Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday Bob!!!!!!!

Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the 60s counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock. Who donned makeup in the 70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse. Who emerged to find Jesus. Who was written off as a has-been by the end of the '80s, and who suddenly shifted gears releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late '90s. Ladies and gentlemen — Happy Birthday, Mr. Bob Dylan!
 As my friend Rich has said, you're our Picasso
It's an honor to be on the planet the same time as you




THE GREATEST BOB DYLAN MOMENT EVER???




14 comments:

Rich said...

First of all, Happy Birthday, Bob. The gifts you've given the world have been deservedly and rigorously documented (take a bow Paul Williams). Personally, you've sped up my creative development tenfold. You're my teacher. Your work/your concepts are the map. It's really impossible to summarize. Oh yeah, and the full Basement Tapes recordings are the single greatest musical achievement in American history. Oh, and for God's sake, put Renaldo & Clara out on DVD, the fuzzy VHS just isnt enough!

Second off, thank you Tim for putting up this post! Great job, and not just because I'm name checked!

Rich said...

Tim and I had talked about doing like, a list of Bob Dylan's 300 greatest songs. Maybe we should start that here in the comments?

liz said...

This is a really nice post, Tim!

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Anybody have any experiences with or thoughts of the music of Fela Kuti?

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

Theres a really documentary about him with some incredible live footage. Thats about all I know

Deanna said...

I have a couple of Kuti's albums and have seen some live footage. Astounding performer. I haven't heard enough to have a context-flecked opinion of the music, but I really LIKE what I've heard.

Deanna said...

REQUEST: POSTS ON FILM SOCIALISME. PLEASE?

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

yes, deanna, plaese(!!!!!) make a new post! please please please! we need a new post. this blog is turning into a petrified turd. and do it on film socialisme; why the fuck not!?

Deanna said...

Rich had mentioned wanting to start one and I didn't wanna daintily step on his toes. Hopefully he sees this and gets the hint!

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

By all means, someone step on somethin

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

Step away Deanna!

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Really want you in my world

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In your eyes, I see a picture of me all the time
Step and girl
When you smile, you've got to know that you drive me wild

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You're always on my mind
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I really think it's just a matter of time

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Gonna get to you girl
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Really want you in my world

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Can't you see, I've got to have you all just for me
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Yes, it's true, no one else will ever do

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You're always on my mind
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I really think it's just a matter of time

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Really want you in my world
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Gonna get to you girl

Step, step, step, step by step
Step one
We can have lots of fun
Step two
There's so much we can do
Step three
It's just you and me
Step four
I can give you more
Step five
Don't you know that the time is right

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Don't you know I need you
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Yes, I do, girl

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You're always on my mind
Step by step, ooh girl
I really think it's just a matter of time

Step by step, ooh baby
Gonna get to you girl
Step by step, ooh baby
Really want you in my world

Step by step, ooh baby
Gonna get to you girl
Step by step, ooh girl
Really want you in my world

Step by step, ooh baby
Gonna get to you girl
Step by step, ooh baby

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Is that comment in celebration/anticipation of this summer's NKOTBSB Tour? new kids and back street boys bak2bak on stage..

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

I think it's obvious it IS!

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

Donnie is my favourite...though Danny is pretty great, too