To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Don't Look Back



The sound is kind of muddled, which is merely annoying during the concert segments of this classic film.  I was 14 when this was made, didn't "discover" it until I was in my 20s.

What I came to be fascinated with later than that was the juxtaposition of the smart-assed kid with the fiercely intelligent songwriter that was the young Bob Dylan.

The contrast speaks to artistry.  Artists are rarely like their best work. The young Dylan was self-obsessed like so many young stars are now.

But what he had to say about things, when he was doing the lonely work of writing, transcended his years.


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