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Dylan’s Italian America

Well ……… Tubularsock has found it. In Bob Dylan’s song Mississippi on his 2001 album Love and Theft the catch phrase is “ . . . the only thing, that I did wrong was stay in Mississippi a day too long”.

Now the SECOND thing Bob has done wrong was sell his questionable idol image to the Chrysler Commercial bullshit ad for the 2014 Super Bowl.

The catch phrase in the “Nostalgic” Chrysler ad bullshit is, “Is there anything more American than America.”

Now the reaction has been swift from the “liberals” and “progressives” about Bob SELLING OUT.

For Christ sake are they kidding?

Tubularsock never saw Bob Dylan as ever really BUYING IN so how could he SELL OUT.

Let’s get something straight ……….. Bob Dylan is no Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie!

These men were writing and singing their songs because they were believers in what their song’s messages were about …….. they sang their songs and walked their talk!

You would have NEVER EVER seen Pete or Woody do a Super Bowl Ad! It would have been total sacrilege of everything they believed in and dedicated their lives to attempt to change in this “America than American”!

But Dylan wrote some incredible and powerful songs but he was a performer and song writer not a true crusader. Even during his civil rights years it was Joan Baez that was the crusader not Dylan.

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Now don’t get Tubularsock wrong here, Dylan stands alone as the sage of the 1960’s.

He not only chronicled the period but his work defined and advanced it.

But he himself only realized that his work was created as a creative “third”. He put voice to the feelings of the time and captured for eternity the essence of the moment.

It was others that kept trying to contain Bob Dylan not Dylan himself.

That entire “going electric” thing was the “static fan base” trying to keep creative performance from developing. Dylan was into growth not tradition. Which is surprising when you compare the “Nostalgic” Chrysler ad bullshit of today.

But times do change as The Times Are A Changing.

Even Pete Seeger and his Weavers played the Thunderbird in Las Vegas in 1951.

And Bob Dylan over the years has passed through Las Vegas many times. After all business is business.

But where Pete Seeger was always pushing an agenda until his recent death Bob Dylan moved from a sage into a businessman.

His recent work doesn’t come close to the grandeur of his early work but THEN he was a conduit of the times and those times have changed into the narrow self-centered money-hungry egotistic psychopathic times we are witnessing today.

To make money off your past fame for several million dollars is considered “normal”.

Embarrassing to those who READ INTO Dylan’s persona, much like those that READ INTO Obama’s persona. Your projection is not reality! You really haven’t been fooled, you have misread what they were about. THAT is not their fault!

It is YOU that is at fault. Wake the fuck up!

But that is not the fun part of the “Nostalgic” Chrysler ad bullshit. The fun part is that after they boringly run this non-creative advertisement about nostalgic America , with James Dean, and Route 66, and American Diners the over-voice of Dylan then says,

“So let Germany brew your beer. Let Switzerland make your watch. Let Asia assemble your phone. We . . . will build . . . your car.”

Wow. Tubularsock even saw the American flag waving over “Car-Lot-America” until he realized  that Chrysler is a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian multinational automaker Fiat!

“Is there anything more American than America.”


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