And as you also know by now, Jack came back on night two and did “One More Cup of Coffee” and “Outlaw Blues” (also a first for Dylan live). You Ain’t No Picasso had a great spin on these magical moments in rock, he pondered what he was doing at the very moment these truly awesome things were happening–turns out he was at “Applebees taking delight in their appetizers. I guess thatâ€™s sort of fair, you know?” Hahaha.
Any guess on what the topic will be for their show? Perhaps candy, or the color red? Or maybe it’s one of the already announced themes: “Hello,” “Young & Old,” “California,” the 2nd Annual Countdown Show, “Dreams,” “Fruit,” “Something,” “Nothing,” “Streets,” “Parties,” and “Mail.
For the full description from the official Bob Dylan mailing list, read below.
Did you know that Bob Dylan wrote “Golddigger”, “Paradise City”, and “My Humps”? Me either. But according to this video, Bob Dylan wrote every popular song in the last 35 years. Yes, even his 1961 self-admitted clunker, “Had a Bad Day”…
As you may have guessed by now, this is was a joke entirely produced by Super Deluxe, a new website determined on bringing you “top-quality comedy videos”.
I think this video works because after decades of contributing some of the most influential pop/folk/rock music ever created, critics have developed an instantaneous reverential tone when talking about Dylan. Praise for Dylan’s past work is well deserved, but blanketing statements of his God-like greatness is not uncommon. But this video challenges and parodies that “almighty” perception of the legendary musician.
Seriously, if Dylan wrote crappy Top 40 hits, would you hate them (or love them) just the same? Would Dylan still be considered as great of a musician if he had written a song that helped the Black Eyed Peas storm the charts?
So what do you think of the comedic stab at Bob Zimmerman? Yay or nay?