This was unexpected, but I’m really having a hard time writing this post about american singer-songwriter and musician Bob Dylan, even if I’ve been listening to his music for a long long time (his 1960’s albums at least). As the 2007 movie “I’m not there” implied, this artist is really elusive. Perhaps I’m also suffering from the Wayne’s World I’m not worthy complex (this might happen again when I speak of Leonard Cohen or other poets who’ve given us such beautifully accurate lyrics about human soul, relationships, or social conflicts).
I think we could say that Bob Dylan is one of the 20th century’s most influential figures, when it comes to both music and culture.
So… I thought, hey, why not let the music speak for itself? I found a couple of cool things on youtube. The classic “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video, a live 1960’s performance of “Mr. Tambourine Man”, and of a personal favorite, “Don’t think twice, it’s alright”.