Saturday, July 10, 2010

Riffs: It's Better To Burn Out

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For several hours I've been communicating with Pentimento via Facebook on the topic of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. This, then, is the appropriate sound track to that series of exchanges:



This song, so drenched in New York City images, has personal resonance. It is almost physically painful for me to listen to it now.

Speaking strictly for me, we both could've died then and there.
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2 comments:

Mad said...

You just had to spoil it by quoting my least favorite Neil Young lyric. Sadly, too many fools have taken that sentiment to heart, and may they rest in peace with John Belushi et al.

As for me, I'll stick with Ms. Baez and the Manichean view of life ...

Rodak said...

Well, MS, I put the Baez translation of the Neil Young line at the bottom, under the clip, in italics...