He just released it in 1964. With its black-and-white cover, solo acoustic guitar, and old school folky title, The Times They Are A-Changin’ seems like an album stuck in the music and history of fifty years ago. Nevertheless, Dylan’s songs of anger and despair each point a finger at social, economic, and political issues that … Continue reading Bob Dylan Wrote a Protest Album for 2016
The inside of Bob Dylan’s head is a wonderland to which we are granted fleeting glimpses. Listen to an album and witness a single thought rolling around in his mind and bounding outward in endless lyrical variations–now humorous, now grave, now personal, now universal. From the outside looking in, Another Side of Bob Dylan finds … Continue reading Thoughts on Another Side of Bob Dylan
"I ran right through the front door Like a hobo sailor does, But it was just a funeral parlor, And the man asked me who I was. "I repeated that my friends Were all in jail, with a sigh. He gave me his card. He said, 'Call me if they die.' "