In this week’s episode (which borrows its title from journalist David Kinney’s 2014 book), I am joined by Brittain Fellow (and fellow amateur Dylanologist) Jeff Fallis to discuss Bob Dylan, who we both saw play live on different dates of his current tour. Along the way, we touch on the backlash following his winning of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, his response to the award, the music video for “Must Be Santa,” and Jeff’s purchase of the recently released 36-album box set of Dylan’s 1966 world tour.
The podcast can be played using the embedded player above or downloaded as an mp3 file.
Music: “Day of the Locusts,” by Bob Dylan, © Columbia Records, 1970; “Ballad of a Thin Man,” by Bob Dylan, © Columbia Records, 1966; “Must Be Santa,” by Bob Dylan, © Columbia Records, 2009; “Melancholy Mood,” by Bob Dylan (written by Walter Schumann and Vick R. Knight, Sr.), © Columbia Records, 2016. Used under academic fair use for noncommercial purposes.