You’re Bob Dylan? Police want to see some ID

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rcarraher, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    "A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification"

    That's why.
  2. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Aaaaaand the point is?

    He looks like any other old man off the street. Sorry, but being a celebrity doesn't give you any special privileges. The cops were doing their job by escorting a suspicious man out of the neighborhood. No harm was done.
  3. If he had refused to comply, would we have a 20+ page thread on it tomorrow?

  4. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    What point? There is no point, I thought it was a cool story. I just find it funny, as I am sure Dylan did.Especially since I just can't imagine anyone alive not recognizing Dylan. Maybe I have just been alive long enough for imagination to catch up with reality. I thought it was cool that he was wandering around in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses." That tells you something, or it tells me something about Dylan.
  5. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Complete with political race related religious off topic arguing from the OP discussion.
    From that picture? No way. Just some old white guy.
  6. curandero


    Feb 19, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    Are you a 24 year old female cop in Jersey, by chance?:D
  7. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Hmmm, maybe I'm not as blind as I thought. Criminy, if you didn't recognize him when you saw him, as soon as he opened his mouth, you'd of had to of known him.
  8. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    You definitely haven't heard him talk/"sing" recently.
  9. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Yeah, but we're all musicians here. Any other regular person off the street I don't think would instantly recognize him.
  10. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Every single album, and I don't miss a show that gets within 150-200 miles.

    I'm an old white guy, Bob Dylan is....well, Bob Dylan.
  11. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    Every single album?

    You've listened to Self Portrait?

    Start to finish?

  12. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Yup....Early Morning Rain was fun. Start to Finish. More than once. I was.....sedated and forgot to turn off the loop:smug: That one was a bit of a stinker, wasn't it?:rollno:
  13. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    I remember walking along the street one night about 1 AM to my friend's house and a cop driving by and then turning around and coming back to check on my ID. I didn't have my wallet on me (yeah, I don't need it and I don't carry it around wherever I go :spit:) but I told him my name and he looked it up in his computer and decided that I wasn't a "criminal". Yet he insisted upon playing twenty questions with me and wanted to know where I was going and what I was doing at that time of night. I made sure to be polite and respectful to the guy but I finally told him that I was going to visit my buddy on the other side of town and I had no obligation to provide him with any details such as addresses or phone numbers.

    He agreed and wished me to "Have a good night, sir!" and then proceeded to tail me on the back streets a few blocks away until I arrived at my friend's house. I knocked and then entered, after which the cop drove off.

    Yep. Non-story.
  14. Hi.

    A slow news day?

    The appearance of celebrities can be decieving sometimes. Once in a show I went to(D.A.D), I almost didn't recognise Ville Valo (H.I.M), even though I had worked with him several times only a few years earlier and we knew eachother quite well.

    Also for a celebrity, especially for someone who's mug isn't in every flick, billboard and paper there in sight, there has to be 2000 persons who doesn't recognise him/her for every single one who does.

    I'd make a wild guess that the majority of the younger generation doesn't have a clue who Bob dylan is, musician or not.

    Ask them about the tune "Knocking On Heavens Door". I'd bet that only one of 10 will give Bob Dylan as the first choice (guess).

  15. spencer

    spencer Guest

    Feb 22, 2006
    Ok first of all

    It doesn't matter who he is.

    Whats wrong with walking around a neighbor hood?

    Who's Bob dylan?

    Ok i don't know who he is, the cops shouldn't be expected to know him either..

    I wouldn't have went back to the resort...

    Who calls the cops on an old guy walking around neighborhood?

    Is it a law that you have to carry ID?
  16. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008

    Its a shame, the younger generation. You say Dylan, they think you mean Dylan Thomas....whoever he was. I tell ya, they ain't got no culture. Everybody must get stoned:bassist:
  17. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    No, there is no law (that I know of) that says you have to carry ID (unless you are in a bar). But not having ID can be considered "suspicious" to a cop.

    I speak from first hand knowledge, recently I was down in my barn one saturday evening and the cops show up. Apparently someone had called in a report of somebody vandalizing or breaking in to some houses near by that a developer bought to tear down and build more houses (they set on huge lots, 5 acres or more). So, they asked me if I had seen anything. Nope. They asked me for ID. I didn't have it with me, seeing as how my horses alll know me by sight:D especially WHEN ITS FEEDING TIME. They started giving me the third degree (is that the right degree?) I had to hike up to the house and find my wallet with these two cops in tow. Prove to them I was who I said I was, cause if "I was trying to deceive them about my Identity, even if I didn't have a warrant out, they would arrest me! Called my lawyer later on, cause I was not happy. Thats when he told me, you don't have to have an ID, but its also grounds for suspicion. Catch 22. :atoz:
  18. Perhaps the younger generation know who he is and just don't give a damn.
  19. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    hey, it was a joke. Ever heard of Paul Simon? Way back in the early 60's he did a tune called, A Simple Desultory Philipic (or how I was Robert McNamaraed into Submission, that made fun of the older generation. There was a bridge or anyway a lyric that went ...

    "I knew a man, his brain was so small,
    He couldn't think of nothing at all.
    He's not the same as you and me.
    He doesn't dig poetry. He's so unhip that
    When you say Dylan, he thinks you're talking about Dylan Thomas,
    Whoever he was.
    The man ain't got no culture,
    But it's alright, ma,
    Everybody must get stoned.

    And he sang it mocking Dylan. In a Dylanesque voice.

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