Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Countdown to Bob Dylan's Birthday: "An Inconvenient Pilgrim"

Bob Dylan: A Man Out of Time was written by Graham Reid for the New Zealand Herald.  Written during Dylan's China Tour, he describes Dylan as one who continues to tour and write, who continues to be present in ever-changing ways, yet his past also continues to be present.

"The achievement is so large and so confusing that the impulse to ignore all that came after his partial disappearance in 1966 is understandable. It's simpler that way - and cheaper. You need only seven discs, instead of 40."

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"The pleasure of Dylan today - as much as the frustration he causes those who want faithful readings of old hits, or expect he might stand up to the Chinese authorities - is that he's an inconvenient pilgrim wandering between worlds, equally at home in the past or the now."

Read the full article here.


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