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so don't fear if you hear a foreign sound to your ear...it's all right ma, I'm only sighing

Posted on 2005.04.10 at 16:20
How I feel about it all: geekyHippie
Soundtrack: Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
I'm cleaning (and I'll keep doing that because I have to).

But. The Sox game is on. So is this.

*toggles back and forth*

And my gods but the Vietnam protests look a lot like today's Iraq war protests. Which? Is a very, very, VERY good thing. Because um, those protests helped end the war.

Geh. Now I remember why I was so obsessed with Dylan's music when I was a teenager. Jesus. If we could all feel with the fervor we had when we were young. I think I need to remember that.

Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)


The dreamer is still asleep
inspiredlife at 2005-10-04 21:12 (UTC) ()
Dylan is king, IMO. I haven't had the chance to watch the documentary yet but everyone's been telling me I must. Perhaps, I'll catch it later this week; I'm sure it will be played repeatedly.

Right now I have mates over and there's no way we're clicking away from the game. Let's hope it gets better soon, yeah?

Good luck with the cleaning!
robinhoo at 2005-10-04 21:16 (UTC) ()
Excellent song; thanks! I wonder what it must be like to be Bob Dylan and have that sort of genius controlling your brain? I would think it would be pretty scary, actually.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-10-04 21:21 (UTC) ()
From what this documentary is showing, he was okay with his brain, but not so much with what everyone else thought of him.

topaz7 at 2005-10-04 23:21 (UTC) ()
First, thanks for the music, which I guiltily downloaded!

Second - the documentary: for the press conference scenes, Scorsese must've had a good time choosing the interview questions. Dylan's answers were pretty funny too. He was asked about Hard Rain and whether it was about nuclear winter, he was all “nah, it’s just about rain. Y’know, just rain” (I paraphrase). Then there was the number of questions about “how do you see yourself and how you’ve changed modern music”. How could anybody possibly answer those types of questions? “Like, y'know, I’m 22 years old and I think I’m the catalyst for massive societal change, man?”

He was so disingenuous about his music, and his role, and he looked like he was laughing at everybody most of the time. Stoned, too. I loved it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-10-05 01:50 (UTC) ()
He also just didn't want to be a Catalyst. He was a songwriter, and he didn't want the fame, really. He was the Cobain of his day, I think.
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