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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by liverpoolken » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 am

Welcome aboard the good ship 'F*ck Christmas'
We seem to get more passengers each year.

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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by Steven » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:10 pm


There is a review of "Christmas in the Heart" in the Oct. 29, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone.
The reviewer gave the album three stars. This is the heading: "Adjust expectations:
Dylan plays it straight for Christmas". I'm looking forward to hearing "Christmas in the
Heart." Some people hate Christmas. Others love it. Fewer are in-between. I appreciate
what it meaningfully contributes (beneficially, of course) to some people's lives and notice
that it rolls-around more quickly with each passing year. Btw, Christmas is one of those Seasons
where it is good to watch out for people who might need additional connection and support --
emotions can be amplified and people can be overlooked. :)
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by sturgess66 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Haha! Bob Dylan was performing - video from Salina, Kansas. :lol: ... dylan.html
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Late Night at the Cafe: Debut of New Dylan

Looks like he's put his "Little Tramp" back into his trunk of tricks. I don't know who this is, but he's up to something. At first I thought I thought he might be channeling Leonard Cohen, but it's hard to tell what he's mixing with his Wheaties. This is indeed a Dylan I saw hinted at the Ripken ballpark this summer in Maryland, but nothing quite like this - he's like, performing.

Charlie Sexton is back in the band after a seven year absence. Whatever's going on, this is not the Dylan I've seen for the last five years. Fun - will be seeing him soon back in Fairfax.

Here's Cold Iron Bound from two days ago in Salina, Kansas:

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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by lonndubh » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:41 pm

I see an article on Woody Guthrie -On the trail of Bob Dylans ultimate hero in Dec Mojo magazine with one picture of him with 'fag in mouth' cutting a very Guthrie- like figure in NY, 1962
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by John Etherington » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:00 pm

Shock horror! Sting's Christmas/Winter album is actually pretty good, being mostly solemn and contemplative (someone played it to me last night). It evokes the season in a much more traditional way, and surpisingly is on the Deutsche Gramophone label.
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:03 pm

i recommend woody's son's movie (for anyone who hasn't seen it) : -
sting's a good singer who's recorded several classic songs but i'm irritated by his public persona.

please don't imagine that i'm in any way envious because he's a millionaire with homes scattered across the globe ;-)
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Re: sting

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:11 pm

interview with sting in the london evening standard :

Sting: The X Factor kids are going nowhere

By Geordie Greig, Evening Standard Editor 11.11.09

I was an altar boy and considered being a priest,” says Sting, with a twinkle in his eye... ...
whether sting decides to fulfill his childhood ambition by becoming a priest or not - there's no reason why he shouldn't record some duets with the Holy Father who will be topping my charts this festive season with his CD Alma Mater ... B002NPYQ14
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by altinkum » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:31 pm

This months edition of The big issue has a world exclusive interview with Dylan concerning this album, proceeds from UK sales will be going to Crisis UK. I am debating whether to buy the album it has had good reviews on Amazon.

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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by Parsifal » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:48 pm

From what I've heard of Dylan's album, it has strong comedy value, but appears to have been sincerely meant. You can play it, have a laugh, and good causes will benefit. So, everyone wins! :D
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:15 pm

for anyone developing a taste for offbeat christmas music - this might be of interest :

Yes it’s a Damaged Goods Christmas Compilation featuring some of the best Christmas tracks we’ve released over the last 20 odd years... ... -out-today
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by somewhat_nifty » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:21 pm

Bob's Christmas album got a pretty good review in the Guardian: ... -the-heart

I must say it's definitely growing on me, though maybe that's inevitable as Christmas draws near...
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Re: Bob Dylan

Post by LisaLCFan » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:25 am

I just heard Bob Dylan's Christmas album a couple nights ago, at a friends' place. The funny thing is ("funny" as in, slightly hilarious), I was listening to the Watchmen soundtrack in my car on the way over to their place, which includes Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," which happened to play just before I got to their house. So, that tune was very fresh in my mind, when my friend put on a very perky sounding Dylan singing "Here Comes Santa Claus." The times, they are a-changin', indeed! :lol: Having just listened to classic Dylan (and that particular song, of all things), my mind just couldn't quite get around what I was hearing! It (Bob doing Christmas songs) struck me as incredibly bizarre. Not horrible, mind you, just wierd, and a little bit, well, wrong. Maybe it's just me. :D
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