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  1. Starry starry night, , , , paint your palette black and grey. I'm glad the soundhole is still round.  ✰    

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  2. 11 minutes ago, Paul14 said:

    Anxious to see, & hear the end result. It sounded amazing before anything was done.

    Yes, , , and I was afraid he'd decided to switch the T-O-M . Luckily and wisely he did not.  Let's hope the best. Well, it's hard to see where it can go wrong. 

  3. 5 hours ago, j45nick said:

    I  hate to tell Neil this, but if someone sold him that guitar as a J-45,  I think he's been had.

    Then I'll say OUCH for him - and then remind us that he actually had a discrete and unplayed J-45 under the clazzic BBC-session just after his big break. 

    That's looong time ago so he could have forgotten and lost G-overvue.  Never seen him with 1 single slope Gibson during all these years.  He might need to lurk here. 

  4. 9 hours ago, Arlington said:

    Nice, Clapton seems to be playing a Martin D-45

    Hey Arlington - and welcome. 
    Nick has a strong point above, but I have heard Clapton praise the D-45. Never seen him with one though, , , yet. 

    What I like about this little groove is that they show how it should be done when 2 guitars meet for a kitchen jam. And the simplicity  of the 12-bar makes it very easy to decode :

    Listen the man who carries the torch (the singer), , who for his part naturally listens back and serve space for the other.  Here done on a silver-plate. 

  5. 13 hours ago, Salfromchatham said:


     did he feel dumb do do do do do do do dooo do... ing! because i do.

    Wait till you get it right - it'll change the perspective. 

    I remember feeling slightly lame when trying to get the intro under control back in 74.  It gradually fell into place during a month or two. .

    So just keep dodooing it. . . 

  6. 5 hours ago, livemusic said:

    I think it's sheer genius. The lyric, alone, as a poem should win an award. Actually, that's what it is, a poem set to song. Amazing talent to write something like that, to be able to even come up with all of that. Especially and have it make sense. Love the very end where he says play this very song, lol. Vintage Bob. Soon as I heard it, I told my bud I bet this wins a grammy.

    Agree with everything you say, , , and yes, noticed the outroline too ^

  7. 1 hour ago, Boyd said:

    Put me in whatever "category" you choose. That range of dates is really due to the amazing availability of all the bootleg recordings on the internet today. I made a tape of my (ex) Mother in Law's "Great White Wonder" album back in the early 70's (she was an old hippie who knew Ramblin' Jack Elliot and met a young Dylan at a party in the Village). Ihad some other tapes, but never heard things like the Finjan Club or Folksinger's Choice recordings (two of my favorites) until very recently. Later in the 70's and 80's, I had a number of his newer albums and enjoyed them at the time. They are still OK, but just don't do much for me today.

    But the more recent stuff is painful to my ears. Seriously.... if that was some guy you'd never heard of instead of Dylan, would you still listen to it? 

    Some of it yes - but a lot of the latest records I have to avoid. The track above however, I find very inspired, , , as if he got through to the main source. 

    Even the greatest artist can sink in the swamp of skills and craftsmanship. Sometimes they sense it sometimes they don't. But when it happens - and no matter what awareness -  it means moving below the level they travelled on when becoming who they are, , , or were.  There has to be a third factor in the pic. The 1 with no name. 

    Your insight in the early period is impressing. I had a friend who owned the Great White Wonder. Must say I recall the myth as bein' greater than the music. Ouuu, we were a group of guys who heard a lot of bootlegs and circulating tapes in the late 90s. There was a book called The Invisible Republic too, , , we felt like citizens there. . 

    Stay bob'd

  8. My 1996 Dove is a stellar guitar and funnily enough is far the most sensitive acoustic here when it comes to winter humidity.  Simply have to shim or change saddle to keep it goin'. 

    But now were talking about maple squares, don't dismiss or forget the Firebird Custom.  4 versions of this monstrous and majestic flier coming up. 





    Lots of green flamery there, , , I had to put the ones on my guard out. . . 

  9. 51 minutes ago, Boyd said:


    No argument there, and I wish him well. But, thanks to the magic of recording, I can still enjoy what he was at age 20. For those of you who still enjoy his work.... that's great!  But I'm just not interested anymore, and thought this thread needed at least one dissenting opinion. 🙂


    Of course, , , and you are not the first. 

    Must say you stepped off quite early. 62 to 64. In all respect - would it be unfair to place you in the narrow-fan category. . 

  10. 3 hours ago, Murph said:

    Dylan is Dylan.

    "I'm one person when I wake up in the morning and another when I go to sleep. I don't know who I am and don't really care"
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    But sure, , , we kind of recognize him, don't we.

    There he is, , , no, a ghost casting shadow, , ,there, there, , , narhh, a phantom behind a glass of scotch. Watch, he comes, he comes, , , he is here, , , listen. Yes,  sometimes he is, yes. . 

  11. 10 hours ago, MissouriPicker said:

    The music of the 60s  was so much more than "music," 

    So right - and B.D. was among it's finest  messengers. . 

    3 hours ago, j45nick said:

    For those too young to know, "Play it for that strip club owner named Jack" refers to Jack Ruby, the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who killed Kennedy.

    That set of a whole train of conspiracy theories that still surround Kennedy's murder.

    Yes and Ruby is also mentioned earlier in the text, , , actually in connection with Oswald. But the whole tale is a historical prism with Dylan reflecting from his side while others would reflect it from theirs. 

    Bet millswinging P.T. is proud to be in - the Fleetwood Mac-turtledoves too.  Especially the latter who don't really belong in the frame and therefor enjoy a heavy cadeau.  

    And then we have the Fabs with their song I Want To Hold Your Hand, which as we know was a topic when Bob first met the group. He thought they sang I get high I get high. . . 


  12. Must underline I don't want to throw a politically biased card here. It's sat up like the message it is - and must be seen as, , , a piece of art.

    What strikes me is that Dylan seems to have been contacted by his muse, both in lyrics and performance.

    A wonder which doesn't happens as often as often as earlier and therefore is equally uplifting to hear, , , even though it resulted in a dark tune now aired in a dark phase. 

    We may like or not, but Bob carved a rock with this statement . And showed his format as a living world class artist with an intact key to the lounge'n'league of his own best.  

    As a (sometimes dropping) fan I found  the track very impressing. On more levels than 1. . .  

  13.  Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years.
    This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting.
    Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.
    Bob Dylan
    Murder Most Foul
    Twas a dark day in Dallas November '63
    A day that will live on in infamy
    President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
    Good day to be livin' and a good day to die
    Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
    He said "Wait a minute, boys you know who I am ?"
    "Of course we do We know who you are"
    Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
    Shot down like a dog in broad daylight
    Was a matter of timing and the timing was right
    You got unpaid debts we've come to collect
    We're gonna kill you with hatred without any respect
    We'll mock you and shock you and we'll put it in your face
    We've already got someone here to take your place
    The day they blew out the brains of the king
    Thousands were watching no one saw a thing
    It happened so quickly so quick by surprise
    Right there in front of everyone's eyes
    Greatest magic trick ever under the sun
    Perfectly executed skillfully done
    Wolfman oh wolfman oh wolfman howl
    Rub-a-dub-dub it's a murder most foul
    Hush little children You'll understand
    The Beatles are comin' they're gonna hold your hand
    Slide down the banister go get your coat
    Ferry 'cross the Mersey and go for the throat
    There's three bums comin' all dressed in rags
    Pick up the pieces and lower the flags
    I'm going to Woodstock it's the Aquarian Age
    Then I'll go to Altamont and sit near the stage
    Put your head out the window let the good times roll
    There's a party going on behind the Grassy Knoll
    Stack up the bricks pour the cement
    Don't say Dallas don't love you Mr. President
    Put your foot in the tank and step on the gas
    Try to make it to the triple underpass
    Blackface singer whiteface clown
    Better not show your faces after the sun goes down
    Up in the red light district they've got cop on the beat
    Living in a nightmare on Elm Street
    When you're down in Deep Ellum put your money in your shoe
    Don't ask what your country can do for you
    Cash on the ballot money to burn
    Dealey Plaza, make left-hand turn
    I'm going down to the crossroads gonna flag a ride
    The place where faith hope and charity died
    Shoot him while he runs boy Shoot him while you can
    See if you can shoot the invisible man
    Goodbye Charlie Goodbye Uncle Sam
    Frankly Miss Scarlett I don't give a damn
    What is the truth, and where did it go ?
    Ask Oswald and Ruby they oughta know
    "Shut your mouth" said the wise old owl
    Business is business and it's a murder most foul
    Tommy can you hear me ? I'm the Acid Queen
    I'm riding in a long black limousine
    Riding in the backseat next to my wife
    Heading straight on in to the afterlife
    I'm leaning to the left got my head in her lap
    Hold on I've been led into some kind of a trap
    Where we ask no quarter, and no quarter do we give
    We're right down the street from the street where you live
    They mutilated his body and they took out his brain
    What more could they do ? They piled on the pain
    But his soul's not there where it was supposed to be at
    For the last fifty years they've been searchin' for that
    Freedom oh freedom freedom cover me
    I hate to tell you mister but only dead men are free
    Send me some lovin' tell me no lies
    Throw the gun in the gutter and walk on by
    Wake up little Susie let's go for a drive
    Cross the Trinity River let's keep hope alive
    Turn the radio on don't touch the dials
    Parkland hospital only six more miles
    You got me dizzy Miss Lizzy - You filled me with lead
    That magic bullet of yours has gone to my head
    I'm just a patsy like Patsy Cline
    Never shot anyone from in front or behind
    I've blood in my eye got blood in my ear
    I'm never gonna make it to the new frontier
    Zapruder's film I seen night before
    Seen it 33 times maybe more
    It's vile and deceitful It's cruel and it's mean
    Ugliest thing that you ever have seen
    They killed him once and they killed him twice
    Killed him like a human sacrifice
    The day that they killed him someone said to me
    "Son the age of the Antichrist has only begun"
    Air Force One coming in through the gate
    Johnson sworn in at 2:38
    Let me know when you decide to thrown in the towel
    It is what it is and it's murder most foul
    What's new p****cat ? What'd I say ?
    I said the soul of a nation been torn away
    And it's beginning to go into a slow decay
    And that it's 36 hours past Judgment Day
    Wolfman Jack speaking in tongues
    He's going on and on at the top of his lungs
    Play me a song Mr. Wolfman Jack
    Play it for me in my long Cadillac
    Play me that "Only the Good Die Young"
    Take me to the place Tom Dooley was hung
    Play St. James Infirmary and the Court of King James
    If you want to remember you better write down the names
    Play Etta James too Play "I'd Rather Go Blind"
    Play it for the man with the telepathic mind
    Play John Lee Hooker Play "Scratch My Back"
    Play it for that strip club owner named Jack
    Guitar Slim going down slow
    Play it for me and for Marilyn Monroe
    Play "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
    Play it for the First Lady she ain't feeling any good
    Play Don Henley play Glenn Frey
    Take it to the limit and let it go by
    Play it for Karl Wirsum too
    Looking far far away at Down Gallow Avenue
    Play tragedy play "Twilight Time"
    Take me back to Tulsa to the scene of the crime
    Play another one and "Another One Bites the Dust"
    Play "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In God We Trust"
    Ride the pink horse down the long lonesome road
    Stand there and wait for his head to explode
    Play "Mystery Train" for Mr. Mystery
    The man who fell down dead like a rootless tree
    Play it for the Reverend play it for the Pastor
    Play it for the dog that got no master
    Play Oscar Peterson Play Stan Getz
    Play "Blue Sky" play Dickey Betts
    Play Art Pepper Thelonious Monk
    Charlie Parker and all that junk
    All that junk and "All That Jazz"
    Play something for the Birdman of Alcatraz
    Play Buster Keaton play Harold Lloyd
    Play Bugsy Siegel play Pretty Boy Floyd
    Play the numbers play the odds
    Play "Cry Me A River" for the Lord of the gods
    Play Number 9 play Number 6
    Play it for Lindsey and Stevie Nicks
    Play Nat King Cole play "Nature Boy"
    Play "Down In The Boondocks" for Terry Malloy
    Play "It Happened One Night" and "One Night of Sin"
    There's 12 Million souls that are listening in
    Play "Merchant of Venice" play "Merchants of Death"
    Play "Stella by Starlight" for Lady Macbeth
    Don't worry Mr. President Help's on the way
    Your brothers are coming there'll be hell to pay
    Brothers ? What brothers ? What's this about hell ?
    Tell them "We're waiting Keep coming" We'll get them as well
    Love Field is where his plane touched down
    But it never did get back up off the ground
    Was a hard act to follow second to none
    They killed him on the altar of the rising sun
    Play "Misty" for me and "That Old Devil Moon"
    Play "Anything Goes" and "Memphis in June"
    Play "Lonely At the Top" and "Lonely Are the Brave"
    Play it for Houdini spinning around his grave
    Play Jelly Roll Morton play "Lucille"
    Play "Deep In a Dream" and play "Driving Wheel"
    Play "Moonlight Sonata" in F-sharp
    And "A Key to the Highway" for the king on the harp
    Play "Marching Through Georgia" and "Dumbarton's Drums"
    Play darkness and death will come when it comes
    Play "Love Me Or Leave Me" by the great Bud Powell
    Play "The Blood-stained Banner" play "Murder Most Foul"
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  14. 24 minutes ago, Jalex said:

    I actually enjoyed that thanks for posting.  Not sure he's completely right about the scale length of all Hummingbirds though. My 63' is 25 1/2.

    Good to hear

    Regarding the scale-length it has been up here before. We all brought our measure-stick forward and confirmed that the oldies came in both versions - where the new ones are all short. 

    My 3 early squares are short - not so with the 68er. 

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