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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 18:16 GMT 

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Hi fellow Bob Dylan fans!

I'm from sweden and I'm currently studying english on advanced level and last week we got an assignment and we were supposed to write an essay about a cultural phenomena in an english speaking country. Bob Dylan fan as I am I took the opportunity to write about him and try to conclude what makes his music so great.

I thought an interview with and english speaking fan would get another dimension on my essay and I started to look around and found this page, that I think I'll be active in even after my essay, and thought is anyone here would be willing to share thoughts about Bob and his music. You don't have to be an expert, even though I'm sure most of you are. My questions are about what you feel rather than what you know.

The interview won't be long, just a few questions and what you say feel or think doesn't matter I am just looking for different opinions to assist me in my essay.

I would really appreciate your participance :)

Gustav Hallberg


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 20:15 GMT 
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For a balanced view on the full breadth of Dylan's career, circa 1988-present, might I put forward tried and trusted user Untrodden Path?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 20:20 GMT 
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Seriously, you could do worse than approaching Bill Pagel, webmaster of BobDates / BobLinks.
http://boblinks.com/


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2012, 00:34 GMT 
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Hey, I thought you might catch a Brit stepping up to do it, but if not I will do it...I always admire all of you that speak multi-languages. But just to warn you, I am from the mid-west and there are many that will think I am not very good at speaking the English language..... although it is not only my first, it is my only language :wink: Are you looking for multiple people to interview?

By the way, welcome to ER!!! :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2012, 09:43 GMT 
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Hi Gus,

I'm not sure what input you are looking for, but as someone who has been listening to and reading about Bob Dylan for the last few decades, I would be more than willing to chip in.

Just let me know how I can help.

Regards


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2012, 10:44 GMT 

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Barry Williams at Aston University is working exactly on this topic for his PhD.
Barry is a very nice guy and could give you some feedback.
Here is his website
http://www.mybobdylanstory.com/

Just my two cents as an academic researcher, I don't think you'd go very far with interviews because there are issues concerning sampling and the reliability of your data. If you put interviews with just SOME fans without describing how you have selected them, it'd be probably something that can harm your essay and strategy, rather than providing benefits.
If you want and have time to check a research on the subject of fandom, culture, meaning and music, read Daniel Cavicchi's Tramps Like US: Music and Meaning among Bruce Springsteen's Fans.
http://books.google.it/books/about/Tram ... edir_esc=y
Have fun! Great topic.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21st, 2012, 09:59 GMT 
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If you need any help, Gus, let me know via pm. You should get all the help you need from the helpful ER members, plus all the previous thousands of posts you can access. (Thank you, Andrea, for referencing me.) Hi, to all on ER!! XXX!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21st, 2012, 10:05 GMT 
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Interview me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21st, 2012, 10:30 GMT 
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^^^I agree.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21st, 2012, 12:00 GMT 
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Yes, yes, Bennyboy!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21st, 2012, 12:47 GMT 
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Train-I-Ride wrote:
For a balanced view on the full breadth of Dylan's career, circa 1988-present, might I put forward tried and trusted user Untrodden Path?


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