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(Wikipedia)   Fifty years ago today, the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean   ( en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2013-05-27 09:18:18 AM  
man, that song KILLED!
 
2013-05-27 09:23:40 AM  
I thought the "jester" was the Big Bopper.
 
2013-05-27 09:30:19 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I thought the "jester" was the Big Bopper.


Nope - Dylan was the 'jester' - later in the song it says:  "With the jester on the sidelines in a cast" -Dylan crashing his motorcycle in Woodstock.
 
2013-05-27 09:33:20 AM  
God I hate that f*cking song.
 
2013-05-27 09:35:53 AM  

awfulperson: God I hate that f*cking song.


I love the song...but I hate how people try to decipher it for me everytime it plays. Just let me listen to and enjoy it on its own merits, please. Yes, I am aware of the history and all the different metaphors in the song...don't care, listening.
 
2013-05-27 09:48:46 AM  
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2013-05-27 09:59:22 AM  
I just heard that song on the radio yesterday. What are the odds it would be mentioned on Fark by chance? Stop stalking me, submitter.
 
2013-05-27 10:03:10 AM  
That's always been one of my favorite songs, but I never knew the jester was supposed to be Bob Dylan. I guess you learn something new every day.
 
2013-05-27 10:18:05 AM  
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2013-05-27 10:29:28 AM  
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and ryeSinging this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die

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That will be the day.

/strangely related
 
2013-05-27 10:41:03 AM  
Anybody got a link to a complete explanation of that song?
 
2013-05-27 10:46:51 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Anybody got a link to a complete explanation of that song?


Such a thing does not exist. Don Mclean has not explained it all.
 
2013-05-27 10:48:06 AM  
Any Pittsburgh Penguins fans out there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fIEw3S0qCk
 
2013-05-27 10:51:48 AM  

PizzaJedi81: awfulperson: God I hate that f*cking song.

I love the song...but I hate how people try to decipher it for me everytime it plays. Just let me listen to and enjoy it on its own merits, please. Yes, I am aware of the history and all the different metaphors in the song...don't care, listening.


Someone did a parody of Pop Up Video for the song a few years ago that summarized those people--basically a machine gun rattle of pops and bubbles that completely covered the screen and each other.  Collegehumor maybe, but I can't find it there?  I can't find it on Youtube either.  I'm sure someone can link it.
 
2013-05-27 10:52:42 AM  
 
2013-05-27 11:09:15 AM  
Clash City Farker That will be the day.

Not strangely @ all-Buddy said he got the song from Wayne's catchphrase in "The Searchers"...

karnal "With the jester on the sidelines in a cast" -Dylan crashing his motorcycle in Woodstock.

The book "Positively 4th Street" goes into how Dylan was hanging with Richard Farina('Gravity's Rainbow' is dedicated to him, he was married to Joan Baez sister) & saw how his image was elevated when he was killed in a motorcycle crash the night of his debut novel's party) so Dylan probably made up the Triumph crash
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1101_the_bob_dylan_mo to rcycle_crash/
 
2013-05-27 11:15:08 AM  

FlyingJ: Clash City Farker That will be the day.

Not strangely @ all-Buddy said he got the song from Wayne's catchphrase in "The Searchers"...

karnal "With the jester on the sidelines in a cast" -Dylan crashing his motorcycle in Woodstock.

The book "Positively 4th Street" goes into how Dylan was hanging with Richard Farina('Gravity's Rainbow' is dedicated to him, he was married to Joan Baez sister) & saw how his image was elevated when he was killed in a motorcycle crash the night of his debut novel's party) so Dylan probably made up the Triumph crash
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1101_the_bob_dylan_mo to rcycle_crash/



Don't think he made up the crash.....maybe he embellished the story a bit
 
2013-05-27 11:47:34 AM  
On soft grey mornings widows cry, the wisemen share a joke
 
2013-05-27 11:48:49 AM  
What religion is Dylan now? I'm guessing Rastafarian, Zoroastrian or Scientologist.
Or is there something else suitably grumpy and barely understandable.
 
2013-05-27 12:15:08 PM  

awfulperson: God I hate that f*cking song.


Next time someone sings, "Do you recall what was reviled, the day..."
Just shout out, "YEAH< I KNOW! IT WAS JANET JACKSON'S RIGHT TIT!"
And carry on.
 
2013-05-27 12:41:22 PM  
It was my father's favorite song. 

I know sing it to my three year old, albeit badly, before bed.

/not a csb
//sorry to disappoint
 
2013-05-27 12:46:57 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Anybody got a link to a complete explanation of that song?


Courtesy Penn and Teller Get Killed
 
2013-05-27 12:53:44 PM  
American Pie is alright, though I've gotten tired of its "You damn kids and your post-1950's rock music, off my lawn now!" tone, but Vincent is a masterpiece, one of my very favorite songs (sound starts when you click the link).
 
2013-05-27 01:14:30 PM  

FlyingJ: Clash City Farker That will be the day.

Not strangely @ all-Buddy said he got the song from Wayne's catchphrase in "The Searchers"...


Best movie ever made. It was on last night.
 
2013-05-27 01:40:53 PM  
I bought the CD years ago, there was American Pie, Starry Starry Night and everything else sucked.
 
2013-05-27 01:54:49 PM  
Clash City Farker Best movie ever made. It was on last night.

great read;
http://books.google.com/books?id=7K-1sw_778IC&printsec=frontcover
 
2013-05-27 02:13:04 PM  
My, my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, but he's just a small fry...
 
2013-05-27 02:53:51 PM  

YoOjo: What religion is Dylan now? I'm guessing Rastafarian, Zoroastrian or Scientologist.
Or is there something else suitably grumpy and barely understandable.


According to interviews he's given, he's not really anything anymore.  He gave up on organized religion about thirty years ago, so you're a little late to the party.
 
2013-05-27 02:59:04 PM  

awfulperson: God I hate that f*cking song.


You shut your whore mouth.
 
2013-05-27 03:00:30 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: YoOjo: What religion is Dylan now? I'm guessing Rastafarian, Zoroastrian or Scientologist.
Or is there something else suitably grumpy and barely understandable.

According to interviews he's given, he's not really anything anymore.  He gave up on organized religion about thirty years ago, so you're a little late to the party.


Really, thirty years ago? I had no idea. Of course my main interest in Dylan is in the mid-70s period (particularly Rolling Thunder) so I guess I wouldn't have.
I did see him about eight years ago in Jackson, TN just to see what he was like now/then, he was good but...
Not sure if it was BS but there was a great quote from FZ when Dylan visited him around the time of the Infidels sessions, asking if FZ would produce. Zappa's dog took a dislike to Dylan, vocally, Zappa quipped that the dog doesn't like Christians and right there lost the gig.
 
2013-05-27 03:01:58 PM  
YoOjo:
Not sure if it was BS but there was a great quote from FZ when Dylan visited him around the time of the Infidels sessions, asking if FZ would produce. Zappa's dog took a dislike to Dylan, vocally, Zappa quipped that the dog doesn't like Christians and right there lost the gig.

Actually, Infidels was 30 years ago so that might be why Dylan didn't appreciate the joke, if he was newly agnostic as you say.
 
2013-05-27 03:03:35 PM  
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It was pretty easy to understand. I learned about it at band camp.
 
2013-05-27 03:20:16 PM  

YoOjo: Really, thirty years ago? I had no idea. Of course my main interest in Dylan is in the mid-70s period (particularly Rolling Thunder) so I guess I wouldn't have.


Yeah, he gave up being a born-again Christian somewhere in the early 1980s, and then went to Israel and dabbled a bit in getting in touch with his Jewish roots.  That didn't last that long, and yeah by the time of Infidels, he was pretty much done with religion.
 
2013-05-27 04:01:51 PM  

uncleacid: I bought the CD years ago, there was American Pie, Starry Starry Night and everything else sucked.



Called Vincent......about Vincent Van Gogh.

The song The Grave did not completely suck
 
2013-05-27 04:48:53 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Anybody got a link to a complete explanation of that song?


Don said his daughter asked him what the song meant.  He replied "It means Daddy doesn't have to work anymore."
 
2013-05-27 08:21:43 PM  
Rosebud.
 
2013-05-27 08:28:56 PM  

YoOjo: What religion is Dylan now? I'm guessing Rastafarian, Zoroastrian or Scientologist.
Or is there something else suitably grumpy and barely understandable.


EULAs?
 
2013-05-27 08:33:25 PM  

Preebs: Any Pittsburgh Penguins fans out there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fIEw3S0qCk


Nope, I'm a Bruins fan.  And besides, THIS will never be topped.
 
2013-05-27 09:21:27 PM  

vladimpaler: HotIgneous Intruder: Anybody got a link to a complete explanation of that song?

Don said his daughter asked him what the song meant.  He replied "It means Daddy doesn't have to work anymore."


ZIIIIIIIIIIIING!
 
2013-05-27 11:59:39 PM  
And a post that came from you and me.
 
2013-05-28 08:06:51 AM  
Wierd al did it better.

also the song hasd better plot structure than the movie.
 
2013-05-28 10:30:26 AM  

khitsicker: Wierd al did it better.

also the song hasd better plot structure than the movie.


The movie had a plot structure? Seemed like a rambly, barely held together mess to me and I just got what you meant, and I agree.
 
2013-05-28 12:37:42 PM  
For people who like deep symbolism in their songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRhJt3PLdUE
 
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