Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Right here, right now

Listen to a short documentary with music and interviews.


The Solitary Walker said...

Oh, I really enjoyed this. What a seductive mix Bob has of knowing what he wants and spontaneity. And that comment about what a great singer he is — I agree. And there's more truth than one might think in that Shakespeare comparison — indeed, I made an analogy between Bob and Bill myself in a blog post some time back!

Try this too: http://vimeo.com/73242019

am said...

Glad you enjoyed this, too.

When I walked into the living of my childhood home on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, it was Bob Dylan's singing voice that caught my attention on the TV set -- just as when I was a child of 4 or 5 hearing Mahalia Jackson for the first time on TV. I stopped whatever it was that I was doing and listened. In my lifetime, very few singing voices have had that power. I don't remember hearing Mahalia Jackson that day in 1963 or Martin Luther King, Jr's speech either. I was 13 years old, and my attention span was short. All I remember is Bob Dylan's voice and the black and white TV image.

Thanks so much for the link to "Time Passes Slowly #1."

Bill Shakespeare. Of course. Tell ol' Bill.


Interesting to listen to "Tell Ol' Bill" today. I remember seeing that movie but didn't catch the lyrics. Starts off sounding something like the beginning of "Duquesne Whistle." And has these lyrics:"

" ...The tempest struggles in the air
And to myself alone I sing
It could sink me then and there
I can hear the echoes ring ..."

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." (John Muir)