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October 10th
8:19 AM EST
"It’s new for many observers, on the left and the right, to grasp how a movement might unfold without a clear agenda, set of leaders — or even one anthem. Many people find the non-hierarchical structure of Occupy Wall Street frustrating. Among the presumptions it overturns is the one that leads us to expect and emblematic musical performance: that new Dylan or Baez or Mahalia Jackson lifting every voice toward song."
June 29th
8:26 PM EST

themostmusic:

Music Talk: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Album: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” by Bob Dylan

Bit Of Background: 1001 Albums says, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” in particular did much to cement [Dylan’s] reputation as a singer-songwriter of near-perfect skill, gifted with a poet’s eye for detail, narrative, and humor.” This album is known for eloquently capturing the desire for social change among the time period’s generation, with tracks like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall,” and “Masters of War” that are now referred to as some of Dylan’s most powerful songs.

Favorites:

01. Blowin’ in the Wind

09. Oxford Town

11. Corrina, Corrina

Must you hear it before you die? YES. (Ok, full disclosure. Bob Dylan is absolutely, without a doubt, my all time favorite artist and musician ever. So, expect a huge bias from me when discussing the topic of his music.) That being said, just listen to this album. Everyone needs to hear it. Not everyone is going enjoy folk music, I understand that, but don’t skip over this one. Listen to the words and take them in because this man knew what the heck he was talking about.

(Source: youtube.com, via themostmusic)

June 21st
1:01 PM EST

Music Talk: OFD Pick

Song:Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell (1969)

This week Old Fart Dad wouldn’t stop talking about Joni Mitchell. He tried to go so far as to tell me that her lyrics are better than Bob Dylan’s. Better than Bob Dylan’s. I was like, “OFD, please! Don’t even go there. Do you know me? If you want to convince anyone of that, it’s most certainly never going to be me.” Plus, apparently this girlie called out my man Bob back in 2010, saying he is a fake. So, I have to hate her a little for that.

She is good though. Girl can sing. And though I’ll never concede to the fact that her lyrics are better than Dylan’s (psh!), I will say this: Uh, yeah, they’re good. She knows folk. She tells a darn good story through song, and I really like this one because she wrote it while she was on a plane. She said she had been reading a book by Saul Bellow, in which the first few pages describe the author’s experience of looking out at clouds through an airplane window. Joni put down the book, looked at the clouds outside of her plane window and then wrote the song. Hell yeah to clouds as inspiration.

June 1st
9:33 AM EST

(Source: blogdylan)

May 4th
10:50 PM EST
This is what you get from me when I blog late at night.

This is what you get from me when I blog late at night.

(via clickofthelights)

March 14th
8:10 PM EST

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” as performed by Bob Dylan: Leave it to Bob Dylan’s aesthetic to make anything, even this godawful, meme inducing song, actually sound kind of good. I wish there were visuals to go along with this.

February 17th
8:47 PM EST
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February 7th
10:41 PM EST

Bob Dylan - Song To Woody

“Hey hey Woody Guthrie I wrote you a song
About a funny old world that’s coming along
Seems sick and it’s hungry, it’s tired and it’s torn
It looks like it’s dying and it’s hardly been born.”

(Source: , via plantwhiteroses)

February 6th
1:14 PM EST

fuckyeahexistentialism:

You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really found you

It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) | Bob Dylan.

(Source: flyingoverrussia, via strangebird--deactivated2011041)

February 5th
8:52 PM EST

While we’re talking about Elvis Costello…

Remember that time that I went to see Bob Dylan at Terminal 5 and Elvis Costello was there? Yeah, it happened.

Tara and I were looking over the balcony across to the other side of the room and I spotted a man wearing thick framed glasses and a fedora. I said to Tara, “Tara, that guy over there looks a lot like Elvis Costello!” She said, “Yeah he really does but I doubt it’s him.” And I said, “No, Tara, I really think its him!” Well, then Bob Dylan came on the stage, so everything else ever became completely irrelevant.

But then, of course, the next day I’m reading everything I can about the show and oh, look at that! Elvis Costello was there. Who knows an Elvis Costello when she sees one? This girl!