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GUEST,Mike Strobel Is/Was Dylan happy? Was it worth it? (72* d) RE: Is/Was Dylan happy? Was it worth it? 24 Jun 02


Dear LH, Actually the " Nashville Skyline " singing reference was in jest. However, his singing on that new song ,circa '98-99 from the movie Michael Douglas was in " The times are changing ", (I know I goofed up on the song title), ( This track is found on the " Essential Bob Dylan " double CD, is just great. I felt his singing on his most recent CD is rather off and I can't enjoy it as much when I have to really struggle to understand his articulation. With that being said,at the age of 61 this old " Folkie " is still rockin'. In reference to his ethnic background and the timeframe he was brought up in, one would pre-suppose he would be a little cynical or at best melancholy. Yet, even in High School 1958, he had a motorcycle ( A big one too) and a car with a convertible roof ( that his father bought him ), so my point is, he seemed to have much more, than did many kids of his age. I know I came from 8 kids and didn't have all those toys. One last point on his singing, it was mentioned by a number of people ( in the Books on Dylan ) that his early vocals '59-'60 in Dinkytown were just awful as well, even though I don't think his voice really suffered ( in my own opinion) until 1995. OK, I've finally pontificated enough!

MIke


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