Monday, October 15, 2007

An essay, "Is Dylan Still?" by Bill Parr (from 2000)

Some thoughts on questions about Dylan, regarding whether "He is still a Christian": Is he still a Christian?

Lots of folks would argue against. Some would agree that he is. My sense is that, for many, their answer reveals more about their preconceptions and biases than about Dylan.

My answer, based on the lyrics of his songs over the last roughly 20 years (since the end of the 1979 - 1981 period), as well as his comments during concerts, and his song choice, is: CLICK HERE to read more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought we were over this already!

“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

Sinead O'Connor - Property Of Jesus