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Stumpzian Farber

stumpzianStart a Google-query for “Stumpzian Farber”. Just “Stumpzian” will do just as well (as there won't be many others with a name like this). You will get about a thousands results, most of these will be linking to Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud and to his comments and remarks on other people’s blogs. There’s also a link to the “Cover Me Archives”. But there it stops. You won’t find a biography or clues to who he is and where he lives (we didn’t).

On YouTube we’ve found his “covers”. But are these covers? Aren't these a sort of personal comments on Dylan’s songs? Is this man covering Sebastian Cabot? We can’t tell, really. But they are "different", so to speak. Definitly not mainstream.
This, and the mere fact that there were twenty covers on his Youtube channel, justified our decision to honour Stumpzian with an own page in the Featured Artists' category.
We think it is interesting. In fact… we think it is so 'different' that, if he personally reacts to this post, in the comment section below, we are willing to offer Stumpzian Farber an own corner on this website. His own video-blog/comment/whateverhe wants page.

 What are we talking about?

  • Band of the Hand (It’s Hell Time Man!) - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers his odd version of a song written by Bob Dylan for the 1986 movie "Band of the Hand (It's Helltime, Man)."

  • Brownsville Girl - Stumpzian

    This is Mr. Farber's interpretation of a song written by Bob Dylan and Sam Shepard.

  • Changing Of The Guards - Stumpzian

    Commodore Perry Farber offers his interpretation of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" - with a hint to Seinfeld.

  • Cry A While - Stumpzian

    Today, April 10 is "Be Kind To Lawyers Day".

    The best way to celebrate is to ensure that the lawyers in your life know how much you appreciate their tireless efforts. Take some time to really understand the struggles they face, and maybe send them a card or gift basket to make sure they know you empathize with their struggle. Have you had a lawyer help you in a child custody case? Or in sorting things out with an unruly neighbor? Then maybe Be Kind To Lawyers Day is the time to make sure you send a little remembrance of what they’ve done.

    I might need a good lawyer, could be your funeral, my trial
    Well, I cried for you, now it’s your turn, you can cry awhile

    We have mr. Stumpzian

  • Foot of Pride - Stumpzian

    This is such a great song. Sean Wilentz, in his book, "Bob Dylan in America," says nine takes of the song yielded "nothing usable," and it was cut from the album Infidels. Too bad, because the outtake on the Outfidels bootleg is wonderful. Mr. Farber's interpretation here gives a pretty good taste of the lyrics.

  • I and I #2 - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber interprets an excerpt from "I and I" from the Infidels album. This is an alternate version of Mr. Farber's official release.

  • I and I - Stumpzian

    March 20 marks the beginning of Spring (on the northern hemisphere). More importantly; it is also World Storytelling Day and most of us know that Dylan is a great storyteller.
    We can celebrate the two occasions with one song: I and I, which has the line:

    Outside of two men on a train platform there’s nobody in sight
    They’re waiting for spring to come, smoking down the track
    The world could come to an end tonight, but that’s all right
    She should still be there sleepin’ when I get back

    Mr. Stumpzian Farber and his ward perform an excerpt from the song.
    BTW... Stumpzian has a special corner on these premises. Click here to visit this.

  • I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - Stumpzian

    An interpretation of lyrics from a song on the 1967 album "John Wesley Harding."

  • I Shall Be Free - Stumpzian

    Well, my telephone rang it would not stop
    It’s President Kennedy callin’ me up

    Today, February 19, in the USA it is Presidents Day. For the occasion Mr. Farber shares an extract from "I Shall Be Free" from the "Freewheelin'" album. He says he had to cut this video short because "my telephone rang, it would not stop."

  • I'm Not There (1956) - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber distilled several lyric-transcriptions of this song to produce his interpretation. One significant revision was to change "milestone" to "millstone" because he believes that is what Mr. Dylan meant to say.

  • Idiot Wind - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber says it's not dark yet, but it's getting there.

  • Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat - Stumpzian

    Bunny Farber delivers an excerpt from "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat"

  • Nettie Moore - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers an interpretation of a song from Bob Dylan's album "Modern Times."

  • New Pony - Stumpzian

    Commodore Perry Farber offers his interpretation of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" - with a hint to Seinfeld.

  • Nothing Was Delivered - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers an interpretation of lyrics from "Nothing Was Delivered." The opening lines are drawn from two other Dylan compositions, "No Time to Think" and "Too Much of Nothing."

  • On the Road Again - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers his version of "On the Road Again" from the album Bringing It All Back Home, released in 1965.

  • Positively 4th Street - Stumpzian

    When he was down, you just stood there grinning.

  • She's Your Lover Now - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers his interpretation of excerpts from "She's Your Lover Now."

  • The Wicked Messenger - Stumpzian

    An interpretation of the Bob Dylan song from the album "John Wesley Harding."

  • When the Ship Comes In - Stumpzian

    Mr. Farber offers a doctored version of Bob Dylan's "When the Ship Comes In."

  • Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) - Stumpzian

    An interpretation of the Bob Dylan song from "Street Legal."

 

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