It’s Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today.
Happy birthday Bob.
This is a video from Johnny Cash’s TV show, back when Bob was young. It’s him doing what he does best, singing great pop poetry.
I threw it all away.
It’s Bob Dylan’s birthday tomorrow, I’ve been posting videos to celebrate, he is going to be 70 after all.
Everybody knows how much I love Johnny Cash, right? How can you not love the guy. Sadly he left us a few years ago, but his legacy remains, and one important part of that is his work with Dylan. They recorded a lot together, and Johnny recorded a lot of Bob’s songs himself too.
Although not especially well known, this is a recording of Bob and Johnny together singing: ‘One too many mornings.’
Well the last few days have seen me back at the pedals, commuting to and from meetings etc in the customary black cycling gear, I reckon that over the winter I probably didnt even touch the bike for about six weeks – no wonder my legs are a tad sore.Three days of cycling, and I’ve almost been bashed twice – the second time by another bike! The Kona travels at such a lick that people seem to misjudge how fast I am going and think they can cut across me. Tsk tsk.
Also back in my life is spam, for some reason it seemed to stop around Christmas time, I’m sure it wasn’t my imagination, the spam genuinely seemed to be much less – but now its well and truly back. Hey ho.
Meanwhile I have been changing my general listening habits, current favourites are the Avalanches ‘Since I left you’ – classic album, can’t believe its nearly a decade old already! Frontier Psychiatrist is still one of my favourite tracks, and the whole album is a work of art. Manu Chao’s ‘Clandestino’, superb, I can’t imagine Bongo Bong will ever sound old. I found eldest offspring with the track on repeat in the living room the other night, beating seven shades of blue out of a small drum. That’s my girl.
Also on the go is the most recent edition of the Johnny Cash ‘American Recordings’ series – ‘Aint no grave’ – beautiful stuff, that really is a wonderful set of albums. Ska Cubano’s ‘Ay Caramba!’ really seems to capture their live sound, I love it. And finally Tony Allen’s ‘Secret Agent’ – what a great piece of work, contemporary Afrobeat at its brilliant best.
Having said all that, I must now admit that at the moment Kel is away from home, and last night when I went to bed, I put on some Mozart. What on earth has happened to me?