Somebody, possibly several somebodies, has been posting quite a few Bob Dylan videos on Google+. This has made me very happy, thank you all. Dylan has been an icon in my life for so many years, memory fades trying to remember a time when he wasn't a regular on my music player, I had Bob Dylan 8 tracks cassettes. It was a long time ago.
To this day, Dylan remains an unrepentant individualist. His recent work may be as strong as his earliest albums. He writes songs that can be universal in meaning, and so narrowly focused at the same time. He hammers home a point and lets the listener figure out what it means to them.
Since he began his meteoric rise to music royalty he has been unapologetic, and cared little for the criticism. He ignored the people who felt his voice was less than ideal, the same for the people who felt he sold out whatever style they preferred. He made music his way, and when he sang it always seemed to me that the voice and lyrics were a perfect match.
His voice has aged, and changed, but I still find it perfectly in sync with the lyrics. Lyrics that are still strong and vibrant, filled with life, and meaning. He is evolving, experimenting, even at 73 he is new and fresh. I hope he is working on another album.
His music takes a lot of room on my phone, and Siri and I listen to a lot of Dylan. "Siri, play 'Changing of the Guards'."
So to all of you who have been posting his videos, thank you, because the times may be changing but Dylan is still fantastic. Let me return the favor."Changing of the Guards" album version
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Thank you, to all of the Dylan fans here.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.