Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

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Adrian Allan
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Adrian Allan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Dirck Nagy wrote:
RainyDayMan wrote:
Adrian Allan wrote:
Try over four decades, over five for some.
Of course, five decades or approaching five. Lennon and McCartney keep company with Gershwin , Cole Porter , and Jerome Kern as timeless songwriters .
Well, I wonder what will happen when L & M's massive PR organization fades away? Perhaps things will change when royalties can no longer be collected.

Will "She loves you, yeah yeah yeah" stand the test of time as well as "L' homme armé" or "Greensleeves"?

I won't live to see it, of course.
What you have chosen as an example is one of their most facile songs, written at a time when they were barely out of their teens. To take a better example, I am sure people will still recognise the melody for Yesterday in 100 years' time, and guitar players will still be messing around with Blackbird.

Or is there something innately superior in the melody line of Greensleeves? Proving one melody to be better than another in an objective sense is almost impossible - you can only make judgement based on longevity.

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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Pat Dodson » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:39 pm

Bob Dylan has just delivered his Nobel Lecture, a few days before the deadline. The link below provides both the text and Bob Dylan reading it. It is interesting, it has a lilt and in its final lines perhaps it gently reproaches the Nobel Committee though Bob Dylan has accepted the money.

http://www.svenskaakademien.se/en/nobel-lecture

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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:58 pm

Pat Dodson wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Bob Dylan has just delivered his Nobel Lecture, a few days before the deadline. The link below provides both the text and Bob Dylan reading it. It is interesting, it has a lilt and in its final lines perhaps it gently reproaches the Nobel Committee though Bob Dylan has accepted the money.

http://www.svenskaakademien.se/en/nobel-lecture
Yes, It seems that Dylan himself is puzzled by the Nobel committee's choice for the literature prize.

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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by Granary Guitars » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm

Pat Dodson wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Bob Dylan has just delivered his Nobel Lecture, a few days before the deadline. The link below provides both the text and Bob Dylan reading it. It is interesting, it has a lilt and in its final lines perhaps it gently reproaches the Nobel Committee though Bob Dylan has accepted the money.

http://www.svenskaakademien.se/en/nobel-lecture
Thanks for that Pat. I went to see Bob Dylan in Cardiff about a month ago - it was excellent. I wanted to see him before one of us croaks, and I'm not talking about our voices.
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Re: Congratulations to Bob Dylan !!

Post by larryguitar » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:50 pm

Speaking of Bob Dylan, a friend of mine gave me all of the Theme Time Radio broadcasts hosted by Bob Dylan. They're all available here: http://www.themetimeradio.com , for free. Bob takes up a theme, say, coffee, talks about the subject, and plays tunes that reference the subject. He does not play his own music, which somehow seems right. After listening to the show on coffee, I just had to play his song, "One More Cup of Coffee" (for the road).

All of the episodes that I've listened to so far, including "Water" and "Work", are just delightful!

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