Music - Bob Dylan and P5GO Flakes

Bob Dylan is awarded to the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first songwriter ever. Therefore, in honor of his works, 50 cover productions are presented. The Prize is “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction". However, it is not clear if Dylan accepts the reward, because, until this date, the Nobel Committee has given up reaching him, while critics indicate an abusive political agenda. Nevertheless, he has been most influential in music and culture for half a century.

Initially, Robert Allen Zimmerman, alias Bob Dylan, was inspired by musicians like Little Richard and of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams. During his career, he amplified and personalized several musical genres, like traditions of folk, blues, country, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly and even jazz. He performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Much of his celebrated works date from the 1960s, though, when his songs chronicled social unrest. Early songs became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Dylan's lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences.

He is one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 100 million sold records. He received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan has also published six books of drawings and paintings.

With all respect for Bob Dylan works, he appears bothered by the Nobel Prize for literature, - like Obama still says that he still do not understand why he got the Nobel’s Peace Prize. Apropos, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in May 2012. Notably, Nobel prizes are previously abused in political propaganda, like for Hamsun and Xiaobo. It might be a main reason this time too. See more about this in the Extra UU.

50 best Bob Dylan covers of all time (Paste magazine)
For those who thinks 50 cover songs don’t covers well enough – 547 Covers of Bob Dylan
Lyrics Bob Dylan

Extra UU - Frank Zappa – Flakes (with Bob Dylan parody)

Frank Zappa is a more humorous, hardcore and modern protest singer than Dylan. Zappa’s concerns in injustice is his ill-treatment by union workers, - here called flakes. ‘Flake’ is a diverse word though, but applies here to the “slang, primarily in US, for an eccentric, crazy, or unreliable person”. A ‘Dylan sound-alike’ contribution in the song is actually rather good, if not insulted by any Dylan parody.

If so allowed to critically analyze Dylan, as he did to so many others, this is with reference to the UU theme ‘The 5th Pyramid’ and the 3^3 psychosocial Game model: The Game Player Dylan suits the personality of the (Freudian) ego-state Drive (Id) and the sub-category Sulk. The OverConcience mode is OK-NOK (I am OK, You are Not OK). Dylan appeals to the (Jungian) collective sense of ethics by blaming Superior-Ego induvials for being BDW (Bad-Destructive-Wrong) and appeals to the masses’ collective moral sense of being GCR (Good-Constructive-Right). He operates at the Conscience level and communicate to the (Jungian) collective under-conscience emotions, archetypes and synchronization.

Some classical Games are played, like SWYMD (See What You Made Me Do), ITHY (I'm Only Trying to Help You), LYAHF (Let's You and Him Fight) and Schlemiel (Rebel) that get caught in the Game NIGYSOB (Now I've Got You, You Son of a Bitch). Some related self-defined Games are: ISR (It Started with the Retribution), ABD (Attack is the Best Defense), Jante/TUD (The Ugly Duckling), TLM (Two Little Maids), BGGG (Bad Guy, Good Guy) and RPPP (Robbing Pete to Pay Paul). Dr. Eric Berne’s Games are further described in UU 2014.sept.12.

Dylan’s ‘nobel writings’ seldom express real emotions, empathies, or ethics. Dylan even converted from Judaism to Christianity, blaming Rock & Roll to get forgiveness by the Superiorities. Contrariwise, he might be honest about being just a poetic observer and reporter, not able to realize being abused by some extreme PROSA organizations of the 3rd and 4th Pyramid (UU 2016.juni.10). Frank Zappa – Flakes + Lyrics