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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 22:59 GMT 
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Hey Shooter! Still Hopping?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 23:16 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Oh, and thanks for sharing, Mr. Hakuna!


Not a problem. I feel really old when you call me that! Well, atleast much older than I really am. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 23:25 GMT 
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hi hakuna!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 23:37 GMT 

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hola! :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 16th, 2012, 00:23 GMT 
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hakuna-matata wrote:
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Oh, and thanks for sharing, Mr. Hakuna!


Not a problem. I feel really old when you call me that! Well, atleast much older than I really am. :roll:

You're younger than that now.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17th, 2012, 20:44 GMT 
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Hmm...wonder wonder wonder about dates :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 08:16 GMT 
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shooting_star_night wrote:
Hmm...wonder wonder wonder about dates :lol:


http://www.portalhunt.com/images/stories/dates-.jpg


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 16:12 GMT 
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:lol:

Oh well, I now have dates.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 16:36 GMT 
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You're welcome. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri May 18th, 2012, 16:39 GMT 
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You're welcome. :mrgreen:


Yes, thank you :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2012, 00:57 GMT 
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shooting_star_night wrote:
:lol:

Oh well, I now have dates.

I'm hoping for one with Botticelli’s niece.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 00:27 GMT 
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Well we all, including Bob, will get a nice break before the Summer Tour:)


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 02:34 GMT 
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I'm listening to Summer Days from "Bring it All Home to Newport" (1983). I LOVE LOVE to be at an outdoor show on a nice warm summer evening w Bob rockin' to that song. He loves it too! 8) :D


I WANT TO KNOW THAT I WILL SEE BOB IN THE SUMMER IN NEW ENGLAND!! Last August was so amazing w our 3 show weekend. (I still will write the review, clarxy - hopefully before the anniversary). :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 09:37 GMT 
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I'm listening to Summer Days from "Bring it All Home to Newport" (1983).

Summer Days from 1983? Or do you mean the wig show?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 09:50 GMT 
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shurerly shome mishtake... burp!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 11:05 GMT 
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You mean the legendary '83 tour? Yea, that was a good one. Only time ever I think he played that song pre-'01. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 11:24 GMT 

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I haven't posted here for a long time, but still occassionally visit (and still a big Dylan fan). In anticipation of his concert in Berlin, I wrote a little piece linking his work to the change of the neighbourhood I currently study and live in. It combines his music with urban sociological issues, specifically gentrification.

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As Ruth Glass first coined the term ‘gentrification’ in 1964 in her influential work Aspects of Change, about the eminent change of London’s inner-city neighbourhoods through this process of gentrification, the 23 year old Bob Dylan was conquering England by storm as the prophetic writer of protest songs, giving voice to a dominated working-class population. Bob Dylan was actually on a crash course with this reputation as the voice of this protest movement, starting with the release of the ironically titled Another Side of Bob Dylan, featuring such songs as Chimes of Freedom. During the year he also recorded songs like Mr. Tambourine Man and It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding). Gone were the traditional protest songs: the new songs represented a call by Dylan for artistic freedom.

This artistic freedom very much seems to be at the heart of most gentrification processes in the world, but especially in Berlin, where the influence of Künstler, artists, is so overtly present. Most of them, necessarily, are in search of cheap places to live, in order to achieve relatively high levels of economic autonomy, allowing them to practice their, mostly unprofitable, artistic occupations. Bourdieu states autonomy from economic factors, gives artists self-assurance, audacity and a relatively high indifference to profit. Cheap places to live and work in are thus essential in stimulating artistic production, in what Bourdieu terms the ‘field of restricted production’. This field produces ‘pure’ art: l’art pour l’art, where the producers are the consumers as well, as opposed to art for the masses.

Gentrification thus, in its initial pioneering phase, plays an important role in facilitating artistic freedom. In later phases, this cultural attractiveness may lead to a more expensive neighbourhood, resulting in the exclusion and displacement of its original inhabitants. Is this entire process necessarily a bad thing? No, but it’s not a good thing either and negative effects should be mitigated. But, as cities constantly evolve it is necessary for neighbourhoods to reinvent themselves, or else decline is inevitable. Or, in Dylan’s words: he not busy being born is busy dyin’.

Successful neighbourhoods are those, which are able to adapt to varying circumstances, by taking on different shapes and offering place to different uses. Dylan knows the importance of reinvention like no other: through his career he has been a protest singer, rock-and-roller, country singer, circus troubadour, religious rocker and the old frontman of his current cowboy-blues band, always rejecting his previous identities. He is playing in Berlin July 2nd and I bet a lot of ‘gentrifiers’ will be in the crowd. So will I.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 15:14 GMT 
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Cool piece, Codyke. You should see New York City. It's not even dangerous anymore. My favorite live music venue on the Lower East Side is now a Subway sandwich shop.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 16:47 GMT 
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Anything But A Roll wrote:
I WANT TO KNOW THAT I WILL SEE BOB IN THE SUMMER IN NEW ENGLAND!!

Exactly. You took the words right out of my mouth.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 16:59 GMT 

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Sphere wrote:
Cool piece, Codyke. You should see New York City. It's not even dangerous anymore. My favorite live music venue on the Lower East Side is now a Subway sandwich shop.


Thanks :)

Never been there, but read a lot of case studies and books from there. Neil Smith's 1996 book 'The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City give an interesting read regarding changes in Lower East Side.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22nd, 2012, 23:17 GMT 
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Hmm...


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PostPosted: Wed May 23rd, 2012, 10:05 GMT 
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shooting_star_night wrote:
Hmm...

Thanks Shooter. Have fun at Hop!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25th, 2012, 21:56 GMT 
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And still not a peep about late summer US dates. Should be starting to here something soon if it's going to happen.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26th, 2012, 01:37 GMT 
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The 2010 U.S. summer tour was announced June 18th and began on August 4th. Who knows.

By the way, I bought a Mellencamp record today. It's got Check It Out on it!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 26th, 2012, 01:40 GMT 
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Sphere wrote:
By the way, I bought a Mellencamp record today. It's got Check It Out on it!! :lol:

Don't get me started, Sphere! Meanwhile, I agree on the announcement thing, just getting a little antsy that's all.


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