Friday, January 09, 2009

Music Friday

Welcome 2009. I glad you're all here. Thanks for reading.

Steph and I netflixed the Dylan movie "Other Side of the Mirror" tonight. It highlights his performances at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963-65. He starts off as a almost shy performer in 63' and it is amazing to see the transformation in just two shorts years. The film concludes the performance where Dylan goes electric. This was extremely controversial at the time. To many Dylan turned his back on the folk community and their causes. It was very cool to see that "moment". Hindsight is 20/20 of course and this moment was needed for him to evolve into a what he became, a true legend. It was just crazy to hears those boos after "Maggie's Farm" and cheers when he came back for an acoustic encore.

Here are few songs from the movie for those interested.

With God On Our Side - with Joan Baez
Only A Pawn In Their Game

Chimes of Freedom
It Ain't Me Babe - Joan Baez

Maggie's Farm - The "moment" perfect song to change to...listen to the last verse
Mr. Tambourine Man - to make them happy.

Our your own:
Research the Dylan "Judas" incident for another piece of Rock and Roll history. Youtube works nice.