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 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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I am volunteering at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia this weekend. I heard that Bob is playing at Casino Rama Saturday and Sunday evening..... and there is rumour that he may make a surprise guest appearance at Mariposa.

If he does, my guess is that it will be Sunday evening when Gordon Lightfoot is performing and when he finishes at Rama.

That would be great! It would be even greater if Bob had a guest appearance of Joan Baez..... and they both made a surprise guest appearance at Mariposa. I would be truly in heaven then!
 Learjet29
Joined: 2/3/2007
Msg: 76
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Posted: 1/16/2008 1:00:22 PM
Every time I here one of his songs I take something new from it. A new meaning a new thought. This guy is truly a poetic genius. Its one thing to write a very interesting poem and its another to invent a melody for it. He has done it all many times. He continues to be a work in progress and is usually a step ahead of his audience. His voice has deteriorated over the years but I have to tell you the Unplugged DVD is one of my favorites. Have discovered much on utube recently also. I am sure I am behind the power curve with UTUBE but hey time is a precious thing and I never seem to have enough of it.
 sime71
Joined: 9/13/2005
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Posted: 1/18/2008 11:09:49 AM
I really like Bob Dylan. His music really touches me. The way he changed from acoustic to electric guitars in the mid sixties, alienating a large proportion of his audience was a brave move. My favourite album of his is Highway 61 Revisted. For me it's just perfect!
 Elegabalus
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 84
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Posted: 2/18/2008 3:49:56 PM
I can't see why people bash Bob Dylan. I like his old stuff (from before I was born) and his new stuff (Modern Times)
 Montreal_Guy
Joined: 3/8/2004
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Bob Dylan...
Posted: 2/18/2008 4:16:47 PM

I must admit though, that I was a bit disappointed in him when he went into his religious kick


I saw him on the "Slow Train Running" tour in a small concert hall , called the St. Denis Theater here. Maybe 2,500 seats maximum.

After seeing him on the "Rolling Thunder" tour, I was blown away. As I've said, that was perhaps the best live show I've ever seen anyone do.

At the St. Denis the curtains opened up to show the gospel choir that was backing him up. When they started to sing, I finally "got" gospel music. Talk about "testifying" ! After they finished, Dylan and his band opened up the second half. It was an amazing cross breeding of rock and roll , and gospel. I was not totally sold on "Slow Train" as an album, but I was after that show.

Dylan, above all , is (and always will be) an enigma. It's no accident that this latest bio film features so many different actors "playing' him. That's essentially Dylan's persona. He's a man holding up many masks to use and hide behind. He's been that way since day one. Dylan (the artist) plays Dylan (the character) like he does his guitar or harmonica.

The only constant thing in Dylan's life is change.

 evolving62
Joined: 12/29/2007
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Posted: 3/19/2008 10:28:17 PM
Dylan's a living legend no doubt about it.
Fav album "highway 61".
Fav song has to be "It's alright ma[I'm only bleedin]"
Fav cover Hendrix's "watchtower" but for anyone interested check out a cover of "tangled up in blue" done by aussie band "the whitlams"

"it balances on your head just like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine"
 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 7/22/2008 7:46:57 AM
I've heard the latest on Dylan is that Volume 8 of his Bootleg series will be coming out this fall and will include unreleased material from 1989's "Oh Mercy" through 1997 "Time Out Of Mind."

 darius595
Joined: 4/9/2007
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Posted: 7/22/2008 7:57:35 PM
It's true that the Beatles' were influenced by Dylan, but Dylan was also greatly influenced by the Beatles' sound. Dylan would have still been a folk singer if it hadn't been for the British invasion The two complemented each other, making Dylan's music more melodic and with a rock and roll sound and the Beatles' music more lyrically interesting.
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 7/23/2008 6:23:54 AM
To me, especially for someone whose just experienced a break-up, "Blood On The Tracks" is the perfect record to put on and listen to. I'm thinking of making a little wooden case with a glass front, putting that CD in it, and then attaching a little hammer with a long chain.


In case of break-up, break glass.


 brunett27
Joined: 10/19/2007
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Posted: 7/26/2008 9:54:42 AM
I've seen him in concert twice. Once in the late seventies, and again just a couple of years ago. He did a double with Willie Nelson the second time, and it was a great show. I really like Tangled Up in Blues, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, and just about everything he does or has written. He's a true artist.
 tiffanized
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 98
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Posted: 7/27/2008 9:25:48 AM

To me, especially for someone whose just experienced a break-up, "Blood On The Tracks" is the perfect record to put on and listen to. I'm thinking of making a little wooden case with a glass front, putting that CD in it, and then attaching a little hammer with a long chain.


"Blood on the Tracks" comes out everytime I open that second bottle of Merlot in celebration of my most recent love catastrophe.

I'm sort of a peripheral Dylan fan--if you are a rock music fan at all, you have to be acquainted with him in order to understand many of the acts who came after him--so I don't know some of the deep cuts that have been mentioned on here. I did see Bob Dylan in 1996 in Richmond, but all that I remember is that he was wearing silver pants. I'll never get past that.
 capegardengirl
Joined: 4/29/2006
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Posted: 7/27/2008 10:07:18 PM
Im a pretty hard core Dylan fan..Although Ive only seen him perform once in concert two years ago...Bob is a trip, he doesnt try to please anyone..lol....Ive been to his hometown of Hibbing for Dylan Days a few years ago in May...It was alot of fun and great to meet and chat with so many Dylan fans in addition to the town folk and his family who know him the best!..The orginal band who recorded BOTT played in the high school auditorium during Dylan Days.
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 11/10/2008 12:55:33 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/11/10/dylan-young.html

Bob Dylan recently visited Neil Young's childhood home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, while on tour.

I like one of the responses to the story:

Neil to Bob: "Old man take a look at my life. I'm a lot like you."

 rickxyz
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 101
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Posted: 2/18/2009 11:17:59 AM
I took the time to watch a great documentary in Dylan....I came to the conclusion that he's a total Woodie Guthrie ripoff and I still can't stand his voice...I tried, just couldn't do it...
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 3/16/2009 1:42:09 PM
If you're a fan, his next studio effort is due at the end of next month. It'll be called "Together Through Life."

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/bob-dylan-s-together-through-life-due-april-1003951759.story

 parklabrea
Joined: 1/4/2009
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Posted: 4/5/2009 7:40:52 AM
I became a Dylan fan with his 2nd album. My buddy and I were blown away by this young, "singer-song writer." We saw him twice as an acoustical act and they were great shows. When we went to see him on his first electrical tour, with the Band, there were almost fist fights in the auditorium. Some people booing and others, like ourselves cheering. Some ***hole yelled, "sell-out" from the balcony and threw a silver dollar(!) at Dylan. It hit his water glass. It could have killed him had it struck him in the temple.

When he was a folk artist he would talk to and interact with his audience. Unfortunately he stopped doing that as time went on. Perhaps he felt alienated from his fans as they began to express their disapproval of him. Like Leonard Cohen, he remains a viable artist, despite his age. It just goes to show you that fashion comes and goes but when you've got the real stuff time doesn't touch you.
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 8/13/2009 7:53:30 PM
Dylan might be releasing a Xmas album this year. Contrary to rumour, it won't be called "Snowin' In The Wind."

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE5760LC20090807


 augustwest_73
Joined: 1/13/2009
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Posted: 8/15/2009 1:34:14 AM
Well well that's the thing with dylan much like the Dead sometime it takes awhile to "get it" personally and as of lately I've bin listenin' to alot of Zimmey specialy since me and the old lady are going are seperate ways ( Positively 4th st.), I 'm really into the Band so therefore I like Bob 2 . He's had a wonderful career, love his gruff voice nowadaze, suits him and can actually understand him better now. If there are any nah sayers out here you just don't get it, open yer ears nd listen brother, DYLAN & DEAD '86 /87 w/ tom petty opening come on I rest my case.

"The pumps don't work 'cause the vandles took the handles"
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 8/15/2009 6:35:03 PM
Great story about Dylan being questioned recently by New Jersey police.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/08/15/dylan-police.html

 HDready10
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Posted: 8/16/2009 5:58:00 PM
off the top of my head my favorites:
a hard rains a gonna fall
tight connection to my heart
brownsville girl
i rememeber you
like a rolling stone
lay lady lay
positively 4th street
just like a woman
i want you
knocking on heavens door
 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
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Posted: 6/4/2011 8:25:24 AM
Just wanted to post here to bring this thread to the top, since someone started one again.

He is a great singer. My favourite of his "Forever Young"! ... many of you have heard other versions of this song by now.
 seventytimeseven
Joined: 9/20/2010
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Posted: 7/6/2011 2:17:07 AM
i'm probably the youngest one posting on this to say that i love bob dylan.
grew up listening to him, grew up in the same area he's from.
born in the same hospital as him.
i've attended "dylan days" in hibbing, minnesota a couple of times.

he's amazing! :D
 Hudsonview10960
Joined: 8/10/2011
Msg: 116
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Posted: 9/5/2011 11:19:12 AM
Very few artists have been as consistently brilliant and brilliant in more than one form of music than Dylan. Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and...

very few others.

I play more dylan songs than any other songwriter (Townes Van Zandt is a close second).
 cbbull21
Joined: 3/9/2009
Msg: 117
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Posted: 9/9/2011 4:49:13 PM
It might be the devil or it might be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody.
 johnnyinkfreak316
Joined: 9/3/2011
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Posted: 9/11/2011 7:08:55 AM
bob dylan is an epic artist.
i listen to hardcore, metal, punk, pop punk, wierd folk.
but two greats will forever remain in my list
bob dylan and johnny cash
anyone who doesnt like bob dylan is ust not aware they do.
hes wrote soo many good songs that other bands preformed
and his own music is amazing.
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