Started by Dr. Dread, August 28, 2009, 04:59:19 AM
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Quote from: Joe Barron on October 13, 2009, 06:44:48 PMThe best Dylan parody:
Quote from: Joe Barron on October 13, 2009, 06:44:48 PMThe best Dylan parody:http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/Nej4xJe4Tdg
Quote from: karlhenning on July 17, 2012, 11:58:11 AMI thought that was Shakespeare . . . .
Quote from: Mirror Image on July 17, 2012, 12:26:45 PMI never have liked Bob Dylan at all. His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Quote from: Elgarian on July 17, 2012, 12:38:59 PMI used to think that too, but then something clicked for me, and I never looked back after that. He is, I would argue, one of the most creative and inventive singers on the planet. He once claimed he could sing as well as Caruso, and could hold his breath twice as long. I wouldn't argue with that.
Quote from: Mirror Image on July 17, 2012, 12:41:30 PMThe thing is I don't think he could sing at all. Horrible voice IMHO. The songs, on the other hand, were quite good.
Quote from: Elgarian on July 17, 2012, 01:36:29 PMOf course this discussion has been running now for about 50 years, and polarising opinion just as sharply throughout that time (which includes several reinventions of the way he sings/performs). Even among Dylan fans there's sharp division about which are the 'good' reinventions. And then there have always been those who says 'no one sings Dylan like Dylan', contrasting with those who think his songs are better sung by others (as you do).I'm reminded of my grandson's response when he came into the room while I was listening to the miraculous singing of Mirella Freni: 'What's that horrible noise?' he wailed. I'm also reminded of Greil Marcus's perceptive comment that Dylan presented himself in a kind of perceptual box; and the task of the listener was to find a way of climbing into the box with him. As for Dylan himself, I think he'd have no truck with any of this. He stands on stage and presents his songs, and he'd think what happens after that isn't his business. If I were to tell him that he's provided me with some of the supreme musical experiences of my life (which he has), I think he'd just shrug his shoulders.
Quote from: karlhenning on July 18, 2012, 06:31:44 AMWhat are three years, in The Shed?
Quote from: karlhenning on July 18, 2012, 06:43:39 AMWhich, from Minnesota, is a drop which must seem especially insignificant!
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