"Hero Blues" - Bob Dylan
I’m seeing Bob Dylan tomorrow! First time in a while. I’ve already heard reports from friends, and they’re telling me to keep expectations low — his voice is gone, the arrangements are unrecognizable, he doesn’t talk to the audience, etc. Of course, these are EXACTLY the same complaints that I heard when I saw Dylan for the first time in 1992. At least he’s consistent, right? Bob has been dealing with (fucking with?) audience expectations for, well, his whole career. Here he is addressing the issue during the Freewheelin’ sessions in 1962. Anyway, who knows, tomorrow might not be the most amazing show I’ve ever seen, but it’ll be nice to hang out with Bob for a couple hours. I hope he plays “Hero Blues.” 
And hey — while we’re on the subject of Robert Zimmerman, let’s all deal with this article about the insane Burroughsian cut-up games that are allegedly going on in Chronicles, Volume 1, a supposedly straight-ahead memoir. Holy crap: “Dylan borrows from American classics and travel guides, fiction and nonfiction about the Civil War, science fiction, crime novels, both Thomas Wolfe and Tom Wolfe, Hemingway, S. WARMUTH 72 73 ESSAY books on photography, songwriting, Irish music, soul music, and a book about the art of the sideshow banner. He dipped into both a book favored by a nineteenth-century occult society and a book about the Lewinsky scandal by Showgirls screenwriter Joe Eszterhas.”  

"Hero Blues" - Bob Dylan

I’m seeing Bob Dylan tomorrow! First time in a while. I’ve already heard reports from friends, and they’re telling me to keep expectations low — his voice is gone, the arrangements are unrecognizable, he doesn’t talk to the audience, etc. Of course, these are EXACTLY the same complaints that I heard when I saw Dylan for the first time in 1992. At least he’s consistent, right? Bob has been dealing with (fucking with?) audience expectations for, well, his whole career. Here he is addressing the issue during the Freewheelin’ sessions in 1962. Anyway, who knows, tomorrow might not be the most amazing show I’ve ever seen, but it’ll be nice to hang out with Bob for a couple hours. I hope he plays “Hero Blues.” 

And hey — while we’re on the subject of Robert Zimmerman, let’s all deal with this article about the insane Burroughsian cut-up games that are allegedly going on in Chronicles, Volume 1, a supposedly straight-ahead memoir. Holy crap: “Dylan borrows from American classics and travel guides, fiction and nonfiction about the Civil War, science fiction, crime novels, both Thomas Wolfe and Tom Wolfe, Hemingway, S. WARMUTH 72 73 ESSAY books on photography, songwriting, Irish music, soul music, and a book about the art of the sideshow banner. He dipped into both a book favored by a nineteenth-century occult society and a book about the Lewinsky scandal by Showgirls screenwriter Joe Eszterhas.”  

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    Read that essay, and have your mind fairly blown by the depths of Dylan the magician.
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  6. lightbulbhead said: I’m seeing Dylan for the first time since 2001 on Friday! We’ll have to share thoughts next week.
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