Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Who is your favourite Traveling Wilbury?

Jeff Lynne
2
6%
Tom Petty
8
24%
Roy Orbison
3
9%
Bob Dylan
12
36%
George Harrison
8
24%
Jim Keltner
0
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Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:01 am

... but probably not. 8-)
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Mojo » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:14 am

I voted for Petty but I admit I'm not as familiar with Dylan's work as I should be. I really liked his collaboration with Johnny Cash on the song Girl From the North Country.
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby manas » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:26 am

Hi retro,

I studied Classical music for quite a while, but I'm going to display my ignorance regarding popular styles by admitting that, I am only familiar with three of those names offhand. I picked Harrison (assuming he's the George Harrison from the Beatles). 8-)

Haha you certainly got me excited with that title...I was expecting a question of cosmic significance or something, and then I saw 'travelling wilbury' and although the name sounded familiar, I didn't actually know what that meant :P

Edit - just looked them up on Wiki. Very interesting. I'm actually trying to avoid listening to too much music at present, unless it's slow, soothing music that won't get stuck in my head (which sadly rules out most popular music). But someday when I'm less sensitive to music, I might have a listen.

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:48 am

One vote for Bob? What's going on here? :rolleye:

"Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is obviously the highlight of the Album... :thinking:



There's a clip on the DVD I have round here somewhere of Bob singing an early take, which demonstrates part of his creative process. The line in the clip:
Tweeter took his gun away and treated him unkind

comes out in the final take as a much more menacing:
An ambulance rolled up - a state trooper close behind
Tweeter took his gun away and messed up his mind..


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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:58 am

Make that two votes for Bob :smile:
Not really for his work with this group, which I have heard but not listened to very much because it didn't grab me, but for everything else he has done.

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:06 am

:jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:10 am

:rofl:
:hug: :hug: :hug:
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby BlackBird » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:18 am

I'm a Petty man. Dylan comes a close 2nd.
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Reductor » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:28 am

My parents have biased me for Petty, as was a staple for us when I was growing up. The rest of these guys are barely more than names to me.
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Ayu » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:40 am

I didn't vote. In my view there's not so much difference between all of them.
Dylan was / is a great poet.

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:45 am

Reductor wrote:My parents have biased me for Petty, as was a staple for us when I was growing up. The rest of these guys are barely more than names to me.

Sigh. :console:
I guess you can't help it that you were too young to know Bob Dylan when his work and his whole approach was new and vital, inspiring everyone in the counterculture and nearly everyone in the music scene.

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:17 am

Now here's a singer...!

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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: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:32 am

mikenz66 wrote:One vote for Bob? What's going on here? :rolleye:

"Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is obviously the highlight of the Album... :thinking:



There's a clip on the DVD I have round here somewhere of Bob singing an early take, which demonstrates part of his creative process. The line in the clip:
Tweeter took his gun away and treated him unkind

comes out in the final take as a much more menacing:
An ambulance rolled up - a state trooper close behind
Tweeter took his gun away and messed up his mind..


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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:52 am

mikenz66 wrote:One vote for Bob? What's going on here? :rolleye:

"Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is obviously the highlight of the Album... :thinking:



There's a clip on the DVD I have round here somewhere of Bob singing an early take, which demonstrates part of his creative process. The line in the clip:
Tweeter took his gun away and treated him unkind

comes out in the final take as a much more menacing:
An ambulance rolled up - a state trooper close behind
Tweeter took his gun away and messed up his mind..


:anjali:
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby equilibrium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:22 am

retrofuturist wrote:... but probably not. 8-)

Exactly!
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:40 am

:rofl:

I do like to be factually accurate. 8-)

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Benjamin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:00 pm



That song was my jam back in the day.


Dylan comes second, I saw him 2 years ago in concert and he is still good at what he does.
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:38 pm

I voted Tom Petty because he has a long list of songs that everybody can love. I appreciate Dylan's place in history and his impact on culture, but I don't really enjoy listening to his music. Harrison gets an A for character and ability with a six-string, but he wasn't the best Beatle, and he wasn't the best Wilbury. However, I'm thinking about changing to Roy Orbison because right now he only has one vote. He's cooler than the other side of the pillow. :thumbsup:

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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby iforgotmyname » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:16 pm

Dylan, with Petty coming in a close second. But I haven't really heard the other guys much, so I'm biased. I saw a documentary about Dylan a few years back, he just hangs out at his massive ranch now somewhere in the USA. He seemed a little gone though, you can sort of tell his lifestyle may have got to him.
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Re: Possibly the most important poll you'll ever answer....

Postby imagemarie » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:28 pm




Errrrr..............errrrr...........

+1 Bob :smile:
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