Sunday, October 30, 2011

BOB DYLAN AT 70: ONCE MORE FOR A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE

“Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too

Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange

I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range

I used to care, but things have changed”

-From Bob Dylan’s Oscar winning ‘Things have changed’

Voice of Bob Dylan has finally gone kaput. This is from no less an authority than Wall Street Journal. Well, maybe so. But part of the fun with stalwarts is there teasing promises of resurgence. This voice- “the voice of a rogue ageless in decrepitude” has for long been making insidious forays into the landscape of music and stomping various strands of art forms into its own image. Bob Dylan, who turned 70 on May 24 continues to tour for almost one third of the year to a rousing reception. The artist, as he enters eighth decade of life, has been described aptly as “the Methuselah of righteous cool” but he has been much more, a master of disdain now, a bard of decay only to surprise as a voice of longing for romance later. The elderly statesman of music has collided with forms ranging from folk to glam rock and many in between and has left them richer, altered forever. Compete post is here http://modernartists.blogspot.com/2011/10/bob-dylan-at-70-once-more-for-simple.html

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