100 Funny Bob Dylan Moments

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1. "I looked at my waaaatch, I looked at my wriiiist/I punched myself in the faaaace with my fiiist."

2. "I'm gonna save all my money and rip it up."

3. "She says, 'You can't repeat the past'/I say, 'You can't? What do you mean, you can't? Of course you can.'"

(YMMV, obv.)

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:30 (eleven years ago) link

4. The way he sings on "Lay Lady Lay"

I make poll (james k polk), Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:31 (eleven years ago) link

that took less time than I expected, good job everyone

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:33 (eleven years ago) link

5. "Whoever it is, I wish they'd cut it out quick/But when they will I can only guuessss."

no pomo (G00blar), Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:34 (eleven years ago) link

6. PLAYBOY: Mistake or not, what made you decide to go the rock-'n'-roll route?

DYLAN: Carelessness. I lost my one true love. I started drinking. The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. I wake up in a pool hall. Then this big Mexican lady drags me off the table, takes me to Philadelphia. She leaves me alone in her house, and it burns down. I wind up in Phoenix. I get a job as a Chinaman. I start working in a dime store, and move in with a 13-year-old girl. Then this big Mexican lady from Philadelphia comes in and burns the house down. I go down to Dallas. I get a job as a "before" in a Charles Atlas "before and after" ad. I move in with a delivery boy who can cook fantastic chili and hot dogs. Then this 13-year-old girl from Phoenix comes and burns the house down. The delivery boy - he ain't so mild: He gives her the knife, and the next thing I know I'm in Omaha. It's so cold there, by this time I'm robbing my own bicycles and frying my own fish. I stumble onto some luck and get a job as a carburetor out at the hot-rod races every Thursday night. I move in with a high school teacher who also does a little plumbing on the side, who ain't much to look at, but who's built a special kind of refrigerator that can turn newspaper into lettuce. Everything's going good until that delivery boy shows up and tries to knife me. Needless to say, he burned the house down, and I hit the road. The first guy that picked me up asked me if I wanted to be a star. What could I say?

PLAYBOY: And that's how you became a rock-'n'-roll singer?

DYLAN: No, that's how I got tuberculosis.

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:34 (eleven years ago) link

goddammit I still haven't come up with a better screen name? *sigh* xp

no pomo (G00blar), Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:34 (eleven years ago) link

7. "They asked me for some collateral and I pulled down my pants."

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:42 (eleven years ago) link

When he auditioned to play with Bobby Vee as an organist (despite lack of any sort of mastery of the instrument), Vee asked the scrawny Minnesotan what his name was. "Elston Gunn," replied the then-Bobby Zimmerman. Laughing at the absurdity of it, Vee asked him, "Is that "Gun" with one "n" or "Gunn" with two "ns?"

"Three," replied Elston.

deedeedeextrovert, Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:46 (eleven years ago) link

9. It ain't that I'm wantin'
Anything you never gave before.
It's just that I'll be sleepin' soon,
It'll be too dark for you to find the door.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 26 April 2009 08:26 (eleven years ago) link

10.

velko, Sunday, 26 April 2009 08:34 (eleven years ago) link

11. "Pack up your money, pull up your tent, McGuinn, you ain't going nowhere,"

velko, Sunday, 26 April 2009 08:51 (eleven years ago) link

12. [mumble mumble mumble] ". . . If only you just wouldn't clap so hard."

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 08:52 (eleven years ago) link

13. angle dupin looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo -- austin city limits festival 2007

one thousand BIG HOOS raging and pounding (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 26 April 2009 08:57 (eleven years ago) link

100,000 strawberries (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 26 April 2009 09:08 (eleven years ago) link

15. The part in the Halloween 1964 Philharmonic Hall concert where he has a member of the audience prompt the first words of I Don't Believe You for him

Duke, Sunday, 26 April 2009 09:58 (eleven years ago) link

16. I said "They refused Jesus too."
"you're not him!"

Dr X O'Skeleton, Sunday, 26 April 2009 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

17. The cover of Empire Burlesque

Duke, Sunday, 26 April 2009 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

18. Well, my telephone rang it would not stop,
It's President Kennedy callin' me up.
He said, "My friend, Bob, what do we need to make the country grow?"
I said, "My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot,
Anita Ekberg,
Sophia Loren."
(Put 'em all in the same room with Ernest Borgnine!)

\m/ anger on stick \m/ (Ioannis), Sunday, 26 April 2009 11:01 (eleven years ago) link

please come crawl out your window
use your hands and kegs it won't ruin you
how can you say he will haunt you
when you can go back to him any time that you want to

nashville - spiritual home of the cougar (will), Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:20 (eleven years ago) link

legs

nashville - spiritual home of the cougar (will), Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:20 (eleven years ago) link

20. "I'm sittin' on my watch so I can be on time."

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:21 (eleven years ago) link

21. "Well, I saw him makin' love to you, you forgot to close the garage door"

such a lewd song but this line is so overt that I bust out laughing everytime

Euler, Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:27 (eleven years ago) link

22.

Well, she's got jet pilot eyes from her hips on down
All the bombardiers are trying to force her out of town
She's five feet nine and she carries a monkey wrench
She weighs more by the foot than she does by the inch

She got all the downtown boys, all at her command
But you've got to watch her closely, 'cause
she ain't no woman, she's a man.

WmC, Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:30 (eleven years ago) link

23. What he's wearing for the Empire Burlesque sleeve

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/615ptwSwJpL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 April 2009 14:31 (eleven years ago) link

24. "I like Fidel Castro and his beard!"

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

25. I'm in Boston town in some restaurant
I got no idea what I want
or maybe I do but I'm just really not sure
Waitress comes over, nobody in the place but me and her

Well it must be a holiday, there's nobody around
She studies me closely as I sit down
She got a pretty face and long white shiny legs
I said "Tell me what I want"
She say "You probably want hard boiled eggs"

I said "That's right, bring me some"
She says "We ain't got any, you picked the wrong time to come"
then she says "I know you're an artist, draw a picture of me"
I said "I would if I could but
I don't do sketches from memory"

Well she's?? near she says "I'm right here in front of you or haven't you looked"
I say "All right I know but I don't have my drawin' book"
She gives me a napkin, she say "You can do it on that"
I say "Yes I could but I don't know where my pencil is at"

She pulls one out from behind her ear
She says "Alright now go ahead draw me I'm stayin' right here"
I make a few lines and I show it for her to see
Well she takes the napkin and throws it back and says
"That don't look a thing like me"

I said "Oh kind miss, it most certainly does"
She say "You must be joking", I said "I wish I was"
She says "You don't read women authors do ya?"
at least that's what I think I hear her say
Well I say "How would you know, and what would it matter anyway"

Well she says "Ya just don't seem like ya do", I said "You're way wrong"
She says "Which ones have you read then?", I say "Read Erica Jong"
She goes away for a minute, and I slide out, out of my chair
I step outside back to the busy street, but nobody's goin' anywhere

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

26.

You know it balances on your head
Just like a mattress balances
On a bottle of wine
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Such an arresting image.

Mark, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

27. Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:15 (eleven years ago) link

28. Per Roger Ebert on "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" in 1973: "Bob Dylan plays a character named Alias, and should have used one. His screen presence makes him look as if he's the victim of a practical jokes involving itching powder."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:17 (eleven years ago) link

29. You promise to love me, but what do I see? Just you comin' in and spilling juice over me.

30. Hell's my wife's home town.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 26 April 2009 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

Well, I run right down ’n’ bought a ticket
To this bear mountain picnic.
But little did I realize
I was in for a picnic surprise.
Had nothin’ to do with mountains.
I didn’t even come close to a bear.

100,000 strawberries (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

31^

100,000 strawberries (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

I wrote this a couple years back for the AV Club:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IgB0JLKO15Q/RqDvomie9UI/AAAAAAAACBo/EjOWWXUB9fg/s1600-h/den+feat+2+4329.jpg

tylerw, Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:44 (eleven years ago) link

oops, did that not work? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IgB0JLKO15Q/RqDvomie9UI/AAAAAAAACBo/EjOWWXUB9fg/s1600-h/den+feat+2+4329.jpg

tylerw, Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:44 (eleven years ago) link

Just noticed what I quickly c&p got the punchline wrong.

100,000 strawberries (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:57 (eleven years ago) link

32. I took my potatoes down to be mashed

ian, Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

33. I was shadow-boxing earlier in the day
I figured I was ready for Cassius Clay
I said "Fee, fie, fo, fum, Cassius Clay, here I come
26, 27, 28, 29, I'm gonna make your face look just like mine
Five, four, three, two, one, Cassius Clay you'd better run
99, 100, 101, 102, your ma won't even recognize you
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, gonna knock him clean right out of his spleen."

The Pompatus Of Love (Boxing Kangaroo), Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

34. Now, I'm liberal, but to a degree
I want ev'rybody to be free
But if you think that I'll let Barry Goldwater
Move in next door and marry my daughter
You must think I'm crazy!
I wouldn't let him do it for all the farms in Cuba.

The Pompatus Of Love (Boxing Kangaroo), Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

35. Well, I set my monkey on the log
And ordered him to do the Dog
He wagged his tail and shook his head
And he went and did the Cat instead
He's a weird monkey, very funky.

I sat with my high-heeled sneakers on
Waiting to play tennis in the noonday sun
I had my white shorts rolled up past my waist
And my wig-hat was falling in my face
But they wouldn't let me on the tennis court.

The Pompatus Of Love (Boxing Kangaroo), Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

God said "No"
Abe say "What??"

one thousand BIG HOOS raging and pounding (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 26 April 2009 18:57 (eleven years ago) link

matos's PLAYBOY quote sounds very funny read in a Terry Tibbs voice.

piscesx, Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

thirdalternative, Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:42 (eleven years ago) link

creepy orange skin and black eyeliner:

thirdalternative, Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

number them plz!

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

39. "Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the '60s counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock. Who donned makeup in the '70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse. Who emerged to find Jesus. Who was written off as a has-been by the end of the '80s, and who suddenly shifted gears releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late '90s. Ladies and gentlemen - Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan!"

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

40.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:07 (eleven years ago) link

41.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:07 (eleven years ago) link

42.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:09 (eleven years ago) link

43. He love your sexy body, he loves your dirty mind
He loves when you hold him when you grab him from behind
Oh baby, you're such a pretty thing
I can't wait to introduce you to the other members of my gang

You don't need no wax job, you're smooth enough for me
If you need you oil changed I'll do it for you free
Oh baby, the pleasure would be all mine
If you let me drive your pickup truck and park it where the sun don't shine

Every time he touches you his hair stands up on end
His legs begin to quiver and his mind begins to bend
Oh baby, you're such a tasty treat
But I'm under doctor's orders, I'm afraid to overeat

He love your sense of humor, your disposition too
There's absolutely nothing that he don't love about you
Oh baby, I'm on my hands and knees
Life would be so simple if I only had you to please

Oh baby, turn around and say goodbye
You go to the airport now and I'm going home to cry

(Chorus)
He loves your...
Electric dumplings
Red bell peppers
Fuel injection
Service charge
Five-speed gearbox
Long indurance
Quest for junk food
Big refrigerator
Trembling wilbury
Marble earrings
Porky curtains
Power steering
Bottled water
Parts and services

(Bridge)
Dirty world, a dirty world, it's a ...ing dirty world

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:15 (eleven years ago) link

oh man, I forgot "Dirty World," well played

Matos W.K., Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:16 (eleven years ago) link

(Also I love the theory that the snake is the one who subsequently shows up at the end of "Wiggle Wiggle," ten years later.)

Douglas, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:30 (eleven years ago) link

I seriously don't know how much he's kidding about "pre-Raphaelite" Dylan.

tits akimbo (kenan), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:31 (eleven years ago) link

91.
He went to get the hangin' judge but the hangin' judge was drunk
As the leading actor hurried by the costume of a monk

91.
I went to the wedding of Mary-Lou
She said "I don't want nobody see me talkin' to you"
Said she could get killed if she told me what she knew
About dignity

...[some unfunny verses]...

Met Prince Phillip at the home of the blues
Said he'd give me information if his name wasn't used
He wanted money up front, said he was abused
By dignity

Eazy, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:45 (eleven years ago) link

(er, 91. and 92.)

Eazy, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:46 (eleven years ago) link

(Too late to be typing.
"As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk")

Eazy, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:46 (eleven years ago) link

Met Prince Phillip at the home of the blues HOUSE OF BLUES

Then had burgers at the Hard Rock Cafe nearby.

tits akimbo (kenan), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 07:53 (eleven years ago) link

So House of blues does bad burgers?

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:47 (eleven years ago) link

93. the "World's Greatest Grandpa" bumper sticker he purchases in Chronicles Volume One

Matos W.K., Wednesday, 29 April 2009 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

(less ha-ha funny than endearing-funny, if that makes sense)

Matos W.K., Wednesday, 29 April 2009 10:01 (eleven years ago) link

94. Handy dandy, if every bone in his body was broken he would never admit it
He got an all girl orchestra and when he says strike up the band, they hit it

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

96.
PLAYBOY: Mistake or not, what made you decide to go the rock-'n'-roll route?

DYLAN: Carelessness. I lost my one true love. I started drinking. The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. I wake up in a pool hall. Then this big Mexican lady drags me off the table, takes me to Philadelphia. She leaves me alone in her house, and it burns down. I wind up in Phoenix. I get a job as a Chinaman. I start working in a dime store, and move in with a 13-year-old girl. Then this big Mexican lady from Philadelphia comes in and burns the house down. I go down to Dallas. I get a job as a "before" in a Charles Atlas "before and after" ad. I move in with a delivery boy who can cook fantastic chili and hot dogs. Then this 13-year-old girl from Phoenix comes and burns the house down. The delivery boy - he ain't so mild: He gives her the knife, and the next thing I know I'm in Omaha. It's so cold there, by this time I'm robbing my own bicycles and frying my own fish. I stumble onto some luck and get a job as a carburetor out at the hot-rod races every Thursday night. I move in with a high school teacher who also does a little plumbing on the side, who ain't much to look at, but who's built a special kind of refrigerator that can turn newspaper into lettuce. Everything's going good until that delivery boy shows up and tries to knife me. Needless to say, he burned the house down, and I hit the road. The first guy that picked me up asked me if I wanted to be a star. What could I say?

PLAYBOY: And that's how you became a rock-'n'-roll singer?

DYLAN: No, that's how I got tuberculosis.

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

Good one, though #96 = #6.

Eazy, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 19:35 (eleven years ago) link

haha, my bad ... here's another good one from the same interview

DYLAN: The thing that most people don't realize is that it's warmer to have long hair. Everybody wants to be warm. People with short hair freeze easily. Then they try to hide their coldness, and they get jealous of everybody that's warm. Then they become either barbers or Congressmen. A lot of prison wardens have short hair. Have you ever noticed that Abraham Lincoln's hair was much longer than John Wilkes Booth's?

PLAYBOY: Do you think Lincoln wore his hair long to keep his head warm?

DYLAN: Actually, I think it was for medical reasons, which are none of my business.

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

97. "See the primitive wallflower freeze
When the jelly-faced women all sneeze
Hear the one with the mustache say, "Jeeze
I can't find my knees""

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

come on ppl, just three more

Matos W.K., Thursday, 30 April 2009 20:47 (eleven years ago) link

j/k

just being playful and friendly (some dude), Thursday, 30 April 2009 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

98. Weberman interview http://www.interferenza.com/bcs/interw/weberman.htm
DYLAN: (breath) **Le** those two sentences, man. I don't get them at all. I don't understand them, even --

WEBERMAN: -- why, if you do, I might gain a soul --

DYLAN: Yeah, well, that's shit -- those last two sentences. I don't think I said that.

WEBERMAN: Yes, you did. That's just what you said, man. You said, You re not gonna get into my life -- I said, 'Why?' -- * then you said, 'If you do, I might gain a soul.'

DYLAN: I don't understand that, do you?

WEBERMAN: (pause) Uhh -- I don't know -- I don't know -- it could be looked at in a number of ways, man -- you could *** --

DYLAN: Yeah, why don't you -- d'why don t you take it out of your article and look at it in a number of ways -- and let s d'uh -- you know, and -- and roll it around awhile -- and then when you -- when we know what it means -- why don't you tell me, and then -- ah, let's see if it's worth putting in an article --

WEBERMAN: (pause) Uh** --

tylerw, Thursday, 30 April 2009 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

99.

Moreno, Thursday, 30 April 2009 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

100. Three decades later, A.J., now fifty-five, his once-wild
mane receded to silver fringe (but still talking very fast),
recalls the incident, one of the more colorful in the often
drearily hagiographic Dylanological chronicles: "I'd agreed
not to hassle Dylan anymore, but I was a publicity-hungry
motherfucker. . . . I went to MacDougal Street, and Dylan's
wife comes out and starts screaming about me going through
the garbage. Dylan said if I ever fucked with his wife, he'd
beat the shit out of me. A couple of days later, I'm on
Elizabeth Street and someone jumps me, starts punching me.

"I turn around and it's like -- Dylan. I'm thinking, 'Can
you believe this? I'm getting the crap beat out of me by Bob
Dylan!' I said, 'Hey, man, how you doin'?' But he keeps
knocking my head against the sidewalk. He's little, but he's
strong. He works out. I wouldn't fight back, you know,
because I knew I was wrong. He gets up, rips off my 'Free
Bob Dylan' button and walks away. Never says a word.

"The Bowery bums were coming over, asking, 'How much he
get?' Like I got rolled. . . . I guess you got to hand it to
Dylan, coming over himself, not sending some fucking lawyer.
That was the last time I ever saw him, except once with one
of his kids, maybe Jakob, and he said, 'A.J. is so ashamed
of his Jewishness, he got a nose job,' which was true -- at
least in the fact that I got a nose job. . . ."

Mr. Que, Thursday, 30 April 2009 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

"The sun's not yellow/it's chicken"

deusner, Thursday, 30 April 2009 22:53 (eleven years ago) link

^^^^^Apparently he also visited Neil Young's boyhood home when he was in Canada recently.

Moreno, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 14:40 (eleven years ago) link

Peter Grant: Mr. Dylan, my name is Peter Grant. I'm Led Zeppelin's manager.
Dylan: I don't come to you with MY problems, do I?

- at a party or backstage or somewhere, mid-'70s

103. "Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line.
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine.
An' I said, "Oh, I didn't know that,
But then again, there's only one I've met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
An' punched my cigarette."'

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

http://www.expectingrain.com/jokes.html

posi riot (some dude), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:45 (six years ago) link

I think about the Elston Gunnn anecdote once a week

, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:14 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RPkJeziNyI&feature=kp

'i sucked the milk out of a thousand cows'

(onscreen, dylan, cow)

j., Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:12 (six years ago) link

Roseanne (Barr) is onstage at the end of Frank Sinatra 80th birthday TV special, and Dylan comes up to her and says "I really liked the way you sang the National Anthem."

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:46 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

bob dylan crisps

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUdAL0_X0AA3GeK.jpg

mark s, Friday, 26 January 2018 15:57 (three years ago) link

"Professor Longhair—I got nothin’ to say about him. We told you about him before, and you know how to look him up in Wikipedia. That’s where he lives – Wikipedia, Louisiana."

Pumpkin Soup and Mandy Patinkin (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 2 February 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

"The Three Wise Men–Caspar, Balthazar, and Melchior...three names you don’t hear much any more…well, except for Balthazar."

Pumpkin Soup and Mandy Patinkin (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 2 February 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

"Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote no shortage of good songs. Here's one you might not know. It's performed by that archetypical New York group that kept Atlantic records afloat for many a year, a group that had a number of famous lead singers, and easily made the transition from 50's R&B to 60's soul...of course, I'm talking about Yes. Naw, I'm talking about the Drifters!"

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:43 (two years ago) link

For The New Basement Tapes, T Bone Burnett put together a group with Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith, to finish songs based on old lyrics of yours. Did you hear any of those songs and say, “I don’t remember writing that?”

Did you say Taylor Swift?

Taylor Goldsmith.

Yeah, OK. No, I don’t remember writing any of those songs.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:01 (two years ago) link

“How about Ratt?”

https://youtu.be/cntGcbU3nM8

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:34 (two years ago) link

"Fan of Bobby's for a long time...."

"All wrestlers are."

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:47 (two years ago) link

"My wife and I were happy for thirty years. And then we met."

mahb, Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:11 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I wrote this awhile back, playing off some things in the newz at the time (posting it here on a quiet Saturday night, to minimize claims of self-promotion): http://kimgordonsrealage.tumblr.com/post/5810288062/bob-dylan-ive-battled-25-a-day-addictions-all

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 13 May 2018 03:05 (two years ago) link

haha those TTRH quotes are hilarious, wish I had the patience to listen through all those episodes

51. Some old David Letterman anniversary show from Radio City Music Hall, where they gave him a tremendous build up and recruited a huge all-star band, and he came out and sang the laziest, slurriest "Like a Rolling Stone" ever. I'm pretty sure he just sang the vowels.

I think it's more kind of lol but mostly sad territory...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YedNVVw8LD0

niels, Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:36 (two years ago) link

^ Bob probably had some bad sushi before the show. (What a band, btw!)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:57 (two years ago) link

i saw bob dylan in the mid-2000s and that was pretty much how he sang all his songs

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 13 May 2018 17:37 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

1987:

At one of the first rehearsals, Dylan showed up late. The band was only able to rehearse some ninety minutes before Stan Lynch let Petty know he had to leave. "Tom was like, 'Fuck. Where do you need to be?'" says Lynch. "And I told him, 'I'm going to see Frank and Sammy tonight at the Greek.' The whole band just starts backing away from me. I mean, literally, it was like 'we don't know him'. This might have even been the first rehearsal. Bob's got his shades on, kind of noticing the conversation but not a part of it. Two minutes later Bob says, "Frank and Sammy?' The room's still dead quiet. 'I love those guys,' he says. I go, 'Well, I have two tickets. Fourth row. And I don't have a date.'" Lynch and Dylan left in the drummer's Jaguar XJS, a twelve-cylinder two-seater. There wasn't room for Dylan to bring security. "I thought Stan was getting brownie points with the new boss," says Mike Campbell. "I was kind of jealous."

Lynch continues: "Then we get to the Greek Theatre, and he tightens his sweatshirt hood around his face. We make our way down to the fourth row. He looks like the Unabomber. But by that point, a few people are realizing that Bob Dylan is there. You can sort of feel the energy. The show starts, and its fucking great. But I kinda got one eye on Bob, one eye on Sammy. Like, 'How's Bob reacting to this? How's Bob reacting to me loving Sammy so much? What's happening here?' The whole thing is odd, with the people around us reacting to how Bob is reacting to Sammy."

At the end of the set, after a standing ovation, Dylan made to leave. Perhaps all the talk about Sammy Davis Jr. had confused things. Lynch, not knowing what to do, grabbed Dylan by the back of his sweatshirt as he started heading toward the aisle, reminding him that Frank was still due to perform. "But now its the intermission," says Lynch, "and I'm pressed for more conversation. Then Cheryl Tiegs, the supermodel, walks by, and its a perfect opener. She's hot! Musicians can only talk about a few things, right? I go 'Cheryl Tiegs, man.' He goes 'Huh? Who?' I say, 'Right there in front of you.' ... And this is where I knew we were going to be friends. He says 'That's way after my time.' I go, 'What?' He says to me, 'I like Ann Margret, Elizabeth Taylor.' He starts naming chicks like that. I say 'Really?' He looks at me, takes his sunglasses off, and says 'Really'".

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:10 (nine months ago) link

when bob dylan looks at you and takes off his sunglasses, get ready for a moment

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:51 (nine months ago) link

Larry Charles' telling the story of the HBO slapstick comedy series he and Dylan wrote is the best, so many funny parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQDTSu8v8QI

I say "I want a hot beverage" in Bob's voice to my wife about once a week.

Why, I would make a fantastic Nero! (PBKR), Thursday, 9 April 2020 12:33 (nine months ago) link

And she says "You ain't him..."

Mark G, Thursday, 9 April 2020 14:20 (nine months ago) link

More like rolls her eyelids and punches my cigarette.

Why, I would make a fantastic Nero! (PBKR), Thursday, 9 April 2020 17:01 (nine months ago) link

In the same category, there's Carrie Fisher's story about how she met Dylan: he calls her up out of the blue and she assumes it's to ask her out, but no, it's because a company has asked him to endorse a cologne and he thinks she might have some good ideas for cologne names. "Do I look like somebody who would be walking around with a bunch of cologne names rattling around in my head? Well, tragically, I did." He also tells her he's thinking about opening a beauty salon.

The fillyjonk who believed in pandemics (Lily Dale), Thursday, 9 April 2020 17:49 (nine months ago) link

That's a great story

morrisp, Thursday, 9 April 2020 17:55 (nine months ago) link

That Letterman performance upthread is pretty bad, but it's absolutely hamstrung by the shitty video recording. Here's a far better version without the flutter on the audio ("like a bee singing into a fan" as one comment put it):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LaNXwqLFnc

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 10 April 2020 00:09 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...

I guarantee you won’t see this one coming pic.twitter.com/wygC15Qcpy

— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) January 13, 2021

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:16 (two weeks ago) link


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