… in which Mr. Sinatra and Mr. Zimmerman do battle

I’m a Bob Dylan fan — one of my favorite albums of all time is “Blood on the Tracks” (1975). And there’s no question about Dylan’s transformational role in the history of modern music. He’s a road warrior even now, at the age of 73, befitting his concept of himself as a old-fashioned troubadour. He plays tonight at the Fox.

His most recent album is “Shadows in the Night,” a compilation of songs that were also recorded by Frank Sinatra of all people. You have to admire Dylan’s courage, if not his judgment, in undertaking such a project. Like Frank, Dylan’s strength as a vocalist has always been his phrasing, and time has taken a toll even on a Dylan voice that was always that of an old man. All that said, Frank had things going for him vocally that Bob … well.

Here’s Bob’s cover of a “The Night We Called It a Day”:

And here is Frank’s version:

Frank wins that particular battle, in my opinion. That said, I’m not sure I’d want to hear Frank’s version of “Tangled Up in Blue”. His version of “Shelter from the Storm”? We can only imagine.

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josef
josef

Okay, y'all got sheets...I've got work to do...have fun...later

gotalife
gotalife

Did you want him to opine about the return of w and not trying diplomacy first  on Iran?





St_Simons_he-ne-ha
St_Simons_he-ne-ha

He is at a secret retreat of muslins & bilderburger illuminati getting the talking points straight from Hillary's lesbian email accounts. He is part of the lap-stream lame-dog media apparatus after all.

Numbers_R_Us
Numbers_R_Us

Republican governors that said no to Medicaid expansion are finally going to start feeling it where it hurts.  No.  Not between the legs.  They don't have anything there.  I'm talking about financially.  Florida's governor is one of the first of many to start crying about that loss of money.  Deal could be feeling more of the pain soon as well.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

I believe I speak for most people on this blog by writing that I hope JAY BOOKMAN has not posted yet today because he is on a weekend "getaway" and that he is not ill.

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

"And there’s also a moral issue involved. Refusing to accept responsibility for past errors is a serious character flaw in one’s private life."


Like blathering on about the evils of WalMart while lining your pockets with their cash?  Is that the kind of lack of morals you're referring to, MES?  Your inability to answer the questions asked of you speaks volumes about your character in addition to your lack of morals, sweetie.  

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@fiftythreepercenter


I have never received any personal "cash" from WalMart.  My school received a small stipend from the WalMart Foundation for use in further educational development, as a result of my award for my work in education.  I hope that this will put an end to this obsession of yours.

Numbers_R_Us
Numbers_R_Us

@MaryElizabethSings @fiftythreepercenter Not until you accept the fact that he paid that stipend directly to you out of his federal income taxes that were wrongly taken from him in the dead of night by President Obama!  Now say it!  :)

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

@MaryElizabethSings @fiftythreepercenter Thanks for confirming you took their money.  Seems a bit hypocritical to me, but you're entitled to your own opinion on that.  My guess is you know that and that's why you've been avoiding that for weeks.  


Question for you though, would it kill you to acknowledge not everything WalMart does is evil?  

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@fiftythreepercenter 


Please refine your thinking processes, 53%.  Again, I did not "take" any money from Wal-Mart.  I received an educational honor from that Foundation, and my school received a small stipend, as a result.


I have never said, or even thought, that "everything" that Wal-Mart does is "evil." Wal-Mart does, however, need to place more focus on its employees and the fact that all of its employees are equal, labor and management, in God's eyes, and treat all with equal respect and humanity regardless of their differing job responsibilities .

ByteMe
ByteMe

@Recon2/3 Because, you know, when FOX News says it, only old people who weren't voting D anyway will read it.

honested
honested

@Recon2/3 

Luckily, faux-newz won't be involved in making that decision!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Paul Krugman:  "Nobody Said That," 4/27/15, NY Times


Last 2 paragraphs:


"You see, in a polarized political environment, policy debates always involve more than just the specific issue on the table. They are also clashes of world views. Predictions of debt disaster, a debased dollar, and Obama death spirals reflect the same ideology, and the utter failure of these predictions should inspire major doubts about that ideology.


And there’s also a moral issue involved. Refusing to accept responsibility for past errors is a serious character flaw in one’s private life. It rises to the level of real wrongdoing when policies that affect millions of lives are at stake."


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/opinion/paul-krugman-nobody-said-that.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=0

gotalife
gotalife

@MaryElizabethSings  Krugman nails it as usual. The gop have nothing else to offer just like the other old establishments in other countries.

gotalife
gotalife

Once the product is innovated and invented it gets better with time.


Look at solar energy for example.


Cheaper to make and works better.

Normd
Normd

DOMA thrown out!  Now everybody can get married and be as miserable as I am!  LOLO

gotalife
gotalife

Of course without government's defense department inventing the Internet, there would be no smartphones.


Innovation is the key.


We need more innovation like the President said.

josef
josef

He ne ha


"I felt like he was writing TO us, not just about us,"

That's pretty much the take on him here, too,

As for the firewater, like I said, that is more a problem outside the "Civilized" lot, not that the latter (and that pack of Mixed Bloods they left behind) don't have a problem with it, but that sense of isolationism felt by so many of the others, is not there to be drowned in it...

St_Simons_he-ne-ha
St_Simons_he-ne-ha

@josef  me & mrsstsimons like to think of ourselves as Arnold & Penelope, 30 yrs later, and we listened. Some differences, but still...

josef
josef

@St_Simons_he-ne-ha @josef 

He says I'm Thomas...always telling a story, and he's Marilyn, always driving backward and never really leaving the Rez!  But, really, we're both Agnes Roth (The Business of Fancydancing)...

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

Did jay forget to wake up this morning? 

josef
josef

@FIGMO2 

Why is this day different from all other days?  Lol 

gotalife
gotalife

Microelectronic technology gave you the smart phone.


Software and hardware engineers work together for the prototype.


Once that is approved my management the manufacturing process starts.

Doggone_GA
Doggone_GA

Decided to reword my post:

Saw the stuff below about labor.  Here's how I see it: labor created your phone, but didn't invent it.  -ism determines who pays the laborers

josef
josef

Climate change?


It's noon here at the Rez and 60 degrees....

gotalife
gotalife

When they start revolting in Europe again it will happen here too.


Governments and media love a divided people because they know when the people unite they are  in serious trouble.

honested
honested

@gotalife 

Might modify the debate on 'guns everywhere' the next time it comes up!

josef
josef

@gotalife 

 "When they start revolting in Europe again it will happen here too."

Well, the does love they anti-Semitism...