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Friday, April 17, 2020

A fraud and a pedophile?

Nobel Laureate Bob Zimmerman is chock-full of fascinating confessions in his newest release:

I’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones
And them British bad boys, the Rolling Stones
I go right to the edge, I go right to the end
I go right where all things lost are made good again.

Step aside Murakami. You may as well put the pen down, David Sylvian. It's just as well that you're long dead, Tolstoy. That's some quality literature right there.

Speaking of music, I'd tell you what we're working on, only you would not believe it. All right, those who know me would probably believe it, but they wouldn't want to do so. Also, apologies in advance, mi muy buen amigo....

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Blogger maniacprovost April 17, 2020 10:57 AM  

Looking forward to The New Toxic Avengers comic.

At a chateau in Champagne, a gay techno band reunion goes awry when the band mates fall into a pit of French reactor waste.

Now the mutated musicians must make their way to a benefit concert at Chernobyl, in only 24 hours, through a gauntlet of ninja, Antifa, and of course the Global Justice Initiative itself.

Blogger Uncle Maffoo April 17, 2020 11:08 AM  

Like two fictional characters and a band no one under age 60 listens to?

Blogger Arthur Isaac April 17, 2020 11:12 AM  

What is it about guys named Zimmerman?

Blogger d April 17, 2020 11:15 AM  

... perhaps worse. "I Contain Multitudes" - Bob Dylan

"And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many." - Mark 5:9

Blogger wahsatchmo April 17, 2020 11:20 AM  

Wait. Are you covering Madonna's La Isla Bonita?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 17, 2020 11:25 AM  

Anne Frank And Indiana Jones? So, that's two counts of made up by a Jew, one fraud, and one pedophile.

"announced it with a hashtag-strewn tweet: “#today and #tomorrow, #skeletons and #nudes, #sparkle and #flash, #AnneFrank and #IndianaJones, #fastcars and #fastfood, #bluejeans and #queens, #Beethoven and #Chopin, #life and #death.”"

So let's list the verbal rorschach results: Shallow camouflage, death, pedophile, queer glamor, fraud, whore, camo, cuck, vanity, vanity, but really just death since it's close.

"I live on a boulevard of crime
I drive fast cars, and I eat fast foods
I contain multitudes"


Whore, whore, whore.

"while another line says “I rollick and I frolic with all the young dudes”"

Blatant self identification as homopedo.

I always thought this guy was overhyped trash, and that was before I knew about his ticket purchase. Who in their right mind wants to listen to that irredeemable offtune gravel-crap voice?

Blogger Azimus April 17, 2020 11:27 AM  

Is there such as vampire gun porn death metal? That would be my guess.

Blogger rikjames.313 April 17, 2020 11:27 AM  

To be fair, these lyrics are like the more catchy Taylor Swift songs.

Blogger Daniel April 17, 2020 11:35 AM  

Wow. Minnesota's third-most talented modern lyricist actually surprised me. I assumed that after all these years, he would keep the g-string on.

"I Contain Multitudes" is an open double-reference to Legion.

Blogger Gregory the Tall April 17, 2020 11:43 AM  

The Anne Frank comparison speaks for itself, it was all fraud and make believe and wizardry:
"The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast...
For the times they are a-changin'"

Blogger Uncle John's Band April 17, 2020 11:53 AM  

"Genius" would appear to be Boomer for media-engineered sub-mediocrity.

Blogger unknowntoil April 17, 2020 11:55 AM  

First time hearing of David Sylvian. That's some nice music.

Blogger bramley April 17, 2020 11:58 AM  

Wow, simile. How clever. Such a daring use of pop cultural references. He could definitely teach the rappers a thing or two with this laureate literary lyricism...


Stick to doing adverts for knickers, bobby.

Blogger Pseudotsuga April 17, 2020 12:12 PM  

Dylan/Zimmerman was always pretentious. But he knows how to play to his base (the white urban wokesters).

Blogger tuberman April 17, 2020 12:16 PM  

I thought, once upon a time, that I couldn't despise this POS more. I was wrong.

Blogger Peaceable Citizen April 17, 2020 12:20 PM  

"I Contain Multitudes"
Translation:
"My name is Legion, for we are many."

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( according to the 13th Amendment, Slavery is neither Cruel nor Unusual: MSAGA ) April 17, 2020 12:27 PM  

a 17-minute long track about the JFK assassination
...
Rolling Stone also praised it, saying it is “about the ways that music can comfort us in times of national trauma”.


jeezus, talk about Boomer navel gazing.

the JFK assassination is STILL the only major trauma experienced by the the US in the last 60 years?

yes, i'm aware that none of the IFLS Sociologists consider war babies to be part of the Boomers. when did you start thinking that Sociology was a Science?

Blogger Lazarus April 17, 2020 12:30 PM  

Zimmerman's the slave name. Grabbler name is Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham.

Blogger Jack Sweater April 17, 2020 12:34 PM  

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Blogger Stilicho April 17, 2020 12:39 PM  

Come on Vox, do you expect us to believe that you haven't tried to get Baby Metal to do a song for the soundtrack?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 17, 2020 12:44 PM  

What's weird about that article is that the writer evidently thinks Dylan goes too far in claiming equality with (hack) 19th century poet Blake, and doesn't notice that he is openly declaring that he is infested with demons.
And don't think for a moment that Dylan doesn't know exactly what he's saying.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 17, 2020 12:46 PM  

Jack Sweater wrote:He deserved the Nobel.
He can't sing, he can't write songs, he's a 2-bit hack and you're absolutely wrong.

Blogger edsteckel April 17, 2020 12:48 PM  

David Sylvian. From Japans earliest recordings, to their final "Oil on Canvas", to their no-fanfared reunion as Rain Tree Crow", They have been perhaps my most loved band.

Blogger [Redacted] April 17, 2020 12:55 PM  

Death won't be the end of these creatures. The corporations that own them as intellectual property will revive them as holograms and worse. At 78, only a fate worse than death would motivate a person to perform like this.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid April 17, 2020 1:00 PM  

Dylan is all the proof anyone should need that many famous musicians are put where they are. He is a sobering example of what most people will eat with a smile if they see others doing it too. Solomon Asch's conformity experiment writ large.

Blogger VD April 17, 2020 1:08 PM  

He deserved the Nobel.

No, he most certainly did not. He's not even the third-best lyricist in the D section. You're an unmitigated idiot and should give serious consideration to a three-year vow of silence after producing that idiocy.

Blogger Jack Sweater April 17, 2020 1:14 PM  

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Blogger Nihil Dicit April 17, 2020 1:22 PM  

Here's a lyrically and vocally superior piece of music.

I am not an idiot

Well, that's that cleared up. Case closed!

Blogger Noah B. April 17, 2020 1:23 PM  

(((Dylan))) is living proof of what nepotism and aggressive marketing can accomplish. It's been right in our faces this whole time.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 17, 2020 1:23 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Jack Sweater wrote:He deserved the Nobel.

He can't sing, he can't write songs, he's a 2-bit hack and you're absolutely wrong.

Snidely, skimming the list of Lit Laureates, I can't imagine that talent or entertainment qualify one for that list. It looks like a dreary bunch of disgusting ticket-takers, churning out woke propaganda. If Dylan didn't deserve the award, it would be because he isn't evil enough.

A Nobel Prize is nothing to be proud of.

Blogger Haus frau April 17, 2020 1:30 PM  

"And don't think for a moment that Dylan doesn't know exactly what he's saying."
This interview with Bob comes to mind. It sounds like Bob reconnected with some old friends to write his new album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_wAZ02JUtM

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 17, 2020 1:31 PM  

Dylan. Made possible by a centralized system of control that decided what a generation would listen to. And how to think.
It won't be enough when the Reaper takes him to judgement. His work will be blaring on the radios until the last boomer finally croaks.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( according to the 13th Amendment, Slavery is neither Cruel nor Unusual: MSAGA ) April 17, 2020 1:35 PM  

27. Jack Sweater April 17, 2020 1:14 PM
It is a subjective opinion. I am not an idiot.



agreed.

it is a subjective opinion that you are not an idiot.

not that you would be biased in any way in this evaluation.



19. Jack Sweater April 17, 2020 12:34 PM
Taking literary forms into popular music in an unprecedented and consistent manner.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm-po_FUmvM

go on, pull the other one.

Blogger bramley April 17, 2020 1:37 PM  

@21

Blake was no hack, and Bob is leagues below his standard, therefore the comparison is moot especially being as it originated in his own words.

Blogger tuberman April 17, 2020 1:53 PM  

Even as a fairly clueless youth I had some insight into con men.

Everything about this guy is cheap, media hyped nonsense. There was obviously a whole team or two behind his 'talent,' as he played on every idiot trend of his time. Free-association, mystery trip foolishness, constant arrogance as a badge of hipness, as he also played off the folk song lefty traditions. Folk singers were supposed to be humble (yet were not), but he projected the contempt for others of an academic professor. He and his handlers used every cheap con to push him to the top.

Blogger Niniche April 17, 2020 1:59 PM  

Gee, he stole that line from Walt Whitman:
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”

― Walt Whitman

Blogger Daniel April 17, 2020 2:02 PM  

"I Contain Multitudes" is a reference to Whitman, which traces back to Legion by way of his opposition to these three things:

Truth
Guilt
Judgment

Owen Benjamin tore into Bob Dylan a year or two ago, in (of course) Zimmerman's voice. It was hilarious but also pretty insightful.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( according to the 13th Amendment, Slavery is neither Cruel nor Unusual: MSAGA ) April 17, 2020 2:09 PM  

27. Jack Sweater April 17, 2020 1:14 PM
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awwwwwwwwwww.

my Magic Deb-eight Ball promised me this was going to be SO MUCH FUN.

Blogger Daniel April 17, 2020 2:11 PM  

He was a bit more blatant when he sang: ""I once loved a woman, a child, I am told."

Blogger Daniel April 17, 2020 2:15 PM  

Allen Ginsberg was ef="https://www.beatdom.com/allen-ginsberg-and-bob-dylan/">Dylan's "father".

Blogger maniacprovost April 17, 2020 2:30 PM  

He's not even the third-best lyricist in the D section.

Dio
Deryck Whibley
Donna Summer

Yep, it checks out.

skimming the list of Lit Laureates, I can't imagine that talent or entertainment qualify one for that list. It looks like a dreary bunch of disgusting ticket-takers, churning out woke propaganda.

This is why they should be giving out Pulitzers instead of Nobels.

Blogger Kevin April 17, 2020 2:30 PM  

"I'm just like Anne Frank..."
He prefers to use ball point pen.

Blogger Rakshasa April 17, 2020 2:31 PM  

Consider this; Anne+Indiana fanfic.

Blogger maniacprovost April 17, 2020 2:39 PM  

In Raiders of the Lost Ark: Special Edition, the sword-juggling guy shot first. At the end of the movie Anne Frank jumps out of the Ark to beat up all the Nazis with her quickness and MMA skills.

Blogger Crew April 17, 2020 2:40 PM  

When Dylan did the song "Hurricane" he was either very stupid in believing that nonsense or he was trying to get lots of white to believe "Not all blacks are like that!"

Ie, just another (((white culture destroyer)))!

Full disclosure. I did believe for a while but discovered that even Carter admitted to the crime.

Blogger Crew April 17, 2020 2:42 PM  

@40: This is not poetry, it's verbal diarrhea!

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.

In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations.

What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!—and you, García Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?

Blogger Nihil Dicit April 17, 2020 2:53 PM  

skimming the list of Lit Laureates, I can't imagine that talent or entertainment qualify one for that list. It looks like a dreary bunch of disgusting ticket-takers

Whenever the Lit Nobels are discussed, I can't help but mention Andre Gide, a truly vile critter who is also a Nobel laureate. For extra fun, compare and contrast the Infogalatic and Wikipedia entries on this piece of filth.

Blogger Hammerli 280 April 17, 2020 3:33 PM  

"Speaking of music, I'd tell you what we're working on, only you would not believe it."

Uh, oh...in quarantine, Vox has learned to play bagpipes. :-)

Blogger Brett baker April 17, 2020 3:41 PM  

Jakob, we know you don't want to do it, but your dad needs to go to a home.

Blogger Silent Draco April 17, 2020 3:44 PM  

Sit up. Strum chord. Fetch. Play "music". (((Good dog))).

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 17, 2020 3:54 PM  

Bobby Zimmerman has the admirable vocal range and technique of Neil Young but not his enviable Van Halen-like guitar chops.

Blogger Bearable Pain April 17, 2020 5:15 PM  

Anne Frank, inventor of the ball point pen, in 1942-4? I'm not good with this kind of history.

Blogger Uncle John's Band April 17, 2020 6:09 PM  

Objectively speaking, Jake Sweater is an idiot.

Blogger Andrew Jackson April 17, 2020 6:43 PM  

Brian Wilson before he went nuts was a 100 times better. I liked the Doors.

Blogger Ransom Smith April 17, 2020 6:49 PM  

Bob isn't even the best in his own family.
Jake is way more talented.

Blogger rikjames.313 April 17, 2020 7:04 PM  

"Anne Frank, inventor of the ball point pen, in 1942-4? I'm not good with this kind of history."

Portions of the diary were found by the German criminal lab to have writing in ballpoint pen, which did not exist in 1944 wartime Europe. People who feel the diaries are partly or totally fake cite this as a reason they feel that way. Her supporters, usually Jewish activists, say the ballpoint is only editing notes before publishing and anyone who claims they are fake are anti Semites.

An additional complication is that the publisher and uncle admitted to changing the diary 'due to Anne's lesbian thoughts.'

Blogger Geir Balderson April 17, 2020 7:22 PM  

Such pithy prose!!! Jordan Peterson is that you?

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 17, 2020 7:31 PM  

Did anyone in Gen-X ever like Dylan? He wasn't even on my radar or that of any of my friends, even those who liked a lot of other music of that era.

Blogger cecilhenry April 17, 2020 8:35 PM  

As soon as I hear Anne Frank, a fraudulent story used for both financial gain and vicious hatred camouflaged as tragedy, I know who I'm dealing with.

Its a scammer.


Because ... Every. Single. Time.™

Blogger eclecticmn April 17, 2020 9:15 PM  

I still recall my shock when I was first saw Dylan doing an ad for Cadillac.

Blogger Unknown April 17, 2020 10:34 PM  

I knew who Bob Dylan was, as a Gen Xer, (68) but I never saw the appeal in his boring ass, preachy, second rate guitar strumming so-called music. So to hear he won a Nobel prize was a bit of a shock. However, since Barry O got one for being black, the prestige of such an accomplishment is, well, not that much? So the only reason this ass clown ((())) gets any mention at all is as a distraction from something else.

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 17, 2020 11:03 PM  

@58 Damelon

Same here.

Jimi Hendrix had to basically rewrite "All Along The Watchtower" to make it even semi-listenable. And despite their best efforts, Guns N' Roses in their prime couldn't salvage a piece of crap like "Knockin' on Heavens Door."

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 17, 2020 11:44 PM  

"Portions of the diary were found by the German criminal lab to have writing in ballpoint pen"

Fine ballpoint. They claimed it was all original Anne until 2015. No matter what else, they continually lied about it for more than sixty years and only stopped when that particular lie would have terminated their copyright. At this point, it goes in my file of "too much fraudulent content to care about", and if it hasn't already, I expect the story to change again next year when the new copyright expires.

Blogger Lyon April 18, 2020 12:40 AM  

Check out the lyrics of his so-called Christian-phase song, "Gotta Serve Somebody" which, according to Infogalactic, "It won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1979"...um, vocal? Robert Zimmerman doesn't say which option he's serving, "..it might be the devil or it might be the Lord/But you're gonna have to serve somebody...You might be a rock n roll addict prancing on the stage/ You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage..." He bought the ticket. Below is a video of him taking Pope John Paul II's hand and bowing to him.

https://www.needsomefun.net/27-sepember-1997-bob-dylan-bologna-italy/

I thought his "Christian-phase" was as a born-again not a Vatican II Catholic?

Blogger Jill April 18, 2020 3:14 AM  

I loved Dylan in high school. I don't know what to say. Songs like It's All Over Now, Baby Blue intrigued me. I still don't entirely dislike his music, but I'm willing to admit that when he's bad, he's really bad. Like worse than self-parody bad. And, no, I'm not a boomer.

Blogger Brett baker April 18, 2020 6:03 AM  

Eric Clapton did.

Blogger Avalanche April 18, 2020 8:33 AM  

@48 "Uh, oh...in quarantine, Vox has learned to play bagpipes."

Well now, you DO know there IS heavy-metal bagpipery, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2SIzfZwLLo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2m-TeLi6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mePtPKMZY_0

It's not Babymetal but ....

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis April 18, 2020 9:03 AM  

The least talented Wilbury, by far.

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 18, 2020 10:37 AM  

@66 Bret baker

Ah, yes. I forgot about that one.

It's ok, but both the studio and live versions would have been way better if he had Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker backing him instead.

Blogger Jeremy Daw April 20, 2020 8:08 AM  

I'm beginning to think that the editors at The Guardian pay close attention to this blog. It's just posted a glowing article on The Fruits of the Earth. By some strange coincidence, the writer is also an Arthur C Clarke fan. A few years ago, the significance of that would have completely passed me by. Now... not so much...

Blogger Akulkis April 21, 2020 4:53 PM  

"At 78, only a fate worse than death would motivate a person to perform like this."


Weel, actually, it IS death that is motivating him to perform ... he's admitted that part of his deal with the devil obligates him to keep performing to stay alive. When he decides to stop performing, he's dead. As always, deals with the devil turn out to be not as good as they looked when first presented (and accepted).

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