Friday, October 14, 2016

St Louis Catholic: "Did They Speak Out Against Him, Did They Dare?"

The quote in the post title above comes from Dylan's "In the Garden", from his vastly underappreciated 1980 album Saved. It refers, of course, to Our Lord, and asks in wonder whether after all He had done and said, that the chief priests had the audacity to speak against Him.

Well, Bob is not Our Lord, but he has been singularly blessed by Him with the gift of poetry in the service of beauty and truth. Still, many speak out against him, how they dare I don't know.

Today it was announced that Bob Dylan is the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Bout time.
continue at Saint Louis Catholic

Also check out the backhanded compliment by the Vatican press office: Catholic Dylan Doubters: I've Got You Now

3 comments:

  1. I wonder if what I've said is a backhanded compliment. I like Dylan's early work a lot. Very much, in fact. Times are a changed - and I'm almost illiterate and an aging hippie too - so it might not matter what I think.

    Dude. Dude. Test one, dude.

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    1. LOL! I didn't really think of it until he mentioned it, but yeah, I guess? He really is a fantastic poet, and the fact technology allowed him to record it to song makes it all the more intriguing.

      So get this(maybe you already knew it)

      Dylan's Christianity was unpopular with some fans and musicians. John Lennon recorded "Serve Yourself" in response to Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody".

      This made me really decide to listen to more of Dylan's stuff. I know you may want to ... stone me.. but I've never liked the Beatles anyway, not for any particular reason, just could never get into it. But I like the folksy stuff like Dylans.

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    2. That's cool. I never liked Lennon. I was always pleasantly surprised about Dylan's Christianity.

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