Monday, September 24, 2007

Bobby D.

As the show approaches, the C-ville (Sept. 18-24) featured Bobby D. on its cover with a long rambling historical exposition. Unfortunately, the article chose to focus on Dylan's apocalyptic vision with lyrical examples from different periods of his career. This one-sided interpretation ignores the light-hearted sarcastic Dylan of Motorpsycho Nitemare. As expected, a C-ville feature article is not the place to present the nuances of a complex subject. Why make it the place to put forth a thesis about Dylan's darker musings by dissecting his lyrics? Just go and listen to the music. It'll blow your mind. Isn't that enough?

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