Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31

A December of Dylan, Day 31: Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind (live in 1976)

Well, folks, this is it. The last December of Dylan post. We’re going to close out the year with an “Idiot Wind” from 1976. Lyrically, one of Dylan’s most vicious and cutting: You hurt the ones that I love best / And cover up the truth with lies / One day you’ll be in the ditch […]

December 30

A December of Dylan, Day 30: Patti Smith – Changing Of The Guards (live in 2007)

This past summer, I really got into the Street Legal album. Prior to that, it had been little more than the album that “Señor” came from. After I picked up Chimes of Freedom, though, that all changed. The Gaslight Anthem cover of “Changing Of The Guards” and the The Bell Brigade cover of “No Time To Think” made […]

December 29

A December of Dylan, Day 29: Bob Dylan – Sweetheart Like You (music video)

“What’s a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?” Today’s Dylan video is from 1983, a gem off the Infidels record.

December 28

A December of Dylan, Day 28: Rise Against – Ballad Of Hollis Brown (music video)

A punk rock version of “Ballad of Hollis Brown”, a folk song dirge from Times They Are A-Changin’. This version is From the Chimes of Freedom charity album for Amnesty International. The music video is interspersed with tragic and moving examples of rural poverty. I don’t know much about this band, but after looking them up it, […]

December 27

A December of Dylan, Day 27: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – One Too Many Mornings (live in 1969)

From that 1969 session…

December 26

A December of Dylan, Day 26: Bryan Ferry – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (live in 2007)

Bryan Ferry is such a Dylan freak, he did a whole album of his songs, called Dylanesque. This is from The London Sessions, in 2007, where he did most of (if not all) the album. Lots of the other songs from the session have made it to YouTube, but I think this one is the best.

December 25

A December of Dylan, Day 25: Bob Dylan – Forever Young (live on Letterman in 1993)

A song whose lyrics seem appropriate to the time of year here in the states: “May your hands always be busy / May your feet always be swift / May you have a strong foundation / When the winds of changes shift / May your heart always be joyful / May your song always be sung / May you stay forever […]