Time Marches on and now it is April – though it feels like June here. It’s almost time for our March Band of the Month poll so stayed tuned and be sure to vote.
Two longer songs made up today’s shuffle so I threw in a bonus track.
Both of the songs have come up before, and yeah, they will come up again.
Bob Dylan was about 34 years old when his classic album Blood on the Tracks was released (1975). I can’t remember how old I was when I first heard Tangled Up In Blue but the song got into my impressionable mind and, er, well, made an impression. I loved the feeling of the song and the story that wasn’t exactly clear and linear, but which was so evocative. The lyrics were (in a twisted way) the inspiration for the title of my (unpublished novel) Scent of Revelation. In the novel, one of the characters takes the line, “There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air” to mean that they was a literal scent of revolution which could be detected by those who are open to it. This character, Kevin, who incidentally is the character portrayed in my profile picture, believes a revolution is at hand, and that he can detect an underlying “scent” of revolution in the air. Another character, Jerry, muses that maybe it’s a scent of revelation…
made him do what he finally did.
he fit the thunderbroom to the thundertune,
stuffed the thing in the hole.
drove up from Pedro, from Pedro he drove.
|Tangled Up In Blue (Digital Sheet Music)
“By Bob Dylan. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Folk; Pop; Rock. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard – Digital Sheet Music”
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The tour journal eliminated the rock critic middle man and created a direct, living and breathing, multiple-perspective story-telling that couldn’t have been done by a newspaper, magazine, radio or television. “A scathing take on Lollapalooza.” Sam Pratt – New York Post
Classic Rage Against The Machine! The front spells it out the band name simply in white and the back has a logo of hands lighting a molotov cocktail on fire. Maroon 100% cotton.