Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Times They Are a Changin'

Watching the archival footage of a civil rights era Dylan singing "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll." (Seen in Scorcese's "No Direction Home" or more recently recreated by Todd Haynes in "I'm Not There" (with John Coltrane's doppelganger over Christian Bale's left shoulder.)) I'm completely overwhelmed by the thought that that moment back in 1964 has a direct link with what will occur in Washington later today.

God is now on our side. Don't believe yet? Here's a refresher.

On the turntable: Bob Dylan, "Don't Look Back"

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