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#16:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2008
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Alright! So I hope all of you enjoyed Abraxas by Santana. All none of you. *crickets*

This month, I say we get into some Bob Dylan, something sorely lacking in all of our lives. I try to listen to him every day, but it's kind of hard to remember sometimes. Sort of like some sort of vitamin, he's needed in that way. So: here we are, Planet Waves.




My brother has gone through literally all of the Bob Dylan there is up to this point, (he's waded through some *ahem*, sub-par music), and he says it's the album he has liked the most out of any Bob's of recent memory. I've heard Planet Waves around four times, and I like the thing a lot. There isn't a bad song on the album. Plus, it has Forever Young, a truly awesome piece of music that needs to be heard to be appreciated, when Bob still had the lungs to raise his voice to make the song as good as it is. The lyrics are fantastic, though somewhat sad, in my opinion, that he wishes people to be young, but it seems that everyone is still getting older in physicality and in spirit . It has Dirge, a lament for wasted love on an undeserving woman. Those are the high points on the album, but still, every song on the album is solid. The album has few weaknesses, and deserves to be listened to by anyone who likes Bob, or music in general.

#17:  Author: wnvoss PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2008
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I know what you mean when you say it's hard to remember to listen to Dylan. I like the music, but it's never in the front of my mind when I think of something to listen to. I've been sporadically listening to Blood on the Tracks for the last week, but nothing serious. I'll give this album a try now. :D

#18:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2008
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Dylan is SO hard to interpret. Nonetheless one of the greatest songwriters, if not THE greatest, of all time.

#19:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2008
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Ahh. Who is to say there is something to interpret though? Perhaps what he's says in his lyrics should just be taken as face value, not looked into for hidden meanings. I think that would be the most brilliant of all possible things Dylan could've done, to create a following which thought he was saying something intricate, thought provoking, but then in fact he was just saying nothing really different at all, to create people who found their own meanings in the songs, rather than him creating a thought bubble for them to follow. Hard to say if there is anything to interpret at all.

I like the theories behind Ballad of a Thin Man, though. Some think he's making references to homosexual oral gratification, while others would disagree. Hard to really say. The only person who really knows isn't telling, so who is to say? Me? I'm just a kid from Canada.

#20:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2008
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It's hard to know where to being with Dylan. Regardless he is a lyrical genius.

I love Desolation Row especially...

#21:  Author: Scarecrow PostPosted: Sat 12 Jul, 2008
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dylan wouldn't want us to interpret his music..

#22:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Sat 12 Jul, 2008
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I don't really understand your point. What do you mean?

#23:  Author: Scarecrow PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008
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He didn't leave hidden messages in his lyrics, he didn't like being "labled" either.
He was constantly changing his style and behaviour and music. He played his own game.

#24:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008
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Yep. He was both loved and hated for it too.

#25:  Author: Scarecrow PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul, 2008
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Like when he went electric in '65
He lost a whole legion of fans, and gained a new one

#26:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul, 2008
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working class hero wrote:
Like when he went electric in '65
He lost a whole legion of fans, and gained a new one


Yep. People were pissed about that.

#27:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2008
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I know the thing has been out for almost a month now, but no matter. The album of this next little while will be Modern Guilt by Beck. It is short, only 33 minutes, and Beck had help producing it from Danger Mouse. I am only listening to it now for the first time, and is very interesting, in that it's different from other music. It is more electronic than his other works, but seems to be a cool think to listen to.



Happy listening folks smile

#28:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Fri 08 Aug, 2008
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Hello faithful listeners. *crickets*

Having only three listens on Modern Guilt, I can only say a few basic thoughts that I have about the album. I think it's pretty good stuff. I find the first 7 songs to be pretty solid, but feel that the album trails off a little bit after that. Walls is a pretty solid song, I like the sound the drum makes on that track. I do only have 3 listens on the thing though, it could be that the last 3 songs on the album are only challenging songs, and that I just haven't discovered how awesome they are as of yet. On Sea Change, also by Beck, I didn't like two songs on the album for about 50 listens, then I really liked them afterwards.

So basically, what I'm saying is, that it's a decent album, at least I think it may be, though I'm not sure tounge2

EDIT: Though I will say, Soul of a Man is awesome.

#29:  Author: Amused Himself to Death PostPosted: Sun 07 Sep, 2008
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Gotta say, this is basically a practice of masturbation of sorts, but no worry, I enjoy it.

Modern Guilt was bloody great. Saw Beck in concert. As did wnvoss, and we both really loved it. Great times. Grand album, etc, etc.

Now, for this months album: That Lucky Old Sun by Brian Wilson.



Collaborating with Van Dyke Parks once again for a very positive album. It's a song cycle, with spoken word tracks in between songs. After hearing it once, I feel it's in the same vein as Smile, my favourite all time album. It's really a refreshing thing to listen to, in that it's so different from everything else that's considered "music" these days. It's sad that it probably won't even place on the charts, but then again, that helps me feel much more elitist than I already am...probably a bad thing, all things considered. Anyways, hopefully one of you listens to it. Only problem is, it can't be downloaded via torrents for some reason. If need be, I can send it if you give me your email address. Happy listening folks.

#30:  Author: wnvoss PostPosted: Sun 14 Sep, 2008
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Ah, a new album!

*wnvoss doesn't know much about Brian Wilson, and didn't know that he was still making albums.

I'll give it a try this next week and beyond, and report back. cheesy



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