Post by Sheriff John Stone on Aug 3, 2019 17:01:49 GMT
I'm not familiar with that commercial and, while I've seen parts of The Big Lebowski (but never watched the whole movie), I didn't know the song was in that either. Wow, who knew "The Man In Me" made such an impression on people? I'll have to dig out New Morning and give it a spin.
I'll have to dig out New Morning and give it a spin.
I really enjoy Dylan during this period. In fact, just a few days ago I purchased a few songs off his Greatest Hits Vol. II compilation (that I didn't own elsewhere), with the intent of creating a June '70 - September '71 playlist. I'll probably include the majority of New Morning. Songs like "If Not For You", "Day Of The Locusts", "Time Passes Slowly", "Went To See The Gypsy", "New Morning", "Sign On The Window", "One More Weekend", and "The Man In Me". Then, from Greatest Hits Vol. II, there's "Watching The River Flow", "When I Paint My Masterpiece", "I Shall Be Released", "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", and "Down In The Flood".
I'm not familiar with that commercial and, while I've seen parts of The Big Lebowski (but never watched the whole movie), I didn't know the song was in that either.
I haven't watched the whole movie either, but check out the opening credits. There's another video of this on youtube with over 6.4M views. Though, that one extends the opening credits 40 seconds to include the whole song.
Another tidbit stemming from the aforementioned book.
1. Bobby Zimmerman made his first recording at age 3, singing into a Dictaphone at his father’s office in Duluth.
2. He didn’t want to go to college, but Zimmerman enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1959 out of respect for his parents and lived at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house at their insistence.
3. He received a draft deferment because of flat feet.
4. Dylan traded an Andy Warhol lithograph of “Double Elvis” that the artist gave him in the 1960s for a used sofa from his manager Albert Grossman. In 1988, Grossman’s widow sold the work at auction for $720,000. In 2012, it sold again for $37 million.
5. Dylan liked to make prank phone calls. One time from New York City in 1971, Kemp called his girlfriend in Minnesota and put his friend “Ricky” on the phone. When Kemp got back home and told the woman it was really Bob Dylan, she was so angry she never saw Kemp again.
6. Dylan has always liked sports. Besides going to Twins, Vikings and Knicks games with Kemp, the singer is “a decent skier” and an adept basketball player, with tricky pivot moves and “a good hook shot.”
7. He teamed with Cher to throw a lavish 31st birthday party — complete with sword swallowers and carnival performers — for showbiz mogul David Geffen, who was Cher’s boyfriend at the time, and the guy who put together Dylan’s 1974 comeback tour with the Band. It became an inspiration for Dylan’s subsequent Rolling Thunder Revue, says Kemp.
8. Dylan was invited to a New Testament Bible study group by Mary Alice Artes, an actress who apparently worked with him on the 1973 film “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.” The experience led to Dylan’s three so-called Christian albums, beginning with “Slow Train Coming” in 1979.
9. A lifelong student of spiritual pursuits, Dylan is devoted to Judaism. For a Passover Seder at Kemp’s synagogue in Hollywood in the mid-1970s, Kemp invited Dylan, Marlon Brando and American Indian activist Dennis Banks. At the rabbi’s request, Brando read from the Haggadah prayer book and Dylan sang “Blowin’ in the Wind.” For a 1989 telethon for the Chabad Center, Dylan (on harmonica) teamed with his son-in-law, St. Louis Park native Peter Himmelman, and actor Harry Dean Stanton to perform “Hava Nagila.”
10. At the 1988 Super Bowl, he discussed songwriting with his future rock-star son Jakob, then 18, while sitting on the 50-yard line with Kemp and his son during the game in San Diego. (The Redskins beat the Broncos in a rout.)
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT
Kapitan: So far we've had me, jk, kds, and carllove choosing years. Would love to expand that circle.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Kapitan: Which, I guess with four of us so far, is more a square.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:38 GMT
jk: Ha, yes. Sheriff? B.E.? sockit? The Kid?... We'll see.
Sept 22, 2021 17:16:41 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I might come up with something. I love those kind of threads, but am terrible in participating. I still haven't posted anything for 2010.
Sept 22, 2021 19:26:41 GMT
lonelysummer: 1959 is a doldrums year? Hmm....
Sept 22, 2021 19:44:28 GMT
jk: That's what they say... you know, that period from *cough* "the day the music died" to the arrival of the British Invasion. Like you, I couldn't agree less with that notion, hence the inverted commas!
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:30 GMT
Kapitan: I assume he means the stereotype that between early rock and roll and the British Invasion, nothing happened. But that it was in quotes (plus his actual comments) make me think it was an ironic usage.
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:54 GMT
Kapitan: Whoops, near-simultaneous post. But it confirms my suspicion.
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:21 GMT
jk: Great minds and all that!
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:34 GMT
sockit: I would like to showcase the year 1983. That's the year I graduated high school and I was all in on what was current.
Sept 23, 2021 0:07:54 GMT
carllove: I was in College then. Sounds like a good year! Go for it! It’s a group effort!
Sept 23, 2021 4:31:48 GMT
carllove: BTW - I’d be down for 90’s years. I like the years being broken out. Meanwhile we can move to 1983 with sockit’s help. 1972 has ended its interest.
Sept 23, 2021 4:34:56 GMT
jk: Agreed on all counts, cl.
Sept 23, 2021 8:58:00 GMT