Bob Dylan: living legend, one of the greatest American poets ever, amazing singer-songwriter, hilarious heckler, musical genius. Dylan is still alive and well, see Modern Times or any number of young and diverse acts who are drawing on his inspiration and reinterpreting his songs themselves. You don't need to go any farther than the music itself:
- Boots of Spanish Leather by the man himself, one of my all time favorites.
- Girl From the North Country a fantastic cover by the Secret Machines that got me hooked on that band.
A few days ago the amazing Roots came for our Spring Weekend shit-show extravaganza and did a cover of "Masters of War" that began in the tune/melody of the "Star Spangled Banner" and broke down "When the Saints Go Marching" in the middle. Absolutely crazy, moving and genius. And completely their own.
So there! Bobby D: still kicking.