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2011-10-15 08:21:49 PM
Oh come one, that guy can get discovered, get a record contract and record the new theme song for Bank of America.
 
2011-10-15 08:27:48 PM
We already have a new Dylan: his name is Lady Gaga.
 
2011-10-15 08:31:16 PM
i53.tinypic.com
 
2011-10-15 08:33:45 PM
I hope not. The guy couldn't sing for shiat. Dylan as a new artist today would just write songs and sell them.

The best Dylan songs? Every single one of them better sung by someone else. But he can write.
 
2011-10-15 08:50:41 PM
Freedom is just around the for you
With truth so far off, what good will it do?
 
2011-10-15 08:55:23 PM
Come gather round children
It's high time you push
For a hero named Obama
And a villain named Bush

And we'll march day and night by the BoA tower
They have the money, but we have the power
 
2011-10-15 09:14:02 PM
For many people today, the natural response to this question is "Bob Who?"
 
2011-10-15 10:32:44 PM
She's already here.

topnews.in
 
2011-10-15 11:51:30 PM
I'd like to take this moment to plug Immortal Technique. He did a damn sight better summing up the OWS protests than most of the protesters could.
 
2011-10-16 12:30:18 AM
This generation? We might get a few of these
thecomet.com

What would Dylan's career have been like if they had auto-tune?
 
2011-10-16 01:53:20 AM
Let's hope not. One is one too many.
 
2011-10-16 03:30:19 AM
 
2011-10-16 03:31:04 AM
A new Jacob Dylan? I doubt it. There can be only one, headlight.
 
2011-10-16 03:34:32 AM
If there's a protest band for this generation coming out of this, it's going to come out of the Death Cab For Cutie sector of the industry. Sure as hell isn't going to be Dylan-esque.
 
2011-10-16 03:37:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQBrTROj2w

This is what most modern protest songs sound like.
 
2011-10-16 03:38:33 AM
I thought Dan Bern was the new Dylan
 
2011-10-16 03:43:57 AM
Who cares if there's new "protest music" coming out of OWS? All it does is add a further level of obfuscation and complexity to the protests. The only people who really care about new musical artists coming from OWS are more interested in making a buck than calling attention to what's actually going on, thereby becoming the "1%" that they say they despise.

That said, I like Bob Dylan, and thought he had the right voice for most of his songs at the time. These days, not so much, but he was one of the voices of that generation, and his music, sung by him and others, still reverbrates through the years. I'd rather listen to Dylan than Gaga.
 
2011-10-16 03:56:01 AM
We had our Dylan, it was GG Allin, and we let him die.

My only experience w Dylan was in HS, a friend put on Motorpsycho Nightmare and told me it was the coolest thing ever. I was inoculated forever. Write your poetry down or learn to use music.
 
2011-10-16 03:56:44 AM
it would be a good thing to create some. people love them some singing. Churches realized this long ago.
 
2011-10-16 03:58:53 AM
ralphplsgo.com
 
2011-10-16 04:05:53 AM
Hey Mr. Guitar Hero fake a song for me....
 
2011-10-16 04:09:03 AM

you are a puppet: A new Jacob Dylan? I doubt it. There can be only one, headlight.


+1
 
2011-10-16 04:14:37 AM
Maybe.

www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
2011-10-16 04:34:55 AM
I hope not. Dylan's protest songs were whiny enough--if you could understand them.
 
2011-10-16 04:40:15 AM
Maybe new Dylan will come from China, inspired by Dylan's... never mind
 
2011-10-16 04:48:32 AM
What about Matt Dylan?
 
2011-10-16 04:54:04 AM
There is no way we could accept a musical prophet at this point. Everyone is suspect. Everyone with the power of voice must be owned already. Seriously.
 
2011-10-16 05:05:05 AM
Shut up and sing

or so one of my favs was told to on facebook today when she expressed sympathy for the protesters. America will it eat its own
 
2011-10-16 05:06:44 AM
I think even Bob Dylan would agree we need another Woody Guthrie more than we need another Dylan.

"Jesus Christ was a man who traveled through the land
A hard-working man and brave
He said to the rich, "Give your money to the poor,"
But they laid Jesus Christ in His grave"
 
2011-10-16 05:07:24 AM
As Dylan suggested - times change. Bob Dylan wouldn't exist the same today, because these are different times. I'm some OWS songwriter will get youtube hits, but it will probably take years for them to be recognized as great, if they in fact are.

Also, not being from that generation, I have to admit: I never found Bob Dylan to be that great either. A lot of music from that time is praised by people who were young, part of a movement, and on heavy drugs at the time, and that made a lot of the music seem much better than it actually was.

Captain_Ballbeard: We had our Dylan, it was GG Allin, and we let him die.


After GG Allin, you would think everyone else would realize the futility of writing more punk music. He took it as far as it could go, and to its logical conclusion. Nowadays, we get bands that use elements of punk to sell catchy pop melodies to kids, which is about as un-punk as you could possibly get.

Personally, I prefer metal anyway. Metal = Punk attitude + technical skill. Best of both worlds.
 
2011-10-16 05:19:03 AM
Also, if anyone is looking for great music with an anti-corporatist lean, may I suggest:

upload.wikimedia.org

This album blew me away when I first heard it. It made be cry with sympathy about all the evils of capitalism, and I'm a Libertarian. I also went on to discover that this might actually be their worst album. Seriously, that's how friggin' amazing a band Pain of Salvation is. Also with a similar subject matter:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-10-16 05:38:20 AM
God I hope not.
 
2011-10-16 05:43:35 AM
Hell no.

What kind of foolish ideas are people coming up with? Its bad enough that children in the last 10 years have started chanting about everything. Drives me crazy.
 
2011-10-16 05:45:37 AM
Come, gather 'round people, I need me a bone
It matters not who stole the throne
Grow out your cheek-hair, as fast as it is shorn
For the times they are a-borring....
 
2011-10-16 05:46:44 AM
The 24 hour news wants another Dylan, so they can be vapid instead of reporting.
 
2011-10-16 05:54:29 AM

Virtuoso80: Also, if anyone is looking for great music with an anti-corporatist lean, may I suggest:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]
...It made be cry with sympathy about all the evils of capitalism, and I'm a Libertarian.


I'm sorry, you have failed the American Litmus Test. Thank you for trying and, please, next time, spell FREEEDOMROCK with a lower-case "L". Good-bye.
 
2011-10-16 05:58:19 AM
Possibly. However the mainstream media will be slow to recognise.
 
2011-10-16 06:05:33 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Bob Roberts, prophet. (new window)


That.Was.Awesome.

I'd advise the card-turner to be careful, though. He's only one neck-tie away from looking like THEM!!!!!

Not even the Roxettes would be able to save him, then.

Unless, of course, he had reserved the Champagne Room on Corporate Credit.
 
2011-10-16 06:27:17 AM

aearra: Possibly. However the mainstream media will be slow to recognise.


That or they will try to make someone into "the next Dylan". Maybe even create a reality show about it.
 
2011-10-16 06:27:38 AM

Virtuoso80: As Dylan suggested - times change. Bob Dylan wouldn't exist the same today, because these are different times. I'm some OWS songwriter will get youtube hits, but it will probably take years for them to be recognized as great, if they in fact are.

Also, not being from that generation, I have to admit: I never found Bob Dylan to be that great either. A lot of music from that time is praised by people who were young, part of a movement, and on heavy drugs at the time, and that made a lot of the music seem much better than it actually was.



Bolded the most pertinent part.

I once asked a relative if you needed to be stoned to enjoy "Happiness Is A Warm Gun". She said you needed to be stoned to enjoy the whole of the late 60's music scene.
 
2011-10-16 06:33:14 AM

saffronrobe: I think even Bob Dylan would agree we need another Woody Guthrie more than we need another Dylan.


I forgot what I was going to say after I read this.
 
2011-10-16 06:34:25 AM
Epica has some messages in their music, like the song "Martyr of the Free Word", but they are Dutch.
 
2011-10-16 06:44:33 AM
The people protesting are mainly young people and they like the raves and techno. No folkie old shiat!
 
2011-10-16 07:15:51 AM
We already have "Dylans"...Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down...

I remember attending a Dylan concert in eighties and watching concert-goers get beaten by concert security while he sang The Times They are a Changin'. So ironic that I wore my Home Alone face for a week afterwards...
 
2011-10-16 07:27:00 AM

Khazar-Khum: Virtuoso80:

Also, not being from that generation, I have to admit: I never found Bob Dylan to be that great either. A lot of music from that time is praised by people who were young, part of a movement, and on heavy drugs at the time, and that made a lot of the music seem much better than it actually was.

Bolded the most pertinent part.

I once asked a relative if you needed to be stoned to enjoy "Happiness Is A Warm Gun". She said you needed to be stoned to enjoy the whole of the late 60's music scene.


Indeed. Although as a Prog-Rock fan, the late 60's were also the beginning for some truly amazing bands that would flourish in the early 70's: Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, ELP, etc. I've grown to love those groups without using drugs or living through that era.
 
2011-10-16 08:02:58 AM
Protest Music? I'd prefer a new form of journalism: one that doesn't turn any and every issue into an irrelevant fluff piece.
 
2011-10-16 08:11:29 AM

ArkAngel: Come gather round children
It's high time you push
For a hero named Obama
And a villain named Bush

And we'll march day and night by the BoA tower
They have the money, but we have the power


Now play Classical Gas.
 
2011-10-16 08:15:23 AM

cfletch13: ArkAngel: Come gather round children
It's high time you push
For a hero named Obama
And a villain named Bush

And we'll march day and night by the BoA tower
They have the money, but we have the power

Now play Classical Gas.


"Untitled" or "Untitled"? Or maybe "Untitled"?
 
2011-10-16 08:28:54 AM
You should have been there. It was a hell of a time and Dylan was perfect to make words and sing them. You are poorer for not being there. But you may get your chance. The times they are a returning. Lets hope you do as well if you can tear yourselves away from your games, your iPod and your computer. Fact is, I think it will be much harder today with all the ADD and disconnected people. Good luck you'll need it. The Military Elitist Drones are coming for crowd control. Back you rabble! You sheeple! Back to your shadows and insignificance!
 
Skr
2011-10-16 08:29:58 AM
I read the article and decided to record a song myself. I uploaded it to Youtube-

On My Head (pops to my Youtube vid)

Just a clean electric and some class warfare lyrics put together in a few minutes. Along with my amazing M.S. Paint skills. Shameless self promotion I suppose it is.
Things like Youtube are great resources for any movement to make use of- to reach greater audiences. Ideas carry on wings much faster these days, though a side effect is there is much more information to process.

I really hope that the world economic turmoil stirs up some good politically motivated song writers that can connect with the younger crowd. Music has a way of latching onto a person's life and inspiring various actions. If even a fraction of population realize that the screwing we get now is only piss in the bucket compared to what the next generation will feel, maybe something can be changed.

While i have no idea if another song writer like Dylan is going to come along within this Occupy movement, I am hoping some decent musicians come into the limelight- musicians that are genuinely knowledgeable of the state of affairs. Many of the protestors seem naive and only caught up in the waves. Despite that, everyone is being affected by the nature of the capitalist beast in some fashion. The protestors are representing the people who cannot attend- the people in families that are working multiple low paying jobs, trying to keep a roof over their head and food on the table.

So yeah. I hope political music carves out a piece of the airwaves. Maybe that way the kids will get some warning they are going to be left with the short end of the stick.
 
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