Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Can't Even Touch the Books You've Read

Today is the 70th birthday of Bob Dylan. He's written a few songs in his life but to me, his best tunes are the angry ones. Positively 4th Street is a middle finger raised epic.

He's the king of the divorce song, Blood on the Tracks is the best assemblage of divorce songs, with Shoot out the Lights by Richard and Linda Thompson coming in a close second.

You poets talk about spitting. None of you will ever come close to the viciousness of this song.

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