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Shot of Love

You know what? People get mad and they say shnitzel that they don't mean to people they love.

And then later, they regret it, and they wish they never said it.

I've heard you say many times
That you're better 'n no one
And no one is better 'n you
If you really believe that
You know you have
Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you
Making you feel
That you gotta be just like them.

Just click through, and listen to her sing that song to you.

For the rest of this blog post, please just slow down, close your eyes, and listen to the music and the lyrics of that song, knowing all the while that it has message just for you. No matter who you are. Anyone listening will get their own personal message.

That mesage comes from the Source, channelled by history, an arrow through space-time, contacting you, the Receptor who is the key, that links you back to the Source.

Anyone who does this - just closes their eyes and listens to the song, just leave me a little bump. Tell me what that song brought up in you? What was the encoded message?

This is an experiment, but is is also my sneaky little way of sending you a shot of love.

A little shot of love for you from Bob Dylan, Sinéad Lohan, and Michael Nystrom.

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For love should be like the sun, warm and embracing, Samantha told me today on the phone. But never forcing itself. Love should never try to force itself.

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jrd3820's picture

Carrying Your Love With Me

Oh wait, I lied down there, I'm not done in here yet. I have 1 more.
Maybe it is time for me to call it a night....lol

http://youtu.be/Q8ljQG_iT5o

jrd3820's picture

And a little more light hearted

Some guy from the internet played this in the jam session for me once, actually he played it twice (I remember these things....). I thought it was sweet. That guy was cool.
Kisses to go with the love.

http://youtu.be/KUBsB2T2SSM

jrd3820's picture

It's all you need

jrd3820's picture

But it is also strange

It makes you say things you don't mean sometimes. Ok, that's 2 minutes of love for this thread. More than 2 mins, but I had to add to a jam session on love :)

http://youtu.be/dvRbfVc-i8w

jrd3820's picture

Am I too late for this jam session?

Hows fashionably late? Ya'll know I hate to miss a good jam session around here. Besides this thread is worth bringing back up every now and again.

I remember you played this in the jam session a while back. I loved it then and I love it now. It made my playlist from that thread which was pretty long, but with as long as that thread is it was an honor to be added to that playlist. I retired that playlist a while ago, it was time to move on and I don’t think I have listened to it at all since I arrived in China, but all the sudden I was curious…I remember this summer listening to that playlist a lot and sometimes just opening it up for specific songs, I wanted to see which songs were the most played from that playlist, so I went back through it today, and To Ramona was the 3rd most played song from that list. It is beautiful. The first time it was played over there it had different meaning to me than it does now, but it will remain a favorite of mine for years to come.

“Everything passes
Everything changes
Just do what you think you should do”

The truth in the above lyrics sting a little because even the good things pass and change.

Oh, and a shot of love? Recently finished Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky has this to say about love; “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”

Here is the 4th most played song from that playlist as I counted out the top 10 from that list. This one feels like it might fit in this thread….’it’s alright…it’s just like breathing…don’t think twice.’


http://youtu.be/FmGi6E8hUiY

Michael Nystrom's picture

It appears that I'm the one who's most UNfashionably late!

Look at all this music that a little bird left me... A full three months ago. I have a little catching up to do!

How did I even end up back here? I'd forgotten about this thread...

We should collect all the quotes about love on this board and turn it into a book.

I like this song. You played it for me somewhere else...

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

A concern troll can't turn this down

I'll take one because I am a concern troll, I troll the net with true love and concern for fellow man. Thank you Michael.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Don't try, just do it

http://www.dead.net/song/ripple

If I knew the way.... I'd be there!

love, G

Michael Nystrom's picture

Anyone else willing to try?

Take a shot of love?

It won't hurt...

:)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Very soothing

and warm. cool song

kind people rock

Guess...

...what stood out to me on the first pass through (probably ripping words out of Dylan's intended context but):

From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you
Making you feel
That you gotta be just like them.

Made me think about whether in my own conversations with others, here or elsewhere, I'm expressing ideas in a way that draws them to see the meaning or inspiration the idea has for me, or in a way that makes them feel like I'm trying to pressure them with many words into conforming to my view, even if that's not really the intent. Or if I'm jumping to conclusions about where they're coming from: 'hyping and typing'.

The other thing that stood out to me is that I'm woefully ignorant of Dylan's music in general, and should listen to some more. :D

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yeah! Good

Here's some more Dylan from our friend John Robb.

http://www.dailypaul.com/301366/bob-dylan-sums-up-what-is-go...

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I'm dancing barefoot Heading for a spin*

This particular listen turned the table for me [thanks to your suggestion]. I strictly listened to it as being sung to me and not by me. It felt nicely humbling as I became the one being pulled from delusion, from the suffering. Thanks!

Of course after To Ramona I was compelled into a spin of Harrison's Beware of Darkness. They are thematically similar, but Dylan's poetry and Lohan's voice are so personal that played back to back on this night Beware of Darkness seemed almost boring.

What struck me the most about Ramona tonight was the last line in which he humbly projects another turn of the table...

*Some strange music draws me in Makes me come on like some heroine
-Patti Smith

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Yes! The tables are always turning.

Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

~ ---> ∞

Lovebump

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

You are the best, butterfly

Did you listen to it? She's singing it just for you.

What does it tell you?


http://youtu.be/8nHwILs8bdo

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Of course I listened

Well for me it's obscured by the fact that I automatically think "Tom Petty" when I think of Bob Dylan so I get sort of stymied when I hear a Dylan song I have to weigh in a literary sense. Dylan and Petty have both been called "the last romantic poets". I think perhaps U2 squoze in there after the 70's/80's (your mileage may vary).

I have been both the author and the subject of this song, "To Ramona".

Not sure when it all started (the black sheepness, the square peg in a round holeness) but culminated outwardly hugely for the first time in the 11th grade, when I received an honorable mention from the University of South Carolina's Maggie's Drawers for my short story "When the Process is Due" which was a comedy piece about my actual attempt at a 10th grade research paper entitled "Fatalism and Pessimism in Tess of the d'Urbevilles as portrayed through the life of Thomas Hardy" (the author of Tess)....so clearly I've had my ups and downs for years. Downs wrapped in ups and ups wrapped in downs.

This probably made no sense but you asked. :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

I think this one needs to go into the shop

For a headline change.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
Michael Nystrom's picture

Turn off the news

Listen to some music. You'll feel better. I guarantee it.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I am in total agreement

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

More along the lines of

Peace AU Love!

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Ah, but I was so much older then

I'm younger than that now

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes!

Awesome.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
Michael Nystrom's picture

I love this version

this jam session

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Dylan went "Willie Nelson"

on his singing part and totally out-synced himself on his own song didn't he? He seemed as if he was "speed-singing" or had somewhere else he'd rather be. Hee hee, tear it up Dylan.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

One of the few covers that is better than the original

She puts such an original spin on it herself. That voice is like velvet. So bursting with potential energy.

That guitar.

And she is such a cutie. Look at that face. Such a sweet, beautiful girl.

Reminiscent of Edie Brickell's singing of Dylan's Hard Rain. Another powerful interpretation by a woman. Like the above, an honest song delivered with a punch of young energy. Both, somehow, in spite of Dylan's grim lyrics, are performed as triumphs! Like a demonstration of how love triumphs over the words.


http://youtu.be/o6QnaCGJUdA

"And I'll know my song well before I start singing"

-

Which brings up another classic interpretation, by Joan Baez. This is a much more intimate interpretation. Haunting. This of course, is not a cover. Pretty dark - don't listen to it. I had to turn it off. Too sad.


http://youtu.be/2MSwBM_CbyY

Thank you for the journey, Michael.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Is Rand a cover version of Ron?

Wow - 'covers are rarely better than the original.'

History has shown some failings in the Constitution of all things.

Ron neared perfection in some respects but faltered in others, Which Rand is more nearly nearing.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

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What a keen observation!

Rand as a cover of Ron! I see it. Different interpretation for a different era, and a different kind of a mindset.

If Rand were a cover, what kind would he be? Higher fidelity. A faster beat. A little harsher. And in some ways, a little more downbeat. Always that dour look on his face. Like where ever he is, it is absolutely the very last place on earth he wants to be, and he's doing everything he can just to keep from throwing up about it.

lol.

Mood is an important aspect of a campaign. Rick Santorum projected a different 'mood' than Romney. They all had a kind of aura, made up of unconscious judgements.

Basically it is a beauty pageant. How do you hack a beauty pageant such as the one we all know that we're in for?

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Yeah covers are rarely better, but on occassion... I doubt there would ever be a better cover than "Like a Rolling Stone" The thought of it is even absurd. I used to have a double disk live CD with all sorts of various artists playing tribute to Dylan by playing his songs. There were some pretty damn interesting interpretations on that, too.

I think I need to pull that out and play it.

Yeah, this one:
http://www.amazon.com/The-30th-Anniversary-Concert-Celebrati...

I'm not even sure I know where my disks are.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

You immediately reminded me of this Dylan cover...

one of those examples...

If liberty ever had a theme song this would be it...

http://youtu.be/RDV1qbOuP00

apropos? I don't know.

(edit) this version may be excluded from prior analysis...)

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.