Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

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Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:32 pm

Dylan gave a 30 - 40 minute acceptance speech at the musicare awards last night - unprecedented for anyone but especially for him (not known for public speaking!)

From the little i've seen and read there is no doubt that a Dylan lecture tour would be oh so worthwhile!

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/feb ... ticle-copy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0R04D8T-tM
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Re: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby Karren B » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:15 pm

Full transcript of Musicares speech.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/02/07/bo ... -must-read

Well worth a read!
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Re: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby Zimmy66 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:13 pm

Karren B wrote:Full transcript of Musicares speech.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/02/07/bo ... -must-read

Well worth a read!
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Re: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:20 pm

Very much hoping it will bereleased on DVD too.
Not just the speech but the whole tribute event :D
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Jackson Browne – “Blind Willie McTell”
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Jack White – “One More Cup Of Coffee”
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Re: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby Kush » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:07 am

Meh...the speech was certainly entertaining and educational in parts but I did not think it was so great. The dissing of other artistes (including Tom T. Hall and fellow Kennedy Center Honoree Merle Haggard) at a public event like this was uncalled for and maybe even petty for fellow septuagenarians. Plus no mention at all of Woody Guthrie?
But I suppose Dylan speaks as he thinks... at any particular moment ! And his thoughts can change at another moment.

Merle Haggard didn’t even think much of my songs. I know he didn’t. He didn’t say that to me, but I know [inaudible]. Buck Owens did, and he recorded some of my early songs. Merle Haggard — “Mama Tried,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive.” I can’t imagine Waylon Jennings singing “The Bottle Let Me Down.”
“Together Again”? That’s Buck Owens, and that trumps anything coming out of Bakersfield. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard? If you have to have somebody’s blessing — you figure it out.


Haggard responded with class

Bob Dylan, I’ve admired your songs since 1964. Don’t Think Twice, Bob, Willie and I just recorded it on our new album.”


http://www.musictimes.com/articles/2778 ... n-year.htm

And Dylan is not even factually correct - now he can imagine Waylon Jennings singing The Bottle Let me Down....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7sT5K4BHBs

On another note, the setlist for the evening and the lineup is terrific - I hope they release a CD of the music. No surprise Merle Haggard was not invited haha...but I cannot let a diss of him just go by.
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Re: AW: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby Hartmut » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:49 am

Well worth reading:

Bob Dylan: A Post-MusiCares Conversation with Bill Flanagan

http://www.bobdylan.com/us/news/post-mu ... l-flanagan
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Re: Bob Dylan Musicares award speech

Postby Kush » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:44 pm

On second thoughts, it is always refreshing to hear Dylan's (or anyone's) unvarnished thoughts in the original speech. And come to think of it, Merle Haggard has always tended to give his own unvarnished thoughts.

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