Seth MacFarlane’s Backstage With Bob Dylan


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    Art Ducko
    November 29, 2009 - 09:19 | Permalink

    Normally, I think Seth MacFarlane falls into the "Look at me, I'm so funny!" category, but this clip was priceless. If he can't get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, maybe they can name a storm drain after him.

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    Art Ducko
    December 1, 2009 - 09:04 | Permalink

    And what's equally funny is hearing Bob's Christmas cd. I know it was produced for a good cause, but hearing him sing "Here Comes Santa Claus" had me rolling. Now I'll bet Santa's not bringing me the Beatles stereo remasters. Shit.

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    December 2, 2009 - 00:24 | Permalink

    I think that the Dylan Christmas CD is warm and funny on purpose. I can't help grinning when I listen, but it's not a grin of contempt.

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    Capt. Willard
    December 2, 2009 - 03:52 | Permalink

    I, too, thought "Here Comes Santa Claus" was funny. And I've already used a not-so-flattering imitation of BD singing that song to illustrate the project's absurdity. Though, I should admit… I haven't listened to the whole thing. I've gotten through that song and the video but just can't get past the SNL-ishness of it all to brave listening. I know I should, at least once. And this is from someone who still owns 1973's Dylan. Maybe someday.

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    December 3, 2009 - 16:57 | Permalink

    About three years ago I would have been one of the poor suckers who didn't even get this. I didn't know Tom Waits, and yes, I know I'm terrible, but I hadn't really looked into Dylan either… I hope that doesn't get me kicked out of the boat.

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    Capt. Willard
    December 3, 2009 - 17:01 | Permalink

    We have an open port policy at The Boat. Since, everybody was new to Dylan and Waits at some point.

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    Lawrence Wise (a.k.a. OSMOSIS)
    January 22, 2010 - 00:41 | Permalink

    It took me about 3 or 4 viewings (I first discovered this on the DVD compilation)to discover that Seth was putting together the 4 most (errr,uhhh) "Articulate" dudes in modern times. Now, Dylan's speech is legendary–I knew NOTHING about Waits. As for Ali, sadly, those of us in the know know how Parkinson's has turned what was once one of the most colorful verbalists into a sad shell of his former self (if only RAPPERS could've heard and got down on the REAL Ali).
    But, HERE'S where it became genius (and WHY Seth MacFarlane should be given props): He put EVERYTHING in perspective by equating these gentlemen with the ORIGINAL "atriculate" dude: Popeye. (Hell, I'm so thankful he didn't put Hanna-Barbera's HILLBILLY BEARS' PA RUGG in that mix!!!)
    Genius–and I LIKE!

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    Frank DiCristofano
    March 11, 2012 - 01:33 | Permalink

    Great website. I am a huge long-time Dylan fan. He has written some of the greatest and most meaningful songs in the history of music. Just as Bob said about Woody Guthrie–that he could learn how to live life from Woody, I have used Bob to help me with the ups and downs of this cold, cruel world.

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