Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2016

#MyDailyDylan (7): The naked president(s) of the US

Let's follow Susan Sontag's advice and listen to the live recording of It's Alright Ma (I'm only bleeding) on Before the Flood (Bob Dylan and The Band, 1974) instead of reading or writing more (or less) smart interpretations about Dylan's lyrics or the Trump/Clinton - Vaudeville Show. Forget about songfacts and wikipedia for a couple of minutes: It's Erotics before Hermeneutics, stupid! (S.Sontag). Take your time and listen to Dylan singing (and the audience responding to):

"even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked."

B. DylanIt's Alright Ma (I'm only bleeding), Before the Flood (live)


Did you watch Trump vs. Clinton on TV? Dylans lyrics age well, most of them get better and better with age. How about the presidents (and the present candidates)? Of course "to stand naked" is a metaphor, - on the other hand, who knows? Don't unleash your imagination right now, it might spoil your day.
On the other hand: it's all right, Ma! It's life and life only. (B. Dylan)

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