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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Someone spent $2 million to find out just what the hell Bob Dylan was saying in Like a Rolling Stone   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2014-06-25 11:19:19 AM  
It's "revved up like a Deuce"
 
2014-06-25 12:13:16 PM  
There are people out there that have obscene amounts of wealth. $2 million to them is like $200 to a commoner.
 
2014-06-25 12:42:02 PM  
It went for twice as much as expected, but I'm not suprised. Cool thing to own if you're rich.
 
2014-06-25 03:41:23 PM  
Someone should have told the buyer about this.
 
2014-06-25 04:26:41 PM  
"Burning up my fuse out here alone."
 
2014-06-25 04:29:23 PM  
go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog
 
2014-06-25 04:31:50 PM  
I'm not rich... but I think $2m is helluva good deal for whoever bought it.
 
2014-06-25 04:31:53 PM  
The chair is not my son.
 
2014-06-25 04:34:18 PM  
Sotheby's described the seller as a longtime fan from California "who met his hero in a non-rock context and bought directly from Dylan."

Huh. I wonder what that conversation was like.
 
2014-06-25 04:34:54 PM  
And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy
 
2014-06-25 04:35:04 PM  
I Ate a One Ton Tomato
 
2014-06-25 04:41:11 PM  
"Rollin' Stone"

Well, I wish I was a catfish,
Swimmin in a oh, deep, blue sea
I would have all you good lookin women,
Fishin, fishin after me
Sure 'nough, a-after me
Sure 'nough, a-after me
Oh 'nough, oh 'nough, sure 'nough

I went to my baby's house,
And I sit down oh, on her steps.
She said, "Now, come on in now, Muddy
You know, my husband just now left
Sure 'nough, he just now left
Sure 'nough, he just now left"
Sure 'nough, oh well, oh well

Well, my mother told my father,
Just before hmmm, I was born,
"I got a boy child's comin,
He's gonna be, he's gonna be a rollin stone,
Sure 'nough, he's a rollin stone
Sure 'nough, he's a rollin stone"
Oh well he's a, oh well he's a, oh well he's a

Well, I feel, yes I feel,
Feel that I could lay down oh, time ain't long
I'm gonna catch the first thing smokin,
Back, back down the road I'm goin
Back down the road I'm goin
Back down the road I'm goin
Sure 'nough back, sure 'nough back
 
2014-06-25 04:49:17 PM  
Bob Dylan sucks. He always has.
 
2014-06-25 04:57:32 PM  

Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy


All great poets allude to the works of others.
 
2014-06-25 05:00:23 PM  
Perhaps the person will read it in their bathroom, on the right.
 
2014-06-25 05:22:27 PM  
Because it rhymes with "unknown". Gimme 2 million dollars.
 
2014-06-25 05:45:13 PM  
tickle your big plants, and break them
 
2014-06-25 05:52:50 PM  

wellreadneck: Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy

All great poets allude to the works of others.


Well, no, they don't. And Dylan doesn't "allude," he "directly copies and then blows it off when he gets caught." He does this in his written stuff and his visual art. He's a thief.
 
2014-06-25 06:08:42 PM  

Scrotastic Method: wellreadneck: Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy

All great poets allude to the works of others.

Well, no, they don't. And Dylan doesn't "allude," he "directly copies and then blows it off when he gets caught." He does this in his written stuff and his visual art. He's a thief.


Well that does it: I'm never buying a Bob Dylan record ever again!!!
Please, though...can you tell me about this Lead Zeppelin? I heard some blues guy secretly wrote their songs for them or something...please educate me with your record store knowledge!!!
 
2014-06-25 06:12:24 PM  

Scrotastic Method: He's a thief.


Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a theif.  All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief.

-Rand Paul
 
2014-06-25 06:16:44 PM  
Good artists borrow, great artists steal

-Shia La Bouf
 
2014-06-25 06:25:11 PM  
Did they ever catch that vandal who took the handle?
 
2014-06-25 06:26:05 PM  
Oh camba fram dis kigna sam, alotta pogen blodda fargen...
DID YOU!??!
 
2014-06-25 06:51:10 PM  
She's got lectric boots, a mohair suit...
 
2014-06-25 06:58:14 PM  

Lando Lincoln: There are people out there that have obscene amounts of wealth. $2 million to them is like $200 to a commoner.


Pretty sure 200 bucks is still a lot of money to many "commoners".
 
2014-06-25 07:02:50 PM  
Jimi's version at Monterey sets me on fire
 
2014-06-25 07:24:25 PM  
Scuse me while I kiss this guy
 
2014-06-25 07:43:24 PM  

skyotter: go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog


May a moody baby doom a yam?
 
2014-06-25 08:49:06 PM  

Donnchadha: It's "revved up like a Deuce"


Dude you got it so wrong.

It's "Wrapped up like a douche."
 
2014-06-25 08:57:29 PM  

Savage Belief: Donnchadha: It's "revved up like a Deuce"

Dude you got it so wrong.

It's "Wrapped up like a douche."


Somebody's a little hot under the colander...
 
2014-06-25 09:03:52 PM  

Donnchadha: It's "revved up like a Deuce"


That's a lyric from "Blinded by the Light"; the translation should be asked of Bruce Springsteen.
 
2014-06-25 09:06:03 PM  
I'd rather have a translation of "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35".  ("Well, they'll stone you when you're tryin' to be so good......But I would not feel
so all alone, everybody must get stoned!")
 
2014-06-25 09:11:13 PM  

Scrotastic Method: wellreadneck: Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy

All great poets allude to the works of others.

Well, no, they don't. And Dylan doesn't "allude," he "directly copies and then blows it off when he gets caught." He does this in his written stuff and his visual art. He's a thief.


The Led Zeppelin thread was LAST week.
 
2014-06-25 09:13:50 PM  

Combustion: Scrotastic Method: wellreadneck: Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy

All great poets allude to the works of others.

Well, no, they don't. And Dylan doesn't "allude," he "directly copies and then blows it off when he gets caught." He does this in his written stuff and his visual art. He's a thief.

Well that does it: I'm never buying a Bob Dylan record ever again!!!
Please, though...can you tell me about this Lead Zeppelin? I heard some blues guy secretly wrote their songs for them or something...please educate me with your record store knowledge!!!


*note to self: read the whole thread before commenting.
 
2014-06-25 09:16:53 PM  

uncleacid: Did they ever catch that vandal who took the handle?


It was Johnny. He left the basement, never did finish makin' the medicine.
 
2014-06-25 09:43:25 PM  

lindalouwho: It went for twice as much as expected, but I'm not suprised. Cool thing to own if you're rich.


I'd have bought it in a sec if I had the $$$.
 
2014-06-25 09:48:29 PM  

uncleacid: Did they ever catch that vandal who took the handle?


So, THAT's why the pump won't work
 
2014-06-25 09:48:38 PM  
Thief or sponge? Demarcation is blurred.
 
2014-06-25 09:49:10 PM  
harry nillsson did a wonderful cover of subterranean homesick blues that no one ever heard

in some alternate universe there's a crusty minnesota hardware store owner complaining about plans for a new home depot out on the edge of town.
 
2014-06-25 10:01:57 PM  

realmolo: Bob Dylan sucks. He always has.


You don't like Neil DeGrass Tyson (good) but think Dylan sucks? (bad). I'm torn.
 
2014-06-25 10:14:25 PM  
"Hold me closer, Tony Danza"
 
2014-06-25 10:31:14 PM  
"Bingo Jed had a light on!"

"The girl with colitis goes by"

/shamelessly lifted from some unknown stand-up comic
 
2014-06-25 10:32:46 PM  
stomp the catbox
 
2014-06-25 10:39:47 PM  
izquotes.com
 
2014-06-25 11:26:18 PM  

Scrotastic Method: wellreadneck: Scrotastic Method: And the original poem he copied from some obscure Civil War-era writer probably goes for 50 cents. Because Dylan is a filthy and unrepentant plagiarist.

/'scuse me while I kiss this guy

All great poets allude to the works of others.

Well, no, they don't. And Dylan doesn't "allude," he "directly copies and then blows it off when he gets caught." He does this in his written stuff and his visual art. He's a thief.


Good artists are influenced by.
Great ones steal.

There's an annotated version of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which showed that Coleridge "wrote" very little of the poem. And yet it didn't exist before he did what he did. And the result is greater than anything he lifted. There's another poem which was composed by the process of erasing parts of Paradise Lost. The resulting poem "Radi Os" has nothing in it by the "author" and yet is an entirely new work. (by Ronald Johnson)

That said, Dylan is a mixed bag and a terrible influence.
 
2014-06-26 12:32:31 AM  

wellreadneck: All great poets allude to the works of others.


Big difference between allusion, homage, etc. and outright theft.

yakmans_dad: That said, Dylan is a mixed bag and a terrible influence.


Saw him in concert years ago co-headlining with Paul Simon.  Dylan sucked.  He was terrible.  Sound mix was bad, and he was even harder to understand.  Made me concerned that Simon would be bad also.  Simon was incredible.
 
2014-06-26 01:36:21 AM  
Most overrated individual in music today. Possibly ever.
 
2014-06-26 03:21:08 AM  
Sorry, haters! It was worth every penny.
 
2014-06-26 08:15:01 AM  
Still can't match the lyrical genius of Buzz Osbourne:

Los ticka toe rest. Might likea sender doe ree.
Your make a doll a ray day sender bright like a penelty.
Exi-tease my ray day member half lost a beat away.
Purst in like a one way sender war give a heart like a fay.

Cause I can ford a red eed only street a wide a ree land.
Die-mond make a mid-evil bike a sake a like a ree caste.
Cause I can ford a red eed only street a wide a ree land.
On a ree land. Find a ree land.

You sink a my swan. Rolly a get a worst in.
Maybe minus way far central poor forty duck a pin.
Milk maid dud bean. Master a load a head.
Pill pop a dope a well run general hash pump a gonna led.
 
2014-06-26 08:28:58 AM  

uncleacid: Did they ever catch that vandal who took the handle?


God.  He stole the handle.  And the train it won't stop going, no way to slow down.
 
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