Plain Bob

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Plain Bob Double is a change ringing pattern. Change ringing is a special mathematical system for ringing church bells. It doesn't produce an ordinary melody but rather a special pattern that doesn't repeat for the entire length of the set of changes.

The other Plain Bob in question here is Bob Dylan, and the 6 pitches used for this Plain Bob Double are the key areas for the Dylan songs It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry,

Visions Of Johanna, Girl From The North Country, One Too Many Mornings, All Along The Watchtower, and Mr Tambourine Man.

Ballad in Plain B (Little Bob) is a reference to the Dylan song Ballad in Plain D. It uses the same pitches as Plain Bob 1 with a different ringing pattern, the Little Bob.

George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Dylan sung about him in the song Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues:

To my knowledge there's just one man
That's really a true American: George Lincoln Rockwell
I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus

Joti Rockwell is an American theorist and banjo player who has both written extensively about Bob Dylan and devised the “Birdcage Graph", a neo-Riemannian take on minor triads and Mm7th chords. In this movement I trap George in Joti's birdcage for all time.

Plain Bob 2 uses the complementary pitches to 1. The House, of course, is another reference to Bob.

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