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« Reply #160 on: December 04, 2016, 07:56:33 PM »

Surely not Sinatra or Dean Martin singing xmas ditties, KC?

ESPECIALLY Sinatra and Dean Martin. And anything composed in the past twenty years. Or the previous ninety!  >:(
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« Reply #161 on: December 05, 2016, 12:02:56 AM »

 ;D ;D
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« Reply #162 on: December 05, 2016, 07:21:46 AM »

Christmas is a mere three weeks away. I think you can expect it now.
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« Reply #163 on: December 05, 2016, 04:01:11 PM »

Bob Dylans christmas album is fun.. It shouldnt work but it kinda does.. after a few drinks anyway..
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« Reply #164 on: December 05, 2016, 09:43:38 PM »

Bob Dylans christmas album is fun.. It shouldnt work but it kinda does.. after a few drinks anyway..

Like the Swedish Academy's decision to award Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature. After quite a few drinks ... maybe. ;)
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« Reply #165 on: December 05, 2016, 11:31:44 PM »

 ;D ;D
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« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2016, 08:22:47 AM »

The times... they are a-changin'.
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« Reply #167 on: December 07, 2016, 12:20:35 AM »

Actually, I understand the decision, even if I disagree with it. Sweden has a long tradition of revering the "trubadur" ... the singer/songwriter, often of ballads, sometimes with a social-critical twist. Three examples celebrated in Sweden, but little-known elsewhere, are the 18th-century bard Carl Michael Bellman; Evert Taube, who lived into the late twentieth-century; and the Dutch-born Cornelis Vreeswijk.

But by declining to travel to Stockholm to pick up his prize, Dylan is missing out on a really fine banquet, to say nothing of a chance to meet the King of Sweden. ;)
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« Reply #168 on: December 07, 2016, 12:32:05 AM »

I did a little looking around to see Dylan's history of award acceptance ceremonies, and found this one (and quite a few others).  The body language as they awarded him seems to say it all. He's not at all fond of being honored:

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"How many roads must a man walk down...", they sang, a choral version of Dylan's legendary protest song "Blowin' in the Wind."

They say nobody sings Dylan like Dylan and St Salvator's Choir did not try. The students performed in perfect harmony. Dylan looked nervous, studying his order of service as if it was the only object in the room. As the choristers sang their last note he looked in their direction.

Several hundred eyes scrutinised the legend for a reaction. There was none. Dylan was inscrutable. As the congregation of parents, students and fans cheered he did not even clap.

Dylan only began to show signs of interest as honorary degrees were presented to the philosopher Professor Hilary Putnam of Harvard University and the microbiologist Professor Cheryl Tickle of the University of Dundee, congratulating the scientist when she returned to her seat. Professor Tickle beamed radiantly. An honorary doctorate from Scotland's oldest university is a tremendous achievement, but warm words from a living legend seemed to sprinkle gold dust on the day.

Then Professor Neil Corcoran strode to the podium to present the world's most famous singer-songwriter to St Andrews. As Professor Corcoran eulogised, Dylan fidgeted. Hearing himself described as "a great writer" he clenched and unclenched his right fist. Then, praised as a "volatile superplus" of creative energy he began to slowly tap his right foot. If Professor Corcoran had hoped for praise or even just a hint that his words impressed the great wordsmith, Dylan was not giving it. He sat in stony silence.

Nearly 20 minutes after taking the stage, Bob Dylan knelt before the Chancellor of the University, Sir Kenneth Dover.

Dylan was on his knees for four times as long as anyone else. It took that long for the applause to die down. When it did Sir Kenneth read the Latin words of ceremony chancellors of the University of St Andrews have used for more than five centuries. Dylan turned and faced the audience. He bowed and took his seat. It was done.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dylan-takes-centre-stage-at-st-andrews-for-university-show-733337.html
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« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2017, 10:20:59 AM »

People who are incapable of switching their phones off for two hours should stay outta cinemas !!
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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2017, 04:15:59 PM »

People who are incapable of switching their phones off for two hours should stay outta cinemas !!

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