Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dylan Doesn't Disappoint

When I was young, I explored all types of music. By about grade ten, I owned just about every Neil Young album I could afford. A huge Rush fan, countless hours of Pink Floyd but I couldn't ever relate to my father's fav......Bob Dylan.
This past Saturday night I had a chance to go and see my father's idol, with my father. Standing behind his organ Dylan played the songs I have only recently learned to appreciate. A collection of songs off the new album Together Through Life , a few off of Modern Times and Time Out of Mind along with a few of his greats. Dylan has really changed his sound and if you are familiar with any of these albums, you know what I'm talking about. This was really evident with the revamped song Highway 61 Revisited which blew me away! If this song isn't evidence of times they are a changing I don't know what is.
I wasn't really going to see the Bob Dylan of old but rather the musician he has evolved to be today. In reality I walked away understanding why he is the legend he will always be. Two thumbs up and then some.

1 comment:

mr.bean said...

Glad to hear you and your Pop enjoyed the show. I hear many people complain about Bob nowadays as not being what they expected......Not enuf guitar (i.e. too much time sittin' at the keyboards)poor vocals, blah...blah...blah
Your final 3 sentences says it all for me too Ryan........I saw him last about 8 or 9 years ago.