Monday, November 20, 2006
Dylan Sunday - Theme Time Radio #24-25
Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour #24 (Time)
Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour #25 (Guns)
I'm sure that everyone was sure that I would discuss guns with this post, predictably writing about violence and guns and gangsters. Oh, how I love to confound expectations!!! I'm like the blogger Bob Dylan!!!
This episode of Theme Time Radio Hour about time is an amazing one, loaded to the brim with twice as many songs and more talk. Not sure if this topic just appealed to the man or if a longer episode was planned, but this one is not to be missed.
I feel like Dylan's rebirth or renaissance in the past decade stems so much from his willingness to explore time and its passing, the love found and lost, the reflection on the slippage of time, death, etc. He's given a chance to look at these ideas with this episode. My personal favorite is his quoting of Shakespeare and Faulkner, two artists who explored those ideas like few others. Not surprisingly, there are lots of great blues tracks, from Etta James to Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.