Friday, October 14, 2016

A Very Good Day

It was announced yesterday that Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.  The   Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, declared Dylan "a great poet in the American song tradition."

Indeed.

And if you are of the opinion that the Swedish Academy somehow erred in awarding Dylan the prize and calling what he does "poetry for the ear", then watch the video below.  It is his February 11, 2010 performance of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" at the White House as part of President and Mrs. Obama's "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" concert.  Better still, once you click on the video, close your eyes, and simply listen.  



-AK

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