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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 15:34 GMT 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F1Oe3E ... e=youtu.be
see Bryan for perfection, at 2:20 @ polar music prize ceremony 2000, w/ BD in audience too.


Patti performance great & charming too


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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 16:28 GMT 
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Ambassador Raji:
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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 16:38 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F1Oe3EFA-U&feature=youtu.be
see Bryan for perfection, at 2:20 @ polar music prize ceremony 2000, w/ BD in audience too.


Patti performance great & charming too


This performance by Brian Ferry deserves to go to the trash can of history. It's a bad joke what he did.


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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 16:45 GMT 
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Thanks. Very good. Concise. To the point.

She did a nice job.

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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 18:15 GMT 
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You tube link to speech
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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 22:14 GMT 

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If Patti were to follow some of the advice here, she would have never gotten to where she is and would have never even been in a position to be invited to perform at that ceremony. As JFK once said, people choose to do certain things "[...] not because they are easy, but because they are hard [...], because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept". And as he also said in that same speech, "[w]e have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public."

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20yearsofschooling wrote:
Why should parasitic nobodies like royals get a special mention, he acknowledged all the 'distinguished guests'? Sounds like you're just reaching for reasons to have a go and continue your 'Bob is rude' spiel now that he's confounded your expectations by delivering a gracious and warm speech.


Because the King of Sweden is the person from whom the laureates receive the award, and politeness and good form demand this to be acknowledged, no matter your personal opinion about the function of royalty in this country.

Confound my expectations? He didn't show up, but stole the other honorees's thunder in absence. He still gave no explanation of his reasons not to attend the ceremony. He knocked out and mailed in some sort of speech to be read by somebody completely unrelated to him or his work. Not unexpected, but certainly not gracious.

Just to continue in the same line, please allow me to quote that reality-show-host-turned-president: "Wrong!"


I really liked the speech. The only thing that could have made it better was if they had played The Times... right after it. :lol:

I haven't checked the video yet, but I hope this line was well delivered:
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I was out on the road when I received this surprising news, and it took me more than a few minutes to properly process it.


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PostPosted: Sun December 11th, 2016, 22:45 GMT 
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I haven't checked the video yet, but I hope this line was well delivered:
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I was out on the road when I received this surprising news, and it took me more than a few minutes to properly process it.


Right? :roll:

The next sixty seconds could be like an eterniteeeee...


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 00:03 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F1Oe3EFA-U&feature=youtu.be
see Bryan for perfection, at 2:20 @ polar music prize ceremony 2000, w/ BD in audience too.


Patti performance great & charming too


This performance by Brian Ferry deserves to go to the trash can of history. It's a bad joke what he did.

Bryan's version is the one to beat


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 02:18 GMT 

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the speech was brilliant,
it's not many words,
but it's so full,
it's everything,
he rocked the whole scene
with just a few words

(and i wonder does anyone know,
after the ceremony,
what happens to all of those flowers?)


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 07:30 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F1Oe3EFA-U&feature=youtu.be
see Bryan for perfection, at 2:20 @ polar music prize ceremony 2000, w/ BD in audience too.


No. In the name of all that is good, just no.

I lasted all of ten seconds before wanting to kill him but, feeling that I ought to go further, I watched the whole travesty. I remember when this was a studio recorded single, and it was appalling then; time and circumstance has not improved it. What a self aggrandising ego merchant BF is, to try and make a song rooted in universality all about himself. He is an oaf, an idiot, and a whore.

I am not surprised that such a prat as he supports blood-sports; perhaps the one redeeming feature of his shallow interpretation of this song is that it shows us that art, once made public, is the possession of everyone, including the talentless and the vain.

Perhaps he intended to subvert, yet only managed to pervert.

All praise the cheap and mundane - on sale now, hurry hurry.

Here is Bob, in the audience, trying to look impressed...

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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 11:27 GMT 
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Senyor Timbaler wrote:
This performance by Brian Ferry deserves to go to the trash can of history. It's a bad joke what he did.

A tone deaf, tin-eared abomination. Have never comprehended the appeal of anything on Dylanesque


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 11:29 GMT 
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Well, with the addition of the Swedish dates (Stockholm x 2) (& Lund) one would think the Nobel obligation will be fulfilled.

I know, I know...Lund, being more of an opportunistic location within Copenhagen proximity, likely has nothing to do with it.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 11:49 GMT 
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juststepintothearena wrote:
the speech was brilliant,
it's not many words,
but it's so full,
it's everything,
he rocked the whole scene
with just a few words

(and i wonder does anyone know,
after the ceremony,
what happens to all of those flowers?)


Harry Belafonte made the same question in Stockholm 50 years ago. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYq2cl7UKTM


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 13:07 GMT 
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AndoDoug wrote:
Senyor Timbaler wrote:
This performance by Brian Ferry deserves to go to the trash can of history. It's a bad joke what he did.

A tone deaf, tin-eared abomination. Have never comprehended the appeal of anything on Dylanesque

Don't criticize what ye can't comprehend
also A hard rain's a gonna fall was released by BF on These Foolish Things in 1973
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/These_Foolish_Things_ album got A- from Christgau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zwBHd4kll0 Rocks & a spectacular interpretation


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 14:38 GMT 

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Senyor Timbaler wrote:
juststepintothearena wrote:
the speech was brilliant,
it's not many words,
but it's so full,
it's everything,
he rocked the whole scene
with just a few words

(and i wonder does anyone know,
after the ceremony,
what happens to all of those flowers?)


Harry Belafonte made the same question in Stockholm 50 years ago. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYq2cl7UKTM
yes, nice, thanks
i love the chambers brothers too
https://youtu.be/ig-rfuM2E_M

they were so pretty
and so many,
it's a nice little story about them
https://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/?id=1800


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 17:51 GMT 
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These flowers have to make a long trip from San Remo to Stockholm! I just found out that they send flowers to Vienna too, for the New Year's Concert. Everyday is a good day to learn something new.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 18:07 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
AndoDoug wrote:
A tone deaf, tin-eared abomination. Have never comprehended the appeal of anything on Dylanesque

Don't criticize what ye can't comprehend
also A hard rain's a gonna fall was released by BF on These Foolish Things in 1973
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/These_Foolish_Things_ album got A- from Christgau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zwBHd4kll0 Rocks & a spectacular interpretation


Well, everyone has their own musical taste, but for mine it's an awful and nosense version. If the art of mess up songs were a crime... This guy must be in jail (life imprisonment at least). Fortunately (for Brian) I'm closer to be an outlaw than a judge.


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 13:43 GMT 
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Querido compañero,

I like that Ferry's These Foolish Things Hard Rain, and also like Love Sick from Mariachi El Bronx, Ballad Of Hollis Brown from Rise Against or Desolation Row from My Chemical Romance (I love that killer version). Just to name 3 quite recent "non Dylan's like versions" from Bob's songs.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbmAmbjM0Wg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62CFEEkwyIo


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 20:24 GMT 
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Dear Ramón,

I don't have nothing against "non Dylan's like versions", some of the versions that you name and post here, I really like it, some I don't know yet. But this hard rain by Brian Ferry is "superior to my fuerzas".

Salud!


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 21:34 GMT 
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Thank you for links Ramon.
yer avatar es excelente


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PostPosted: Wed December 14th, 2016, 01:52 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zwBHd4kll0 Rocks & a spectacular interpretation


I thought that Brian Ferry 'Hard Rain' interpretation was pretty unique Alouette and I'm not usually one to like covers!
Had never seen it. Not really a Roxy Music follower. It's good. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed December 14th, 2016, 12:49 GMT 
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have a great day barefoot. glad you appreciated BF version


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PostPosted: Wed December 14th, 2016, 22:38 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
have a great day barefoot. glad you appreciated BF version


I'm actually surprised at how much I appreciated it, Alouette.
Kinda catchy.
Don't know what's come over me.

Mighta O.D.'d on Sinatra?
Thx!


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