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Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Joe Riley, Sep 2, 2018.
"Ah, but I was so much older then....I'm younger than that now".
Love that quote.
The Concert for Bangladesh Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City (1971 )
Good heavens. His mind must be full of words and thoughts, coming and going all the time. I pulled up the lyrics of that song. There are enough words and thoughts in it for 10 songs! Or maybe I'm just slow. lol
The neuroscience of Bob Dylan's genius
"How do we have insights, and where does inspiration come from? Jonah Lehrer goes inside Bob Dylan's brain to find out."
"It's a hard thing to describe," Dylan would later remember. "It's just this sense that you got something to say." What he felt was the itch of an imminent insight, the tickle of lyrics that needed to be written down. "I found myself writing this song, this story, this long piece of vomit," Dylan said. "I'd never written anything like that before and it suddenly came to me that this is what I should do." Vomit is the essential word here. Dylan was describing, with characteristic vividness, the uncontrollable rush of a creative insight. "I don't know where my songs come from," Dylan said. "It's like a ghost is writing a song."
I like this sentence in that link (above)... "....Dylan would later confess. 'I was playing a lot of songs I didn't want to play. It's very tiring having other people tell you how much they dig you if you yourself don't dig you.'"
Some interesting things about Dylan you just might not know.
Just Like A Woman was one of my favorite songs of his too.
Thanks for the link, @Babs Hunt , very eye opening!
Early country period
One More Night - Nashville Skyline album, 1969
One more night, the stars are in sight
But tonight I’m as lonesome as can be
Oh, the moon is shining bright
Lighting everything in sight
But tonight no light will shine on me
Well, it’s shameful and it’s sad I lost the only pal I had
I just could not be what she wanted me to be
I will turn my head up high
To that dark and rolling sky
For tonight no light will shine on me
Leon Russell on Bob Dylan
RHYMING FOR SONGWRITERS: How to surprise your audience …by Brian Oliver
“Rhyming doesn’t have to be exact anymore,” Bob Dylan told Paul Zollo of American Songwriter magazine in a 2012 interview. “It gives you a thrill to rhyme something and you think, ‘Well, that’s never been rhymed before’. Nobody’s going to care if you rhyme ‘represent’ with ‘ferment’, you know. Nobody’s gonna care.”
Dylan once admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that he stunned himself when he wrote the first two lines of ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and rhymed “kiddin’ you” with “didn’t you”. “It just about knocked me out,” he said.