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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 17:06 GMT 
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Has anyone read this? I know it's anti-Bob, or whatever, and so prolly much hated, but who has read it? I almost bought it today because there are times I'm in the mood for some cattish gossip about Bob, untrue or not.
Is it a complete waste of time?


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 17:18 GMT 
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I think I got this from my local library awhile back and just read parts of it but don't remember it being particularly anti-Bob but my memory might be lacking.
We'll see what others have to say.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 17:39 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
I think I got this from my local library awhile back and just read parts of it but don't remember it being particularly anti-Bob but my memory might be lacking.
We'll see what others have to say.


Isn't it about how awful Bob is? Stealing songs, being a bad person etc?


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 18:00 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
I think I got this from my local library awhile back and just read parts of it but don't remember it being particularly anti-Bob but my memory might be lacking.
We'll see what others have to say.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 18:05 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
jimb727 wrote:
I think I got this from my local library awhile back and just read parts of it but don't remember it being particularly anti-Bob but my memory might be lacking.
We'll see what others have to say.


:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 18:17 GMT 
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Anr Bjotk wrote:
Has anyone read this? I know it's anti-Bob, or whatever, and so prolly much hated, but who has read it? I almost bought it today because there are times I'm in the mood for some cattish gossip about Bob, untrue or not.
Is it a complete waste of time?


I've got it. It's not bad, neither very compelling. If you're reading it
for Dylan content there might be something of interest every 3-4
pages. There's some criticism of Bob there but then Maymudes was
a somewhat troubled and polarising figure (not uniformly liked), so
what ended up on the tapes may not be free of bias or rancour.

Maymudes was Dylan's tour manager for 15 years, and the book is
basically content from old audio tapes about these and other events
compiled into a book by Maymudes' son Jacob. The premise sounds
a lot more fascinating than the book turns out to be.


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PostPosted: Thu March 15th, 2018, 10:57 GMT 
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gerardv wrote:
Anr Bjotk wrote:
Has anyone read this? I know it's anti-Bob, or whatever, and so prolly much hated, but who has read it? I almost bought it today because there are times I'm in the mood for some cattish gossip about Bob, untrue or not.
Is it a complete waste of time?


I've got it. It's not bad, neither very compelling. If you're reading it
for Dylan content there might be something of interest every 3-4
pages. There's some criticism of Bob there but then Maymudes was
a somewhat troubled and polarising figure (not uniformly liked), so
what ended up on the tapes may not be free of bias or rancour.

Maymudes was Dylan's tour manager for 15 years, and the book is
basically content from old audio tapes about these and other events
compiled into a book by Maymudes' son Jacob. The premise sounds
a lot more fascinating than the book turns out to be.


Where would you place it compared to Sounes or Heylins's books?


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PostPosted: Thu March 15th, 2018, 13:12 GMT 
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Where would you place it compared to Sounes or Heylins's books?

Hm hard to say. This is like a family photo album. There are no pretensions about
understanding or conveying the Dylan story or the significance or nature of his work.
Maymudes' book is like one of the stories that would be quoted in a biography like
Down the Highway or Behind the Shades. It reminds me of Elvis' hangers on or
bodyguards talking of their first-hand experiences; the contents are anecdotal, all of it.
'We dropped by and it seemed that Bob was embracing family life. It was nice to see that
he'd put on a bit of weight since July'.
I'm sure quite a bit can be gleaned from it if one makes the effort. It's not a very well
written book for sure. Lot of 'memory-lapse' factual errors too apparently.


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