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Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London

Via the Guardian:

Although Bob Dylan entered his 65th year a few weeks ago, he has never seemed more current. Great anti-war anthems such as Masters of War and A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, composed at the dawn of the 1960s, are more perfectly attuned to the mood and concerns of the present time than anything being created by contemporary songwriters. Conceived in the era of Kennedy and Khrushchev, these songs could be redirected straight to the present inhabitants of the White House and the Kremlin, with only a change of name on the address labels.

The Official Bob Dylan Exhibition runs from September 16 until October 15 at the Sony Eriksson Proud Gallery, Stables Market, The Gin House, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH.

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  • Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#1)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:47 PM EST
    Here is a verse for King George (and all the incompetents he's hired) From Dylan: "Like a Rolling Stone"
    You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely But you know you only used to get juiced in it And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it You said you'd never compromise With the mystery tramp, but now you realize He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And ask him do you want to make a deal?


    Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:47 PM EST
    After Charles Bukowski, my favorite American poet.

    Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:47 PM EST
    kdog: Charles Bukowski, my favorite American poet. Got any links? What are your sources for this?? ;-)

    Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#4)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:48 PM EST
    "Don't ask me nuthin about nuthin, I just might tell ya the truth" We live in a land of ostriches. I had a colleague confess to me today that he voted for Bush. Twice.

    Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#5)
    by desertswine on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:48 PM EST
    Shouldn't it be "took" the handles?

    Re: Official Bob Dylan Festival Opens in London (none / 0) (#6)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:48 PM EST
    It is...