Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Bob Dylan Show

Bob Dylan spent his 40s, his 50s and now his 60s playing shows. All kinds of shows. Big shows, little shows. Anywhere, everywhere. He's been playing Indian casinos and minor league baseball parks of late, with Willie Nelson. He's on a never-ending tour: 1,700 shows and counting, beginning in 1988.

Mr. Dylan has turned his act into one of the weirdest road shows in rock. He rarely speaks to the crowd, and when he does, his remarks are often gnomic throwaways. ("I had a big brass bed, but I sold it!") He plays some of his best-known songs, but often in contrarian, almost unrecognizable versions, as if to dampen their anthemic qualities.

Yup. That's Bob. The greatest American songwriter ever.
[new york times]


cacafuego said...

"The road goes on forever and the party never ends"

Anonymous said...

"The press, I figured you lie to it."

Bob Dylan, circa 1966

H. Brute
Sharpstown, TX