It's All Good

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It's All Good

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:41 am

With the release of "Love and Theft" we had 9/11.
With Bob Dylan's new album "Together Through Life" we have swine flu...

Bob Dylan wrote:I wouldn't change a thing
Even if I could
You know what they say?
They say "It's all good"
It's all good
Oh yeah...


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Re: It's All Good

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:57 am

Oh, I thought it was all dukkha.

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Re: It's All Good

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:58 am

retrofuturist wrote:Oh, I thought it was all dukkha.

Perhaps the irony isn't coming across so well in print form... :thinking:

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Re: It's All Good

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:14 am

Dylan = Dukkha.

Understood loud and clear.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: It's All Good

Postby zavk » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:17 am

:smile:

Where's Ben?
With metta,
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Re: It's All Good

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:24 am

Don't know... haven't seen him around today. :thinking:

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: It's All Good

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:41 am

zavk wrote::smile:

Where's Ben?


Right here!
I was out at the gym, walked the dogs around the park while minion no. 2 was at football training, then home to cook dinner and see minion no. 1 to cadets.
Now, where is that pesky Retro??

retrofuturist wrote:Dylan = Dukkha.

Understood loud and clear.

:tongue:

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Retro. :)


Hmmm....
I've never deleted an administrator's post before.
I guess there's always a first time!

Hey Mike!

What's the album like?
I'm waiting to receive it as a birthday gift from one of my tasteful young minions.
I can't wait!
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Re: It's All Good

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:04 am

Ben wrote:What's the album like?
I'm waiting to receive it as a birthday gift from one of my tasteful young minions.
I can't wait!

Wish I had minions.

I like the album a little more than the last one, but overall perhaps not as good as Love and Theft (I miss Larry and Charlie...).

Now that Dylan is over 65 he's starting to sound like those old Black Blues guys whose lines he's been messing with for the last half-century...

Perhaps Retro's right:
Bob Dylan wrote:I just want to say that hell's my wife's home town...



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Re: It's All Good

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi Mike
When you say his last album, do you mean Modern Times or Tell-tale Signs?
The alternative versions on TTS are inspired. Mississipi just makes my heart melt.

mikenz66 wrote:Wish I had minions.

I can loan them out to you. They aren't always that good with the housework and sometimes my evil genius goes over their head but they're good fun.
Quinn has excelled himself recently by tormenting the school chaplain by asking 'so... how's your invisible friend?'
I'll be in your neck of the woods again in late May. We'll be up in Russell on the Bay of Islands with my father-in-law and his wife for about a week, hanging out.
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tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: It's All Good

Postby christopher::: » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:35 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Mike
When you say his last album, do you mean Modern Times or Tell-tale Signs?
The alternative versions on TTS are inspired. Mississipi just makes my heart melt.



Nothing yet comes close for me to those Subterranean Seuss Sessions....

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Re: It's All Good

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:58 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Dylan = Dukkha.

Understood loud and clear.

:tongue:

Metta,
Retro. :)


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Re: It's All Good

Postby pink_trike » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:00 pm

Bob Dylan wrote: wrote:I wouldn't change a thing
Even if I could
You know what they say?
They say "It's all good"
It's all good
Oh yeah...


retrofuturist wrote:Oh, I thought it was all dukkha.

There's a difference? :popcorn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKoV1yJnqAI
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Re: It's All Good

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:49 pm

pink_trike wrote:There's a difference? :popcorn:


Et tu Pinkie?
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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: It's All Good

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Mike
When you say his last album, do you mean Modern Times or Tell-tale Signs?
The alternative versions on TTS are inspired. Mississipi just makes my heart melt.

Well, yes, I meant Modern Time. [Of course the Bootleg Series outtakes stuff as on Tell-tale Signs is always amazing, but it's not "new" in the same sense...].

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the 7 inch vinyl that came with the "delux" package... Perhaps I can use it as a frisbee...

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Re: It's All Good

Postby pink_trike » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:44 pm

Ben wrote:
pink_trike wrote:There's a difference? :popcorn:


Et tu Pinkie?

"not to bother...she knows too much to argue or to judge" - Bob Dylan

I aspire...
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: It's All Good

Postby pink_trike » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:46 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Ben wrote:Hi Mike
When you say his last album, do you mean Modern Times or Tell-tale Signs?
The alternative versions on TTS are inspired. Mississipi just makes my heart melt.

Well, yes, I meant Modern Time. [Of course the Bootleg Series outtakes stuff as on Tell-tale Signs is always amazing, but it's not "new" in the same sense...].

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the 7 inch vinyl that came with the "delux" package... Perhaps I can use it as a frisbee...

Mike

You can hang it in the garden from a length of fishing line...it will keep the birds from helping themselves to the tomatoes and berries.
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Re: It's All Good

Postby christopher::: » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:57 pm

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Re: It's All Good

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:07 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Ben wrote:Hi Mike
When you say his last album, do you mean Modern Times or Tell-tale Signs?
The alternative versions on TTS are inspired. Mississipi just makes my heart melt.

Well, yes, I meant Modern Time. [Of course the Bootleg Series outtakes stuff as on Tell-tale Signs is always amazing, but it's not "new" in the same sense...].

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the 7 inch vinyl that came with the "delux" package... Perhaps I can use it as a frisbee...

Mike


Yes, i would have the same dilemma! Maybe the shrine room!??
I very nearly ordered the album pre-release from Bobdylan.com about a month ago which comes with a copy of a (I think) 1966 poster.
Cheers

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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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