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March 9, 2017

Forging an amalgam of biblical verse,

François Villon, Arthur Rimbaud, T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Woody Guthrie, Chuck Berry, and others,

Dylan pushed Tin Pan Alley off the cliff while creating one unlikely masterpiece after another. “Masters of War,” “Gates of Eden,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Visions of Johanna,” “Desolation Row,” “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands,” and “Idiot Wind” are just a few examples of an evolving body of work that has challenged every other songwriter to think more deeply about a wider range of subjects that you could write about, what sort of language you could use to embody those subjects, and just how long your songs could take their time doing so. And none of this happened by accident. The Millions : Stuck Inside of Stockholm with the Nobel Blues Again - The Millions

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 9, 2017 9:28 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I've been reading AD for a long time now, and I'm going to hazard a guess that someone is a little gay for Dylan! You're in good company, I like him too.

$40 headed your way in the tip jar. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Clinton Nichols at March 9, 2017 1:45 PM

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