Friday, March 26, 2010

Bob Dylan Performs "Man of Constant Sorrow" in 1963

Two years before the event that marks as well as any other the final death knell of Western Civilization — Dylan goes electric.

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Blogger Procopius said...

Odd to say, but it is hared to believe or imagine that he was once so young, so cragged is is visage today.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Walt said...

Interesting comment Joshua about "the final death knell of Western Civ",this coming from a Beatles fan.(So am I)

3:28 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Procopius, I find that "cragged visage" difficult to view, for some reason. And his voice is ever more difficult to listen to.

Walt, yes. I see the Beatles much the way G.K. Chesterton saw the Book of Common Prayer, which he said was not the first Protestant book but the last Catholic book.

The Beatles were the last act in decent popular music. (There may have been others, but they're inconsequential.) I believe their heyday was with Revolver and Rubber Soul, although Abbey Road remains my personal favorite because it was the first album I ever loved.

Interesting that so much evil occurred around 1965.

4:10 AM  
Anonymous Walt said...

Abbey Road was the first album I played over and over again.The lyrics "...oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go," still get stuck in my head some days when I'm relaxing with good music.

For the Beatles influence on popular music I would agree with you they were the last decent act of that stature and popularity.

4:34 AM  

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