Which singer-songwriter can get you to Mozambique or Graceland or Carolina?
This is a great time to consider Dylan’s wide-ranging career. From his unorthodox, distinctive voice; to his deep, deep catalog; to revelatory side projects like The Traveling Wiburys, there’s always something new to discover from the Troubadour Laureate.
“To live outside the law you must be honest,” -Bob Dylan, “Absolutely Sweet Marie.”
I’m willing and able to exert my generative will to give all I have in manning up to the dramatic dialogue in search of adults.
Don Klees of CultureSonar reminds us of Bob Dylan’s genius – from then and now.
Whether it’s farce or for real, giving it to Dylan blurs the rigid genres distinctions between literature and lyrics.
The icons can still perform, but they have nothing new to say, and nothing to offer as a message for the movement we need today.
Ancient poems were accompanied by a musical instrument called the lyre – from which we get the word “lyric”. “Literature” and “poetry” are categories of our own making – so moving beyond them in a major award seems long overdue.
For all the sons of fathers who didn’t understand.
Before diapers, grad school, and my 30s, there was being 25…Oh what I wish I knew then.
Steven Lake doesn’t even like Folk music. But, he likes what happens there.
What is it about Bob Dylan? He defies every expectation of a pop star, and yet packs houses endlessly at the age of 74.
Other decades of unrest brought out artists who used their art to create both empathy and social change. It’s time for that kind of uprising again.
Author Jay Cradeur shares his love of music and it’s influence on the creative process.
“Oh my name it is nothin’ / My age it means less / The country I come from / Is called the Midwest / I’s taught and brought up there / The laws to abide / And that land that I live in / Has God on its side.” — Bob Dylan
Aaron W. Voyles reflects on how commitment created opportunities for what he loves.