Posts Tagged "Bob Dylan"

Yea! Heavy: Dylan & The Nobel

Yea! Heavy: Dylan & The Nobel

Nobel? I’m elated. This scruff who I’ve been “reading” since I was a kid, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Sure, it’s not a radical choice, nor is it controversial. Awarding Dylan the prize was the safest option in this year of #Trump2016. Another American white male from the boomer generation rises to the top at the expense of women and people of colour...

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Dylan’s Great Rainbow Revisited

Dylan’s Great Rainbow Revisited

“I didn’t choose rock, rock chose me” ~ Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s masterpiece, Highway 61 Revisited, turned fifty this year. After all this time, “the sweet pretty things” remain in bed, driven further into an affective malaise. The album was a cultural milestone, one that nudged open the aperture on social criticism, broadening the possibilities of how pop could...

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