Monday, September 25, 2006

Bob's Trillin'

Happy Monday, everyone!

Betty and Bimbo agree: Bob Dylan has been shafted as a musician and a singer. People like to talk about his lyrics, but as far as we're concerned he could be singing "I love you I love you I love you" and it would still sound brilliant.

And how is it that he always had a great band behind him, creating unique textures that are as much a part of the album as his voice and vision? It's no accident. For example, the band on "Blonde on Blonde" is nearly EVERYTHING, and it helps make his songs happen. Listen to the drummer on "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" for the essence of this argument. Bob knows how to pick 'em, that's for sure. It's a crazy kind of intelligence that knows how to turn on its own talents with the distinct talents of others.

Betty is listening to beautiful "Desolation Row" at work.

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