Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The worlds biggest necklace
I recently got a chance to see Todd Hayne's biopic 'I'm Not There' about about the many faces of Bob Dylan and it was quite the cinematic treat. If you havent heard about this film, Hayne's picked six different characters to portray Dylan throughout his career. Cate Blanchette's rebel Dylan appeared to be the focus and best portrayal in the film, yet performances by Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger also had standout moments. Personally, my favorite part was towards the end of the movie when Jim James from My Morning Jacket sang a most excellent version of "Goin to Acapulco".
With all this Dylan talk, I couldn't help but post one of my favorite live clips of ol Bobby. The year is 1975 and the song is 'Isis'...arguably one of the best written songs of that decade. This Rolling Thunder Review era gem not only displays the fire of Dylan but also showcases amazing backing musicians that any alt-country band of todays era are sure to compliment. Whether you're a Dylan fan or not, check it out...you'll surely appreciate his knack for scarves and face paint.