Playing with Bob Dylan’s Words on Verbotomy

Bob Dylan has just released his newest CD, “Together Through Life”. I just got it last night and it’s terrific — especially if you’re a Bob Dylan fan, like me. What really amazes me is that he is so consistently, and persistently creative.

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And so, to celebrate Dylan’s creative fire power, we are doing a Bob Dylan all week long at Verbotomy.  It will be fun for me because I will get to do a lot Bob Dylan drawings. It will be fun for you because you play with and around Dylan’s words. And there will be a prize too! Top player of the week will win a copy of Bob Dylan’s, “Together Through Life”.

The winner will be chosen based on the final stats on the Verbotomy Weekly Author Ranking for the week starting on Monday May 4, 2008.

By the way, if you have an idea for a Bob Dylan Verbotomy definition, post it on Verbotomy Definitions.

Here are some reviews of the “Together Through Life”

Rolling Stone interview with Bob Dylan
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke:
“Dylan…has never sounded as ravaged, pissed off and lusty, all at once, as he does on Together Through Life.” Four stars.

Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna::
“As the world reinvents itself in these re-orienting times, Together Through Life’s neighborhood cappuccino club warmth instead offers shelter from the storm. It’s a tonic whose pace is moderate, music is organic, lyrics are intelligent, and feel is refreshingly human.”

San Francisco Chronicle’s Joel Selvin:
“The offhand, crudely informal atmosphere of the new Bob Dylan album, “Together Through Life,” is a deceit. Beneath the apparently tossed off blues tracks and carelessly drawled vocals lies a master of details and pungent, piquant observations, couched as old blues songs. The music feels fresh, organic, and Dylan imbues each song with a powerful sense of storytelling… All of the songs are sung by this ragged, weary, impossibly gravelly voice perfectly suited to the sensibilities of the pieces. Latter period Dylan is turning out to be some of his deepest, richest work. “Together Through Life” is another brilliant, sure-handed outing by one of the few certified greats still living up to his legend.”

Official Stuff:

Prize: Together Through Life (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Dylan (Approximate Retail Value:  $15.99 US.)

Contest Start Date: May 4, 2008 at 12:01:00 am EDT
Contest End Date: May 10, 2008 at 11:59:00 pm EDT

For the Bob Dylan weekly author ranking see: See:

For complete contest rules and regulations please see our Verbotomy Contest Rules and Regulations.

Be creative,