Tuesday, August 09, 2005

I'm No Greil Marcus But ...

... this (and the music) is all you need to know.

Come gather 'round cowgirls, wherever you roam: During the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome Bob Dylan sat a spell with Junior Miss Texas Rodeo pageant winners Stephanie Scogin (left) and Lisa Goe. The urbane cowboy performed in the arena later that night -- after it was cleared of bulls and calves.

Story in the NYT today (registration may be req) about rodeo chic. I have nothing to say about it, except that it gives me an opportunity to pst the above photo again. It's like the third time but I do love it so much. That is yer real Bob Dylan, not this voiceofageneration rot.

Another edition of Reading Expecting Rain So You Don't Have To:

Tequila and Coronas, the Alpha and Omega of Rock.

You must ask yourself: do we really need another Bob cover on Mojo and another Top 100 songs list. You must answer: duh! List of their Top 100 here. Except for the shock, but excellent, inclusion of Mississippi, the Top Ten is more or less the same as every other Top Ten Greatest Bob Songs.

My ten for today:

If You See Her, Say Hello
Mr Tambourine Man
Abandoned Love
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Blind Willie McTell
Black Diamond Bay
Brownsville Girl
Shooting Star
Dark Eyes
Tomorrow is a Long Time

And four I would leave out:

Lay Lady Lay
Gotta Serve Somebody
Rainy Day Woman

UPDATE: In the interests of rawk mag equal time: the new Uncut. New Stones album.

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