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Apparently, President Obama didn't want another Nobel.

Article on CNN
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Re: Bob Dylan is awarded Nobel prize for literature & WHERE is 'moi's too
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About fucking time. Robert Zimmerman is my favorite poet, and the only singer I can imitate. Hell of a year for Minnesota rocker-poets, first Prince, now this.
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Well earned IMO. What's the issue here?
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whac3 wrote:
Well earned IMO. What's the issue here?
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The Nobel prize is supposed to encourage people and provide them enough money for independence. This would have been a great award thirty or forty years ago. With Dylan at 75, it's late.
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whac3 wrote:
Well earned IMO. What's the issue here?
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whac3 wrote:
Well earned IMO. What's the issue here?
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whac3 wrote:
Well earned IMO. What's the issue here?
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Tall_Walt wrote:
The Nobel prize is supposed to encourage people and provide them enough money for independence. This would have been a great award thirty or forty years ago. With Dylan at 75, it's late.

It's also a recognition of the work he's done.
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Tall_Walt wrote:
The Nobel prize is supposed to encourage people and provide them enough money for independence. This would have been a great award thirty or forty years ago. With Dylan at 75, it's late.


I haven't seen a Nobel Prize for Literature given to someone under the age of 50 in, I don't know, ever.
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When my wife was dying of cancer, the closing lines of one of his songs always brought me to tears:

"You're gonna have to leave me now, I know
But I’ll see you in the sky above
In the tall grass, in the ones I love
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go"


And now his "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" does the same:

"If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

I can’t see my reflection in the waters
I can’t speak the sounds that show no pain
I can’t hear the echo of my footsteps
Or can’t remember the sound of my own name
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

There’s beauty in the silver, singin’ river
There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can touch the beauty
That I remember in my true love’s eyes
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again"
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MWChapel wrote:
Tall_Walt wrote:
The Nobel prize is supposed to encourage people and provide them enough money for independence. This would have been a great award thirty or forty years ago. With Dylan at 75, it's late.

I haven't seen a Nobel Prize for Literature given to someone under the age of 50 in, I don't know, ever.

However, song writers tend to peak in their 30s or 40s. No disrespect meant, but what has Dylan done for us recently? Prose writers tend to peak in their 60s and above. Still, this is the first time the Nobel committee has awarded to a songwriter.
 
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Tall_Walt wrote:
…No disrespect meant, but what has Dylan done for us recently?…

A hell of a lot actually.
https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/09/the-15-bes...
Notice a good few of those are in the 2000's.
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I don't know how anybody could dispute Bob Dylan deserving the Nobel, I mean I saw Dangerous Minds, when Michelle Pfeiffer explains to down on their luck teens how he invented rap music

rap music is important therefore Bob Dylan the inventor of rap music is important, QED
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whac3 wrote:
Tall_Walt wrote:
…No disrespect meant, but what has Dylan done for us recently?…

A hell of a lot actually.
https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/09/the-15-bes...
Notice a good few of those are in the 2000's.

Okay: my bad.
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Tall_Walt wrote:
Prose writers tend to peak in their 60s and above.


So what your saying, is that there is still hope for me? *pulls out smith corona*
 
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MWChapel wrote:
Tall_Walt wrote:
Prose writers tend to peak in their 60s and above.

So what your saying, is that there is still hope for me? *pulls out smith corona*

Yep. A lot of writers only really get going once they retire from their "real" job. Writers like Asimov or Clarke who write all their lives are rare, as are relatively young writers like J. K. Rowling. Patrick O'Brian wasn't atypical, really only becoming successful after 65. A writer just needs a lot of life experience in addition to writing skills; young writers don't often have the depth of older writers.

I might use a word processor instead of a Smith Corona, though.
 
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Tall_Walt wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Tall_Walt wrote:
The Nobel prize is supposed to encourage people and provide them enough money for independence. This would have been a great award thirty or forty years ago. With Dylan at 75, it's late.

I haven't seen a Nobel Prize for Literature given to someone under the age of 50 in, I don't know, ever.

However, song writers tend to peak in their 30s or 40s. No disrespect meant, but what has Dylan done for us recently? Prose writers tend to peak in their 60s and above. Still, this is the first time the Nobel committee has awarded to a songwriter.


Dylan's 2012 album Tempest was the best thing I heard that year. It's a great collection of songs and among his best work.
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The lyrics to my favorite Bob Dylan song:

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Written by: Bob Dylan

The festival was over, the boys were all plannin’ for a fall
The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin’ in the wall
The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin’ wheel shut down
Anyone with any sense had already left town
He was standin’ in the doorway lookin’ like the Jack of Hearts

He moved across the mirrored room, “Set it up for everyone,” he said
Then everyone commenced to do what they were doin’ before he turned their heads
Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin
“Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?”
Then he moved into the corner, face down like the Jack of Hearts

Backstage the girls were playin’ five-card stud by the stairs
Lily had two queens, she was hopin’ for a third to match her pair
Outside the streets were fillin’ up, the window was open wide
A gentle breeze was blowin’, you could feel it from inside
Lily called another bet and drew up the Jack of Hearts

Big Jim was no one’s fool, he owned the town’s only diamond mine
He made his usual entrance lookin’ so dandy and so fine
With his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place
He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste
But his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the Jack of Hearts

Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town
She slipped in through the side door lookin’ like a queen without a crown
She fluttered her false eyelashes and whispered in his ear
“Sorry, darlin’, that I’m late,” but he didn’t seem to hear
He was starin’ into space over at the Jack of Hearts

“I know I’ve seen that face before,” Big Jim was thinkin’ to himself
“Maybe down in Mexico or a picture up on somebody’s shelf”
But then the crowd began to stamp their feet and the houselights did dim
And in the darkness of the room there was only Jim and him
Starin’ at the butterfly who just drew the Jack of Hearts

Lily was a princess, she was fair-skinned and precious as a child
She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain flash every time she smiled
She’d come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs
With men in every walk of life which took her everywhere
But she’d never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts

The hangin’ judge came in unnoticed and was being wined and dined
The drillin’ in the wall kept up but no one seemed to pay it any mind
It was known all around that Lily had Jim’s ring
And nothing would ever come between Lily and the king
No, nothin’ ever would except maybe the Jack of Hearts

Rosemary started drinkin’ hard and seein’ her reflection in the knife
She was tired of the attention, tired of playin’ the role of Big Jim’s wife
She had done a lot of bad things, even once tried suicide
Was lookin’ to do just one good deed before she died
She was gazin’ to the future, riding on the Jack of Hearts

Lily washed her face, took her dress off and buried it away
“Has your luck run out?” she laughed at him, “Well, I guess you must have known it would someday
Be careful not to touch the wall, there’s a brand-new coat of paint
I’m glad to see you’re still alive, you’re lookin’ like a saint”
Down the hallway footsteps were comin’ for the Jack of Hearts

The backstage manager was pacing all around by his chair
“There’s something funny going on,” he said, “I can just feel it in the air”
He went to get the hangin’ judge, but the hangin’ judge was drunk
As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk
There was no actor anywhere better than the Jack of Hearts

Lily’s arms were locked around the man that she dearly loved to touch
She forgot all about the man she couldn’t stand who hounded her so much
“I’ve missed you so,” she said to him, and he felt she was sincere
But just beyond the door he felt jealousy and fear
Just another night in the life of the Jack of Hearts

No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick
The door to the dressing room burst open and a cold revolver clicked
And Big Jim was standin’ there, ya couldn’t say surprised
Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes
She was with Big Jim but she was leanin’ to the Jack of Hearts

Two doors down the boys finally made it through the wall
And cleaned out the bank safe, it’s said that they got off with quite a haul
In the darkness by the riverbed they waited on the ground
For one more member who had business back in town
But they couldn’t go no further without the Jack of Hearts

The next day was hangin’ day, the sky was overcast and black
Big Jim lay covered up, killed by a penknife in the back
And Rosemary on the gallows, she didn’t even blink
The hangin’ judge was sober, he hadn’t had a drink
The only person on the scene missin’ was the Jack of Hearts

The cabaret was empty now, a sign said, “Closed for repair”
Lily had already taken all of the dye out of her hair
She was thinkin’ ’bout her father, who she very rarely saw
Thinkin’ ’bout Rosemary and thinkin’ about the law
But most of all she was thinkin’ ’bout the Jack of Hearts
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Well, hell, if we're putting out fave Dylan lyrics:

The perfect song about the 1960s --

"Tangled Up In Blue"


Early one morning the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wond'ring if she'd changed it all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama's homemade dress
Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough
And I was standing on the side of the road
Rain falling on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues getting through
Tangled up in blue.

She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam I guess
But I used a little too much force
We drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out West
Split it up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around to look at me
As I was walking away
I heard her say over my shoulder
"We'll meet again someday on the avenue"
Tangled up in blue.

I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the ax just fell
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Working for a while on a fishing boat
Right outside of Delacroix
But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind and I just grew
Tangled up in blue.

She was working in a topless place
And I stopped in for a beer
I just kept looking at her side of her face
In the spotlight so clear
And later on as the crowd thinned out
I was just about to do the same
She was standing there in back of my chair
Said to me "Don't I know your name?"
I muttered something underneath my breath
She studied the lines on my face
I must admit I felt a little uneasy
When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe
Tangled up in blue.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe
"I thought you'd never say hello" she said
"You look like the silent type"
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the fifteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burning coal
Pouring off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue

I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the café at night
And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside
And when finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keeping on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue.

So now I'm going back again
I got to get her somehow
All the people we used to know
They're an illusion to me now
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenter's wives
Don't know how it all got started
I don't what they're doing with their lives
But me I'm still on the road
Heading for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point of view
Tangled up in Blue.

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A lot of Blood on the Tracks going on.
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