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Bob Dylan singing at The White House (photo and video courtesy of The White House)

The Times They Are A Changing – my favorite Dylan song from the 60s

Only one day left to enter our contest to win free Bob Dylan CD Concert at Brandeis University

Bob Dylan singing at The White House (photo and video courtesy of The White House)

Call me crazy but I want to give away a copy of Bob Dylan CD Concert at Brandeis University. I offered it to a buddy but he said – have some fun give it away on NJN.

Send us your pick for Dylan’s best 1960s song and that’s all it takes to win. Contest ends November 30th, 2010.

So here’s the link to the contest rules – pretty simple.

Here’s the comment from Mike LaFerney of Maine on why he likes The Times They Are A Changing

“The times they are a changing” is my favorite because the lyrics:    Continue reading

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) from Bringing it All Back Home

Favourite Dylan song from 1960s – It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

Dylan’s grim masterpiece from 5th album hits the right note for fan

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) from Bringing it All Back Home

Dylan fan Dylanblues from Birmingham, UK enters contest with this pic.

Choosing your favourite 60’s Dylan song is a bit like trying to choose your all time favourite pint of beer or bacon sandwich, it’s just not possible.

However, the purposes of this comp I will suggest the above. The song stands out in my memory from first listen and I never tire of the insights and imagery it conjures.

No one has ever produced such a tapestry of existential angst in song form and I can only imagine the effect it would have had on me had I heard it as a contemporary. I think of it as the moment that heralds the complete disintegration of the line between song writing and poetry; though I appreciate there are other contenders, for me, many years after hearing it for the first time, I still chew over lines and marvel at the insight and brutal summation of mid 60’s society.

With it’s ‘sister’ songs Gates of Eden and Not Dark Yet, it’s the tune I always keep in my saddlebag when riding into a town of ‘non-believers’.

By Dylanblues

To enter our contest for a free copy of Bob Dylan’s Concert at Brandeis University enter here before November 30, 2010.  Continue reading