Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This Joel Gilbert guy, he’s pretty cool.
Joel Gilbert is a documentary filmmaker and musician. I first came across his name a few years ago when I purchased the DVDs ‘BOB DYLAN NEVER ENDING TOUR DIARIES: Drummer Winston Watson’s Incredible Journey’ and ‘INSIDE BOB DYLAN’S JESUS YEARS: Busy Being Born... Again!’ Those two documentaries were produced by Joel Gilbert’s Highway 61 Entertainment company.

Gilbert also plays the part of Bob Dylan in the professional Bob Dylan tribute band Highway 61 Revisted, which is primarily comprised of former Bob Dylan band members.

These days, Joel Gilbert is in the news for having produced a documentary titled ‘DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER’ in which he makes the charge and sets out to show that Barack Obama Senior, the Kenyan man our fake president claims to be his biological father, was not in fact his biological pop. Gilbert claims to have uncovered the truth that Obama’s real biological father and political mentor was Communist Party propagandist Frank Marshall Davis.

I haven’t (yet) seen the movie ‘DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER’ so I can’t say how persuasively Joel Gilbert makes his argument. But as I said, Gilbert is pretty cool. Anyone who portrays Bob Dylan in a tribute band is automatically pretty cool. But I also like Gilbert because he’s tenacious. I’m sure both Democrats and Republicans wish he would just go away, just let sleeping dogs lie and let the fake president lie. But since Gilbert’s documentary has been entirely ignored by the media, he has decided instead to step up his promotion of it by sending out free copies to millions of Americans.

The irony I’ve detected in this story is that Gilbert’s big musical hero, Bob Dylan, helped promote Barack Obama’s presidential bid in 2008. Dylan said:

"Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralizing. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor. But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up - Barack Obama. He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."

Like Joel Gilbert, I really love a lot of Bob Dylan’s music, but politically, Dylan has always been very naïve.

Here’s a video of Gilbert chastising the media at the National Press Club, and revealing his plan to get the documentary ‘DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER’ into the hands and DVD players of the American people:

Dreams from My Real Father: Director Joel Gilbert at National Press Club, Washington DC

And here’s a promotional video for Joel Gilbert’s Bob Dylan tribute band Highway 61 Revisted:
Highway 61 Revisited - The World's Only Bob Dylan Tribute Show .
A Link To Joel Gilbert’s Website:
~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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1 comment:

  1. I watched the presser and listened to the Hwy 61 Rev. group, and it is interesting that this dude combines these two disparate interests and activities.

    I'm interested in seeing the movie... though I don't know if I want to buy it to do so. I am skeptical that he's gonna present irrefutable evidence about the alleged affair of the Bamster's momma. He may have some circumstantial evidence. Maybe more. But B.H.O. has managed to keep almost every bit of his past under wraps this long. And what comes out is buried by the press (as Joel says) anyway.

    Let us know if you watch the movie and give us a review!


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