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Old 10-13-2016, 01:29 PM
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bob Dylan was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award to someone primarily seen as a musician.

The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

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It's about time. Music has historically been a powerful means of political discourse and pursuit of civil rights, a means for people dealing with oppression, a means of story telling as well as entertainment.
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So now I get to hear the Swedish news on an American drum forum before I hear it over here...:)
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So now I get to hear the Swedish news on an American drum forum before I hear it over here...:)
This new world works in strange ways right? Whodathunk Dylan would have even won a Nobel Prize? Good for him. He was a pivotal figure.

I find it curious that you feel this is an American drum forum. Technically, Bernhard is in Switzerland. I wonder if Americans make up the majority here.
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This new world works in strange ways right? Whodathunk Dylan would have even won a Nobel Prize? Good for him. He was a pivotal figure.
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I am not a Dylan fan, never have been. I cannot see that he deserves this prize more than some of the great writer of our times who have been ignored by the Nobel prizes over the years. Almost as ridiculous as Obama in 2009...
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So now I get to hear the Swedish news on an American drum forum before I hear it over here...:)
This forum is Swiss, therefore it has no particular political position on the issue.
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I find it curious that you feel this is an American drum forum. Technically, Bernhard is in Switzerland. I wonder if Americans make up the majority here.[/QUOTE]
This is probably why I assumed it was an American forum. But I know Bernhard is Swiss, I just wasn't thinking of that.
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bob Dylan was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award to someone primarily seen as a musician.

The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

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What is my favourite Bob Dylan song?

The answer, my friends, is Knockin' on Heaven's Door.
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This is probably why I assumed it was an American forum. But I know Bernhard is Swiss, I just wasn't thinking of that.
A forum about American drums on a Swiss server called drummer worm.
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I'm amazed anyone could understand what he said...
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So now I get to hear the Swedish news on an American drum forum before I hear it over here...:)
Initial rumors said you knew it before Dylan did!
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I want to be the first to go on record saying that Dylan is an awful, overrated musician. I do love other artist's covers of his songs though...
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I want to be the first to go on record saying that Dylan is an awful, overrated musician. I do love other artist's covers of his songs though...
If you love the covers, then you clearly at least appreciate the song writing, which is the indelible mark of the musician that Dylan is. You know ....like...Dylan wrote the music you say you love.
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I want to be the first to go on record saying that Dylan is an awful, overrated musician. I do love other artist's covers of his songs though...
You must have missed this part."having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."


Voice not good. Made some fans mad back in the day when he went electric. But for writing, he was great.
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Those that don't get it.....the last thing I'd ever try and do is try and sway opinions. If you don't dig it, you don't dig it. It's entirely your call. You're entitled to it and it's certainly no problem with me.

But I will ask, how many have listened to 'Blood On The Tracks' in its entirety before you made the call? If you have, that's cool. Consider yourselves educated and I'm more than happy for our opinions to differ on this one. But if you haven't, then I urge you to give it fair hearing before you close the lid on him forever.

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Those that don't get it.....the last thing I'd ever try and do is try and sway opinions. If you don't dig it, or you don't dig it. It's entirely your call. You're entitled to it and it's certainly no problem with me.

But I will ask, how many have listened to 'Blood On The Tracks' in its entirety before you made the call? If you have, that's cool. Consider yourselves educated and I'm more than happy for our opinions to differ on this one. But if you haven't, then I urge you to give it fair hearing before you close the lid on him forever.
I agree here. When I was a teenager, I didn't get Dylan at all. I thought he was an awful guitarist, a terrible singer and the production was shonky. Then I listened to 'Blood on the Tracks' the whole way through.

Boy, that changed things. No, he's not a particularly technically proficient guitarist (although he's better than most assume). Yes, his voice is divisive but if you listen to what he's actually saying and how he's saying it, it's quite life-changing in its on way. 'Tangled up in Blue' is an extraordinary example of the mundane made profound.
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Deserved. A quite wonderful writer of prose. I love his lyrics.

I like the music less as I'm not a great fan of acoustic guitar and/or protest music (or mouth organs !) but whether I like his music or not is irrelevant, he's loved by so many people.
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Those that don't get it.....the last thing I'd ever try and do is try and sway opinions. If you don't dig it, you don't dig it. It's entirely your call. You're entitled to it and it's certainly no problem with me.

But I will ask, how many have listened to 'Blood On The Tracks' in its entirety before you made the call? If you have, that's cool. Consider yourselves educated and I'm more than happy for our opinions to differ on this one. But if you haven't, then I urge you to give it fair hearing before you close the lid on him forever.
Because I respect the opinion of people on here, I shall listen to this album on my player later today.
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Those that don't get it.....the last thing I'd ever try and do is try and sway opinions. If you don't dig it, you don't dig it. It's entirely your call. You're entitled to it and it's certainly no problem with me.

But I will ask, how many have listened to 'Blood On The Tracks' in its entirety before you made the call? If you have, that's cool. Consider yourselves educated and I'm more than happy for our opinions to differ on this one. But if you haven't, then I urge you to give it fair hearing before you close the lid on him forever.
Because I respect the opinion of people on here, I shall listen to this album on my player later today :-)

Oops....sorry everyone...not quite sure how I managed that.
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I was born in the early 50s so Dylan was very much a part of my musical and general education. I have to say I found most of his lyrics baffling at the time, so he did not have the huge cultural effect on me as, say, the Beatles did.

I am not saying for one moment that the Beatles should be awarded a Nobel prize, that would be stupid, merely pointing out that Dylan's lyrics didnt quite inspire a whole generation. Glad a musician has won the award, but to me the measure of a true great is someone who can get there message across to all by making it obvious and accessible. Even to someone a bit stupid like me.
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Kudos to Bob Dylan. Most young people have no clue how great he was and continues to be. Was pleased to read about this when the news broke the other day.
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Those that don't get it.....the last thing I'd ever try and do is try and sway opinions. If you don't dig it, you don't dig it. It's entirely your call. You're entitled to it and it's certainly no problem with me.

But I will ask, how many have listened to 'Blood On The Tracks' in its entirety before you made the call? If you have, that's cool. Consider yourselves educated and I'm more than happy for our opinions to differ on this one. But if you haven't, then I urge you to give it fair hearing before you close the lid on him forever.
I grew up on Dylan(parents), I've heard all disks, and "Blood on the Tracks" many times. Only line I care for is "Watch out kid it's something ya did, God knows what, but you're doin it again". I've never been a huge poetry/song person, you would think with all those listenings I would have developed an appreciation, but I'd rather study Chinese or Mayan than listen to another Dylan song.
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