Here’s the comment from the recipient of my ever-faithful hubstituting, Anna Shirley, regarding my wife’s recent entry about my Bob Dylan concert foray:
In our case Anna, Amber usually does like the songs Bob Dylan writes.
(SCORE – Bob: 01 Anna: 00)
And further more, the Indigo Girls aren’t worthy to listen to Bob Dylan, let alone cover such a righteous, righteous song such as “Tangled Up in Blue.”
(SCORE – Bob: 02 Anna: -1)
I am, however, channeling the angst of Bob champions such as Paul Merten, so this could be considered ganging up on poor Anna.
(SCORE – Bob: 02 Anna: 00)
And, if asked whom I loved more out of these two intellectual heavyweights, I’d answer 10 times out of 10, “Anna.”
(SCORE – Bob: 02 Anna: 01)
It was a close one, Anna, but Bob won. Everyone, can’t we just agree that Bob paints one of the most concrete and personal narratives ever in this song? Yeah, Bob’s voice is a bizarre acquired taste, but at least it’s not a dime-a-dozen pop “maven” like Kelly Clarkson (sorry, Amber – I had to) or pseudo-emotional drivel like the stylings of that one “Delilah” song.
Here, take a listen (or re-listen) and hear for yourself:
Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue