Is Bob Dylan overrated?

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Atomic Clock, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:36 (eighteen years ago) link

No, but some of his songs may be.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:39 (eighteen years ago) link

I think it's another case of this:
Most Underrated Overrated Band?

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:41 (eighteen years ago) link

dylan: no
dylan's lyrics: OH GOD YES!! A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:41 (eighteen years ago) link

I tried to give ol' Bobby D. another chance yesterday and listened to Dilate, which was highly recommended. Booooooring.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:43 (eighteen years ago) link

there'll be puke by sundown

nate detritus (natedetritus), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:43 (eighteen years ago) link

No he aint. However some people analyze some portions of his ouevre too much. I don't think there's any point close reading the lyric of 'I'll Be Your Baby Tonight'. Possibly Bob sometimes wishes his songs were enjoyed in the same way people enjoyed the big country hits that used to fill up the Billboard charts in the 50s and 60s.

pete s, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:46 (eighteen years ago) link

If anything, most of his '70s stuff is underappreciated.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 17:55 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes.

mei (mei), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:04 (eighteen years ago) link

I think of it more like framing a guy who's actually guilty. He really (really really) is great, but 95 percent of everything you read praising him gets the essence of why he's great wrong. Classic blind men/elephant scenario: You can describe the words, the music, the jokes, the viciousness, the blues and country and gospel and rock, you can even try to describe the voice although almost nobody ever gets that right...but trying to add it all up is a fool's game. It's like complexity theory, where once reach a certain density of interconnectivity, with information flowing in multiple, almost untrackable directions simultaneously, you get emergence: new things arise from the system that couldn't be predicted from any single element of the system. Dylan's like a whole complex system all unto himself.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:09 (eighteen years ago) link

spittle just proved it

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:11 (eighteen years ago) link

I've been listening to the Dylan/Band basement tapes recently, and it's just quality "rock," loose and fun... I don't really listen to lyrics anyway.

andy, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:17 (eighteen years ago) link

When's that Todd Haynes movie come out?

morris pavilion (samjeff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I like the song he did for Wonder Boys, what's it called, "Things Have Changed." I like that one pretty good.

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:21 (eighteen years ago) link

I liked when he did it at the Oscars except he wasn't really there, he was in Australia or something and he played live on the huge Oscar screen, and when they did closeups it was like the giant Bob head coming to visit the little people of Hollywood. With a riverboat gambler mustache.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:24 (eighteen years ago) link

Actually, after thinking for a minute, I think the problem is that all the embarrassing, chin-stroking praise and analysis heaped upon '60s Dylan (and especially his "poetic" lyrics, blah blah) by olde-tyme critics (Dave Marsh et. al.) makes for an overrated air, and makes it understandable that people have a hard time just digging Dylan's rockin' music, as Andy suggests.

I bet if people (rock 'n' roll fans) heard "Planet Waves" with no preconceptions about **DYLAN,** most of them would have to love it!!

morris pavilion (samjeff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:24 (eighteen years ago) link

I can certainly understand people being turned off to the whole Dylan thing, due to the overbaked Boomer mythos. (But they shouldn't be!)

morris pavilion (samjeff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:25 (eighteen years ago) link

Actually if you listen to "The Times They Are A-Changin'" back to back with "Things Have Changed," you learn a lot about the difference between being 22 years old and 60 years old.

mr. man, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:26 (eighteen years ago) link

well you can't overrate his influence, which is staggeringly huge.
maybe he's the joyce of rock?

pete s, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:26 (eighteen years ago) link

62-69 -- no
70 on -- a rollercoast that sometimes dips so deep into the sewers you think it will never come back up again.

jack cole (jackcole), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:27 (eighteen years ago) link

for some reason, when I was in my early 20s (as I was in 2000 when I listened to "Things Have Changed") I was really into songs about being over the hill or whatever. Personal apocalypses. Now I'm into songs about revenge.

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:28 (eighteen years ago) link

dylan's worst albums still aren't as bad as U2's worst albums, and dylan's discography is at least three times as large.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I guess I'd say if he's "overrated" it's in the way that great artists tend to be -- past a point, their "greatness" gets taken as a given and cited as such by people who would be hard-pressed to actually tell you what's great about it. (See: Picasso, Louis Armstrong, Orson Welles, etc. etc.)

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:31 (eighteen years ago) link

not that Dylan doesn't have his share of shitty songs though

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:31 (eighteen years ago) link

"Street Legal" is a great, underrated album. Total spiritual crisis album.

Mr. Man, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:32 (eighteen years ago) link

not that Dylan doesn't have his share of shitty songs though

anyone with a career like that surely has to phone it in sometimes.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:32 (eighteen years ago) link

I feel for the Edge there because having that fucking glare in your eye can't have made him happy.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:36 (eighteen years ago) link

nevermind that that twit Bono is always around him

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:37 (eighteen years ago) link

oh, but the edge had his revenge against the boner ... like, the boner directs him, "edge, play the blues!" and edge cuts in with a guitar solo that is so NOT the blues.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:41 (eighteen years ago) link

It's always bugged me that there's an overwhelming consensus, not just commonly held opinion but something teetering perilously close to universal FACT, that certain Dylan albums are AWFUL AWFUL SHIT SHIT SHIT -- and it's a consensus that's built mostly on reputation, guesswork, fear of '80s production values, fear of the earnestness of someone wrestling with his spirituality. I wonder how many people who "hate" Knocked Out Loaded have heard it at all, or more than that one time 17 years ago or whatever.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:43 (eighteen years ago) link

my answer to this thread: no, he's not overrated. i don't especially LIKE much of his music or his musical legacy, but bob dylan isn't overrated.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:44 (eighteen years ago) link

my Dad is a big Dylan fan and has most of the "good" stuff on vinyl, but had the "not-so-good" stuff on tape, so that's the Dylan I mostly listened to as a kid with my dorky walkman, and I sorta like it.

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:49 (eighteen years ago) link

Actually I think his legacy is underrated -- to this day I constantly hear little Dylanisms pop up all over the place (not just lyric steals but little melodic tendencies, phrasings, etc), and critics very seldom point these out, because they're too busy hearing the goddamn BEATLES in everything.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:50 (eighteen years ago) link

yes, isn't it interesting how critics and fans cream all over Bob Marley's spiritual quest (rightly so) yet shit all over Dylan's Christian conversion? Both were honest, both had a lot of intolerance built in (check out Rasta anti-semitism and major sexism), but they both informed some very passionate music.

Tab25, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't think Dylan is overrated in general. Though undoubtedly there are fans out there who overrate him. And I think he still tends to get off easy on certain things, since he's Dylan. For instance, his voice is really shot to hell these days, but that seldom gets more than a passing mention in his reviews. I'm one of the people who thinks that he used to have a great voice, but really, these days, it's so bad that it gets in the way. Especially when he still feels the need to write songs with like 20 verses.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:05 (eighteen years ago) link

I never hear anyone even mention Dylan's '80s albums, except for people who are Dylan fans... it seems like most people's casual knowledge of Dylan stops around Desire. (Maybe picking up briefly again for Empire Burlesque/Infidels... then jump-starting again with Time Out of Mind.)

morris pavilion (samjeff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I think his voice is better than ever. And I don't think his wicked guitar playing gets enough credit.
And he has nice eyes.

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:07 (eighteen years ago) link

x-post

Self-Portrait might be the most underrated album of all time.

And I agree with Tab. Dylan as fundamentalist spitfire preacher is definitely underrated. That phase of his might be the most dramatic remove from an established image anyone's ever accomplished. It's interesting how Neil Young did his schizo albums right after, which maybe's another example of Dylan's huge sway over everybody else.

otto, Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I like his voice these days -- it has a lot of character. One of my pet peeves is people who hate Dylan's singing (full-stop), because there's so much going on in his voice, always.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:10 (eighteen years ago) link

I own some Bob Dylan stuff, I hardly ever listen to it, and if I never hear him again I'm not gonna get all weepy. However I don't think he's overrated.

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:13 (eighteen years ago) link

Character?! It sounds like his vocal cords have been through a cheese grater.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:13 (eighteen years ago) link

a cheese grater from heaven!

My Huckleberry Friend (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:15 (eighteen years ago) link

It sounds like his vocal cords have been through a cheese grater.

This is bad why?

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:16 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm sorta annoyed with the valuing of his voice as mystic signifier...but at base, I just don't like it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:19 (eighteen years ago) link

I listen to Dylan more than i listen to the Beatles and i think i always will.

NOT overrated -- and go ahead and strike up another vote for Self Portrait.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:33 (eighteen years ago) link

I think his voice is better than ever.

Yeah buddy. I've seen him several times over the past 17 years (first in '87, most recently in '02), and the most recent show was the best hands down. His singing was so sharp and (OK, in its own way) *rich*. But the "mystic signifier" thing is true, I guess, because I think loving Dylan's singing vs. appreciating him as a songwriter or "important influence" or whatever is kind of the dividing line on really digging him or not.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:38 (eighteen years ago) link

mystic signifier

I wouldn't call it that. I just think his delivery is really funny! He has a great sense of comedic timing (even when he's being serious) and almost everything he sings is pregnant with some kind of... I don't wanna say "meaning," it's more like "presence of mind." Like you know he wrote the line to be sung a certain way and the fun of getting to sing it justifies the labor of writing it.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:41 (eighteen years ago) link

I think it was John Lennon who said you don't need to hear Dylan's words, just the way he sings them.

I mean, I'd put him with Sinatra and Ella and Billie and ... not many others, maybe Elvis? Bing? Howlin' Wolf? Hank Williams? ... as great American singers of the recorded era.

But then, that's the kind of statement that makes people say he's overrated. Can't win.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:42 (eighteen years ago) link

Like you know he wrote the line to be sung a certain way and the fun of getting to sing it justifies the labor of writing it.

And this is important because so many "clever" singer-songwriters have no idea how to emote comedically and their jokes just don't translate well to being sung.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 17 February 2004 19:47 (eighteen years ago) link

My hope is that there is indeed another tranche of these songs (as theorized above), and that the whole thing is released as an album.

Max Ice (morrisp), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:35 (nine months ago) link

Yes, I hope this is going to be properly released at some point, like Nick Cave's "streaming only" Alexandra Palace solo show that ended up as a regular release after a few months.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:04 (nine months ago) link

stay tuned

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:17 (nine months ago) link

Just like the Nick Cave thing, so much obvious effort and expense went into to producing it that I would be shocked* if it wasn't released as an able

*at this point I would like to invoke the Bob Dylan Caveat Clause being that I would in no way shape or form be shocked if it was never released because Dylan is going to Dylan

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:16 (nine months ago) link

"album"

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:17 (nine months ago) link

They've extended Shadow Kingdom for a week.

What's the limit on streaming? If I buy a ticket, can I stream it only once, or do I have a window (like 24 hours) and an IP address limit where I can stream it multiple times?

birdistheword, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 18:06 (nine months ago) link

I've streamed it several times, using login/pw that originated on my dad's computer.

Max Ice (morrisp), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 18:08 (nine months ago) link

Got it. Thanks morrisp

birdistheword, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 18:19 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

Dylan has just announced ... 4 years' worth of touring the USA?

the pinefox, Monday, 27 September 2021 16:39 (seven months ago) link

why so short?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 27 September 2021 16:43 (seven months ago) link

It's a "World Tour" – the first batch of dates (this fall) are US shows.

juristic person (morrisp), Monday, 27 September 2021 16:47 (seven months ago) link

(sorry – "World Wide Tour")

juristic person (morrisp), Monday, 27 September 2021 16:54 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

RS subscription "offer" blocking page for me, but here's the hed & sub:
Bob Dylan Launches New Era of Never Ending Tour at Captivating Milwaukee Opener
Dylan dedicated the show to Milwaukee native Les Paul, and played nearly every song from 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'

But also saw a glimpse of first show without Charlie Sexton since 2013!

dow, Wednesday, 3 November 2021 16:46 (six months ago) link

nice, he played "key west"! i've never seen dylan live and i would love to hear him sing that song

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 November 2021 17:22 (six months ago) link

So bummed to miss his Chicago show tonight. I've never seen him and really wanted to go, but not quite ready for an indoor show. Maybe in another month or two would have been better.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 3 November 2021 17:31 (six months ago) link

Pretty interesting, it's kind of rare for him to do so much stuff off the new album

I saw him the day that Modern Times hit #1 on the album chart and he did....zero songs off the album lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 November 2021 17:36 (six months ago) link

Fantastic setlist

J. Sam, Wednesday, 3 November 2021 20:32 (six months ago) link

not a great recording, but here are the rough and rowdy ways tunes from last night:
https://archive.org/details/rarw-live

tylerw, Thursday, 4 November 2021 02:29 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

V. edutaining discussion of "Don't the brakeman look good, mama, flaggin' down the double E(es?)": http://www.edlis.org/twice/threads/double_ees.html
Also, Flaggin' Down The Double E's is an enewsletter with good commentaries on and downloads of BD shows old and new: twice a month free, more paid: https://dylanlive.substack.com/
Also: I saw Stevie Wonder performing on the Kennedy Center Honors a few nights ago (First Couple doing their best to rock out to "Superstition," awrite). Since then, I've been listening to several 2021 Sun Ra reissues on Bandcamp, and this evening, as I went walking, I saw Dylan at the Kennedy Center Honors, playing some of the vintage portable keyboards Mr. Ra favored, and it all turned into an intro for "I Shall Be Released," which he followed, seamlessly, with "Sometimes I think this whole world, is one big prison yard, some of us are prisoners, the rest of us are guards, Ma take these guns off of me," then I turned the corner, saw the maskless masses, turned around and came home, just thinking of the cars whizzing by, but that was an ok daydream in the dark. Merry Christmass yall!

dow, Saturday, 25 December 2021 02:04 (four months ago) link

Ha, nice: the Waifs get called to the stage by Himself:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/dec/28/the-waifs-wed-stripped-to-our-undies-and-started-on-the-vodka-when-bob-dylan-called-us-onstage Still got a good Waifs CD from them days---

dow, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 06:07 (four months ago) link

And here's how Patti Smith finally got him to sing "Dark Eyes" with her---he'd fumbled a solo attempt earlier, says Ray Padgett of this Dylan shows chronicle x download enewsletter: https://dylanlive.substack.com/p/dark-eyes

dow, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 06:12 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

'I was thinkin' 'bout Alicia Keys, couldn't keep from crying
But she was born in Hell's Kitchen, I was living down the line
I'm wondering where in the world Alicia Keys could be
I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee'Hugging faceBottle with popping corkBalloon❤Birthday cake
#aliciakeys #BobDylan

Alicia Keys
@aliciakeys
It’s My BIRTHDAY!!!! Bottle with popping corkBottle with popping corkBottle with popping corkBottle with popping corkConfetti ballConfetti ballConfetti ballConfetti ballParty popperParty popperParty popperParty popperPartying facePartying facePartying facePartying face

I’m so grateful to be alive!! Folded handsFolded handsFolded hands

Thank you to every single person who surprised me last night plotting along with the masterful surpriser my KING
@THEREALSWIZZZ
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dow, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 02:52 (three months ago) link

Sorry, the song quote was tweeted by KG Miles Smiling face with sunglasses
@barberville

dow, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 02:54 (three months ago) link

"I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee'Hugging faceBottle with popping corkBalloon❤Birthday cake"

top ten Dylan lyrics

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:09 (three months ago) link

"The Ballad of Hugging Face Bottle and Popping Cork Balloon" was a good Rolling Thunder era outtake

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 19:16 (three months ago) link

Good recent interview w Benmont Tench---1986 Wellington is the date of show download, link for that at end (several live vids are linked in here too, also pic of Dylan and Bacall):

The Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench Talks Touring and Recording with Bob Dylan
1986-02-05, Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand
Ray Padgett
Flagging Down the Double E’s is an email newsletter exploring Bob Dylan shows of yesteryear. Some installments are free, some are for paid subscribers only. Sign up for either option here/
https://dylanlive.substack.com/p/the-heartbreakers-benmont-tench-talks?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMTI4NTEwMSwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDcxMjUyNDIsIl8iOiJZZ2gvSSIsImlhdCI6MTY0NDA4NDc2NCwiZXhwIjoxNjQ0MDg4MzY0LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMjQ5ODEiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.CXJAX4zuQk_swHwyKtM-YCzA0qclu84IcIefoAgQD4U

dow, Saturday, 5 February 2022 18:23 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Goldmine magazine
@Goldmine_mag
Joy Harjo, the artist-in-residence for the new Bob Dylan Center, is the guest on the Goldmine Podcast. Harjo explains the importance of the May opening of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. https://bit.ly/3HJzUtQ

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FNA4yHVX0AUnWKa?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

dow, Friday, 4 March 2022 15:26 (two months ago) link

Should have put the sleazy Vietnam vet/cult leader Dylan from the cover of Trouble No More box on the side of the building.

removing bookmarks never felt so good (PBKR), Friday, 4 March 2022 17:28 (two months ago) link

new book coming, interesting
https://www.bobdylan.com/news/the-philosophy-of-modern-song/

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 10 March 2022 19:15 (two months ago) link


Tim Easton
@Tim_Easton
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1h
Powerful & historic day listening to the confirmation hearings of Justice Jackson as I drive North through Alabama. Last night I watched Bob Dylan perform right down the street from where Rosa Parks was arrested. #Alabama #History
@bobdylan
#equality #USA

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FOeqs_jWQAck7n8?format=jpg&name=large

dow, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 22:02 (one month ago) link

pic part of tweet

dow, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 22:03 (one month ago) link

"I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee'Hugging faceBottle with popping corkBalloon❤Birthday cake"

top ten Dylan lyrics

― Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:09 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

Reminds me of
post your made-up tom waits lyric

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 22 March 2022 22:06 (one month ago) link

Yeah that's a good 'un.
Just now catching with this:

Tim Easton
@Tim_Easton
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23h
JP Olsen at Hank Williams’s grave in Montgomery, Alabama. We’re here to see
@bobdylan
perform tonight. His first record came out 60 years ago this week. On a radio show that same year he covered Hank’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” #hankwilliams #bobdylan #alabama

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FOaDw4EXEAczOBD?format=jpg&name=large

dow, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 22:12 (one month ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FOfFnoBWYAgxjY8?format=jpg&name=360x360

dow, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 22:23 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

In fall of 1965, Bob Dylan told Nat Hentoff of Playboy:

Last spring I guess I was going to quit singing. I was very drained and the way things were going it was a very draggy situation… I was playing a lot of songs I didn’t want to play. I was singing words I didn’t really want to sing. I don’t mean words like “God” and “mother” and “president” and “suicide” and “meat cleaver”. I mean simple little words like “if” and “hope” and “you”.


Latest issue of e-newsletter Flagging Down The Double E's: The idea here is to spot the songs he didn't want to sing, though most are from his latest album, Bringing It All Back Home, so maybe he's not sick of those, also adds one usually not on the '66 set lists, "Talkin' World War III Blues"--- download link takes a little scrolling, and is tagged with the show date:1965-05-01, Odeon, Liverpool, UK---Also some live videos at bottom of page: https://dylanlive.substack.com/p/i-was-playing-a-lot-of-songs-i-didnt?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMTI4NTEwMSwicG9zdF9pZCI6NTIwMjQ2NTgsIl8iOiJSQ0NRWCIsImlhdCI6MTY1MTUxNjUxOCwiZXhwIjoxNjUxNTIwMTE4LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMjQ5ODEiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.77Hl9LWLwbUFsImjjEmT8o9J3NaR84fxtLTxffXkGWg&s=r

dow, Monday, 2 May 2022 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

Columbia Records is promoting some 60th anniversary thing for May 6

Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe (morrisp), Monday, 2 May 2022 20:40 (two weeks ago) link

SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES
2022 VIDEO REMAKE
In celebration of 60 years of Bob Dylan on Columbia Records, the iconic "Subterranean Homesick Blues” video has been reimagined by a wide range of musicians, film makers, graphic designers and street artists. Watch it now.

AR LENS
As a companion to the new "Subterranean Homesick Blues” video, try on a virtual pair of Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses with the new Augmented Reality lens in Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat!


links for those, also re BD Center opening May 10 etc.:
https://view.fans.legacyrecordings.com/?qs=2adbfa1a7ca6914ea747cb3dc6ffc2cf4d3bf7bae59a960f43ce5f3209ee826818585aef938f737ccba59176e1fa1580bd9390b16060f9aed6bc7e1602500f818aba5770642aff75e17636416b23bd66

dow, Friday, 6 May 2022 21:18 (one week ago) link

Bob Dylan :: Pretty Good Stuff | Ep. 15 – Live Time Out Of Mindhttps://t.co/PMKkGfoIez

"Time Out of Mind" turns 25 this year. Dig into live versions from the album with performances stretching from a week after the LP’s release to the edge of the pandemic... pic.twitter.com/0zrocErbpX

— aquarium drunkard (@aquadrunkard) May 9, 2022

dow, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 18:46 (one week ago) link

love that Dylan's "old man facing his mortality" album is 25 years old

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:02 (one week ago) link

Mortality at 56: I don't want to die!

Morality at 81: I've had a good run.

birdistheword, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:11 (one week ago) link

Morality at 75: I really like Frank Sinatra.

animality at 84: i'm a dinosaur

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:31 (one week ago) link

When Dylan came to Tulsa for a concert last month, he did not visit the center being created in his honor, although his longtime bassist, Tony Garnier, did stop by.

Nostalgia is “not his thing,” Brinkley said. (The Bob Dylan Center was set to be inaugurated with concerts from his longtime friends and collaborators Patti Smith and Elvis Costello this weekend.)

An avid baseball fan, Dylan instead made time to quietly attend the season opener for the Tulsa Drillers, the town’s minor league baseball team, according to Brinkley. The next night, he hung a Drillers pennant on his piano before he sat down to play.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/05/06/bob-dylan-museum-tulsa/

curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 May 2022 22:08 (six days ago) link

that is one of the coolest and relatable bob dylan stories i've ever heard

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 12 May 2022 22:23 (six days ago) link

Bob is the best.

daBobo (PBKR), Thursday, 12 May 2022 22:30 (six days ago) link

when I saw that story somewhere in the middle of the article, it immediately resonated.

curmudgeon, Friday, 13 May 2022 13:40 (five days ago) link

haha, never change <3

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 14 May 2022 07:08 (four days ago) link


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