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Unread 09-11-2021, 05:06 PM
John Riley John Riley is offline
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Default This Is Why Bob Dylan Won The Nobel Prize

https://youtu.be/-UHHc7POovg

It's new like Shakespeare or Wordsworth were new.
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Unread 09-12-2021, 04:08 PM
Cally Conan-Davies Cally Conan-Davies is offline
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Terrific, John! That song. I had these lines taped to the wall next to my bed for about ten years: "There are those among us / who think life is but a joke / you and I have been through that / this is not our fate / so let us not speak falsely now / the hour is getting late"

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Unread 09-12-2021, 04:53 PM
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I agree, but I think he already deserved it for The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol, just to name one off the top of my head. (And he didn't even have to rhyme very much).
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Unread 09-12-2021, 04:59 PM
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Heck, I'd have given him the prize just for writing "But I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."
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Wow. Haven't listened to that for years. Gave me chills.
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Unread 09-12-2021, 05:05 PM
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I'd give it to him for writing the perfect lyric poem "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
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And this.
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Unread 09-12-2021, 07:23 PM
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And Cally, he was still knockin' years later when he wrote Tryin' To Get To Heaven Before They Close the Door, which I also consider Nobelworthy.
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I never for an instant doubted that giving Dylan the Nobel Prize was a fitting thing to do. I have the book of his lyrics and it does not take too long for one to realize that he is an impressive poet. I think "It Ain't Me Babe" is one of the great anti-love songs. But I have often found that his voice and a comparative lack of musicianship detract from his lyrics. To me, of Dylan, Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits and some others Joni Mitchell is the more complete artist. There, I've opened the gates.

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Unread 09-12-2021, 09:10 PM
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Bill,

Would you, kindly, post a link to your favorite of each one of these five you've mentioned?

Thanks,
~mignon
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