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Man charged for playing Dylan song for his ex
The Local ^ | September 13, 2011

Posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A 50-year-old Swedish man has been charged with harassment after he played a Bob Dylan song for his ex-girlfriend hoping to reignite an abandoned love.

It was around 11pm one evening in June 2011 when the 50-year-old would be troubadour stood outside his ex-girlfriend's balcony, guitar in hand, the Metro newspaper reported.

The love-sick man had also cobbled together a group of five other men to serve as vocal accompaniment for the late-night live performance, each of whom donned hoodies with their hoods up.

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KEYWORDS: bobdylan; dylan; harassment; music; rockandroll
He should have opted for Nugent.
1 posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was about to say that anyone caught torturing a woman by forcing her to listen to Bob Dylan sing SHOULD be arrested!


2 posted on 09/13/2011 8:45:40 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It seems like most of the stuff guys do in the Romantic Comedies would actually get you arrested for trespassing/stalking in real life.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: ConservativeStatement

IBDCSP (In Before Dylan Can’t Sing Posts.)


4 posted on 09/13/2011 8:48:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ExTxMarine
I was about to say that anyone caught torturing a woman by forcing her to listen to Bob Dylan sing SHOULD be arrested!

He's got some good stuff. Unfortunately it seems like all his good songs were good when other people sang them (My Back Pages, The Mighty Quinn, All Along the Watchtower, Mr. Tamborine Man). I still like his "Knocking on Heaven's Door" more than GNR's version.

5 posted on 09/13/2011 8:48:03 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes, but playing “Idiot Wind” was just a bad choice.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 8:48:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ConservativeStatement; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise
Was it this guy? Put him away for life!
7 posted on 09/13/2011 8:51:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chargers fan

Love his song WRITING skills; HATE his song SINGING skills!

Just my opinion!


8 posted on 09/13/2011 8:54:30 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Have you listened to Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (not sure if it’s the actual title). Fine singing. Ballad; every word understandable. He could sing then.......


9 posted on 09/13/2011 9:00:25 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie
No, I gave up on Dylan after listening to his "commercially successful" stuff!

Sorry, that is all I could stand! Don't worry, I have made the same mistake in the OPPOSITE direction with other singers. I thought they could sing only to find out that only through HIGHLY processed digital synthesizers were they able to not sound like Jabba the Hut!
10 posted on 09/13/2011 9:06:50 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Yes, but playing “Idiot Wind” was just a bad choice.”

LOL!


11 posted on 09/13/2011 9:09:31 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Revolting cat!

Looks like you missed by 4 minutes. Boy they are quick!


12 posted on 09/13/2011 9:12:33 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Watched the film Tootsie too many times.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 9:12:33 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: chargers fan
Mike Damone to Rat in Fast Times at Ridgmont High: "First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. "Oh, Debbie. Hi." Two, you always call the shots. "Kiss me. You won't regret it." Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. "Isn't this great?" Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It's a classy move. "Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice." And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV. "
14 posted on 09/13/2011 9:18:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ExTxMarine
Say ' Howdy' to the best American singer-songwriter in the last 100 years!


15 posted on 09/13/2011 9:20:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, that’s your opinion! And you know what they say about opinions: everyone has one just like.... well, you know! Have a good evening!


16 posted on 09/13/2011 9:24:03 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, yeah.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 9:24:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: ExTxMarine

Acquired taste, and I wish everyone would acquire it.

Good evening to you, Sir.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 9:43:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Man, I missed the point of the headline by a mile. I thought Dylan’s publisher was charging the guy royalties.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 9:56:03 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: The_Media_never_lie

He still can sing... “If You Ever Go to Houston” off the Together Through Life album of a couple years ago is great stuff. I can’t understand anyone not liking either his writing or his voice.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 9:59:31 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: All

Nice, romantic guys finish last.

Women say they want a nice guy, but usually end up with a “Bad Boy” until they are 30 or so, then they marry some sucker who treated her like a queen, only to be rejected while she screwed guys that treated her like crap.

Then she settles for security with the nice guy.

I’ve seen it a million times.

Always watch what people do, not what they say.

Ask a younger woman what she wants, and she’ll say a romantic nice guy, but will reject them one after the other and sleep with guys that are unemployed and treat her like crap.

Then, like I said, when her looks start to fade, she goes for the security supplied by Mr. Nice Guy.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 10:03:38 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Wow. My first post here in years - and it is defending Dylan. Go figure...

But if you like Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, check out Black Diamond Bay. It’s a classic.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 10:16:21 PM PDT by cubfan
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Yes, but playing “Idiot Wind” was just a bad choice."<.i>

Haha! Beat me to it.
23 posted on 09/13/2011 10:23:40 PM PDT by CowboyJay ("Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day parade." - fieldmarshalj)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Seen it myself a hundred times. I was the nice guy they passed over time and again.

Had a roommate that absolutely treated them like as he said it “the sluts they are” and they would beg for more. I was young and naive and couldn’t figure it out.

Finally found the right woman and been married for 23 years this past week. She never played that game, well she was over 30 when we married...say what!


24 posted on 09/13/2011 10:39:53 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Journey.
Open Arms.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 10:41:59 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: packrat35

Congrats!


26 posted on 09/13/2011 10:49:59 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: RandallFlagg

Are we talking about “The Last American Virgin”?

Perfect example of my previous post.

Man, I felt so bad for that kid at the end because I had been there too, but learned quickly about how to play the game, which is what it really is, even when you get older.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 10:52:03 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: ExTxMarine; chargers fan

Dylan was/is a masterful poet. He grew up in an age when poets sang, not gave readings, so he adapted and became one himself.

He chose to adopt the name of a poet, Dylan Thomas, not a musician, although Thomas was a poet that used words as music.

Dylan’s genius is in the lyrics, not the music.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 10:58:05 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
No way is Dylan only a lyricist. He is the best at both!
29 posted on 09/13/2011 11:05:13 PM PDT by cubfan
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To: cubfan

“No way is Dylan only a lyricist. He is the best at both!”

Personally I enjoy his music as well - have from day one, and he has the ability to express emotion with his voice. I am thinking of personal favorites like Sad Eyed Lady and Tambourine Man. However, a vocalist he isn’t.

We can agree to disagree, right?


30 posted on 09/13/2011 11:13:20 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
“We can agree to disagree, right?”

Of course! I'm more re-familiarizing myself with posting here than anything else...it seems like it is back to how it was when I first came here. (Good thing.)

31 posted on 09/13/2011 11:28:10 PM PDT by cubfan
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Sorry. Never saw it.


32 posted on 09/13/2011 11:47:01 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: cubfan

“Of course! I’m more re-familiarizing myself with posting here than anything else...it seems like it is back to how it was when I first came here. (Good thing.)”

I hate to burst your bubble, but being recently back myself after an absence of several years, I am shocked at how nasty FReepers have become since then.

Especially the political threads. Every second post is RINO, RINO, RINO, which after all is an insulting term. People don’t seem to want to discuss issues. You simply cannot say anything in support of any candidate or even suggest one of the favorite sons or daughters here is unelectable without getting involved in a confrontation. Nothing is gained in these confrontations, IMO. No ideas are exchanged, nothing is learned, no information is gained. Just name calling back and forth.

If anyone is of the opinion that’s not accurate, then as a test I suggest you make a vanity post as to why you will vote for Romney or even Perry, or not vote for Palin if she runs, and see if you get an invitation to sensible discourse or raft of insults and ad hominem attacks in return.

When I posted to you “Can we agree to disagree?”, in my mind it was 50-50 as to whether the response would be pleasant or something else.


33 posted on 09/13/2011 11:59:20 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: RandallFlagg

That song by Journey played at the end when the “nice guy” got dumped by his dream girl for the “Bad Boy” in a movie called “The Last American Virgin”

Very powerful ending as the “nice guy” who pursues the girl of his dreams thru out the movie and treats her like a Queen ends up getting unmercifully dumped by her.

She dumps him for the jerk that got her pregnant, refused to pay for an abortion while the “nice guy” did, and similar scenarios where you think the nice guy will get the girl and the movie would end happily as always.

Instead, after inviting him to her 18th B-Day party, she hooks up again with the Bad Boy, right after the Nice Guy pours out his heart to her and professes his love for her in a very emotional scene.

At the end, Nice Guy (Gary) is sitting in his car with tears running down his face while “Open Arms” by Journey plays. That’s what I thought your reference was.

Overall, it was a mediocre 80’s teen movie, but the ending hits you like a sledge hammer when “Gary” gets dumped at the end.

The movie ends with the previously mentioned scene with “Gary” the nice guy sitting in his car, crying, with “Open Arms” playing.

Worth sitting thru 89 minutes of a bad teen movie just for that scene as you fully expect “Gary” the nice guy to get the girl and she goes with the Bad Boy jerk who treated her like crap, even after “Gary” pours his heart out to her and professes his undying love for her.

Check it out if you have the chance.


34 posted on 09/14/2011 12:01:43 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

SHEESH! Sounds like something I went through more times than I can count.
But I’m trying a new strategy.
Be the nice bad guy.
Look like a criminal, but have a heart of gold.

I’ll let you know how that turns out (Unless I end up in jail or something....)


35 posted on 09/14/2011 12:11:41 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: ExTxMarine
Love his song WRITING skills; HATE his song SINGING skills! Just my opinion!

Well put

36 posted on 09/14/2011 12:40:54 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: ConservativeStatement
>>> The love-sick man had also cobbled together a group of five other men to serve as vocal accompaniment for the late-night live performance

Arrest isn't enough. Execution, followed by imprisonment.


37 posted on 09/14/2011 1:10:43 AM PDT by tlb
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