Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Trouble with Bob

I've been listening to well-regarded musicians whom I've never really been into and trying to listen to them with fresh ears so I've listened to some of Bob Dylan's stuff recently, in particular the albums The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. Whilst there are undoubtedly some great songs (see music player below) I find it really difficult to listen to more than one or two Dylan tracks in a row. This is not so much because of the voice, but because of his phrasing. He has this annoying vocal mannerism of stretching out one word in a line (usually the second last or last word). Whilst this is fine for a single song; repeated song after song as it is on an album like Blonde on Blonde (regarded by many as Dylan's greatest album) it quickly becomes tedious in the extreme. Try as I might I just can't get past being fundamentally annoyed by Bob.


Troika said...

Try listening to something designed for your age group.

You'll love Beyonce, Britney and Timberlake.

David Biddlecombe said...

Alright then, I'll give that a bash.

So when are you going to write something on your blog? Or is it some kind of experiment to see how many replies you can get without posting anything?

Troika said...

I seem to have got more replies than most HK bloggers - simply by posting nothing for months.

You all have a lot to live up to.

David Biddlecombe said...

Indeed. And now you have demonstrated your undoubted superiority in that regard isn't it about time you rewarded us for recognising your greatness by entertaining us with some actual content?

Troika said...

Alright then. I'll have something there by Monday.