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 Post subject: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:12 GMT 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlcPRlau2Q

Haven't heard it yet. Just found the link on yahoo.com

- HCE


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:23 GMT 
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Wow! Awesome! Can't wait to listen to it!


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:31 GMT 
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wow


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:41 GMT 

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A beautiful and poetic piece of diversion from Bob. It tells you absolutely nothing about his song writing, but it is so gorgeous. I don't really care . :D


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:43 GMT 
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I've just listen to it. Positively overwhelmed. Your voice as an atmospheric phenomenon, again.

Dark narrative, full of echoes beyond literary quotations. Allegories of your personal journey.

The Muse through you tells the story... But who plays the background piano, Dylan?


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:47 GMT 
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The cheesy piano! The weird tempo shifts! The sheer complete I am being deliberately obtusewtfness!

It's Noblicate.

Mad Skillz.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 16:59 GMT 

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After hearing his Odyssey summation, I wonder if that was, somewhere deep, behind the "I ain't seen my family in 20 years" sentiment in LAWY.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 17:02 GMT 

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Bob sounded better and more full of life back when he was doing his radio show.

The Nobel lecture speech, he sounds less full of life and crazy. He talks as if Buddy Holly was from out of this world, an alien, that transmitted things to him, using only his eyes. And others, like leadbelly, transported Bob, to another world. Where it was dark and hands were touching him. Ha ha ha..


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 17:32 GMT 
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Wow. A lot to digest. I'm sure that everyone will be examining every word he said. I agree with cabanascaravan's and McG's observations. And I also wonder about that piano. . . ?


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 17:35 GMT 
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doomedtoloveyou wrote:
Wow. A lot to digest. I'm sure that everyone will be examining every word he said. I agree with cabanascaravan's and McG's observations. And I also wonder about that piano. . . ?



Way too much to digest. I fell asleep. Then woke up and did something else. Was a bit too cosmic, from what I did process. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
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doomedtoloveyou wrote:
Wow. A lot to digest. I'm sure that everyone will be examining every word he said. I agree with cabanascaravan's and McG's observations. And I also wonder about that piano. . . ?


They are opposed observations! Think twice about that piano, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:07 GMT 

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I think he spent too long summarising the plots of those three books. A Nobel audience already knows that, so I'd rather he'd spent more time explaining how they impacted his own work. B+.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:10 GMT 
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McG wrote:
The cheesy piano! The weird tempo shifts! The sheer complete I am being deliberately obtusewtfness!

It's Noblicate.

Mad Skillz.


He's referencing Jack Kerouac's records with the piano. There's also a certain Keroauc-ness to the pace of his narration. Not cheesy at all!


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:10 GMT 

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he took this nobel nod and
bossed it
from beginning to end,
aces


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:11 GMT 
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So much for the crowd claiming Bob could care less about the Nobel or the money - the lecture arrived early.

And he clearly set out to prove beyond any doubt he is qualified and deserving - referencing himself all the way back to Homer -

"I return once again to Homer,” he wrote, “who says, ‘Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story."

In his last talk about it, he compared himself to Shakespeare. Modest he is not - and with good reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:14 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
McG wrote:
The cheesy piano! The weird tempo shifts! The sheer complete I am being deliberately obtusewtfness!

It's Noblicate.

Mad Skillz.


He's referencing Jack Kerouac's records with the piano. There's also a certain Keroauc-ness to the pass of his narration. Not cheesy at all!


More Jack Sparrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:16 GMT 
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To be fair, he does talk about whales a lot...


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:16 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:

He's referencing Jack Kerouac's records with the piano. There's also a certain Keroauc-ness to the pass of his narration. Not cheesy at all!


Maybe, but I think otherwise. I see vintage, but subtle, Dylan vindictiveness - rubbing the music in the faces of all those who said he wasn't qualified for the Nobel BECAUSE he is a musician. He has the last laugh. There are even a lot of those lost souls HERE.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:18 GMT 

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Have only skimmed but agree there seems too much narrating plots of the 3 books altho the way he does it...plenty of the vibe from Tempest swimming around? Revisiting the Grammy 98 story about seeing Buddy at the start is interesting as is the very end. I look forward to properly digesting later.


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:26 GMT 
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It's always great to hear Bob talk about what influenced him, which in this case includes two of my favorite books (Moby Dick/The Whale and All Quiet On The Western Front). Cool lecture.

Has anybody identified the music yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:33 GMT 
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Text here: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes ... cture.html


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 18:47 GMT 

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Texted version of the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zf04vnVPfM


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 19:26 GMT 

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Love his talking voice exactly the same as in Theme Time Radio, no, better :D


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 19:28 GMT 
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Love it 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Nobel Prize Lecture
PostPosted: Mon June 5th, 2017, 19:30 GMT 

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the piano in the background get's on my nerves. And maybe the lecture is a bit to lenghty on Moby Dick and Remarque. (I didn't know that he is so deep into Remarque; I read that book 25+ times and I don't think I read any other book that often).
Beside that it's a good lecture – I'd wish he'd done it in public.


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