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by Tim O'Flanagan 4 November 2007

Sorry, but I wrote the first comment above and when I read it on your site I had a pile of errors in it and this is the same as above only corrected Thanks Tim At 2007-11-04 16:09:43 Tim O'Flanagan said: "Bob Dylan as you say in your article, hates the rebels given him throughout the years such as "voice of a generation" “legend”, what have you, what's his new title, Dylmart. He peddling Cadillac’s, Victorian Secrets Undergarments, he sold a song to advertise banking institutions. Which they are his songs, he can do them whatever he pleases. What does bother me the most, and believe I am a die hard Dylan fan, for the past forty years, I have been to over 7o concerts, I have a collection of Dylan things that take up entire rooms n my house, but I think it has simply become about the cash. How many greatest hits packages can one man have, before they are washed to the sea? DYLAN, oh good, I bought it, I wasn’t gonna, but I think I convinced myself that I couldn’t live without another copy of Knockin on Heavens Door, so I bought all three versions of the record.. How many official releases have this song on it, eighty-nine, it’s ridiculous! Take a peek at some of the Rubbish Bob is peddling on his Columbia website, is this about the music? Coffee mugs, Teddy bears, a "unisex" bathroom, a picnic set, scout belts, a four button set of pins with Bob’s face on them. Can you imagine if someone would have foretold the future back in 1966, and stated that in the future you'd see Mr. Dylan, the guy who wrote Blowing in the Wind peddling such absolute garbage with his name on the products, you'd have just laughed, as reporters laughed when Dylan made that "Undergarments" comment at a press conference. The times have indeed changed. I heard that Neil Young is back on the road, singing them songs that you know were all written from within his soul. Maybe he should ass a verse to that song of his, "This Notes for You," and direct it at Dylan. It could go like this: I ain't singing for Secrets I ain't singing for Banks I ain't singing for Cadillacs Those gas guzzling tanks This notes for you. So in short I don't care nothing about this new movie despite being a huge fans, it's just another way to market the products. Tim O'Flanagan "

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