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 Post subject: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 12:11 GMT 

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Been a busy noughties for Bob. The credibility he astonishingly regained with TOOM was enhanced by L&T. Then he threw in two more studio albums, of variable quality, but still quite good.

Radio shows, Chronicles, a movie. Not a bad decade. He still toured constantly.

I wonder what the next ten years will be called - the Teenies?

And what'll Bob do, apart from further endless touring? How many albums? Is there any more unreleased studio gear in the vaults? Chronicles 2?

A sequel to his movie, called Masked & Still Anonymous? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 14:41 GMT 

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I think he takes our advices seriously and retires.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 14:44 GMT 
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Touring with small combo including horns. 2 albums per year, each better than the last. Not asking too much, is it Bob?


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 15:57 GMT 

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Futile Horn wrote:
I think he takes our advices seriously and retires.


You want him to retire? :shock: I think he still has at least half a dozen great albums in him, if he cuts back touring. I wanna see at least one new direction, and maybe some girly singers and brass, maybe a freer sound, and much more rhythm. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' points to a looser vibe. I hope he explores this...


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 19:09 GMT 
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I just wish he'd try to take it easy. Pace himself. Maybe just tour a few months instead of most of the year. Give his voice a rest, ya know? He could just sit on the porch in a rockin chair, reaching down every few minutes to scratch a lazy hound dog's ears. See his grandkids more often. Eat some pie. Seriously, Bob's getting old and should try to take it down a few notches. That he is pushing seventy and refuses to slow down is admirable in a sense, but also unrealistic. Forever Young is just a song. Maybe if he rested his voice a few months and got some rest, he could go into the studio and produce another Love and Theft. Bob is too damn old and too smart to think quantity is more important than quality. I think he must be on this "neverending tour" thing because there is just a lot of sh#t in this life he doesn't want to have to deal with.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 19:40 GMT 
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I enjoyed Chronicles. I wouldn't mind another tome from Dylan.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 19:50 GMT 
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I think Bob should move into more TV in the next decade,The Bob Dylan Show would be great,same as what Cash did,Bob could have current singers or up and coming acts perform and then he could give us a couple of his songs at the end of each show. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 20:10 GMT 
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A Theme Time TV Show would be hilarious and fun...

except many of those acts closed the show (permanently) years ago...

I think Bob would add someting that's missing... We currently have (more than) 57 Channels and Nothing On. At least there'd be something to look forward to once a week. On the episode for Mother's Day, Bob commented on Buck Owens that he never missed Hee Haw... perhaps he could do a music variety show like that. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Wed December 30th, 2009, 22:31 GMT 

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I'll eagerly clamber aboard the "hiatus/semiretirement" bandwagon. His tour is little more than a grotesquerie now, and I'd love to see another long gap before his next record appears. He's had nothing to say on his last handful of records and I'd genuinely hate to see him plop out yet another on autopilot. He should wait for the muse to strike, as it did so profoundly on TOOM, and then give us something truly worth waiting for!


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 00:21 GMT 
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I can't see him going on for another decade playing 100 shows a year
but I bet he is determined to try.
But I hope not!

At the age of 70 he should step back from the road,
rest a bit and spend the decade writing Chronicles #3, #4 and #5,
play less than 10 shows a year
and record the two or three classics I think he's still got left in him
But being Bob he' won't.

Here's to longevity and good health:
Cheers Bob 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 00:43 GMT 
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i want him to move to rural Australia, relax, write chronicles, compile a ludicrously expansive NET bootleg series (around 200 cds, as suggested repeatedly by untrodden path) and come to the Enmore Theatre once or twice a month to play shows, try out new songs and different arrangements.
i would also like, in exchange for his not touring, at least one album every year.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 00:46 GMT 
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No touring = No songs


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 13:20 GMT 
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No touring means no glorious Never Ending Tour... :( :( :(

a prospect (and the implications of which) no one really wants to think about... even at it very lowest point, organ grinder, ravaged voice, plodding country blues (as it's been accused)... it's a 14.36721 on a scale of 1 to 10 and better than anything else out there. Think about it...

even if he almost completely misses the mark, he's still that good. :D

A world without the NET... I really don't see the point. :(

So what's next? You going to tell me there is no God?


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 14:24 GMT 
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I want to see an anti-war album, a cook book, a surf album, three more christmas records featuring original material, a novel, a book of poems, a TV chat show, a Bob Dylan beer and an All-star band record and tour featuring Bob, Paul, Ringo and Eric.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 15:52 GMT 
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a book of poems, a TV chat show

As to the first..... he already published his lyrics... which are his poems....
As to the second..... WoW, the pictures that come to mind on that one.... can you imagine..... that would be s-o-o much fun!!!! :D

By the way Mister Jones.... who are you in that picture now?


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 21:47 GMT 
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I want to see ... a cook book, ...


:idea: If someone did a TV Cooking Show- not his show- but while they were cooking, he would just occasionally drop in- without warning, walk through the set and ask what they were were making, that would be fun. All the people tuned in would say "was that Bob Dylan?" And the person they asked would say "I don't think so".


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Thu December 31st, 2009, 22:42 GMT 
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Location: Maybe it isn't a tour, maybe he's just lost.
Search the archives for the proposed sit com: "Bob & Mel" in which Bob and Mel Brooks share a condo in a retirement community. Hilarity ensues.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Fri January 1st, 2010, 13:57 GMT 
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Belle Laugh wrote:
Mister.Jones wrote:
I want to see ... a cook book, ...


:idea: If someone did a TV Cooking Show- not his show- but while they were cooking, he would just occasionally drop in- without warning, walk through the set and ask what they were were making, that would be fun. All the people tuned in would say "was that Bob Dylan?" And the person they asked would say "I don't think so".
He could wear the blonde wig or the hooded sweatshirt...

I think Paula Dean would have a great time with him. She'd probably let him do taste tests while she was throwing things together.

This would be so much fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 03:43 GMT 
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Pope of Eruke wrote:
I just wish he'd try to take it easy. Pace himself. Maybe just tour a few months instead of most of the year. Give his voice a rest, ya know? He could just sit on the porch in a rockin chair, reaching down every few minutes to scratch a lazy hound dog's ears. See his grandkids more often. Eat some pie. Seriously, Bob's getting old and should try to take it down a few notches. That he is pushing seventy and refuses to slow down is admirable in a sense, but also unrealistic. Forever Young is just a song. Maybe if he rested his voice a few months and got some rest, he could go into the studio and produce another Love and Theft. Bob is too damn old and too smart to think quantity is more important than quality. I think he must be on this "neverending tour" thing because there is just a lot of sh#t in this life he doesn't want to have to deal with.



haha. the line about the shit might be quite to the point.
maybe not even in his life. maybe just ghosts in his head


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 04:56 GMT 

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Next season of American Idol - Featuring Judge Bob Dylan!


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 05:41 GMT 
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Yeah, I wouldn't expect a Dylan appearance on Idol anytime soon, as the bitchy British guy is apparently not very fond of him...

http://www.americanidolworship.com/2007 ... bob-dylan/


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 05:55 GMT 

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pigpolice! wrote:
At the age of 70 he should step back from the road,
rest a bit and spend the decade writing Chronicles #3, #4 and #5,
play less than 10 shows a year
and record the two or three classics I think he's still got left in him
But being Bob he' won't.



I think we can safely assume that the end of his touring life will also mean the end of his studio life. He has said it countless times that he only writes songs in order to have something to sing.

When the NET ends, there will be no more new albums.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 13:12 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
Touring with small combo including horns. 2 albums per year, each better than the last. Not asking too much, is it Bob?
A tour with the Brian Setzer Orchestra backing some of the songs would be incredible. Honky Tonk Blues (with the Brian Setzer Orchestra) is one of my favorite boots!

n0sliwkram wrote:
Next season of American Idol - Featuring Judge Bob Dylan!
Can he punch out Simon... kind of like the Heart of Fire scene... live at the finale? I hate American Idol, but I'd watch that. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 15:08 GMT 
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Smaller venues, theatres not arenas, residencies rather than constant travelling, that'd be easier for him and conducive to more energy live.
Ditch the keyboard, ditch Donny, ditch Tony. Get a new bassist. Smaller band, no place to hide or be hidden in the mix, loads of spanking new arrangements, spanking new setlists from Bob +3. If Bob can't manage guitar all show, then stay where he belongs, centre stage, mic and harp.

However, more of the exact same will happen until about 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: Dylan's Next Decade
PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2010, 15:39 GMT 
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songanddanceman wrote:
ditch Tony. Get a new bassist.
:shock:

That would be sacriledge... If Bob is the deity of the Never Ending Tour, Tony is the high priest. He's also Bob's body guard when fans jump on stage.

but I think you're correct... He'll be doing more of the same until 2013 (or the end of the world.)


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