What do you think of Bob Dylan

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by BigMoaner, Dec 24, 2015.


Dylan - how do you rate him

  1. Excellent

    47 vote(s)
  2. Good

    26 vote(s)
  3. Average

    9 vote(s)
  4. Poor

    8 vote(s)
  5. Shite

    18 vote(s)
  1. og ogilby

    og ogilby Well-Known Member

    Probably the best audience recording ever.:cool:

  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    I'll just leave this here:

  3. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

    More of a short story set to music than a poem. I wonder if she sent him the shoes?
  4. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    Hmmm. Well. You know the story about how everyone assumed that "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" was about the Cuba crisis, and that he went along with it for years, before admitting that it wasn't. If he really had been a poet, it really would have been about the missile crisis.
  5. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

    If he got it for Mr Tambourine Man Noel Gallagher might be the next poet laureate.
  6. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Dylan is great because of his terrible voice. And because he was just making it up as he went along. And because he has produced some awful crap. And because he's a grumpy bastard. He was one of the greatest singer songwriters of the rock age.
  7. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    But Nobel Prize material? Compared to Ngugi Wa Thiong'o?

  8. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I don't really care about the Nobel prize. Means nothing to me.
  9. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    You're a Midge Ure fan, then?
  10. Fanny Fruitcake

    Fanny Fruitcake Banned Banned

    I actually do admire the ageing hipster for sometimes treating his oh-so-devotional fans with a mixture of barely disguised contempt for their undiluted worship of the Great One. Witness some of his live performances over the past decade or more, in which some of his songs are seemingly dismantled and destroyed so thoroughly and deliberately, that they sound barely recognisable or listenable to the original. An example of this is his MTV unplugged. Horrendous shit. See youtube for others. As for the Nobel Prize? I'm sure Roberti is over the moon. Not.
  11. Orang Utan


    as does Dylan. fucking lyricists
  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    I'm sure there'll be a nobel prize for wubwub noises one day.
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  13. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Lessing got it when she was in her 80s, Pinter got it when he was 75 and well after his most respected plays had been published, Llosa got it in his 70s, I'm not familiar with most of the other recent winner but I'd say giving to people late in their lives is pretty standard.
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  14. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Surprised they aint given it to Coleridge - about as comtemp.............nuff said, ye no where I go wi dis.......
  15. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Fair enough, I'll concede the point to your greater knowledge.
  16. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    This is so go good. His parody on Mcarthyism. Just needs to be very slightly rewrote for now.

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  17. Orang Utan


    they wrote books. not ditties
  18. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Spoken word is not less worthy than the written one.
  19. Orang Utan


    is it literature though?
    spoken word is really annoying until you can see it written down. only then does it make sense, esp song lyrics.
  20. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  21. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Orang Utan This woman won the ted Hughes poetry prize last year, deservedly I think. Not written spoken. Kate Tempest. She's brilliant. Poetry is older than the guttenburg press.

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  22. Orang Utan


    is there a transcript i can read? :p
  23. Orang Utan


    see with kate tempest, i want to read her novel. but i'm not fucking listening to her.
  24. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    You're just a blip then, poetry and myth was in the past and is now in the future mostly about sound, shared listening, not words on a page. :p
  25. Orang Utan


    still can't get with it. listening to people blethering on with all the other distractions vs black type on gleaming white paper. book wins every time
  26. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    The poetry society sells her work in silent print for a price, if you can't be bothered to listen for free. I saw her onstage once. It was beautiful.
    HoratioCuthbert and Orang Utan like this.
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    written has its place,
    where form meets function.

    some poetry has to be heard really but loads of the form is good written- assonance and alliteration don't just work audio, the repetition of the shapes of the letters is also pleasing to look at. Then theres acrostics and various other novelty ways of doing written poesy. Plus line lengths matching and stanzas matching in length- all pleasing to the mind imo.
  28. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Of course. Great wordsmithing holds its value written or heard.
    But the idea that you're only a poet if your main outlet is the printed word is silly.
    I like it that Dylan gets this prize, even if it its because nobody could think of a more contemporary candidate.
  29. Orang Utan


    There are plenty of other people who have written books
  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Interesting. Maybe the issue is that you don't appreciate how some people 'deliver' their novels. The novel is something you see as a certain form. Oral forms of reflection and storytelling predate books for example. Some authors/wordsmiths don't want to be a part of their work after they have written/thought it...others like KT do well to continue to be physically involved with it.
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