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Saturday, November 10. 2007
From What Bob Dylan Is Not, by Sean Curnyn in the Weekly Standard, 2006, a quote:
Nobody owns Bob. Read the whole thing.†(h/t, reader)
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From ThinkQuest ...the truth..
if i wasn't bob dylan, i would probably think that bob dylan has a lot of answers myself. ~bob dylan
he looks so tired in that picture, doesn't he? like the world has worn him out.
exonerating bob dylan from anti war activity when he constantly appeared on the same concert tours with those who sang his songs as songs of protest is a bit like saying that the German industry giant, G Farbenindustrie, which invented Zyclon B, and the German companies that built the crematoriums simply produced the product (the song) with no intent or thought for it's use or no protest of it's use.
or was dylan just duped by all the anti war people he hung with ....one is judged by the company they keep.
Bless him, I don't think hangin' with the wrong crowd applies since, it was the stage of the day.
Back in the day, me self was taken by his words to a certain political enlightenment.
But what the hell did any of us really know, feeling all twinkly as we did.
After getting clear of Maggie's uncle
far from Alice's hooka
Only saving all private Ryans
for live Veterans Day marches
mandated any sensible actionem
Semper Fi, USMC
Semper Fi, Mr. Dylan
it must be nice to be s simple. there were other stages. he chose the anti-war stage and it's coterie.
you may be a twinkie but some of us could actually think for ourselves..but here again sometimes being simple remedies so many hard philosophical problems since comprehension is limited.
Simple suits well, thank you.
Purposefully digressing you missed the point, again.
So, I'll go real slow, again.
The complexity of ignorance y'all embrace, anonymous, aka the "people", aka coward, stacks to y'all's account.
"No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true." Nathaniel Hawthorne
I am deeply sorry y'all find philosophical problems hard and will do what little I can to tip a wing for y'all, kiwi.
you grossly overestimate your depth of philosphical superiority or alacrity of delivery. you are not only dull ; but you cause of dullness in others.
no doubt you are self taught on dylan and worship your instructor.
It's quite simple, thank you.
May I do something more for y'all?
Por favor, mita?
Excuse me, "constantly?" One should only use words like "constantly" when one can back them up. There were some instances back in the early 1960s when Dylan appeared onstage with some antiwar types. Big. F. Deal. If that's your yardstick of guilt then you might need to rethink your inner animus.
Dylan has never written, recorded or sung an anti-American line in his life, and for a man who's been writing, recording and singing for over 40 years that's a helluva strong track record. I'd appreciate it if you'd acknowledge reality.
i'm with ya club, i'm with ya. little respect would be nice. but no matter--doesn't bother bob, why should it bother us?
H-m-m-m. He did get caught up in the Ruben "Hurricane" Carter business years ago, and the song got lots of airplay. Perhaps he saw injustice there, and the Left just assumed he bought into their whole package.
Evidently a lot of people make wrong assumptions about Dylan based on their own projections, rather than any coherent sense of reality.
"Dylan, like most street-smart artists, was a manipulative opportunist in his early years. It can be argued that he jumped on the protest bandwagon as a shortcut to notoriety; Joan Baez found herself jettisoned from the Dylan stage once his stardom eclipsed the spotlight of the Peace Movement"
So dylan used the war for his own aggrandizement and continued to give aid and comfort to the enemy with his songs..what a guy. A true con artist. His own Oliver Twist's Fagin... how fitting of his tribe.
Yeah, I donít know about this Dylan guy. No gyrating on stage with an army of bitches and hoís? No magnesium flashpots or laser beams? These days you gotta have the latest in bling bling to get your message noticed. Or at least a really creepy MTV video.
i believe you're on to something, given that dylan could sing a note which is exactly what most rappers can't do either.
perhaps they looked at this cultural icon and said , "hey ,we don't have to be able to sing, look at bob dylan"
a few lines unforgiveably snipped from "Nettie Moore" :
Got a pile of sins to pay for and I ain't got time to hide
Oh, I miss you Nettie Moore
And my happiness is o'er
Winter's gone, the river's on the rise
I loved you then and ever shall
But there's no one here that's left to tell
The world has gone black before my eyes
I'm beginning to believe what the scriptures tell
I'm going where the Southern crosses the yellow dog
Get away from all these demagogues
And these bad luck women stick like glue
It's either one or the other or neither of the two
The Judge is coming in, everybody rise
Lift up your eyes
You can do what you please, you don't need my advice
Before you call me any dirty names you better think twice
Today I'll stand in faith and raise
The voice of praise
The sun is strong, I'm standing in the light
I wish to God that it were night