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Monday, September 26, 2005

Highway 61 Revisited

This evening PBS (in America) and the BBC will broadcast the first part of Martin Scorsese's new documentary about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home. I must say that this is one of the few TV broadcasts I've really looked forward to in quite some time. Strangely, No Direction Home was released on DVD last Tuesday. In spite of this, tonight's broadcast still feels like a major event. Anyway, I'll probably blog about the documentary after I watch it.

Over the weekend I did something I've been wanting to do all summer: I picked up my blue acoustic guitar and spent a couple of hours strumming away. Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone was one of the many tunes I attempted. According to a poll released about six weeks ago in Uncut magazine, it's the number 1 song that "changed the world". The lyrics are simply blinding and the musical structure is slightly different from the folky forms in most other Dylan songs before and after the infamous hook-up with The Band. Picking through the chords in the first verse I acquired an even greater appreciation of Dylan as a tunesmith.

Meanwhile I've managed to migrate this blog to a web address but the redirection from the old server is still not working perfectly. That tilde in the previous address has really come back to haunt me. I'm hoping to shake of the ghost this week.

Blogger Kenneth said...

Is there any chance that someday you'll publish online audio clips of the original material you did with your band back in the 80s?

I know you still have copies around... 

8:02 PM, September 28, 2005
Blogger L-Imżebbel said...

I reviewed Highway 61 last August. You can find the review here:

1:17 AM, October 04, 2005

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