Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blowing in the wind

Everyday millions of people strive to become famous. Whether they want to make it in movies, or singing, many are willing to do anything to get out there. And then there are the ones that do become famous. The ones that are lucky enough to get just a moment of time in a music producers business. Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan was one of the few that did make it. But unlike "Hannah Montanna" or some of the stars that do not haveas much pur talent, Bob Dylan did and always will. He touched millions of people with his poetic lyrics and low key folk tunes. Bob Dylan was lucky enough to make it, and he stayed and stays famous by his committment, faith, untouchable talent.
No matter how talented one may be, there are still many factors that contribute to becoming a star. One of the main factors is committment. "I did everything fast. Talked fast. Ate fast, i even sang my songs fast. I needed to slow my mind down if i was going to be a composer with anything to say." (p. 84) As soon as Bob Dylan started to be heard and started to become famous, he got ahead of himself. But Bob Dylan knew that no matter how famous he may seem, it could be snatched from underneath him and so he needed to slow down and not get too much ahead of himself if he was going to make it. On page 3 when Bob is being first noticed, he meets Jack Dempsey who is not so sure that Bob will become a musician. Jack isn't exactly cheering him on, he is more so expecting that bob does not make it. But Bob takes his uncheering feedback, and channels it into hardwork that gets him by. For some, the negative feedback may get them to be discouraged but his comittment would not budge.
Bob Dylan had a faith in his music. He did what he loved and that got him somewhere. "My destiny wouldn't be made manifest up here at feeds, but there was no way to know that in these moments while putting down my early songs into a tape recorder". (p. 291) Although he was not quite sure where his music was getting him at the time, he had the faith and love for his music to believe in himself that he could make it. On page 148 Bob had just ended touring with Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers when he realiezes that his music isn't what it used to be, and it was been conformed into something else over this period of time. Bob has a faith in what he does and he knows that, that alone can help him get by.
Along with Bob Dylans new sound of folk, he had an untouchable talent. One that could never be compared to. On page 290 a famous music producer states, "Theres something unique about your songs, but i just cannot quite put my finger on it." There was something that Bob had that noone else did. Something that no one quite understood. And that was folk. It was different that the pop and bop that was going on at the time.
Bob Dyaln is one of the most remembered and cherished musicians of our time. His albums are full of literacy that are uncompatable to pop, blues, rock etc. Bobs music will be remembered forever. He was the first and only man to come with folk. He never changed his music for anyone else and was a free spirit. Bob made it in Hollywood and stayed by his faith, committment and dedication, and untouchable talent. He is remembered and always will be by millions around the world.

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