Thursday, 13 October 2016

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize !

quote [ And the winner is...

Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. ]

"Wow!" [quote from another Nobel]

A fine example of Jungian synchronicity, if ever there was one (see my last post): the jester passes the baton to the minstrel.

He's there (by the way, it's the only part of the movie worth watching):
Watchmen - Intro (ft. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changin)

Intro de la pelicula Watchmen

...but he's not there:
Ballad of a thin man - I am not there
[SFW] [literature] [+8 Interesting]
[by NuncEstBibendum@11:09amGMT]


kylemcbitch said[1] @ 11:38am GMT on 13th Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
If by new poetic expressions you mean barely intelligible hee-hawing, nasal droning, then yes.

Don't get me wrong, his lyrical content is actually pretty good... but how he sings it, sometimes I feel I need a translator.
midden said[1] @ 1:49pm GMT on 13th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
NuncEstBibendum said @ 2:55pm GMT on 13th Oct
You're perfectly right, but when I posted it was one of the very few sources. Thanks for the links.

discolemonade2.0 said @ 2:10pm GMT on 14th Oct [Score:1 Good]
discolemonade2.0 said @ 11:33am GMT on 13th Oct
Sigh.. My sister will love this and i enjoy some of his songs.. My first concert was Dylan and Willie Nelson (sister dragged me along but i adore Willie nelson) I've heard of him being the greatest lyricist but some of its just nonsense
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:54pm GMT on 13th Oct
He's one of those singer/songwriters that I wonder if they wouldn't "click" for me if someone else was singing their songs. Dylan, Neil Young, a lot of Mick Jagger (think "Ruby Tuesday"), etc. are people who are lauded for their songwriting talent but whose delivery often grates on my nerves.
cb361 said @ 3:10pm GMT on 13th Oct
"The priest dances on the seventh day
Watching the temple fall" -
Now if Dylan didn't write that line
Would it still mean nothing at all?
Morris Forgot his Password said @ 12:02pm GMT on 13th Oct
He was the write in candidate.

I have only seen Mr Zimmerman once live....but what a show.

arrowhen said @ 4:01pm GMT on 13th Oct
I was confused for a second because I always forget that literature is Nobel category and I couldn't figure out what impact Dylan's mumbling might have had on peace or the sciences.
discolemonade2.0 said @ 5:22pm GMT on 13th Oct
Murakami and atwood were passed over... Are you kidding me
Morris Forgot his Password said @ 5:50pm GMT on 13th Oct [Score:1 Insightful]
Don't know Murakami but I have passed over Atwood dozens of times. In fact, if I see her walking towards me on the street, I cross to the other side.
captainstubing said @ 8:49pm GMT on 13th Oct
Murakami is deserving. I like Dylan but...yeah, Murakami would be my call.
discolemonade2.0 said @ 5:57am GMT on 14th Oct
Kat said @ 7:04pm GMT on 13th Oct
HoZay said @ 8:45pm GMT on 13th Oct
That's cool, I guess, though Dylan doesn't need recognition. He's in a class by himself.
HoZay said @ 8:56pm GMT on 13th Oct
The Watchmen movie is no good? Because that clip looks pretty good.
Anti_fuites said @ 9:30pm GMT on 13th Oct
I'd put Watchmen into the same category as most Zach Snyder films. Some good individual scenes but it struggles to make a coherent movie when you cut them all together.

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