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The Beeb's Dylanfest



There’s something on Radio2 almost every evening this week, some programmes timed to be on just as I’m dropping off to sleep. So thank goodness for the iPlayer. Last night’s offering was Nashville Cats: the Making of Blonde on Blonde. It was presented by Bill Nighy. Normally I could listen to him reading anything but here I felt his voice added little. TBH it was a prog for geeks or people who are very keen on Al Kooper (and nothing wrong with that). It was worth hearing just to be reminded what a great album Blonde on Blonde is or, as the script put it, ‘arguably Dylan’s greatest LP’. Singles, EPs and LPs; another world.

As well as these music programmes, there’s short stories on Radio4 in the afternoons and No Direction Home on TV. Sometimes, I’m really glad I was around in 1966.

ETA: First the poll code wouldn't work. Now the check boxes have disappeared. 4 people have voted but only 3 votes show. Grrr!

My favourite song from Blonde on Blonde

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
1(11.1%)
Pledging My Time
0(0.0%)
Visions of Johanna
1(11.1%)
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
1(11.1%)
I Want You
1(11.1%)
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
0(0.0%)
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
0(0.0%)
Just Like a Woman
3(33.3%)
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
0(0.0%)
Temporary Like Achilles
0(0.0%)
Absolutely Sweet Marie
1(11.1%)
4th Time Around
0(0.0%)
Obviously 5 Believers
0(0.0%)
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
1(11.1%)
I can't choose
0(0.0%)
Tags: bbc, bob dylan, polls, the sixties
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