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God said you can do what you want, Abe, but...Any Dylan line makes me think of another, randomly.
"Now when all the clowns that you have commissioned/Have died in battle or in vain/And you’re sick of all this/All of this repetition...."Naked Bob Dylan Robot is Repetition. Suffer Suffer Repetition. I Hate Myself and Wait for a Post on "Slow Train Coming." Insert Train Whistle Here.Rome: The Obvious:"and handed it to meWritten by an Italian poetFrom the fifteenth centuryAnd every one of them words rang trueAnd glowed like burning coalPouring off of every pageLike it was written in my soul from me to youTangled up in blue"Sidestep to Japanese Plagiarism, Perhaps: Love and Theft Indeed.Bob Seger Robot says:"I woke last night to the sound of thunderHow far off I sat and wonderedStarted humming a song from 1962Ain't it funny how the night movesWhen you just don't seem to have as much to loseStrange how the night movesWith autumn closing in"1962 Dylan Robot:"I swung on to my old guitarGrabbed hold of a subway carAnd after a rocking, reeling, rolling rideI landed up on the downtown sideGreenwich Village"Sing That to "Night Moves."I so Want to Take This Farther, Introducing My Dylan-Sprinsteen-Seger Leaning Triangle of Truth, But Those Days May Be Gone. Fade, Fade, Magnetic Tape.
Regarding the Dylan-Sprinsteen-Seger Leaning Triangle of Truth, Here is the Dylan Quote I Was Thinking Of:[on Bob Seger] "Some people think Bob is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen, but personally I always thought Bruce was the rich man's Bob Seger."Springsteen Started With His Best Dylan Imitation by recording the following in 1972 (that Year Again):"Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat..."Then Has Spent the Following Decades in an Ever-Descending Spiral of Clenched Self-Righteousness and Smug, Snug Working-Man's Jeans: When You try to Climb Dylan Mountain the Gravity Brings You Down Hard. I Mean; Sleeveless Jeans Jacket over a Leather Jacket? I Will Gladly Rather Take David Lee Roth in Spandex: at Least He Was Aware That He Was a Cartoon.In the Travelling Wilburys Dylan Sent Up Springsteen with the Song "Tweeter and the Monkey Man":Tweeter was a boy scout before she went to vietnamAnd found out the hard way nobody gives a damnThey knew that they found freedom just across the jersey lineSo they hopped into a stolen car took highway 99Dylan Wrote the Joke That Springsteen Lives.
Bruce Springsteen Has Made a Career Out of Attempting To Simulate Authenticity, But the Seams Still Show. Consider This:Mike Reno and Loverboy sang:Everybody's working for the weekendEverybody wants a new romanceEverybody's going off the deep endEverybody needs a second chance, ohSpringsteen Could Never Attempt Something So Straight-Forward; We'd Probably Get Something Like the Following:Frog-Boy the Mechanic's working for the weekendWaitress Rosie wants a new romanceEverybody's going off the deep end in JerseyFrog-Boy and Rosie need a second chance, ohDon't get Me going on Springsteen in Relation to Grand Funk Railroad.
Grand Funk Railroad:We're an American bandWe're an American bandWe're comin' to YOUR townWe'll help YOU party downWe're an American bandSee? One of US. They Are Willing to Hang Out With You, Party a Bit: They Are Like You, and Just Want to Help You and Your Friends Have Some Fun.Simulated Springsteen Robot:Oil-Can Johnny's in an American bandOil-Can Johnny's in an American bandHe's comin' to Jersey townHe'll party down with Those Who Lost the American Dream Out on the Dark City StreetsOil-Can Johnny's in an American bandI Think You See the Difference.
The Rock Constipation of the Mid Nineteen Seventies Strained Hard: Critics Could Give No Love to Foghat -- They Were Waiting for a New Dylan, Their Generation's Dylan. Then Along Came Springsteen: He's Like if Dylan Was Also Marlon Brando! They had the Butter Ready.
True to my handle, his current 'singing' sucks big time.
When your Fans sends back all your invitationsAnd your Agent to your Manager he explainsThat Everyone is tired of yourself and all of your Tired creationsWon't you come see me, Sprinsteen?
Springsteen Quote:I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.That is the Taffy in the Nutshell, the Pistachio in the Pudding: Distance. I Will Hide Behind Rosie and Frog-Boy and Oil-Can Johnny and Tell You of America, For I Am Still One of Them, Despite My Money and Mansion: I Still Wear Jeans to Funerals.
"Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble..."
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