Well it’s past midnight here, but on the West Coast it’s still Bob Dylan’s birthday.
Took a few things to nudge me into realizing this.
When I checked out meteoriot’s site, lose the label I noticed an entry, crossposted from Docudharma, lol … and it had a video whose tragedy was it was more relevant today than ever. As meteoriot noted, Dylan was only 22 when he did Masters of War:
‘Course he wasn’t too bad at the love songs, either:
I have a lot of favorites. The Times They are A’Changing is a tune whose lyrics often come to my mind in these strange times. Blowin’ in the Wind is a classic. Mr. Tambourine Man.
I remember it was a scandal when he played the electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. What a scamp.
I forget sometimes what a genius Dylan is because his work is so simple it seems anyone could write those tunes, those lyrics.
Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan. 67 years old.
Post your faves here.