Thursday, January 21, 2016

Idiot Post

I was reminded (THANKS TWITTER!) that Blood on the Tracks was released 41 years ago yesterday. Does Music Club have any idea how much this album means to me? Do I discuss it? Probably not cuz I'm Non-stop (hee hee) about Hamilton. If I was to talk about music and the talk wasn't blah blah blah Hamilton and blah blah blah Drake, well then maybe Blood on the Tracks would come up. My all-time favorite Dylan track is on this album and it's not Tangled Up in Blue. No, it's the sweet little thing that finishes side 1 - You're Going to Make Me Lonesome When You Go. I LOVE a sad song disguised as a happy song. I do skip Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts from time to time cuz it's long and a story song and I'm too excited about diving into the sorrow and beauty of If You See Her, Say Hello. I do have a memory that maybe I sang Tangled Up in Blue once at karaoke. I'm sorry. Thanks Robert Zimmerman for gifting me with Blood on the Tracks. You are the man. Jim, you will know this when you finish Chronicles Vol. 1.

1 comment:

  1. When I worked at Yazdi (selling "ethnic clothes" *SIGH*) in the Wallingford Center, 1994-5, we played music for the store from a boombox and a selection of cassette tapes. One of them was a copy of Blood On The Tracks. I developed a deep fondness for that record, probably the one and only entire album by Bob Dylan I have ever consciously listened to.

    Lily, Rose... even the title it too long to type - I always skip, but yes, If Your See Her, Say Hello DESTROYS me every time. Nice job, Bob.


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