Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby Carlos J » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:50 am

Reg wrote:
beingsoblase wrote:Bob Dylan.

How is this awful voiced twat thought to be a massive influence on music? To me, the real bob Dylan sounds like a third rate pub tribute act to himself.


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Indeed, Reg, though not sure Dylan is universally liked, more a marmite.

But, yes, BSB, nasal as a singer, but the guy was a lyrical genius. Wordsmith? Dear ol' Pet had nothing on him and his influence is long.

Despite the most welll known, 'The Times They Are a-Changin'', 'Like a Rolling Stone' and 'Subterranean Homesick Blues', amongst others, all fabulous, go further for other fun, so many great songs.

As per, my favourite, the lyrically wonderful, 'Chimes of Freedom', the line from Woody Guthrie (genius, read his biography and listen to his music*) is clear:



Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
Through the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden as the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin' rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an' forsakened
Tolling for the outcast, burnin' constantly at stake
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
An' the poet and the painter far behind his rightful time
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for-granted situations
Tolling for the deaf an' blind, tolling for the mute
For the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chaineded an' cheated by pursuit
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
Even though a cloud's white curtain in a far-off corner flared
An' the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
An' for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended
Tolling for the aching whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse
An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


*Dear old Woody: 8)



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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby beingsoblase » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:47 am

AlcoholBrazil wrote:Modern Comedians using politics to get laughs. Can't you think of jokes that don't involve Brexit or Trump or are the boundaries
of their imagination that limited .


Modern comedians? Ben Elton did very nicely out of thatcher from about 1980 onwards.
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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby AlcoholBrazil » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:34 am

Then Ben Elton didn't label all Tory voters thick and racist for voting for Maggie three times running.
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Postby Basualdo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 am

Would that be tax exile Ben Elton by any chance?
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Postby finchman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:24 pm

Pensioners.
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Postby Bad Blue 2000 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:44 pm

finchman wrote:Pensioners.

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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby Bad Blue 2000 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:47 pm

I know they're not 'Universally loved' but I fucking HATE The Clash.
Fucking awful middle-class wank, beloved of tossers like Phill Jupitus.
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Postby Zippy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:22 pm

Bad Blue 2000 wrote:I know they're not 'Universally loved' but I fucking HATE The Clash.
Fucking awful middle-class wank, beloved of tossers like Phill Jupitus.


Bit of a tangent, but the BBC seem to love shoehorning punk into any music programme they make. I watched some Roy Orbison career retrospective a few years back and they included five minutes on how he fitted into music during the time of punk. Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols also popped up as a talking head. Totally irrelevant and out of step.
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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby carcinogen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 pm

Sex. Masturbating is far more fun. Especially on the bus.
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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby Carlos J » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:57 pm

Both are great, sex on a bus, upstairs all risky, back to Bradford.

Having a fuck on the Acle Straight, the Excel X1? That is a real ponderer. Err snogs and that, nay fucking, yay feeling.
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Postby The Ghost of Alex Higgins » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:55 pm

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Postby Zippy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Caitlin Moran. Sure she isn't universally loved but seems to have a big following. Just a shit person.
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Re: Universally loved, massively popular things that you can’t stand

Postby AlcoholBrazil » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:16 am

Ed Sheeran....pop's answer to Prince Harry. We are living in the Ginger Era. No wonder Durham is chirpy these days .
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Postby The Doctor Is In » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Ken Dodd, as funny as fucking cancer - which maybe could have been cured if the buck toothed cunt had paid his taxes.
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Postby AlcoholBrazil » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 am

The Doctor Is In wrote:Ken Dodd, as funny as fucking cancer - which maybe could have been cured if the buck toothed cunt had paid his taxes.


Not paying his taxes has given him the money for the finest medical treatment the world can offer, but no-ones immortal, except George Soros.
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