Skip to comments.Duquesne Whistle (GREAT Bob Dylan video)
Posted on 09/24/2012 1:41:41 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
Okay, I sometimes stumble across a video that's too good not to pass along. If you want 4 minutes of cool (and humorous) entertainment, take a break from campaign fatigue and check out this video. It's brand new, and it's a song on Dylan's new CD.
By the way, the co-writer of this song is Robert Hunter. Yikes... He's the Grateful Dead family member who wrote 'Truckin'!
Every video that I go to on YouTube from FR has “this video is currently unavailable”. Is anyone else getting this?
I can click on the YouTube home page and view any video I want but the FR directed videos don’t work.
It’s there for me.... And I hated it.
You ain’t missing much.
Here’s the address. Maybe you can copy-and-paste it. See if that works.
Tried it but it doesn’t work either.
Well, apparently it is a Firefox thing since the video works with Internet Explorer.
works fine on firefox
Actually not bad for a Dylan song, but I'm not a Dylan fan so I'm biased.
I don’t see any connection between the video and the song. What am I missing (besides 6 minutes of my life)?
bump for later
Yeah the vid started kinda cute then went nasty then turned to a Dylan self tribute. Maybe I’m not artistic enough to understand it...
If you dislike this video, you will loathe the title cut, TEMPEST. But...it’s truly fabulous. Not available as a single on itunes, I bought the entire album just for this 14 minute masterpiece. It’s about the sinking of the Titanic. Awesome cut, as only bob could pull off.
Isn’t Dylan a communist?
Where you get that idea?
I don't think so. During the 73 War he donated enough money to Israel to more than buy a new main battle tank. Also he told many libtard groups who wanted his support to go and do an impossible act upon themselves.
I have heard it on good authority that he is a Nigra who has sold his soul to the devil! And he ain't even old timey.
I greatly enjoy Dylan's music . . . and Dylan.
I'm surprised we went so far in this thread without one of the large number of Dylan-haters at FR insulting him and calling him "Robert Zimmerman."
Of course, they would go ballistic if you called John Wayne "Marion Michael Morrison."
No connection that I can tell. I suppose you could the volume off if it bothers you.
Dylan has no use for liberals. Where you been?
Thanks. Made my morning ;o)
It wasn’t the song that bothered me, that was quite pleasant.
Check your settings for Java script.
Found out what it was.
Some how I was set to be a test for HTML5 on YouTube. Turned that feature off and it worked fine with Firefox. Don’t know how that happened.
I never understood why he gets tagged as a communist or even a liberal. Maybe it stems back to the counterculture of the 1960s when he was lumped in with that movement and many anointed him as their generation's spokesman. Dylan always rejected that mantle and by the time Woodstock happened in 1969, Dylan made sure he was far away from that whole scene - even though he had a house nearby.
Yes, Dylan did have a more liberal bent when he was a young man but then, didn't most of us? Dylan will always remain an enigma (it's part of his appeal) but all indications are that he lives a rather conservative private life and is more like us then them.
For fifty years now, Bob Dylan has been writing songs and putting out quality albums. When his first album came out, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones hadn't even started to record yet. Now that's longevity.
Are you all of the things the people who like you the least have said about you?
Neither is Dylan.
Its there for me.... And I hated it.
You aint missing much.
Begs the question: Do you care for anything of Dylan’s music?
As a lifelong musician, I have a very diverse range in musical taste. In my collection you'll find everything from Merle Haggard to Frank Zappa.
Lots of Dylan's stuff is pretty good. I enjoyed the highway 61 album probably the best. This particular song doesn't do anything for me.
You have a point. But, it's the same one John McCain made when he griped on that Ohio radio talk-show host (Cunningham?) for saying "Hussein" is Obama's middle name. So you are in questionable company when you complain about somebody referring to somebody else by their "real" name.
I've never heard Bob Dylan say he hated the Zimmerman name, but then, I may not have been paying attention. I really don't like his music. Not even a little bit. Sort of like John "Cougar" Melonhead, a rose by any other name....
Read the Rolling Stone mag interview where this Robert Zimmerman repeatedly calls himself Robert Zimmerman and talks about a Hell's Angel named Bobby Zimmerman. Is Dylan insulting himself?
The interview is really worth reading even if the mag is not worth paying for (I read it in B&N Starbucks.)
It's "Art", don't you see? Just like a million other music video's, since the artists (film) can't just show the band playing the music. I recommend then Dwight Yoakam's unarty videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfVSHjh8kwo&list=PLITGm4Kdqbogeh2xF4f_M7Uv01Su_y6HL&index=3&feature=plpp_video
Better Yoakam link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLITGm4Kdqbogeh2xF4f_M7Uv01Su_y6HL
No, but I've heard him say that you are!
Cat? We had at least two threads lately on the same RS article. One was a blurb on Dylan's slavery comments from the RS article. One dealt with (if I remember) a Freeper's comment about how Dylan had upset the Reds by never buckling under to them.
The range of comments in the two articles was night and day.
.The 'slavery quotes' article kept calling Dylan "Zimmerman", calling him a commie, saying he had no talent, saying he was against the Vietnam War, included anecdotes of FReepers whose mothers said they cried in their cribs whenever they heard Bob Dylan . . . . and it was "Zimmerman" this and "Zimmerman" that.
Posters in the other article mentioned his talent, his pro-Israel works, his refusal to join the Red movement . . . and his was called Dylan.
It became clear, at least to me, that on the "he has no talent, he's a commie, he's a hard-core socialist, he was against the Viet Nam war . . . " thread, posters went out of their way to call him Zimmerman instead of Dylan.
My opinion. I appreciate hearing yours.
That is an interesting observation. I recall the two articles, though I don’t recall the insulting use of “Zimmerman”, and I’ll take your word for it. When I call him Zimmerman or Zimmy myself, it is without intention to insult or praise, as it were.
As I mentioned, he’s a little hung up on that dead Hell’s Angel Bobby Zimmerman, and talks extensively about transfiguration in relation to him (as well as misremembers the date of his death by 3 years.) Also, while we’re at it, the interview reveals as much about Dylan as about the obsession of the MSM (and RS is by now MSM.) For instance, the interviewer (Mikhail Gilmore, brother of and beneficiary as a journalist of the other Gilmore’s notoriety), presses Dylan to say something about Obama, and Dylan refuses and refuses, multiple times. The slavery quote itself can be read and understood in its full context.
And when I do, I'm trying to belittle, insult, and call out the Muslim in Chief for what he really is.
That's what generally being done with Dylan.
If every time John Wayne were to be mentioned on FR, I'd say something about him and call him "Marion Michael Morrison", in quotes, you would see just how quickly people would complain about somebody referring to somebody else by their 'real' name.
Just my opinion.
Thanks. I need to read the full RS article and appreciate your insight.
As a lifelong musician,
Never would have asked had I known that. My own personal sense is that actual real life musicians always have a pretty wide range of musical interests. Of course, I’m talking about my self as well, as I, too, am a lifelong musician, with Haggard and Zappa in the library as well. Singer songwriter stuff to what would have been called modern jazz in the 50s.
Said Sam Bush while he and Jorma Kaukonen (sp?) were playing a workshop together at a festival: the more music you play the more you figure out that it’s all just pickin’, except for the singing.
Yeah! The only art Dwight needs is his music!
Still remember the first time I heard Guitars Cadillacs, that song just blew me away.
Thanks for your kind reply.
I bought my first Dylan album as a teenager and it was, naturally, the ‘Greatest Hits” LP. It came with a poster and I had the poster on my wall for years. After listening to ‘Greatest Hits’ I ended up going back and acquiring most of the albums from which those songs came anyway. (Back in the ‘60s in my neighborhood, a lot of trading went on - - baseball cards, comic books, records...)
The first newly released Dylan LP I ever bought was ‘Nashville Skyline’, and it’s still one of my favorites 40+ years later. In fact, I bought it soon after buying the ‘Lay Lady Lay’ 45. My favorite Dylan LP, though, remains ‘Blood on the Tracks’. Just wow.
The people here who call Dylan a “communist” or a “liberal” are simply knee-jerk know-nothings. They don’t mean any harm - - they just bleat without really having a clue. Brush them off like dandruff. Dylan is indeed an enigma, but he is also a family man who keeps his private life private. Near as I can tell, Dylan is probably closer to libertarian than anything else. I suspect he doesn’t trust or particularly like politicians in general.
Here’s how to do a music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1XMhdAGDgc
(The art part takes care of itself!)
Great stuff! Hadn’t heard of them before.
LOL at the dogs, they seemed to be enjoying it too!
Dang you, now I’m hooked! Been playing it on YT as well as finger picking it in various keys/positions/styles. Next time I play someplace it will be on my list.
Dang you and Dylan too, LOL!
Glad you liked it!
Like one of the YT posters commented, “I’d like to be in Dylan’s gang.”
Here’s an updated (working) link to the video:
By the way, I recently found out the interesting trivia that Robert Hunter, who was a full member of the Grateful Dead, is the only non-performing member of a band to get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He co-wrote many of the Dead’s songs with Jerry Garcia. It’s pretty cool that he and Dylan collaborated on this one.
My daughter just now told me she’s getting us tickets to see Dylan in Philly in November.
I am already looking forward to that.
Thank you for the info. I looked him up. I was still thinking of him from his protest movement years. Well, that was a long time ago, and I don’t pay attention to celebrities, but I see had old impressions of him.