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Opening Arguments

The times they are not a changin'

I thoroughly enjoyed the two-part Bob Dylan documentary on PBS Monday and Tuesday nights, although it seems odd that all the recent Dylanmania focuses on his first few years when he's had a career lasting more than 40 years. There's a reason for such '60s wallowing, as post-boomer critic David Greenberg points out in a Slate article:

One part of the answer is that Dylan shares a problem with the 1960s as a whole: Scholarship and popular commentary alike are shaped by the baby boomers who lived through the period and have never quite transcended their own youthful enthusiasms.

(Lots of interesting links in the article, too)


Fri, 09/30/2005 - 7:49am

I know, I was waiting for his one movie role in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, comments on Blood on the Tracks, comments on his album when everyone decided he'd turned Christian, but no, let's end it with the motorcycle wreck, which he passed over quickly in his book CHRONICLES, VOLUME ONE, and which some doubters say didn't really happen, it was a way for him to drop out of the scene, suppose his reception to going electric had anything to do with it?

Leo Morris
Fri, 09/30/2005 - 8:31am

I wonder if Bob and Jacob ever jam? I'd give a week's salary to see Dylan and the Wallflowers in concert together.