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Blowing in the Wind

With the events occurring in Ferguson I have seriously contemplated the good that I can do in the world. At times I feel entirely powerless from this position of privilege in which I exist amid the borders of Australia. 1,337 more words

Reflections

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rockin’ in the Free World

At the Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, 3 August 2014

Neil Young is a man on a mission. His compulsion to confound and even alienate audiences is a longstanding calling that was certainly on display last night. 1,733 more words

Gigs

Blowin' In the Wind

How did we miss this then?

Bob’s first song on Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan is Blowin’ in the Wind and we begin in the Old Testament. Dylan as Zimmerman was an excellent Bar Mitzvah student according to his Rabbi, and would surely have known the Hebrew word… 52 more words

Bob Dylan and the Chief Commander: God in the Songs of Bob Dylan

In an interview with Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes, a phlegmatic Bob Dylan referred to Yahweh, the implacable God of the Old Testament, the Loving Father in the New, as “the Chief Commander”. 193 more words

De meesterwerken van Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan mag zich met recht een echte popmusicus noemen. Hij wordt beschouwd als Amerika’s grootste songwriters aller tijden. Zijn oeuvre is groot. Door sommige wordt zelfs gezegd dat zijn muziek behoord tot het Amerikaanse culturele erfgoed. 636 more words

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What Happened on July 9th - Blowin' In The Wind

“This here ain’t no protest song or anything like that, ’cause I don’t write no protest songs.”

— Bob Dylan 1962

That was how Bob Dylan introduced one of the most eloquent protest songs ever written when he first performed it publicly.

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