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Posted: 10/22/2016 2:38:54 PM EDT
Singer-songwriter’s failure to respond to phone calls from the Swedish Academy after being awarded the Nobel literature prize ‘unprecedented’

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/22/bob-dylan-criticised-as-impolite-and-arrogant-by-nobel-academy-member
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:39:48 PM EDT
Who gives a shit what a Nobel academy memeber thinks.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:40:14 PM EDT
I thought he was dead??
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:41:18 PM EDT
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May be, that would explain the lack of response.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:41:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2016 2:41:48 PM EDT by usjet]
So fk'n what?

Obongo got the Peace Prize, and proceeded to kill thousands.

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:41:31 PM EDT
Nobel person ain't wrong...
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:42:40 PM EDT
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:45:26 PM EDT
If someone awarded me something I didn't ask for and couldn't have cared less about what duty is it of mine to respond? I understand it's in good taste to do so and something I personally would respond to, but if Dylan wants to remain silent then so be it.

If the prize is associated in some way to the judges that vote for the peace prize maybe he's doing the right thing...
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:46:04 PM EDT
So one group of pretentious jerk offs is offended by the haughtiness of another pretentious jerk off? Good.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:46:15 PM EDT
Some fans have suggested Dylan should refuse the title of Nobel laureate – though the Nobel committee does not acknowledge refusals, and continues to list its winners whether or not they want the prize – because the Nobel prize’s founder, Alfred Nobel, was an armaments manufacturer. “My only caveat about the award is that it cheapens Dylan to be associated at all with a prize founded on an explosives and armaments fortune,
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:55:32 PM EDT
I know another Nobel Prize recipient who is a lot more impolite and arrogant...
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:57:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.
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+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:00:08 PM EDT
Who cares about that arrogant Marxist asshole? I have chainsaws that sound better than he did/does.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:04:24 PM EDT
FBD.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:04:33 PM EDT
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in simple terms, he could give a shit less about the prize and doesn't want it or want to even talk to the committee, which pissed off that guy so he comes up with the silly notion "impolite and arrogant" because he's all pissed that dylan chose not to even talk to him.

aside from singing protest songs, dylan never participated or came to any huge protests. which pissed a lot of left winger singers, guthrie, baez etc... and others for him not showing up.

a lot of people on the left also thought that he was a "sell out" when he was more interested in making money for his songs then "being his songs"

and of course the right hating him for his songs and him

when you can piss people off on both sides of the political divide, then you are doing good
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:08:12 PM EDT
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+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.
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Originally Posted By Klugman:
Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.


+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.


His music is actually quite good :

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:17:31 PM EDT
Is that one of the academy members who was sucking Hussein's cock a few years ago?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:18:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:38:56 PM EDT
I guess the stupid fucks should have picked someone else
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:45:31 PM EDT
Dylan has always given the impression that he really doesn't give a fuck what anyone thinks about him. This seems pretty much in character for him.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:49:56 PM EDT
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True dat.

He once played at the Val Air in des Moines. I know a guy that went. He and his wife and a lot of others left eary in the show due to his arrogant attitude and obvious dis like of Iowa and Iowans.
He's a real Dick

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:52:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
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Whatchu talkin bout Willis?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:52:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ghoul:
in simple terms, he could give a shit less about the prize and doesn't want it or want to even talk to the committee, which pissed off that guy so he comes up with the silly notion "impolite and arrogant" because he's all pissed that dylan chose not to even talk to him.

aside from singing protest songs, dylan never participated or came to any huge protests. which pissed a lot of left winger singers, guthrie, baez etc... and others for him not showing up.

a lot of people on the left also thought that he was a "sell out" when he was more interested in making money for his songs then "being his songs"

and of course the right hating him for his songs and him

when you can piss people off on both sides of the political divide, then you are doing good
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May wanna rethink that one. But I dig where your coming from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:53:11 PM EDT
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Sounds about right.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 4:56:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:02:38 PM EDT
The Academy is getting exactly what they deserve.

They chose a guy who writes clever song lyrics instead of a true poet.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:05:06 PM EDT
I recall reading something a while back about Dylan to the effect of he wasn't a big a lefty as I always kind of assumed he was.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:06:05 PM EDT
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Some fans have suggested Dylan should refuse the title of Nobel laureate – though the Nobel committee does not acknowledge refusals, and continues to list its winners whether or not they want the prize – because the Nobel prize’s founder, Alfred Nobel, was an armaments manufacturer. “My only caveat about the award is that it cheapens Dylan to be associated at all with a prize founded on an explosives and armaments fortune,
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Because TNT has no other applications besides killing folks. Nobody has ever used it in excavating for building tunnels and roadways and mining.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:06:26 PM EDT
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May be, that would explain the lack of response.
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I thought he was dead??


May be, that would explain the lack of response.

How many times will he vote for Hillary.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:09:08 PM EDT
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Reminds me of my neighborhood. I just sit back and have a coke.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:20:50 PM EDT
So a lefty with no relevance other than being a dick since the 60's is being a dick to a group of people that have no relevance....what's the problem? Trump needs to go in Dylan's place accept the award for him and grab each one of them by pu**y on stage.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:50:14 PM EDT
The Nobel Prize has been cheapened a lot in the past few years with the Peace Prize going to people who have contributed little or even negatively towards world peace. The thing is, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded very differently than the other Prizes in mathematics, biology, economics, etc. The Peace Prize is pretty much a popularity contest where the other Prize selections is more like a scientific peer review. Those prizes can only be awarded based on something that has been discovered and published. The Peace Prize is more about "teh feelz".

As it is, I couldn't give a shit about who's won the Peace Prize lately but I still have some respect for the other Prize winners.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:51:31 PM EDT
Have these fucking bozos even met Obama in person?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:52:16 PM EDT
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The Academy is getting exactly what they deserve.

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The times, they are a changing......
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 5:59:53 PM EDT
I saw him a few years ago in Memphis and the guy did a good job.
His band was tight.
There was nothing phoned in.

I will admire him if he does not respond to them.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 6:00:20 PM EDT
Good for Dylan! Fuck the PC Nobel Prize!
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 6:14:35 PM EDT
How do they revoke the prize, cause the past 8 years have been nasty as hell here, gonna have to #WHATPEACE if I were on Twitter.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 6:50:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ghoul:
in simple terms, he could give a shit less about the prize and doesn't want it or want to even talk to the committee, which pissed off that guy so he comes up with the silly notion "impolite and arrogant" because he's all pissed that dylan chose not to even talk to him.

aside from singing protest songs, dylan never participated or came to any huge protests. which pissed a lot of left winger singers, guthrie, baez etc... and others for him not showing up.

a lot of people on the left also thought that he was a "sell out" when he was more interested in making money for his songs then "being his songs"

and of course the right hating him for his songs and him

when you can piss people off on both sides of the political divide, then you are doing good
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That sounds like someone else...hmmm....what was his name again?



Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:22:05 PM EDT
Self-important lot those Nobel academy members. Dylan is a druggie (or was one- a very serious one). Just don't give a fuck.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:31:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By texashomeserver:
Singer-songwriter’s failure to respond to phone calls from the Swedish Academy after being awarded the Nobel literature prize ‘unprecedented’

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/22/bob-dylan-criticised-as-impolite-and-arrogant-by-nobel-academy-member
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Pretty amusing.

They think they matter and their prize appeals to Zimmerman.

Yep, they "listened" to the music, they just missed the "message."
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:40:24 PM EDT
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His music is actually quite good :

https://youtu.be/M6r3qej9RjI
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Originally Posted By Klugman:
Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.


+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.


His music is actually quite good :

https://youtu.be/M6r3qej9RjI



Ramona, come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Will pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike, get deathlike some times
And there's no use in trying
To deal with the dying
Though I cannot explain that in lines.

Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be by the strength of your skin
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes I'm in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you trying to be a part of
A world that just don't exist
It's all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feeling like this.

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
With worthless foam from the mouth
I can tell you are torn
Between staying and returning
Back to the south
You've been fooled into thinking
That the finishing end is at hand
Yet there's no one to beat you
No one to defeat you
Accept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad

I've heard you say many times
That you're better than no one
And no one is better than you
If you really believe that
You know you have
Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you
And making you feel
That you gotta be just like them.

I'd forever talk to you
But soon my words
Would turn into a meaningless ring
And deep in my heart
I know there's no help I can bring
Everything passes
Everything changes
Just do what you think you should do
And someday, maybe
Who knows, baby
I'll come and be cryin' to you.
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Originally Posted By Klugman:


+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.


+1. Never new why he was so popular. His music sucks as bad as his voice.


His musicianship may be poor. You can not fault his songwriting. He has been covered by every important singer of the last half century. Wagon Wheel is a Bob Dylan tune that he forgot he wrote. It was a bootleg of him just messing around.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:48:35 PM EDT
Dylan considers himself for an old style song and dance man. I've never found him arrogant, but he is aloof regarding his fans and celebrity. I get the impression he finds the whole cult of personality kind of absurd. Slightly less so than this Nobel bullshit. The guy's a fairly intelligent fan of lit who cribbed his stage name from Dylan Thomas and references James Joyce. He knows it's bullshit.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:49:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
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He's actually pretty conservative.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:54:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By soldier65:
True dat.

He once played at the Val Air in des Moines. I know a guy that went. He and his wife and a lot of others left eary in the show due to his arrogant attitude and obvious dis like of Iowa and Iowans.
He's a real Dick

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Originally Posted By DigDug:
Nobel person ain't wrong...
True dat.

He once played at the Val Air in des Moines. I know a guy that went. He and his wife and a lot of others left eary in the show due to his arrogant attitude and obvious dis like of Iowa and Iowans.
He's a real Dick




And the son of a furniture salesman in Hibbing...where Bobbie wasn't man enough to work in the mines as a real minor....
He was a neighbor to a friend of mine's grandmother.
He's an atheist,he's a Jew,he's a born again Chirstian,he's a Bahai, he's another Obama
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:55:11 PM EDT
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He's actually pretty conservative.
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Who cares what Bob Dylan thinks or does.
The guy can't carry a tune in a bucket. Hes a 60's Leftist.


He's actually pretty conservative.


Shhh... Don't piss on their parade. Most of these guys probably confuse him w/ Woody Guthrie and/or haven't heard anything he's released since Bringing it all Back Home.
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Link Posted: 10/22/2016 8:02:23 PM EDT
The Peace Prize is a very separate thing from the other Nobel Prizes. It's embarrassing how often that needs to be said here.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 8:03:14 PM EDT
I'm not really a Dylan fan, but the only correct response is "I've been called worse, by better".

Fucking Nobel bullshit.. a guilty man trying to buy his way into immortality.
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