lördag 22 augusti 2009

>> Play it fucking loud!












Några av Dylans fans går på konsert och skanderar att Dylan sviker folkmusiken och dess rötter genom att spela med elgitarrer, ja du känner säker till det där redan. Men om du inte sett, kolla liveklippet nedan. Ballad Of a Thin Man från plattan Highway 61 Revisited (1965).

Varje vers i Ballad OF a Thin Man slutar med "Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is / Do you, Mr. Jones?" På frågan vem "Mr. Jones" är har Dylan svarat:

"He's a pinboy. He also wears suspenders. He's a real person. You know him, but not by that name... I saw him come into the room one night and he looked like a camel. He proceeded to put his eyes in his pocket. I asked this guy who he was and he said, "That's Mr. Jones." Then I asked this cat, "Doesn't he do anything but put his eyes in his pocket?" And he told me, "He puts his nose on the ground." It's all there, it's a true story."

Nördinfo: I The Beatles låt "Yer Blues" på The White Album sjunger John Lennon "I feel so suicidal, just like Dylan's Mr. Jones".

Kolla Dylans respons här. Rock eller rock?