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It's ironical that the man who invented dynamite now has a peace prize named after him.Yes, Dylan didn't volunteer to go fight in Viet Nam. He didn't believe it was a just war like many of his generation. History has proven his stance was correct. Millions of Vietnamese were killed, the VC won but then the domino's didn't fall and the communists didn't continue on a march to Australia and beyond. Vietnam was left devastated. Millions dead, landscape scarred by carpet bombing and agent orange...all for nothing.I too respect those who served. Its too bad their leaders failed them.Nowadays there's no draft to fight our wars which is a shame. War wouldn't be so popular if you have to put your own life on the line. Masters of War definitely distilled the feelings of those that were protesting the war at the time.
Wayner - You are correct in saying that there is a Nobel Peace Prize. You are wrong in assuming that is what was awarded to Dylan. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature which doesn't support your rant about military service quite so well.
2Bigears.......wow, I hope you feel better !Just remember (what ever country you live in) that almost all politicians have become professional politicians. People who report the news are liberal arts graduates. Reporters no longer investigate a story completely, that is where their creative writing comes in.'ner
Are you sure this isn't like giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize? As in if you give it to Bob Dylan he'll have nothing left to live up to, so he'll spare us all from singing again in his old, much changed voice, state. His work is done, he can leave singing to his son.
Really? I had no idea about that. Then again, in all fairness, I have to confess that cannot imagine spending $1,000,000 per year. It's not that I question my ability to do so. There are plenty of vendors who would be able to justify taking that much from me. I just can't see wanting to buy at that rate. Even if I could find enough to buy in my first year, what would I buy in year two - and going forward? Dylan must get several times that much every year in royalties alone. He's been a high profile recording artist for 50 years and has been covered hundreds, if not thousands, of times. Do you have any idea how he plows through so much cash?
From what I've read over the years, he's got big expenditures in two categories; multiple homes and properties across the US and multiple women whose company he keeps and once kept and their families. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1179512/Bob-Dylan-hid-marriage--daughter--15-years-Could-concealed-TWO-brides-FOUR-children.htmlHe's a pretty private guy, so a lot of the stuff you read in the press may be just speculation.
+1His voice sucks. He did his best work in his early and middle periods.
I agree. There are some early Dylan songs that are best when Bob sings them in his nasal voice, but a great number of those early songs were covered by a lot of artists who could sing them better and did a good job of interpreting his songs. I can't imagine anyone other than Dylan singing the songs on Blonde on Blonde. Blood on the Tracks would be another one. I personally like his singing on the first Traveling Wilbury's album. Several years ago there was a Dylan exhibit at Experience Music in Seattle with a board where one could hear every cover of Blowin in the Wind ever done. It was cool and pretty much everyone of them sounded better than Dylan.
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