Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

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Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by MarkInLA » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:08 am

Whether or not you are a fan, Bob is truly the great poet of our time..No he don't play classical guitar (actually he might just for himself) There's probably no one out there who is or ever was into folk music who wouldn't say Mr. Dylan has some mighty fine Travis picking, flat pickin' and other folk and blues chops.. If you know the very first chord of "Boots of Spanish Leather" then you know what I mean...And we called the big open G major, where we add the high D on the B string with 3, the "Dylan G" (which later on John Lennon employs in "Hide Your Love away" along with the high G remaining as a drone throughout the whole verse. In the chorus is only time we hear F# and E on top ( hide your love >"a---way"< [do ti la ti]..
Anyway, Bob, you certainly deserve the Nobel Prize poet laureate...You certainly knocked my socks off in the 60s..That's for damned sure !! For the times certainly were a changin' !! .....Mark...

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Post by BugDog » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:45 pm

My understanding was that the prize was for literature. A lot of people are scratching their heads wondering when folk music became literature but that's OK with me.

When I first heard Dylan I didn't like it that much. That twangy nasal voice was a bit much for me, but later recognized how good his lyrics were and became a convert.

So congratulations Mister Zimmerman.
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Post by AndreiKrylov » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:37 pm

Great! Nobel prize going to man with guitar! Nice! Congratulations! :)
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by WilliamSchart » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:15 pm

Yeah, his singing doesn't do much for me but his pen does have a way with words. Just get the Byrds or PPM or whoever to actually sing.

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Post by Mikee219 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:21 pm

Ditto on the congratulations. First folk singer to win a Nobel Prize.
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Post by Andrew Pohlman » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:26 pm

Dylan? Got Nobel for literature? I've heard walruses and seagulls sing better. But literature? I can't believe it. I have been thinking that the world has gone insane. Now I'm sure of it, rolling stones, drunken jesters and brass beds notwithstanding.
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Post by khayes » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:32 pm

I never understood the fascination with Dylan.
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Moje » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:25 am

Dylan's the ultimate example of someone I respect, but just don't enjoy listening to.

Awarding him the Nobel prize was a really bad idea. Of course Dylan just ignored them, I guarantee he's just rolling his eyes and saying "those people don't get it."

I did learn one song, "Don't Think Twice," and it's a really interesting guitar part.
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Kevin Cowen » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:44 pm

The inventor of dynamite is the authority on peace, chemistry, physics, medicine,economics and literature.
Wow.

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Post by Pat Dodson » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:02 pm

Kevin Cowen wrote:The inventor of dynamite is the authority on peace, chemistry, physics, medicine,economics and literature.
Wow.
That's not how it works of course. :wink: Not least because Nobel died 120 years ago. He bequeathed money to a foundation which invests it and uses the income to finance the Nobel Prizes which are decided by committees of worthies who do know something of which they speak. Oddly though contention and politics seem to pop up at times. Strange that. :D

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Post by MarkInLA » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:51 pm

khayes wrote:I never understood the fascination with Dylan.
This is precisely due to your not listening to him..

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Post by mmapag » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:10 pm

I'm guessing this won't end well.
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Post by khayes » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:04 am

MarkInLA wrote:
khayes wrote:I never understood the fascination with Dylan.
This is precisely due to your not listening to him..
Yep - you sure nailed me on that one. Truth is, I grew up in his era and listened to all the folkies - still do. Just never cared for the guy - sorry if that's not OK with you.
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:46 am

I like Dylan, always did, despite his nasal voice. Some hard core folk fans are still furious with him as he broke up with "original" folk music and turned to electric guitar and playing rock with The Band. But actually I like the late Dylan even more than the young one. His voice changed with age, is less nasal now and more ripe and poetic, Tom Waits-like. Listen to his album Modern Times, one of my all time favorite Dylan albums.
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Evocacion » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:16 pm

I've always been a great fan of Dylan, as folk singer, rock artist, etc. I never thought his 'poetry' was great literature, though!

As for the Nobel, since the Peace prize has been awarded to terrorists and murderers in the past (IMHO), then awarding the Literature prize to a folk singer is fairly unremarkable...

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