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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Seventy Not Out

I never marked Bob Dylan's seventieth birthday a couple of days back, so here's a tip of the hat.

I found this article from Loonwatch rather disturbing though. I drifted away from Dylan during his religious phase, so hadn't realised that he had become a supporter of Rabbi Meir Kahane, which is to being Jewish what supporting Osama bin Laden is to being Muslim.

Nobody can deny Dylan’s lyrical talent and it may be premature to label him a bigot, but his support for Israeli extremism is certainly troubling.

Quite.

There are no useful clips to be had of Dylan singing his own songs, so here is a good cover version that deserves an airing.