Something other than the conventional wisdom on the politics of Bob Dylan's art, and a peculiar angle on current events.
I’m a little behind on various things, but I’ll be catching up. From the MTV Unplugged show, there is a clip below of Bob Dylan and his band performing Shooting Star.
I’ll admit this much, even if it makes me sound like some kind of lunatic barbarian: When Oh Mercy came out in 1989, the song Shooting Star didn’t grab me very much. It seemed too obvious to my jaded self (perhaps I’m younger than that now), and just a toss-off for Bob. But with each year that has passed, the song has grown a little more poignant, kinda been sneaking up on me, like many of Bob’s song are wont to do. By now it pretty much tears me up with just the first couple of lines.
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(From his forthcoming album, Praise & Blame)
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