Thursday, November 09, 2006

IDIOT WIND

The inexplicable, and truly offensive "The Times They Are A-Changing," the Broadway musical set to the tunes of Bob Dylan, is closing. According to the piece, theater critic Ben Brantley called it "the latest heart-rending episode in Broadway's own reality soap opera, 'When bad shows happen to great songwriters.'"

"Bad broadway musical based on Dylan's songs" is redundant in my opinion, but I'll nevertheless roll with his bon mot.

None of this made a bit of sense to me from day one, but there you have it. Apparently Dylan's cashing in on every cent of his cultural icon status before he starts drooling. But I'll say this: if Highway 61 Revisited shows up in a freaking Chevy Truck commercial, the TV's going through the window.

8 Comments:

Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

*mumbles something unintelligable*

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Bob, you posting under Ed's name again?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Highway 61 Revisted might make a good Nike Commercial. You know, all the red white and blue shoestrings? Do you know where I can get rid of these things?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Highway 61 Revisted might make a good Nike Commercial.

I feel like a thousand telephones that don't ring are ringing in my head right about now, Weas.

Please, no more! Make the hurting stop.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Apparently Dylan's cashing in on every cent of his cultural icon status before he starts drooling

He hasn't started yet? Have you heard his new releases?

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Have you heard his new releases?

No, I haven't. Word on the street's been that the new album is good. I take it you don't concur?

4:12 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Musically, they are decent and not cliche' (unlike Bob Seger's new album, which is the biggest old man rock cliche ever). But his voice sounds a bit like a frog that's drunk out of its mind.

I didn't want to call his new stuff "great" just because it's him. He needs to try.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Bob's not bringing the A-1 pipes, huh?

1:01 PM  

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