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Bob Dylan possible mysterious connection to the Mozart vortex?  New post on Dylagence...

https://dylagence.wordpress.com/2021/04/25/and-at-the-center-of-the-vortex/

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19 minutes ago, Robert Burrows said:

Just to clarify: you honestly believe that Bob Dylan is addressing you personally in the lyrics of the song I Contain Multitudes?

The reference is to attempting to vampirize the Mozart vortex? Yes...he may be hinting at that...he loves to tease, as you probably already know...

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On 4/23/2021 at 5:48 AM, Ron Bulman said:

Bump. A moving listen, worth re listening to.

Not sure if this has been pointed out on this thread, but the photograph on Zimmy's MMF release is the same one from the Warren Report.

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On 4/23/2021 at 5:48 AM, Ron Bulman said:

Bump. A moving listen, worth re listening to.

Tis excellent. A version with moving pictures would be ace. 

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Obama on Dylan: 

One of them listens...
President Obama on Bob Dylan
"Here's what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you'd expect he would be. He wouldn't come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practicing before the set in the evening. He didn't want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn't show up to that. He came in and played 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' A beautiful rendition. The guy is so steeped in this stuff that he can just come up with some new arrangement, and the song sounds completely different. Finishes the song, steps off the stage I'm sitting right in the front row comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin, and then leaves. And that was it then he left. That was our only interaction with him. And I thought: That's how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don't want him to be all cheesin' and grinnin' with you. You want him to be a little skeptical about the whole enterprise. So that was a real treat."
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46 minutes ago, Chuck Schwartz said:

Obama on Dylan: 

One of them listens...
President Obama on Bob Dylan
"Here's what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you'd expect he would be. He wouldn't come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practicing before the set in the evening. He didn't want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn't show up to that. He came in and played 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' A beautiful rendition. The guy is so steeped in this stuff that he can just come up with some new arrangement, and the song sounds completely different. Finishes the song, steps off the stage I'm sitting right in the front row comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin, and then leaves. And that was it then he left. That was our only interaction with him. And I thought: That's how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don't want him to be all cheesin' and grinnin' with you. You want him to be a little skeptical about the whole enterprise. So that was a real treat."
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Very appreciative statements...

I had the privilege to meet then Senator Obama and Michelle the night they went over the top in delegates at the Xcel Center in St. Paul.  Very handsome people, and he does have a 1000-watt smile...

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14 hours ago, Pamela Brown said:

Very appreciative statements...

I had the privilege to meet then Senator Obama and Michelle the night they went over the top in delegates at the Xcel Center in St. Paul.  Very handsome people, and he does have a 1000-watt smile...

     Speaking of smiles, I've rarely seen such a smile on Bob Dylan's face.  He seems genuinely delighted to greet the Obama's at his concert (above.)

     This reminds me of a YouTube video I watched last November, where Obama makes a surprise call to a show two young black guys are doing about songs in Obama's recent memoir-- they're listening to Bob Dylan's song, The Times They Are A Changing.   

 

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MMF is on the CD called My Rough and Rowdy Ways, which is also the title of a song written by Jimmy Reed and Elsie McWilliams,, 

For years and years I've rambled
I drank my wine and gambled
But then one day I thought I'd settle down
I met a sweet little lady
And she told me that she'd be my baby
We build a cottage in the old hometown
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
I may be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways
Sometimes when I meet a bounder
Who knew me when I was a rounder
He grabs my hand and he'll say, "Boy, have a drink"
We go down to the poolroom
Get in the gang and then soon
It's broad daylight and I ain't had a wink
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
May be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways
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3 hours ago, Chuck Schwartz said:

MMF is on the CD called My Rough and Rowdy Ways, which is also the title of a song written by Jimmy Reed and Elsie McWilliams,, 

For years and years I've rambled
I drank my wine and gambled
But then one day I thought I'd settle down
I met a sweet little lady
And she told me that she'd be my baby
We build a cottage in the old hometown
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
I may be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways
Sometimes when I meet a bounder
Who knew me when I was a rounder
He grabs my hand and he'll say, "Boy, have a drink"
We go down to the poolroom
Get in the gang and then soon
It's broad daylight and I ain't had a wink
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
May be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways

However, an alternative possible source is a passage in Woody Guthrie's autobiography of 1943, Bound For Glory: in that book's chapter VI, a character declares: 'I'm gonna give up my good ol' ruff [sic] and rowdy ways' (p. 95 of the 1974 Picador edition).
 

So, in the blues tradition, Woody is quoting Jimmy Reed and Dylan is quoting Woody...all good...

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5 hours ago, Chuck Schwartz said:

MMF is on the CD called My Rough and Rowdy Ways, which is also the title of a song written by Jimmy Reed and Elsie McWilliams,, 

For years and years I've rambled
I drank my wine and gambled
But then one day I thought I'd settle down
I met a sweet little lady
And she told me that she'd be my baby
We build a cottage in the old hometown
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
I may be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways
Sometimes when I meet a bounder
Who knew me when I was a rounder
He grabs my hand and he'll say, "Boy, have a drink"
We go down to the poolroom
Get in the gang and then soon
It's broad daylight and I ain't had a wink
I can't forget my good old rambling days
Them old freight trains keep calling me always
May be rough, may be wild
May act tough but it's just my style
'Cause I can't forget my good old rough and rowdy ways

I'm not sure when it was written but Jimmie Rogers did it in 1929.  I like the Merle Haggard cover.

 

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