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(Slate)   A map of every single street, city, and town Bob Dylan has ever sang about   (slate.com) divider line 42
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2013-05-24 11:59:04 PM  
Cool link, subber
 
2013-05-25 12:08:16 AM  
Sorry, Canada.
 
2013-05-25 01:03:00 AM  

Triumph: Sorry, Canada.


yes, but I can't recall the song
 
2013-05-25 01:08:11 AM  
Durango, Colorado is missing.
 
2013-05-25 01:11:40 AM  
well that's pretty cool.

durango, mexico is on there
 
2013-05-25 01:18:12 AM  

Omahawg: durango, mexico is on there


I always imagined in the song it was about them running off to Durango, Colorado. I guess Mexico makes more sense since half the song is in Mexican.
 
2013-05-25 01:20:56 AM  
They forgot mummmbaalalala mumbletown, USA
 
2013-05-25 01:28:35 AM  
If ever someone needed to die... Can we please focus on our times? Please?!
 
2013-05-25 01:52:55 AM  

drewsclues: If ever someone needed to die... Can we please focus on our times? Please?!


calm down buddy
 
2013-05-25 01:58:21 AM  
I just can't find this kind of thing appealing. What was good about Dylan was his music.

Overanalyzing his lyrics and compiling them in a chart is like grinding your pet into meat.
 
2013-05-25 02:00:18 AM  
Over.rated
 
2013-05-25 02:00:40 AM  

drewsclues: If ever someone needed to die... Can we please focus on our times? Please?!


I'm really tired of the fetishization of the 60s too.
 
2013-05-25 02:09:28 AM  
moothemagiccow: Overanalyzing his lyrics and compiling them in a chart is like grinding your pet into meat.

hey, you enjoy your pets your way, i'll enjoy mine my way...
 
2013-05-25 02:30:03 AM  

steamingpile: Over.rated


Yeah steamingpile but what have YOU done with your life other than hang out at Fark or surf for porn?
 
2013-05-25 02:32:07 AM  
Exactly, where is Funkytown?
 
2013-05-25 02:40:56 AM  
The people biatching about Dylan are the same people who would complain about Miles Davis playing with his back to the audience.

As for 'contemporizing': there isn't a single song writer new in the past 30 years who as done anything that compares to what Dylan has done.

Not one.

Seriously Kurt Cobain? Man talk about mumbling his way through a song.

Or that guy from Slayer who died two weeks ago? No one cares what he did except for a bunch of mouth-breathing knuckle draggers who are STILL mad at their parents.

You think Pink Floyd or Metallica are going to be more than musical footnotes in another 50 years?
Yeah only to kids who are 16 now.

Like Dylan/don't like Dylan but the guy changed music and how we view it and you can't stay that about Lemmy. Or The Flamming Lips. Or Phish. Or Jay-Z. Or Madonna. Or McCartney's solo work. Or Neil Young for that matter.
 
2013-05-25 02:52:05 AM  
Really? "Has sang?"
 
2013-05-25 02:58:08 AM  

douchebag/hater: steamingpile: Over.rated

Yeah steamingpile but what have YOU done with your life other than hang out at Fark or surf for porn?


Rip on bob dylan.

//your username is not the best for white knighting anyone
 
2013-05-25 03:10:54 AM  
I find this article timely and relevant.
 
2013-05-25 06:13:48 AM  
As long as Dylan is still writing songs, he's still relevant. Get off his lawn.
 
2013-05-25 06:51:42 AM  

Triumph: Sorry, Canada.


That's okay, we had Stompin' Tom.
 
2013-05-25 07:41:50 AM  
If you smoke pot, you like Dylan. That's usually what I've found.
 
2013-05-25 08:13:17 AM  
Fail. Positively 4th Street wasn't about NYC - it was about the rejection he encountered in Minneapolis when his career was just starting (and one of the reasons he once vowed he'd never return to the Twin Cities - though he has since relented)
 
2013-05-25 08:43:18 AM  
I saw him about a month ago an couldn't understand who, what or where he was singing about.
 
2013-05-25 08:53:29 AM  
HUmmina buduminna blargagble inna ding dog whiskey widda toon de bop anna gringo drop an belippin da rippofrumunda da chinda.
tnkewe n gnii
 
2013-05-25 09:25:19 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Exactly, where is Funkytown?


It's in our hearts.
 
2013-05-25 10:05:50 AM  
Still looking for Desolation Row.
 
2013-05-25 12:29:03 PM  
Gotta love the Hollerin Hebrew Hillbilly from Hibbing.

My favorite for many years, seen him over 39 times, backstage 3 times.

Never met him, nor do I want to.
 
2013-05-25 01:00:59 PM  

Bolo Jungle: Fail. Positively 4th Street wasn't about NYC - it was about the rejection he encountered in Minneapolis when his career was just starting (and one of the reasons he once vowed he'd never return to the Twin Cities - though he has since relented)


No idea where you got that, but you're wrong.  It's about the complete reversal in everyone's (well, almost everyone's) behavior from when he was a young unknown, trying to break into the folk scene in Greenwich Village to when he was an international star a couple years later.  Hence, "You've got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend / when I was down, you just stood there grinning."

drewsclues: If ever someone needed to die... Can we please focus on our times? Please?!


Dylan's part of our times; he's put out some of his best albums in the last decade, and just released one in the last year.
 
2013-05-25 01:02:15 PM  

drewsclues: If ever someone needed to die... Can we please focus on our times? Please?!


"Modern Times" is a very good album from the 21st century.  Listen to it, then listen to Mumford and Sons.  Dylan has obviously greatly influenced artists in our times, like the Lumineers and Josh Ritter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V9U6aRexTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RPkJeziNyI
 
2013-05-25 01:43:35 PM  
Wow.  18 scripts. F U slate.
 
2013-05-25 01:44:32 PM  

moothemagiccow: douchebag/hater: steamingpile: Over.rated

Yeah steamingpile but what have YOU done with your life other than hang out at Fark or surf for porn?

Rip on bob dylan.

//your username is not the best for white knighting anyone


I see that
1) You're new around here
and
2) You have issues with people who don't walk in lock-step with your opinions - which says a whole lot more about you that it does about me

Good luck with that when you get older. Keep us posted on how that works out.
 
2013-05-25 02:10:56 PM  

douchebag/hater: moothemagiccow: douchebag/hater: steamingpile: Over.rated

Yeah steamingpile but what have YOU done with your life other than hang out at Fark or surf for porn?

Rip on bob dylan.

//your username is not the best for white knighting anyone

I see that
1) You're new around here

Account created:2002-04-10 22:33:07Wha'?
 
2013-05-25 03:50:27 PM  
Fails without Legal Street
 
2013-05-25 04:21:29 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: Still looking for Desolation Row.


It's right off of Cemetery Drive
 
2013-05-25 04:39:49 PM  
Checking MN for positively 4th street and hwy. 61.
 
2013-05-25 05:22:00 PM  

Triumph: Sorry, Canada.


Twood be . . .  Leonard Cohen Drive next to the Chelsea Hotel
 
2013-05-25 08:47:57 PM  

douchebag/hater: moothemagiccow: douchebag/hater: steamingpile: Over.rated

Yeah steamingpile but what have YOU done with your life other than hang out at Fark or surf for porn?

Rip on bob dylan.

//your username is not the best for white knighting anyone

I see that
1) You're new around here
and
2) You have issues with people who don't walk in lock-step with your opinions - which says a whole lot more about you that it does about me

Good luck with that when you get older. Keep us posted on how that works out.


Is that really the best you can do? Project your resentment of dissenting opinions onto me?
 
2013-05-25 08:57:18 PM  
Am I the only one who read every single one of these in Bob Dylan's muffled, barely comprehensible voice?
 
2013-05-25 09:13:53 PM  

jmsvrsn: Checking MN for positively 4th street and hwy. 61.


I did the same for Hwy 61 and came up empty.  Did I miss it?
 
2013-05-25 11:54:12 PM  

MrEricSir: Am I the only one who read every single one of these in Bob Dylan's muffled, barely comprehensible voice?


Yes and Know
 
2013-05-26 06:51:47 AM  
Has ever sung about, subby. Present perfect takes the past participle.

/Dylan is a living legend
//But I still prefer Cohen.
 
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