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by Ziks511 / November 2, 2009 11:24 AM PST

New Bryan Ferry Album out, purely of Dylan songs. I thought I'd lost Mr. Ferry altogether


And admit that the waters
Around you have grown,
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

And why couldn't an American singer have thought to record that at this epoch making juncture. Whether you like it or not, it's the perfect counterpoint to America led by a black President.

Rob

It's frightening how many of these songs I know verbatim including Gates of Eden.

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Don't see where it fits
by Steven Haninger / November 2, 2009 6:31 PM PST

Most of the folk songs I recall from that era were of the "gloom and doom" variety. Of course, some will say that has atmosphere has arrived again while others see hope. Those of us who grew up during that particular era probably have an erroneous notion of what "folk music" really is if we get stuck living within that narrow range of time. I suspect you haven't done so.

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Brian "Avalon" Ferry singing Dylan is like
by jonah jones / November 2, 2009 7:20 PM PST

Nana Mouskouri singing Amy Lee

off the top of my head, the covers i remember him doing
and me not liking them were "it's all over now, baby blue"
"sympathy for the devil" and "i put a spell on you"


",.

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I played it the night Obama was elected
by Josh K / November 3, 2009 3:32 AM PST

It's amazing how prophetic that song was. My wife thought it had been written later in the 60s, after all those things started to actually happen, and I said nope, he foresaw all of it. What a writer. Even he says he can't write like that anymore.

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Prophetic?
by EdHannigan / November 3, 2009 6:23 AM PST

Was there a line about corrupt Chicago politcians promising change and failing to deliver?

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Prophetic? Maybe yes and maybe no.
by Steven Haninger / November 3, 2009 9:14 AM PST
In reply to: Prophetic?

The times are always changing so there wasn't anything new to be said. And so who was "singing" and to whom was the tune directed? Wasn't it supposed to be us to our parents and leaders? And so where are all those youthful activists now and what sort of Eden have they created? Some, I think, have made a career out of griping about other people and blaming them for their own failure to find happiness.

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No, there wasn't
by Josh K / November 3, 2009 11:00 PM PST
In reply to: Prophetic?

It was prophetic in regard to the events that would transpire in the 1960s. OK?

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As I am sure Nostradamus figured out....
by EdHannigan / November 4, 2009 1:01 AM PST
In reply to: No, there wasn't

if you are vague enough, all kinds of "predictions" will come true in retrospect. It's a sure bet if you say:

1. "There are huge changes on the way!"

or

2. "Nothing ever changes, it's all the same."

Then you can fit any prediction to just about any time frame.

I am not so impressed that Obama's election was that "historic" or significant in th8is day and age. What would truly be historic is if a black person had been elected and no one noticed his race at all. As it is, it seems kind of racist to me. Judging a man (or voting for him) by the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character. Now, who said that?

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"historic" or significant
by jonah jones / November 4, 2009 1:19 AM PST

so god was walking through the garden of eden thinking to himself
"i need to hear something "historic" or significant

as he walked along he saw Obama and MLK discussing their time on earth

god walks over and says
"ok you guys, describe your time on earth in 4 words or less"

MLK says with a tear in his eye "i had a dream"

Obama says tears streaming down his cheeks "it was a nightmare"


Wink

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I don't get it...
by EdHannigan / November 4, 2009 6:10 AM PST

Obama admitting he created a nightmare?

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