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PostPosted: Mon September 26th, 2016, 15:06 GMT 

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http://www.hibbingmn.com/opinion/column ... 9d1d0.html

"Bob Dylan is only a few years younger than my Grandpa Brown. In fact, Robert Zimmerman grew up just down the street from Pops in Hibbing, Minnesota....

My family always punctuates its narratives with machines, metal, and scrap....
Perhaps that’s not so unusual when you grow up on the Mesabi Iron Range....

Dylan’s gate features gears, metal tools, sawblades, springs and rods, each delicately welded together to create an imposing industrial archway. He personally selects the items from his large collection of old parts, tractors, machinery and scrapyard discoveries. It’s entirely likely that Bob Dylan spent hours at junkyards like the one my grandpa and dad ran back in the 1980s....

Back in high school I worked as an overnight disk jockey at WEVE, the Top 40/Easy Listening station out in Eveleth. We played a lot of Michael Bolton and very little Dylan, if any. People forget, however, that Bob Dylan wrote one of Bolton’s biggest hits, “Steel Bars,” even though he never performed it.

Here’s the chorus. Try to imagine Dylan singing:

“Steel bars, wrapped all around me. I’ve been your prisoner since the day you found me. I’m bound forever, ‘til the end of time. Steel bars wrapped around this heart of mine.”

Is he talking about a lover? Is he talking about being from the Iron Range? Is there a difference?..."


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 18:32 GMT 
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I find it shocking the Dylan is allowed to present this as art when Dylan didn't create any of the pieces which are stuck together to make the gate.


God I hope you're being facetious.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_object


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 18:34 GMT 
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Perhaps, like serving a writ, the Nobel prize people can turn up unexpected and shove the gong into his hands.

'Go on take it, you know you want it'.....................


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PostPosted: Tue December 6th, 2016, 12:52 GMT 
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http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/67/067f3e84-7122-5560-a484-99d311c3b6d9/584596319b16f.image.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue December 6th, 2016, 14:07 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:

Nice close-up, but I'd wish we had a picture of the erection in its full glory.


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PostPosted: Tue December 6th, 2016, 15:19 GMT 
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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 20:53 GMT 
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Nice seahorse.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 21:09 GMT 
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There's a crab too! http://i.imgur.com/CvZgH8M.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 21:11 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
There's a crab too! http://i.imgur.com/CvZgH8M.jpg


That's so cute! I wonder where he finds this stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 21:13 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
There's a crab too! http://i.imgur.com/CvZgH8M.jpg


That's so cute! I wonder where he finds this stuff.

The beach was deserted except for some kelp, a seahorse and a crab.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 21:19 GMT 
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There's a bike chain octopus too! http://i.imgur.com/PhAYgDS.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 22:01 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
There's a bike chain octopus too! http://i.imgur.com/PhAYgDS.jpg


That is so perfect!



Peek here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjjCkzId66E


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 22:05 GMT 
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Ha! Now I want Bob to make me a headboard. I have to say I like his gates very much. I bet they are expensive. Wow you can see how huge it is in the video. Thanks for the links :D


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 05:21 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
There's a bike chain octopus too! http://i.imgur.com/PhAYgDS.jpg

The thing next to it looks like some kind of jellyfish* to me...
I guess the water metaphors from his songs spilled over into his welding.
*It's too early in the morning for me to come up with a clever Visions of Johanna joke...


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 06:14 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
There's a bike chain octopus too! http://i.imgur.com/PhAYgDS.jpg


Brilliant! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 06:19 GMT 
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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 06:35 GMT 
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Wow that's really cool. Would love to see it someday


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 07:18 GMT 
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Mama's checking out if it's properly constructed... nice. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 13:26 GMT 
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my precious time wrote:
gibsona07 wrote:
There's a bike chain octopus too! http://i.imgur.com/PhAYgDS.jpg

The thing next to it looks like some kind of jellyfish* to me...
I guess the water metaphors from his songs spilled over into his welding.
*It's too early in the morning for me to come up with a clever Visions of Johanna joke...


He may be aware that many people in the MD/DE/DC make their livelihood on (or from) the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Many of my relatives have worked on the bay as Oyster tongers, crab potters, and Skipjack sailors.


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 13:49 GMT 
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Queen Anne Lace wrote:
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That's a great picture!
Here it is in a very high definition so all the details can be examined: https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image ... nJF0lEPF5Q


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 16:46 GMT 

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Thanks for the picture! Looks like a starfish down in the bottom-left. Took me awhile to find the seahorse and crab (thought they would be bigger from those earlier pictures)....grave


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 16:57 GMT 
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I see the Black Buffalo (Ironworks) at the very bottom, right.


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PostPosted: Tue December 13th, 2016, 19:11 GMT 
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Incredible! Thanks for the links and photos.


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PostPosted: Thu December 15th, 2016, 00:39 GMT 
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Queen Anne Lace wrote:
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It's wonderful. I thank you as well for the link.


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PostPosted: Thu December 15th, 2016, 01:20 GMT 
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Is there a plaque nearby that says Bob was the artist?


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