What’s up with Bob Dylan?

I don’t know why, but the Audiophiliac, Steve Guttenberg, always makes me laugh. (That’s a good thing). Steve has a way of taking topics that I never would be interested in and capturing me. Today’s episode on Bob Dylan and how the singer’s voice always changes to the point where it is unrecognizable, reminds me of the bio I read about him.

His father, Abe Zimmerman, an appliance retailer, Hibbing Minnesota, said of his famous son, “My son is a corporation and his public image is strictly an act.”

I actually admire that Dylan was a free spirit who made up information about himself to suit whatever was going on at the time. Not many of us would have the guts to do that. To be labeled a liar would be such a horror. It turns out that it worked well for Dylan. He received one of the highest honors you can get in the United States. President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to Bobby Zimmerman in 2012.

Meanwhile, at 13 he told people he wasn’t Jewish even though he was Bar Mitzvahed. He also told people he was an orphan. He said he ran away from home to join the circus. He never did. He said he named himself after his Uncle Dillon who was a gambler in Vegas. Not true.

I can accept those fabrications from a creative artist, but I can’t forgive him for mistreating Joan Baez in 1967. She was his girlfriend at the time and accompanied him when he was on tour in England. Not once did he invite her on stage to introduce her to British audiences. Baez never had the recognition in Europe that she had here. Yet, she was the one who gave Dylan the stage exposure to become a big star. She left him over that. That’s my kind of gal.

Steve’s video on Dylan zeros in on his ability to reinvent himself all the time, even with his voice. I think he may be goofing on us wondering why we bought his bullshit all these years.

The Audiophiliac And The Self-Proclaimed Ageless Agent

Lois and Steve

I’m getting ready for my 52nd year attending CES. It takes place January 8 to 11, 2019 in Las Vegas. Steve Guttenberg, one of the most respected product reviewers and writers in the audio industry, always gets a chuckle that there truly is a person who has attended every CES. That’s me.

He has interviewed me several times on this subject. Now he has me sounding off on his popular YouTube channel. I am an uncanny cross between Joan Rivers and Joy Behar.

Maybe I will become a social media influencer for seniors who want to work for as long as they possibly can. This virtual business is awesome. I am the best case study for it. No one does it better. I have people who work for me all over the world.

We all work in our PJ’s around the clock and on weekends too. We bring the word “productivity” to a whole new level. Thank you to the awesome Steve Guttenberg for sharing his high profile YouTube platform with me.

Steve’s Audiophiliac Daily Show on YouTube is his latest endeavor, and he’s having so much fun. He does audio reviews ranging from affordable to insanely expensive gear, music reviews, interviews, show reports, and thought pieces. The videos are short, three to five minutes, so they’re easy to digest as they cover just one subject. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wBmplRUhaCi-aNrkfgeTg

Steve has been writing the Audiophiliac blog and reviews for CNET.com for over 10 years. Before that he freelanced for The Absolute Sound, Audio, Listener, and Home Theater magazines. He currently writes for Sound & Vision and Stereophile magazines. He also worked as a high-end audio salesman in NYC from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s.

Steve is the royal voice of the music industry.