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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 03:28 GMT 
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I'd be interested to hear of how people introduce their children to Bob (not literally....if only!).

What age do you get them into it? What album or songs are best?

I was born in 1983 so was introduced to Bob through my parents records such as Infidels, Empire Burlesque and Oh Mercy.

At the end of the day, I just want my kids to have Bob as the soundtrack to their lives like I've had.

I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old - happy to hear peoples success stories and/or failures.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 04:21 GMT 
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Freight Train Blues from the debut is a good one for toddlers.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 05:14 GMT 
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2 x 2 and then immediately play This Old Man so the kids can hear how talented of a drum machine programmer he is


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 05:45 GMT 

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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 06:19 GMT 
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My daughter is about to turn 1 year old. her musical taste is appalling. All she´s into are those childish tunes with easy rhymes, nule musical value and embarrassing, shitty lyrics
Hopefully in a year or so I can get her into Talkin´ Hava Nageilah blues


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 07:14 GMT 
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I dont have children.
Im still working on introducing my parents to Bob !


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 08:21 GMT 

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I dont have any kids but i have a picture of me when i am about 2 playing a harmonica next to picture of Bob that my dad took. I've been hooked ever since. My dad stays he also used to sing/play forever young for me when i was a baby a nighttime when putting me to sleep, Bob was always on in the car/house etc.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 08:35 GMT 
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My children now are 24, 22 and 19.
They have not heard my Dylan records that much as I was mostly using earphones (Mr. Jones :D ) when listening to music in order to avoid problems with my wife :roll:

But I used to softly play Dylan songs with my guitar (like Desolation Row, Just Like A Woman, Percy's song...) in order to have them asleep at night. That was kinda selfish practice in fact: I preferred that to telling stories (or reading childish books) and that was a way to have time to play the guitar after getting back from work. I think it lasted until they were about 5, possibly later.

Later I bought a few Hohner Marine Band harmonicas and they could hear my attempts to play Just Like A Woman (again). That was successful: one of them wanted to know the actual song and now is a deep fan of Blonde On Blonde.

At the end of the day, I now have one fan, one who does not bother hearing Dylan and one fully not caring (he prefers Bob Marley or Nina Simone). Not that bad.

The moral of my story is: better buy an harmonica rather than a guitar, it's easier to make lots of noise and raise some interest! :lol:


Also I have a niece to whom I once offered a bonus Christmas present on top of another present from her list: a Highway 61/Blonde On Blonde CD bundle. Back then she was about 12 or 13 as far as I remember. But I don't know if she listened / still listens to them.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 08:36 GMT 

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let them have a happy childhood and thus leave them alone with that Bob Dylan stuff


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 09:06 GMT 
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As always, this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TloSQdGOop8


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 09:47 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 12:01 GMT 
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5 years ago, he was only 2 years old...

:arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7Cnn1dboI

Now, of course, he is 7... I'm asking him right now... what's your favourite Dylan song?
answer: "Slow Train Coming" :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 13:45 GMT 
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Of course, there are now several Bob Dylan lyric children's books, too.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 14:08 GMT 
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JeffreyLeePierre wrote:
My children now are 24, 22 and 19.
They have not heard my Dylan records that much as I was mostly using earphones (Mr. Jones :D ) when listening to music in order to avoid problems with my wife :roll:

But I used to softly play Dylan songs with my guitar (like Desolation Row, Just Like A Woman, Percy's song...) in order to have them asleep at night. That was kinda selfish practice in fact: I preferred that to telling stories (or reading childish books) and that was a way to have time to play the guitar after getting back from work. I think it lasted until they were about 5, possibly later.

Later I bought a few Hohner Marine Band harmonicas and they could hear my attempts to play Just Like A Woman (again). That was successful: one of them wanted to know the actual song and now is a deep fan of Blonde On Blonde.

At the end of the day, I now have one fan, one who does not bother hearing Dylan and one fully not caring (he prefers Bob Marley or Nina Simone). Not that bad.

The moral of my story is: better buy an harmonica rather than a guitar, it's easier to make lots of noise and raise some interest! :lol:


Also I have a niece to whom I once offered a bonus Christmas present on top of another present from her list: a Highway 61/Blonde On Blonde CD bundle. Back then she was about 12 or 13 as far as I remember. But I don't know if she listened / still listens to them.


When you're 19,22 and 24, nothing's cooler than Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 17:21 GMT 

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Your kids will go there own way, and listen to the music they want to listen to. The one way of putting them of Bob is to say "You will love this"

I love this from Billy Connolly about teaching music to children


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDFojxBER10


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 17:27 GMT 
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I got my son into Bob, via 'Bringing It All Back Home'.

He's got a few of the 'Best Of' compilations, and he has been to see him live this year.

Imagine giving any kid 'Empire Burlesque' as their first introduction to Dylan?


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 17:38 GMT 
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The first song my son really got into around age 7 was Solid Rock. He loves the beat.

But otherwise I just expose them to it and they naturally enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 17:59 GMT 
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You absolute bastards. As if they haven't got enough to scare them in this world.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 18:16 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 20:52 GMT 
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My son who is 16 years old is a big Bob fan.
Through listening to 'Bringing it All Back Home' also, in particular Bob Dylan's 115th Dream which, when he was 2 years old insisted on having it on repeat, he loved the opening with the laughing.
I took him to see Bob when he was 6 years old and I was 6 years old when I first heard Nashville Skyline around 1971 time.
Great to have a Bob companion :D

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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 23:03 GMT 

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Ideally, you should start when they are still in utero.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 23:24 GMT 
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I'm really afraid my future wife won't like Dylan and therefore my children won't be exposed to his music. :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 23:40 GMT 
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McG wrote:
You absolute bastards. As if they haven't got enough to scare them in this world.


No one's suggesting to start them on PostModBob. :?


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PostPosted: Sat August 12th, 2017, 00:57 GMT 
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Start with his children's album, Under the Red Sky and sing along so they get the vibe to join in. Worked wonders with my kids...


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PostPosted: Sat August 12th, 2017, 01:23 GMT 
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Start with his children's album, Under the Red Sky and sing along so they get the vibe to join in. Worked wonders with my kids...


Nothing from Christmas In The Heart? :P


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