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Boom Boom
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posted 30 April 2006 09:31 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, Mr. Dylan, man, play a song for me

Bob Dylan will debut his own satellite radio program on Wednesday, playing music in line with his eclectic tastes interspersed with riffs on musical history and his own career.

The first will centre on the theme of weather. Dylan will play songs such as Blow, Wind, Blow by Muddy Waters, A Place in the Sun sung in Italian by Stevie Wonder and Keep on the Sunny Side by the Carter Family.

Each show will have a theme, ranging from cars to police to whiskey.

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Dylan will also be reading listeners' e-mails and responding to special requests. His on-air guests will include people such as Elvis Costello, Sarah Silverman and Charlie Sheen.


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Dex
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posted 30 April 2006 10:18 PM      Profile for Dex     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was surprised when I heard about this. Maybe it's just me, but I always perceived him as very reclusive and not comfortable at all in the public eye when I read/saw interviews with him. Maybe it will be different when he's on the other side of the mic.
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Boom Boom
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posted 30 April 2006 11:46 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think he's changed as he grew older. That, and appearing in a couple of movies, not to mention appearing in a few television shows in his career, helped him overcome his shyness.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 01 May 2006 12:56 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Will they offer translation, for those who don't understand slurred mumbling?
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siren
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posted 01 May 2006 01:02 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, sure. But it will be provided by Marlon Brando.
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siren
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posted 06 May 2006 01:51 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Getting rave reviews.

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Critics praise 'chatty' Dylan's satellite radio debut
Fri, 05 May 2006 15:32:08 EDT
CBC Arts

With most people used to a reclusive, mumbling Dylan, the show offered a real surprise: critics described the singer-songwriter as uncharacteristically chatty and engaging as a host.

"You can understand Dylan on radio better than you can in concert," wrote Chicago Sun-Times reviewer Dave Hoekstra.

British musicologist Charlie Gillett described the show to the U.K.'s Observer newspaper as "seamless and natural" and said Dylan's "growly commentary is charming."

"It's how radio should be," Gillett said. "It draws you in and you never for a moment think he's playing games, which he's supposedly notorious for doing."



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Adam T
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posted 06 May 2006 07:11 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dylan's reclusiveness is probably a bit overstated.

He often tells bad puns at concerts, for instance.

Dylan is an expert in the history of most forms of 'American' music: blues, country, folk, early rock, pretty much everything accept Jazz. It doesn't really surprise me he would want to push these forms of music, especially since he doesn't like the music the kids listen to today.


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posted 06 May 2006 07:40 PM      Profile for Brett Mann        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There are some misconceptions out there about Dylan's voice. He once said himself he is the greatest singer since Caruso. This is true, but only musicians understand. Dylan has a superficially harsh, unusual voice (although he can sing sweeter and softer than a nightengale). His mastery of shadings of pitch, emphasis, and metre are remarkable, unmatched, almost. Allen Ginsburgh specifically praised him after one New York city concert for his flawless and precise and crisp pronunciation of every syllable, every consonant. Dylan invented singing. Nobody has ever caught up to him.
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Adam T
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posted 06 May 2006 09:34 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dylan's singing has sucked ever since he started singing with that nasal twang in the early/mid 1980s. His voice is totally shot nowdays. He'd probably still be worth getting on CD though because modern technology can do wonders with singing, though Dylan would probably be very adverse to using it.

I agree, prior to that, his singing was often brilliant.

It seems as though Dylan also considers himself an expert on American standards.

Here are the songs heard on the Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan.

Theme: Weather

A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder
After The Clouds Roll Away - The Consolers
Blow, Wind, Blow - Muddy Waters
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Judy Garland
California Sun - Joe Jones
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Dean Martin
It's Raining - Irma Thomas
Jamaica Hurricane - Lord Beginner
Just Walking In the Rain (1953) - The Prisonaires
Keep On The Sunny Side - Carter Family
Rainin' in My Head - Slim Harpo
Stormy Weather - The Spaniels
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Uncloudy Day - The Staple Singers
You Are My Sunshine - Jimmy Davis


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