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Dylan breaks his silence on the Nobel, sort of...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37806639Hope he goes to the ceremony.

 

 

And reads the opening paragraphs from Tarantula followed by the lyrics from Wiggle Wiggle

 

Wouldn't put it past him. He might even apologise for going electric.

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Dylan breaks his silence on the Nobel, sort of...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37806639Hope he goes to the ceremony.

He isn't.

 

 

 

There's a certain irony, mind.

 

 

The mainstay of the never-ending tour turning down a gig.

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Dylan breaks his silence on the Nobel, sort of...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37806639Hope he goes to the ceremony.

He isn't.

 

 

 

There's a certain irony, mind.

 

 

The mainstay of the never-ending tour turning down a gig.

 

He has until June to give a lecture. Maybe he'll do it at one of his concerts. That would be a laugh.

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Dylan breaks his silence on the Nobel, sort of...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37806639Hope he goes to the ceremony.

He isn't.

 

 

 

There's a certain irony, mind.

 

 

The mainstay of the never-ending tour turning down a gig.

 

He has until June to give a lecture. Maybe he'll do it at one of his concerts. That would be a laugh.

 

 

 

I tell you what'd make a great lecture...an honest and erudite discussion of what the fuck his novel is about.

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I just don't understand why he keeps knocking on Kevin's door.

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I just don't understand why he keeps knocking on Kevin's door.

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

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I just don't understand why he keeps knocking on Kevin's door.

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

 

The ants are my friend too.

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3 hours ago, Cat O'Falk said:

Bob Dylan died on 24th April 2008 according to Apple's virtual assistant, Siri.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7483419/Apple-bug-causes-Siri-say-Bob-Dylan-DIED-11-years-ago-age-66-hes-alive.html

 

 

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Artistically, that's about right ( ba-dumm-tshh...).

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3 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Artistically, that's about right ( ba-dumm-tshh...).

 That means you just gave artistic credence to Wiggle Wiggle off Under the Red Sky

 

Let's savour this literary gem from a Nobel Laureate, shall we:

 

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a gypsy queen
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle all dressed in green
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle 'til the moon is blue
Wiggle 'til the moon sees you

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle in your boots and shoes
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, you got nothing to lose
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, like a swarm of bees
Wiggle on your hands and knees

Wiggle to the front, wiggle to the rear
Wiggle 'til you wiggle right out of here
Wiggle 'til it opens, wiggle 'til it shuts
Wiggle 'til it bites, wiggle 'til it cuts

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a bowl of soup
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a rolling hoop
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a ton of lead
Wiggle, you can raise the dead

Wiggle 'til you're high, wiggle 'til you're higher
Wiggle 'til you vomit fire
Wiggle 'til it whispers, wiggle 'til it hums
Wiggle 'til it answers, wiggle 'til it comes

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like satin and silk
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a pail of milk
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, rattle and shake
Wiggle like a big fat snake

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Sounds like he had a wiggle fetish, and had to make it rhyme. Then he took it from there.

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Lengthy and mournful and 26 seconds longer than his previous longest track. 

 

You might usefully describe it as a grower. Not claiming to be a massive Dylan fan but...

 

Sure as hell sounds like the style he's adopted fairly recently, i.e. the one that's emerged when he plays live after the last album of originals (Tempest 2012). 

 

He's curiously not saying when it was recorded but he has cut three covers albums since Tempest and if that reference to the age of the antichirst just beginning (around middle of the song) is a genuine dig at Trump then it could be this is an out-take from the sessions from either of his last two albums (Fallen Angels 2016 and Triplicate 2017). Either way, it's way more engaged and inspired than he sounds on the laziest moments of those two collections of covers. 

 

Ironically, he once unleashed a real gem - a song called Blind Willie McTell - on a compilation years after he'd recorded it and decided to leave it off the decidedly patchy album Infidels (1984), so he's got form where this kind of behaviour is concerned. 

 

Rant over

 

 

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What a truly wonderful wordsmith Dylan is. This does all sound rather valedictory. I hope not as the world especially at times like this needs Bob Dylan. 

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6 hours ago, Deathrace said:

What a truly wonderful wordsmith Dylan is. This does all sound rather valedictory. I hope not as the world especially at times like this needs Bob Dylan. 

 

 

Yeah, but...

 

You've clocked the complete lyrics of Wiggle Wiggle above, right?

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The legendary Bob Dylan celebrates his 79th birthday today. Many Happy returns to him!

 

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16 hours ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

Didn't the other great American singing poet of misery have an album due about the time he went to meet the old man in the sky? 

Shannon Hoon?

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18 hours ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

Didn't the other great American singing poet of misery have an album due about the time he went to meet the old man in the sky? 

 

 

Aye, but You Want it Darker is in there with Bowie's Blackstar - the artist knowing he's on the way. "Leaving the Table" - for example - pretty much gives it away. 

 

Dylan still seems to be commenting on the world he's living in. Then again, most of the titles of the tracks on the new album aren't available yet. If the final track is called "Fleeced you all Now I'm Fucking off" I'd say the committee should take notice.

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19 hours ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

Didn't the other great North American singing poet of misery have an album due about the time he went to meet the old man in the sky? 

 

FTFY.

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