

...more than 60 years on in his career, and still finds new ways to say things while still having something of note to say. May he have many more birthdays to celebrate.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:49 AM

22. Happy birthday Bob ...

The last couple of years have been bad for the rockers of my youth ... I literally cried when I heard that Eddie Van Halen had died.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:52 AM

25. The sign of his greatness is how many times he's been covered by other artists

They ALL respect and love his songs, the entire world loves him!

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan ... And many, many more



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Mon May 24, 2021, 10:54 AM

27. These two for example



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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:03 AM

30. "If you ever are feeling depressed,

just remember the world is 4 billion years old and you were lucky enough to be alive at the same time as Bob Dylan."

Workingman’s Blues #2
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Response to spike jones (Reply #30)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:09 AM

31. Both Bobs - Dylan and Marley

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Response to malaise (Reply #31)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:38 AM

36. Sadly, Bob Marley had already passed by the time I became a fan


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #36)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:42 AM

38. Indeed

Would have been nice to have both still around

Here's the absolute truth re respect


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Response to spike jones (Reply #30)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:45 AM

39. Adding this for you

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:24 AM

32. Forever Young

Audio from The Last Waltz

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #32)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:26 AM

33. Fabulous

Thanks

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #32)

Mon May 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

43. Two of the greatest talents of that era ...






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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #43)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:09 PM

46. I saw Joan as a 15 year old at Woodstock. That first night of folk music..

..was the real essence of Woodstock. Brilliant singer.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:41 AM

37. Dylan in Seattle 1993.

I went to Seattle to see Bob Dylan in concert. It was at Memorial stadium at the Center, and being outside I thought that it would be all right to smoke and discreetly drink wine. I saw that at the gate people were asked about alcohol and drugs, and bags were being searched. I did not like that and went back to my truck and stashed the wine and kept just two joints. The show was good and Dylan was in good form. After his part was over, I went back out of the arena, retrieved my wine in the Seven-up plastic bottle, and stood outside the fence where the show could be heard good, but not seen.

After some time, I decided to walk back from the crowd and smoke a joint. I walked around toward the other side while smoking, and saw a big dark black and grey bus. There was nothing written on it, but it was obvious that it was a band tour bus. There were other trucks and vans at the side entrance, and a small group of people were standing near the bus front. I asked one of them what was going on, and he said that the bus may be Bob Dylan’s bus, and that he may be in it.
I waited with the others, and soon the door opened and out stepped Bob Dylan with a towel around his neck. He looked around and walked in front of the bus, and the crowd of about a dozen people went up to him. They did not crowd into his space and were very respectful and low key. Dylan was also open and inviting so it was a casual event. The people took turns speaking to him, two of them had guitar strapped to their backs. He would turn to face the one talking to him.

For several years, I had sent Dylan a card for his birthday. I used picture post cards with northwest mountain scenes on them, and always the words, “Happy Birthday. Thanks for the music.” I had never received a response, which I understood, but always wondered if Dylan ever received or read them. When I got a chance to speak, I said, “Thanks for the music.” Dylan who was turned away from me, swiveled his head around fast and look right at me. At that moment I knew that he had read the cards for sure. Thinking about it later, I was glad that Dylan did not call security. Then Dylan smiled and said, “You’re welcome.” I asked him if he wrote Heartland, referring to his latest album. Dylan said that Willie and he wrote it together. Then someone else spoke to him, and he turned away from me. After a few more minutes, Dylan went back into the bus. It was a great, and I could not stop smiling. I would bore people with this story for decades to come.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 12:10 PM

41. My favorite song from Dylan

This version is live from Mobile: "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"


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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 12:17 PM

42. Bought a copy of John Wesley Harding on Saturday at an estate sale.

Man I love that LP.

Someone should give him a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Oh, right...

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #42)

Mon May 24, 2021, 03:05 PM

44. A classic song let alone the album

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:08 PM

45. His new album really helped me get through the worst of the pandemic

And though I like a lot of his early output I never really followed him much. I have some catching up to do. Thanks for the Bday info, Malaise

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:05 PM

47. 80th?



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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:08 PM

48. Worst concert I ever saw.

No engagement with the audience. Completely unintelligible singing. He seemed to be going through the motions. Huge disappointment and huge waste of money.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 04:32 AM

49. Best line I ever heard in a song...'The ghost of 'lectricity howls in the bones of her face'

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