if there’s an original thought out there, I sure could use it now

Tell Tale Signs

I had a birthday recently and was kindly given Tell Tale Signs by Bob Dylan. Series 8 of the Bootleg Series. Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006.

First time I’ve confessed this on the blog – but if I had to listen to one singer / songwriter for the rest of my life it would happily be the man from Minnesota. No competition.

The best song on the album? Red River Shore. A magnificent ballad, unreleased from Time out of Mind.

My internet sleuthing skills aren’t up to finding a version online to link to, so instead here’s an audio link to probably my favourite song by the bard, Brownsville Girl from the otherwise undistingushed Knocked Out Loaded album.

Includes a great line for blogging, teaching and writing…

“if there’s an original thought out there, I sure could use it now”

Not an obvious choice maybe, but if you don’t like it, you must be dead already.

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6 thoughts on “if there’s an original thought out there, I sure could use it now

  1. Well, I wouldn’t have known it, but apparently I did have an image of Patrick Mitchel, director of studies at IBI, because I am now quite certain that it did not include time spent groovin’ to Bob Dylan.

    Not to worry…as long as my image does not also have to include enthusiastic Bob Dylan sing-alongs with an Irish accent, I’m pretty sure I can still read this blog.

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