Saturday, May 24, 2008
New Bob Dylan Book Delivers
It is no secret that I genuinely love Bob Dylan. His lyrics inspire me and his music informs me so well. He delivers. Every time. See this to check out an earlier Dylan-inspired piece.
So, of course I'd be very interested in the new Dylan book, Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band and the Basement Tapes.
What makes this book unique are the countless details about Dylan's creative process as observed in the behind-the-scenes after his 1966 motorcycle accident. The at-times-existential Dylan is a beautiful thing to read about. Dylan, the human, is exposed adequately and the reader cannot help but appreciate his genius more. And to give you some idea of the kind of detail you're bound to get in the book, check this out:
'“At 2:12 Dylan plays a tender if slightly clumsy lead guitar solo on his acoustic twelve-string. At 3:18 Bob bumps his guitar on his chair.”'
Any Dylan fan would enjoy this read. I recommend.
Thanks to the rolling stone for the tip.
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