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Bob Dylan — Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Album: Highway 61 Revisited
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Released: 1965
Length: 5:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez, when it's Easter time too
And your gravity falls and negativity don't pull you through
Don't you put on any airs when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there, and they'll really make a mess outta you

Now if you see Saint Annie, please tell her, "Thanks a lot"
I cannot move, my fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength to get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor won't even say what it is I've got

Sweet Melinda, the peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English, and she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind and careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon

Up on Housing Project Hill, it's either fortune or fame
You must pick one or the other, though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you're lookin' to get silly, you better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don't need you and, man, they expect the same

Now all the authorities, they just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms into leaving his post
And picking up Angel, who just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first but left looking just like a ghost

I started out on burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough
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oh my!

RP played this after uncle tupelo

now that would be one hell of a tour to catch

dylan and tupelo touring the midwest up and down highway 61 during the summer of 2021

it would be a happening
so fun to try and sing like dylan to this song
Love this album. Could be my fav song on it. No, wait, that’s Like a Rolling Stone. No, wait, that’s ACTUALLY Queen Jane Approximately
I have this rated as a 10 and then  the harmonica solo kicks in.....
 niseywee wrote:
I saw him twice in the 90's. Once at the Kansas City jazzfest and it was a lackluster performance, but then he opened up for the Allman brothers about two years later and it was rockin'.  I can understand how his music isn't for everyone, it isn't for me sometimes, but other times I find it really great and poetic. In all fairness, he did A LOT of touring, he's gotta have an off day in fifty something years

 
I've gone to at least 35 Dylan shows between 1978 and the mid 90s. Some of his shows have been electrifying, some have been just this side of competent. The worst was at an amusement park where he clearly didn't care and was just phoning it in. But there have been times he'd play in 20K seater and have the whole audience in rapt attention. I doubt that's possible anymore - too much acquired ADHD and too many people watching shows through their phones. 
Possibly the first time I heard this song was the Grateful Dead covering it.  It's my all time favorite Dead show.  3/15/90.  It was Phil Lesh's 50th birthday and the crowd was chanting, "we want Phil, we want Phil", and he broke into an enthusiastic perfect rendition of this song - with his classic gravelly vocals.  

If you like this song, or the dead, I would highly recommend checking it out!!
Complex tales presented with an easy stroll; cool. Hugely enjoyable.
Thank B & R as usual.
Uh oh!

Some listeners don't like Bob Dylan.

Some think he maybe trying to pissed people off.  

Imagine that....
 amb599 wrote:
I'm sure if I could get past the voice I'd find some kind of genius here but I can't.  This man's voice instantly makes all the liquids inside my body want to exit at great velocity from the nearest available sphincter resulting in a staggeringly painful simultaneous vomit and explosive diarrhea.  Please stop the human suffering and do not let this man's voice be heard any more anywhere.   My god it just keeps getting worse.
 
You must be a youngin'.
I saw him twice in the 90's. Once at the Kansas City jazzfest and it was a lackluster performance, but then he opened up for the Allman brothers about two years later and it was rockin'.  I can understand how his music isn't for everyone, it isn't for me sometimes, but other times I find it really great and poetic. In all fairness, he did A LOT of touring, he's gotta have an off day in fifty something years

 jukes1 wrote:

Saw him twice live in the late 90s. Great artist but the most disinterested performer I’ve ever seen.
 
 lizardking wrote:

Rolling Stone has him rated the #2 musical artist of ALL TIME for a reason....plenty of folks don't sing well and still have made a shitload of money....different tastes for different folks, though BD is the real deal and still touring at 78 y/o....+1 to 11...LLRP
 
Saw him twice live in the late 90s. Great artist but the most disinterested performer I’ve ever seen.
Likely the best best poet, worst singer, and most-skipped artist on Radio Paradise. NEXT!

 
bc wrote:

Uh... Did they give him a Nobel prize for his singing ability?
Methinks not.

Was it that harmonica?
Definitely not.

Just sayin'.
 

He received a Nobel Prize in Literature. It was recognizing his song and prose writing ability

Just sayin'
BD dont sing , he tells stories.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

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Oh please please please yes!

Thank goodness it's a long song.
M a k e. I t. S t o p. E a r s. B l e e d i n g.
Wow. Maybe Bob has to change his style. His vocals. His musicianship. 
 bc wrote:

Uh... Did they give him a Nobel prize for his singing ability?
Methinks not.

Was it that harmonica?
Definitely not.

Just sayin'.
 
Rolling Stone has him rated the #2 musical artist of ALL TIME for a reason....plenty of folks don't sing well and still have made a shitload of money....different tastes for different folks, though BD is the real deal and still touring at 78 y/o....+1 to 11...LLRP
Played Lowell (MA) Normal School (Teachers College) cafeteria, Nov 1963. Now UMASS Lowell, South Campus, Sculpture room.
I'm sure if I could get past the voice I'd find some kind of genius here but I can't.  This man's voice instantly makes all the liquids inside my body want to exit at great velocity from the nearest available sphincter resulting in a staggeringly painful simultaneous vomit and explosive diarrhea.  Please stop the human suffering and do not let this man's voice be heard any more anywhere.   My god it just keeps getting worse.
 nance wrote:
haters got to hate
Bob Dylan is obviously huge in music
you think they give out Noble Prizes lightly? 
agree that Dylan not for the simple minded 
                            {#No}
 
Uh... Did they give him a Nobel prize for his singing ability?
Methinks not.

Was it that harmonica?
Definitely not.

Just sayin'.
Telling lyrics I remember reading them on album sleeves now we get em on da screen
haters got to hate
Bob Dylan is obviously huge in music
you think they give out Noble Prizes lightly? 
agree that Dylan not for the simple minded 
                            {#No}
Hey Hayduke, 

How about these Dylan words:  

"The commander in chief answers him, while chasing a fly. 
 Death to all those who would whimper and cry.
And dropping a barbell he points to the sky,
The sun's not yellow...it's chicken!"
 hayduke2 wrote:
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 https://i.imgur.com/d1XtP2e.jpg
 
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 Steely_D wrote:
Such a piece of brilliance from the very first line. 

When you're lost in the rain
in Juarez
and it's Easter-time too... 

 
I agree with this.
 Johnaus wrote:
He readily admits, as charged by his peers,  he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies, and they gave him a Nobel Prize for Literature?  I don't get it. This track could have the instruments tuned, and have gotten a harmonica player in to paly a proper solo. That Piano!  Yeah yeah I know,  Jack tuning is cool   NOT.

 
ahhh....you're just jealous he didn't write the song "Visions of Johnaus"

Hope you're enjoying RP from under your bridge, Troll!!  Hell, you just inspired me to go 9→10 on this track.  Thanks!!  Long Live RP!!

 hayduke2 wrote:
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 

Something is happening, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Trump?
 hayduke2 wrote:
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 

 
bump.
Nice one, hayduke.
Sadly, we're stuck with Dopey Donnie for 3 more years.
Whatever happens with the Russia investigation, he'll find a way to sleaze his way out of it, like he always does.
 Johnaus wrote:
He readily admits, as charged by his peers,  he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies, and they gave him a Nobel Prize for Literature?  I don't get it. This track could have the instruments tuned, and have gotten a harmonica player in to paly a proper solo. That Piano!  Yeah yeah I know,  Jack tuning is cool   NOT.

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

wtf? one thing he certainly did not do was steal his lyrics 

 
Don't spend too much time scratching your head over the utterly clueless.  You know what they say, "he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool... avoid them."
I like the Grateful Dead's cover of this WAY better.
nice blues!

Right now, today, this morning... would be  great time to take a drive down Highway 61...SE Iowa and NE Missouri.

Stop at local spots and get a bag of  homegrown tomatoes and fireworks. Yeah baby!  


                                                                           IT WAS MY TURN ! !
.
,
                              



 loop6719 wrote:
the best dylan song..love it

 
yes, with exceptionally shitty harmonica.......lol  Wouldn't be good Dylan without that!
 hayduke2 wrote:
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 

 
Oh, if only...
the best dylan song..love it
 hayduke2 wrote:
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 

 
{#Roflol} "I'm going back to Mar-a-Lago, I do believe I've had enough"
 hayduke2 wrote:
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 

 
Too funny, hayduke2!!  Everybody in my hotel room is laughing our asses off...  and we love this song...
"Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough
But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough..."

 
 Johnaus wrote:
He readily admits, as charged by his peers,  he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies, and they gave him a Nobel Prize for Literature?  I don't get it. This track could have the instruments tuned, and have gotten a harmonica player in to paly a proper solo. That Piano!  Yeah yeah I know,  Jack tuning is cool   NOT.

 
wtf? one thing he certainly did not do was steal his lyrics 
 Johnaus wrote:
He readily admits, as charged by his peers, he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies . . .
 
Who exactly are you suggesting he stole his lyrics from? Justin Bieber, maybe? Please.
Nice trollin' though; hope it makes you happy.
 Johnaus wrote:
He readily admits, as charged by his peers,  he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies, and they gave him a Nobel Prize for Literature?  I don't get it. This track could have the instruments tuned, and have gotten a harmonica player in to paly a proper solo. That Piano!  Yeah yeah I know,  Jack tuning is cool   NOT.

 
I didn't know that. Now I'm REALLY confused. {#Confused}
He readily admits, as charged by his peers,  he borrowed nearly everything he wrote, Lyrics and melodies, and they gave him a Nobel Prize for Literature?  I don't get it. This track could have the instruments tuned, and have gotten a harmonica player in to paly a proper solo. That Piano!  Yeah yeah I know,  Jack tuning is cool   NOT.
Yuck!

CONGRATULATIONS MR. DYLAN

YOU ARE THE FIRST NEW NOBEL PRIZE OF A NEW ERA OF NOBEL PRIZE.


I hate to be that guy - and I try to be as respectful to the disabled community as anyone, but just because this man has lost control of his vocal cords doesn't mean everyone has to talk about how great this singer is.  I'm sure this would be a great song if it was song by someone without a disfunctional throat.   I feel so bad this man had to attempt a singing career with his horrible affliction, and I wonder if it isn't a little bit our fault he wasn't stopped earlier.
It's finger lickin' good!
As a favorite a close second to Desolation Row. 
 ThoreauBack wrote:

If you're going to quote him, at least spell his name correctly.  

Here's another perspective on Stephen Stills' critical opinion.  

During CSNY’s groundbreaking 1974 tour, Bob Dylan stopped by the band’s hotel and sat down with Stephen Stills and bassist Tim Drummond.

“He played us all the songs from Blood on the Tracks on acoustic guitar. We were on twin beds, across from each other. Oh God, I can’t tell you how great it was. At one point Stephen said something to him about the songs not being good. I was so Goddamn embarrassed. He was probably coked out. Dylan, being the arrogant man that he was said, ‘Well, Stephen, play me one of your songs.’ That was the end of it. Stephen couldn’t even find one string from another at that point.”

— Tim Drummond, via Rolling Stone



 


Placing Dylan in the context of the times in which he came to fame helps understand the importance of his music.  I am a Dylan admirer for many reasons. 
 Skydog wrote:
a lot of negative posts about Dylan here, I'll say this, he can't sing and can't play guitar or harmonica but I like his music
for example every line in  "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" is a complete work and makes you think

 
Like Steven Stills said after a session with him.  " He may be a great song writer but he ain't no musician."
a lot of negative posts about Dylan here, I'll say this, he can't sing and can't play guitar or harmonica but I like his music
for example every line in  "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" is a complete work and makes you think
 Baby_M wrote:

Let me try to answer.  I'm a "Dylan indifferent" rather than a "Dylan hater"—I like some of his stuff (e.g., most of Blood on the Tracks) but not this or his other long, meandering 1960s marathons (e.g., "Highway 61 Revisited"), and it all nets out to something around neutral. 

It isn't the voice so much as it is the word salad lyrics.  When I read or hear something like this, which all the experts assure me is super-profound and deeply symbolic, I can't help but wonder if there's really no deep meaning at all and this is a case of emperor's new clothes.  I don't mind symbolism and figurative language, but a work this inaccessible it fails to communicate anything beyond the author's self-importance.

I suppose there's also a bit of hype backlash at work, too.  I've been told for years that Dylan is this giant of modern music and poetry, but I just don't see it.  I mean, even at his best, he's not the be-all and end-all of rock—and I totally do not get what the whole "electric Dylan" kerfuffle was about.

 
It helps, I believe, to remember that he's very very funny. Self aware. Sometimes his stuff is just silly. "I wake up in the morning / there's frogs inside my socks..."
 leafmold wrote:

As a Dylan lover, I've never fully understood the Dylan haters out there. Is it just his voice?

 
Let me try to answer.  I'm a "Dylan indifferent" rather than a "Dylan hater"—I like some of his stuff (e.g., most of Blood on the Tracks) but not this or his other long, meandering 1960s marathons (e.g., "Highway 61 Revisited"), and it all nets out to something around neutral. 

It isn't the voice so much as it is the word salad lyrics.  When I read or hear something like this, which all the experts assure me is super-profound and deeply symbolic, I can't help but wonder if there's really no deep meaning at all and this is a case of emperor's new clothes.  I don't mind symbolism and figurative language, but a work this inaccessible it fails to communicate anything beyond the author's self-importance.

I suppose there's also a bit of hype backlash at work, too.  I've been told for years that Dylan is this giant of modern music and poetry, but I just don't see it.  I mean, even at his best, he's not the be-all and end-all of rock—and I totally do not get what the whole "electric Dylan" kerfuffle was about.
Is it actually crualty to try drowning a noisy duck?
Comparing the voices of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan makes me think that this is not only the grating voice of the second that makes me dislike his work. Working on coupling Shazam with the PSD button ...
                                   Nun, Mo
                      
                     It's crazy patchwork stitches,
                Atlas stretches will you  guide me home ?
                       Made a re-dress for some
                        Missing spirits.Reunite.
 axa2wa wrote:
This song is sucko-barfo
I hate the way Bob Dylan seems to sing down his  noose
That all the lyrics have to rhyme with toooast
and that the last word has to be sung in the highest nooote
That's why this song gets on my goooat
 
As a Dylan lover, I've never fully understood the Dylan haters out there. Is it just his voice?

Such a piece of brilliance from the very first line. 

When you're lost in the rain
in Juarez
and it's Easter-time too... 
I'm told it's better than it sounds. 

Hey, man. I'm just a peasant. A Philistine. Too stupid to know any better. 

Excuse me for living. 
 axa2wa wrote:
This song is sucko-barfo
I hate the way Bob Dylan seems to sing down his  noose
That all the lyrics have to rhyme with toooast
and that the last word has to be sung in the highest nooote
That's why this song gets on my goooat
 

Ha.  Thank you for making me laugh.  I think you have a future in the biz!  Can you strum one note on the guitar and occasionally toot on the harmonica too?
This song is sucko-barfo
I hate the way Bob Dylan seems to sing down his  noose
That all the lyrics have to rhyme with toooast
and that the last word has to be sung in the highest nooote
That's why this song gets on my goooat
I remember when this album was released. Most of us loved the newness and originality... others never got it. Apparently some of those are still around. Maybe you needed to be there to fully realize what this album meant.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
If that's the best you can do to defend this trash, then I know I'm on the mark giving it a 2 (six points for the band, a minus 4 for Dylan himself).

Oh dear, another one's all riled up.
It's best if you try not to speak (and you may want to avoid sharp objects).

  
And you can try and avoid breathing... about a day should do it!

If that's the best you can do to defend this trash, then I know I'm on the mark giving it a 2 (six points for the band, a minus 4 for Dylan himself).
 On_The_Beach wrote:

It's best if you try not to speak (and you may want to avoid sharp objects).

 
And you can try and avoid breathing... about a day should do it!
 tiggers wrote:
No it's for the deaf and/or hoodwinked
 
It's best if you try not to speak (and you may want to avoid sharp objects).
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bob's music is not for the simple-minded.

 
No it's for the deaf and/or hoodwinked
here comes that stupid harp again. ouch, please stop. my poor ears. have mercy. people just say they like this because they want to be cool or so. it's just not nice.
The song itself is pretty good.

I gave it a 5 because when the first few chords crawled into my ears I got scared to death I was about to hear Sweet Home Alabama.

Damn you Lynyrd Skynyrd...

Damn.

You.

To.

Hell.
 stalfnzo wrote:

The fact that this song even exists, tormenting mankind forevermore, proves that there is no God.

 LOL

I really do not agree with you, but...
that that is one of funiest things I heard

ROFLOL

(I think I will use it to tease my Dylan´s fans friends) 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bob's music is not for the simple-minded.

 
Percentage-wise, there are likely a lot of simple-minded folk who like Dylan's music; he's sold over 100,000,000 records.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bob's music is not for the simple-minded.

 
His lyrics maybe - those are pretty good, but the music sucks, with a few exceptions. Oh no, now that annoying harmonica kicks in again - PSD!
Bob's music is not for the simple-minded.
 hempmandan wrote:

Bob and God both have 3 letters...
 
 
So does Gag.
 stalfnzo wrote:

The fact that this song exists to torment mankind proves that there is no God.

 
Bob and God both have 3 letters...
 
 leafmold wrote:
God I love this song.

 
The fact that this song even exists, tormenting mankind forevermore, proves that there is no God.
God I love this song.
Go drive Highway 61 in NE Missouri and you can stop in Hannibal and say "hi" to Tom Thumb and ask how are things going?

It's a wonderful drive, except for the state patrol hiding near the Tic Toc motel.   
Nina Simone´s cover is excellent IMHO.
While Dylan´s is cynical, Nina´s is sad (quite drepressive) and introspective.

 
I'm certified; certified crazy for Dylan, an addict.  If we had Living National Treasures like Japan, in many people's eyes, Bob would be one.
Maybe he already is - unoffically.  It's remarkable and deserved that there's been an effort to give him the Nobel Prize for Lit.                        

I came late to Leonard Cohen, but sure appreciate him now and resonate witht he comments here from Oct. 14.
 
If there is a hell, and if I'm going there, it will be just like this life except Bob Dylan songs will be playing 24/7.  Ugh.
 ScottN wrote:
 joelbb wrote:

It did take him a while to devise B-cadences for his verses.  On the other hand, there's never been a better lyricist, including Brecht/Weil.  Mike Bloomfield smokes on other cuts of this best-Dylan-album-of-all-time.

Leonard Cohen is, for me, the best lyricist ever. But if you grew up in MN, as I did, and are of a certain age (I'm 65), Dylan will always be first in the heart.
 
Leonard Cohen, in my opinion, is the best underappreciated lyricist ever, although I have to say those early days with the lalala-ing sisters of mercy on everything got old fast. But he had the scholarship where dylan had the zeitgeist. These days cohen would be the rabbi where dylan was the rapper. I still will take either of these channelling poets with weird voices anytime, and if they can't make it, sub in joni mitchell, amen.
PS not from MN. 
A little trip to Mexico I guess .. :)
Nick Cave followed by Dylan.  {#Rolleyes}  Well, it can only get better from here.
 ScottN wrote:
 joelbb wrote:

It did take him a while to devise B-cadences for his verses.  On the other hand, there's never been a better lyricist, including Brecht/Weil.  Mike Bloomfield smokes on other cuts of this best-Dylan-album-of-all-time.

Leonard Cohen is, for me, the best lyricist ever. But if you grew up in MN, as I did, and are of a certain age (I'm 65), Dylan will always be first in the heart.
 
I'm only about to hit 40 and I also agree Leonard for lyrics among many good candidates.
 joelbb wrote:

It did take him a while to devise B-cadences for his verses.  On the other hand, there's never been a better lyricist, including Brecht/Weil.  Mike Bloomfield smokes on other cuts of this best-Dylan-album-of-all-time.

Leonard Cohen is, for me, the best lyricist ever. But if you grew up in MN, as I did, and are of a certain age (I'm 65), Dylan will always be first in the heart.



 ScottN wrote:
Great early Dylan.  But he hadn't learned to write a bridge yet in his songs (or at least in this one), and doesn't play the harmonica very well either. 
Seems he did overcome that to...ah, some achievements later.  Word is he had a decent career.

 
It did take him a while to devise B-cadences for his verses.  On the other hand, there's never been a better lyricist, including Brecht/Weil.  Mike Bloomfield smokes on other cuts of this best-Dylan-album-of-all-time.
{#Sunny}
 meauclaire wrote:
Obviously the PSD button stands for Please Stop Dylan!

 
{#No}
Great early Dylan.  But he hadn't learned to write a bridge yet in his songs (or at least in this one), and doesn't play the harmonica very well either. 
Seems he did overcome that to...ah, some achievements later.  Word is he had a decent career.
Obviously the PSD button stands for Please Stop Dylan!
Thought it brilliant in '65; even more so now. 48 freakin' years on!
{#Heartkiss}  "Godlike" song from a "Godlike" album.   In my top 5 albums of all time.
Why do have this irresistible urge to buy a Chrysler?
always painting them mental pictures to this day, so true...
On the road, on the road!
Years after years this song sounds better and better.
 iSoul wrote:
Howlin´ out loud of his Bob-hole again...

I love Radio Paradise. I´m listening to this fantastic station all day long, really! Thank you for your lovely programm RP! But, there are certain moments..
I´m listening with iTunes, and today I had this intense wish, to have this function, which maybe can be named as "skip artist". And it provides a list, where you can put an artist into, you definitely don´t wanna hear. Instead of - in between, iTunes (reacts on the artist-information within the stream and) will play some nice song of my collection out of a playlist I named in the function, and return to my beloved RP stream, when the pain is over.
This must be possible with somekind of plugin for iTunes. I´m not a coder, sorrowfully, but.. anybody has an idea? Maybe something like that exists allready?
Howlin´ Bob-hole Dylan would be on top of my list. {#Pray}

 Hey iSoul - if you use the web player, you can click the PSD (Play Something Different) button, and it will substitute something else.  I listen through it more that way now than through iTunes, cuz sometimes Bill's love of 80's electronic pop just doesn't do it for me.

(Sorry about the double post)
  casey1024 wrote:
Poet and storyteller extraordinare.  I can understand why many do not enjoy hearing him sing, but I, for one, do.  Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman.
leafmold wrote:

I echo this sentiment. He's always worth listening to, IMO.  Not sure why there is such hatred of Dylan on RP.

  {#Cheers}


Hey iSoul - if you use the web player, you can click the PSD (Play Something Different) button, and it will substitute something else.  I listen through it more that way now than through iTunes, cuz sometimes Bill's love of 80's electronic pop just doesn't do it for me.
They really should tune that piano - it hurts.  
Please put me on a suicide watch! I can't take this song or any other song by ths artist.
Another great one from The Zimmy.

Check out Neil Young's version on the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary concert video (1992).
Howlin´ out loud of his Bob-hole again...

I love Radio Paradise. I´m listening to this fantastic station all day long, really! Thank you for your lovely programm RP! But, there are certain moments..
I´m listening with iTunes, and today I had this intense wish, to have this function, which maybe can be named as "skip artist". And it provides a list, where you can put an artist into, you definitely don´t wanna hear. Instead of - in between, iTunes (reacts on the artist-information within the stream and) will play some nice song of my collection out of a playlist I named in the function, and return to my beloved RP stream, when the pain is over.
This must be possible with somekind of plugin for iTunes. I´m not a coder, sorrowfully, but.. anybody has an idea? Maybe something like that exists allready?
Howlin´ Bob-hole Dylan would be on top of my list. {#Pray}
 iSoul wrote:
shut up, Bob.

 
{#Lol}
shut up, Bob.
 Sine_Nomine wrote:
I like the Nina Simone version better. {#Angel}

 
Really?! Oh dear me!
 Sine_Nomine wrote:
I like the Nina Simone version better. {#Angel}

 
Really?!
 
Uh...no. Really no, no no no no nooooooo. 
I like the Nina Simone version better. {#Angel}
 cShaggy wrote:
..i'm pretty sure romeotuma was a Dylan-o-phile..anyone know where he went off to? (uh, tuma..not Bob)..
 

I be the holy ghost of bug stud Romeo Tuma...  yes, I be a Dylan-o-phile...  he is one of the greatest poets in American history, and his music is marvelous...

I feel like masticating with joy right now...  love this song...  and I am hungry for a late brunch...

hope life is grand for you right now, cShaggy...

 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
allow me to cross post (please)

Some context;


Quoted from "The Saturday Evening Post" July 30, 1966

"This is Bob Dylan's year to be mobbed. Next year it will probably be somebody else. But this year Bob Dylan is the king of rock 'n' roll, and he is the least likely king popular music has ever seen. With a bony, nervous face covered with skin the color of sour milk, a fright-wig of curly brown hair teased into a bramble of stand-up tangles, and dark circled hazel eyses usually hidden by large sunglasses, Dylan is less like Elvis or Frankie than like some crippled saint or resurrected Beethoven.
The songs he writes and sings, unlike the usual young-love pap of the airwaves, are full of dark and, many insist, important meaning; they are peopled with freaks, clowns, tramps, artists and mad scientists, dancing and tumbling in progressions of visionary images mobilized to the massive beat of rock 'n' roll. They often make very little logical sense, but almost always they make very good poetic sense. According to a recent poll, college students call him the most important contemporary poet in America."


And no-one can ram context down anothers throat, but nonetheless there is a reason for all this "Dylan Worship". It comes from appreciation of his unique talent, then and now.
 Misterfixit wrote:

An old Hohner Pianet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohner_Pianet) in the studio, scars, cigarette and dooby burns; it had character.  I was there with my cameras.  The backups stayed around and practised for Highway 61.  I left with a groupy girl waiting outside who gave me the clap.

 
{#Roflol}

Man, I wanna party with you!

No doubt she inspired you to write "Always Something There to Remind Me." 

I think Al Kooper confessed in an interview with Terry Gross that he had no fuckin' idea what he was doing on the organ and everybody but Dylan wanted him out. IIRC he showed up hoping to play guitar for the album, but Mike Bloomfield's playing put that idea on the shelf toot sweet. 

Edit: now listening to his again in the middle of July on a muggy night. It's been almost 25 years since I last got stoned but I sure would like to now. I know a lot of you hate Dylan, but this just works for me. 
 casey1024 wrote:
Poet and storyteller extraordinare.  I can understand why many do not enjoy hearing him sing, but I, for one, do.  Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman.
 
I echo this sentiment. He's always worth listening to, IMO.  Not sure why there is such hatred of Dylan on RP.
Poet and storyteller extraordinare.  I can understand why many do not enjoy hearing him sing, but I, for one, do.  Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman.
 I think he describes Easter time in Juarez very well
now get back to your Bay City Rollers collection

richlister wrote:
Bob, how you ever got to prominence is beyond even God's knowledge.

This... is shite.
 



Everybody in my church be dancing to this most excellent song...  love it...
 
Bob, how you ever got to prominence is beyond even God's knowledge.

This... is shite.