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Any Bob Dylan fans out there?(10 posts)

Any Bob Dylan fans out there?CARBON110
May 5, 2003 9:51 AM
I know his voice is , well could be better , but dam can he write. Just curous..... I listen to dylan-opera-U2-to whatever except most country,rap,metal
A 41-year fan. Saw him down in Louisville just lastOldEdScott
May 5, 2003 10:02 AM
Wednesday. He was playing a club there (as opposed to a huge venue). And you're right: He's a writers' writer.
Brilliant for 40 yearsAlex-in-Evanston
May 5, 2003 11:19 AM
It's funny, my 3 favorite Dylan albums are from 1966, 1975 and 1997. That's a damn good run.

Alex
What bothers me about Bobcarnageasada
May 5, 2003 11:45 AM
was that his song wound up on a commercial on television not too long ago. Was it Nike or maybe Macdonald's or Pepsi some other corp like that? The Times They are a Changin'. Ever since hearing his music on a commercial I've thought of him as a sell out and his once authentic vision a tragicomic farce.
might be in public domain now?ColnagoFE
May 5, 2003 12:37 PM
i'm no expert, but after a certain time songs and such go into public domain. maybe this one has been around long enough for that to happen? funny though how few 60s icons ever stuck to their idealistic principles once they found they could cash in.
67 years before...PdxMark
May 5, 2003 1:14 PM
most 60's song enter public domain... barring a mess-up in which someone fails to renew a copyright
Where's a lawyer on this board when you need one?carnageasada
May 5, 2003 3:41 PM
I had the public domain thought but then I remembered Wacko Jacko had bought the rights to the early Beatles stuff. From that, I had the impression copyright laws on music were good for something like fifty years. I hope I'm wrong as I wouldn't mind listening to some Bob again with a free and easy heart.
Except for Desire, I just never cared for the Zimmer-man nm128
May 5, 2003 12:08 PM
HWY 66IFTreedog
May 5, 2003 12:25 PM
All I know is the first time I ever heard 'Ballad of a Thin Man' I got so scared I nearly freaked out. I really thought that the song was about me and that my roommates were trying to tell me something....really. Then I asked somebody and found out he at one time felt the same way.

I really like Desolation Row, but there's one line I can't ever understand...it's the one about Einstein dressed up as Robin Hood...then he goes 'sniffing drainpipes and reciting the alphabet'.

What the hell does THAT mean?
Great Idea IFTreedog.....something worth discussing for sure :)CARBON110
May 5, 2003 2:14 PM
Dylan lyrics! Desolation Row is a great song. I have seen him in concernt about 6 times so farand only once was he a little hard to understand. I like his style and its even better when he talks to the crowd. Did you know he is almost finishes writting his own autobigraphy? That should be a read! regardless of his life style in the past ( he has done some pretty funny and crappy things like most of us) I think he is by far one of the best song writers ever. He is still on tour too. I thought Blood On The Tracks was unbeatable but Love and Theft was really good. His early stuff is the best though. I like the fact that he adlibs new lyrics to his songs in concert that sound just as good as the original. Oh Mercy was good too.