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Bob Who? Dylan Gets Treated Like a Commoner (How does it feel?)
NBC Bay Area ^ | Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | HASANI GITTENS

Posted on 08/14/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Maybe they would have recognized him if he had introduced himself as Robert Allen Zimmerman.

Folk and rock god Bob Dylan was treated like an mere mortal by Jersey shore cops when a someone called to report a shady looking man wandering around the neighborhood.

Dylan was in Long Branch, N.J, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.

A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, said Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley.

But the singer of such classics as "Subterranean Homesick Blues" wasn't carrying ID, so police took him back to his hotel, where tour staff vouched for him.

A Dylan publicist didn't return a call seeking comment.


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gates; mrskippy
Hmmm, did he go all Henry Gates on them?
1 posted on 08/14/2009 4:02:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOLOL!


2 posted on 08/14/2009 4:04:31 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: nickcarraway

A teachable moment for Gates, Urkel, and Cadillac Devalle.


3 posted on 08/14/2009 4:07:23 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet Dylan didn’t mind a bit. Thought it was an interesting way to spend an afternoon probably.


4 posted on 08/14/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway

Apparently, the person who phoned it in was racist....

“The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses.”


5 posted on 08/14/2009 4:09:11 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Free Speech....is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny" Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black)
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To: nickcarraway

"A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, said Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley."

They really need to do a better job in the music programs at these NEA-controlled public schools.

I may have to carry around a couple CDs to have in handy for the next time a young cop pulls me over for a traffic ticket.


6 posted on 08/14/2009 4:12:16 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: RummyChick

NBC conveniently left that out . NOt unexpected mind you . If you want the whole story you have to read the UK reports .


7 posted on 08/14/2009 4:13:25 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: nickcarraway
From what I've heard about Bob Dylan, the man and his bohemian attitude ... this was probably no big deal for him ... he probably cooperated fully with the cops and didn't raise a fuss such as "do you know who I am?". They took him back to the hotel where tour crew vouched for him ... no problem.

I think that this reporter is only publishing this episode because in this celebrity driven media something like this happens and it is, of course - Bob Dylan - but otherwise its a non-story

8 posted on 08/14/2009 4:14:51 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: nickcarraway

How does it feel?
To be on your own
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone.


9 posted on 08/14/2009 4:22:42 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
"I've suffered for my disheveled strolls on the beach ... now its your turn"

-- Bob Dylan (paraphrasing :)

10 posted on 08/14/2009 4:27:32 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: nickcarraway
Hmmm, did he go all Henry Gates on them?

Not likely. I recall a story from years ago contrasting Dylan with Elton John as they tried at difference times to enter Israel. EJ made a "big celebrity" fuss, while Dylan just quietly got into the security line.

11 posted on 08/14/2009 4:28:40 PM PDT by Rocko (Report this post to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
From what I've heard about Bob Dylan, the man and his bohemian attitude ... this was probably no big deal for him ... he probably cooperated fully with the cops and didn't raise a fuss such as "do you know who I am?".

This will cause zero to say Dylan acted stupidly.

12 posted on 08/14/2009 4:31:22 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway
Bob is good people. Not what some might think of as a typical celebrity/rock star type.

Most the time, he enjoys being a complete unknown.

13 posted on 08/14/2009 4:35:10 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: BerryDingle
This will cause zero to say Dylan acted stupidly.

Yes, then they can meet Rose Garden for a toast of Bob's favorite --- "cheap wine" ----

/grin

14 posted on 08/14/2009 4:37:53 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Judges Gone Wild
"Like a Rolling Stone" - arguably the finest rock and/or roll song ever. The last verse makes me think of the obozo elitist...

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe

You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

15 posted on 08/14/2009 4:38:39 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

I always thought that at Monterey, Jimi sang "cigarettes to conceal" ... if you listen to it closely it really sounds like three syllables

16 posted on 08/14/2009 4:42:52 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: nickcarraway
So an old white guy decides to go for a walk. Wanders into a predominantly minority neighborhood. The police stop him and demand his papers. He can't produce his ID so they put him in the squad car and take him back to his hotel and have someone vouch for him.

Too bad he wasn't an illegal alien. They wouldn't have hassled him at all.

17 posted on 08/14/2009 4:49:48 PM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Jaxter

Most likely half the folks living in that “ latin quarter “ WERE illegals !


18 posted on 08/14/2009 4:57:29 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Good one!
19 posted on 08/14/2009 5:00:28 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Almost forgot to mention my favorite Jimi song is his cover of Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower".

Another tidbit was Jimi singing "'excuse me while I kiss this guy". I was devastated when I heard him sing that line!

20 posted on 08/14/2009 5:02:49 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: nickcarraway

How does it feel
To be on your own
W’th no direction home
A complete unknown

Like a rollin’ stone


21 posted on 08/14/2009 5:10:42 PM PDT by bannie
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To: newfreep
Almost forgot to mention my favorite Jimi song is his cover of Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower".

Yah, thats a good one by Jimi

Another tidbit was Jimi singing "'excuse me while I kiss this guy". I was devastated when I heard him sing that line!

YIKES!!! /laughs .... well, the 60's 'free love' and all that ....

22 posted on 08/14/2009 5:14:58 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Jaxter

From what I read, the police stopped him because it’s a Latino area and someone who lives there called and said there was a suspicious looking man in the neighborhood.

Now, was that racial profiling?

I dont know but I cant rule it out.


23 posted on 08/14/2009 5:21:50 PM PDT by freespirited (The Surgeon General has determined that Harry and Louise are dangerous to your health.)
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To: nickcarraway

One of his songs came on in the car the other day. My son’s only comment was “That’s his voice?”

‘nuff said.


24 posted on 08/14/2009 5:25:06 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Really?)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob was probably just wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere. There’ll probably soon be a song about it.


25 posted on 08/14/2009 5:32:04 PM PDT by Will88
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To: newfreep

“Another tidbit was Jimi singing “’excuse me while I kiss this guy”. I was devastated when I heard him sing that line!”

Allow me to ease your mind after all these years. It’s “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”. LMAO A lot of people thought that was the line, though.


26 posted on 08/14/2009 5:32:39 PM PDT by Ozarkie
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To: Ozarkie

Yes, as someone who survived of the 60’s, I knew the actual lyrics - was just having some Fri night humor...


27 posted on 08/14/2009 5:35:40 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Ha! Was hoping that was the case. Just listening to Laura Ingram talk about how out of tune the guitars were at Woodstock. CSN&Y’s were out for their full nine minute opening. LOL Or was Niel Young there? I was a bit young then. My teens were in the ‘70s.


28 posted on 08/14/2009 5:42:45 PM PDT by Ozarkie
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To: windcliff

ping


29 posted on 08/14/2009 5:53:38 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

That is such a great cover of that song even though Jimi messes up the lyrics.


30 posted on 08/14/2009 6:01:35 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Ozarkie
I had just completed my freshman year at Univ of Cincinnati and moved to LA with the girl next door when Woodstock was happening. It was quite a time - esp for a couple of Ohio teens living in Hollywood. The Doors were playing the Whiskey on Sunset and the Sharon Tate murders happened ~ 10 minutes from where we lived.

There is another thread about how the promoters, the farmer who owned the land and musicians was big time free market capitalists whose #1 goal was to make money.

31 posted on 08/14/2009 6:06:44 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Prodigal Son; newfreep; June K.
Like A Rolling Stone - Monterey Pop Festival

Enjoy :)

- MM

32 posted on 08/14/2009 6:16:48 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: newfreep; June K.
There is another thread about how the promoters, the farmer who owned the land and musicians was big time free market capitalists whose #1 goal was to make money.

Yep, ain't it funny how the 'legend of Woodstock' got all turned around into some 'free love, free peace, free hamburgers, free acid (etc etc)' thingie ... bottom line is that it was ALL about the 'bottom line' right down to where the dots and commas in the numbers would be placed.

Max Yasgur, far from being some local yokel hick farmer, was one astute business negotiator ... word is that he went into the negotiations carrying pad and pencil and jotting down numbers and figures the whole time.

As parodied in the National Lampoon show "Lemmings" - "Farmer Yasser" would say:

"Well, these slickers came to me and wanted to use my land .. so I said SURE, and I charged 'em plenty!"

It wasn't that far from the truth! /laughs

33 posted on 08/14/2009 6:38:48 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Thanks, MM,

I enjoyed that! :)

June K.


34 posted on 08/14/2009 6:43:23 PM PDT by June K.
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Thanks! That version is one of my favorite songs of all time. For the debate about the difference between Clapton and Hendrix- when people talk about ‘soul’ (as in one has it and one doesn’t)- you really see and hear it in this version. You get such a feel of the man through the way he plays this song. It’s got a lot of layers to it.

Anway... Thanks.


35 posted on 08/14/2009 7:46:43 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Blind Eye Jones; Judges Gone Wild

It's a sad day though when kids in their 20s would know who Britney Spears and
Barry Obama are but have never heard of Bob Dylan and "Like a Rolling Stone."

The media's just not doin' their job, man!

Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid...
- Subterranean Homesick Blues

36 posted on 08/14/2009 9:32:05 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Mr_Moonlight; newfreep
It's "(Ex)cuse me while I kiss THE SKY!

Sheeez!

37 posted on 08/14/2009 11:44:21 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Subterranean Homesick Blues


38 posted on 08/15/2009 12:57:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob Dylan is great. Think I’ll listen to some ‘Blood on the Tracks’ right now...


39 posted on 08/15/2009 1:01:22 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Ironically, Bob Dylan thought the Beatles were cool for singing, “I get high, I get high, I get HIGH...!” in the song, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.


40 posted on 08/15/2009 1:10:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Grizzled Bear
Yes, as a survivor of the 60's I know the correct lyrics. See my post #27 above.

What a maroon...

41 posted on 08/15/2009 4:48:10 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Jeff Chandler

"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 deeeal?

Aaaaaaaaaaoh, how does it feel?
C'mon, how does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown


Like a rolling stone..."

Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone"

©2009 HMBA

42 posted on 08/15/2009 7:46:44 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: newfreep

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made


Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused

At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothin', you got nothin' to lose

You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal...

43 posted on 08/15/2009 8:21:06 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Great post - very creative!


44 posted on 08/15/2009 9:06:25 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Lancey Howard; June K.
Ironically, Bob Dylan thought the Beatles were cool for singing, “I get high, I get high, I get HIGH...!” in the song, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.

The irony is, of course, that they really sang "I can't hide", but Dylan thought it was "I get high" .. and so he unwittingly 'introduced' them to pot upon their first meeting, thinking that they were already potheads

45 posted on 08/15/2009 10:57:03 AM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

MM says...

“The irony is, of course, that they really sang “I can’t hide”, but Dylan thought it was “I get high” .. and so he unwittingly ‘introduced’ them to pot upon their first meeting, thinking that they were already potheads”

Junie K says...

Ha! Bet they were insulted to know he thought they were so lacking in experience!


46 posted on 08/15/2009 1:06:33 PM PDT by June K.
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Don’t go around tonight,
Well, it’s bound to take your life,
There’s the bathroom on the right.


47 posted on 08/15/2009 5:26:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Don’t go around tonight,
Well, it’s bound to take your life,
There’s the bathroom on the right.

Haahahahaaa ... well OK, but that is CCR, not Dylan ... /grin

Otherwise, good thing the bathroom is on the right because in Joiysey there are NO LEFT TURNS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ... poor Joiysey'ites gotta drive round and round and round in right circles all the time .......

48 posted on 08/15/2009 5:40:13 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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