Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bob, U2 and James Joyce

I'm not a huge U2 fan. Some of their stuff is OK.
I tripped across this today... altho Bob is now 67, I guess the list just gets longer.

In Celebration Of Dylan's 50th Birthday
Fifty reasons why I love Bob Dylan
By Bono
  • He is not dead
  • He looks like fifty
  • He sings like a swarm of bees
  • He is interested in the names God gave to the animals
  • He plays the guitar like James Joyce
  • He wore capuchins before anyone else did
  • He wrote Tangled Up In Blue
  • He wrote Senor Senor
  • He is no slave driver
  • He can't be made upset
  • He knows that irony doesn't have to be the enemy of the soul
  • Blonde On Blonde leads to Acid approximately one year
  • He writes two songs: one for her and one for Him
  • He mixes up God with women
  • He recently rhymed rolling hope to bowl of soup
  • Allen Ginsburg loves him
  • Walt Whitman would have loved him too
  • He wrote The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
  • He will be in your town soon
  • He is very nice to me
  • His best songs were not written in the sixties
  • He doesn't risk his head for us cowards, man!
  • He is not pseudo-religious
  • He didn't die at the cross at the age of thirty-three
  • T-Bone Burnett thinks he's good
  • He is Jewish
  • He is a great story teller
  • He sings better than ever
  • He wears clever shoes
  • Rock 'n Roll is thought of to be intelligent
  • He didn't die foolish
  • He always smiles as if he just wrote a great song (most of the time)
  • He wrote Every Grain Of Sand
  • He turned around the Beatles
  • Country Rock is just a little better than Jazz Rock
  • Roy Orbison was a friend of his
  • He is funny
  • He thinks Liam Clancy the best ballad singer ever
  • He didn't reproach our version of All Along The Watchtower
  • He has quite a lot more than three chords and the truth
  • He knows that some words can be dangerous
  • Hoods look great on him
  • He wrote Visions Of Joanna
  • He wrote Idiot Wind
  • He wrote Brownsville Girl together with Sam Shepard
  • His children turned up good and they think the same of him
  • He is not Elvis
  • He is not Jimi Hendrix
  • He is not Jim Morrison
  • He is not dead
James Joyce playing guitar...

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