Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bob Dylan: From MN to the World

The University of Minnesota Press recently collaborated with U of M News Service to create this video that features Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan's Road from Minnesota to the World, a compilation of essays edited by Colleen Sheehy and Thomas Swiss.
Check it out as Thomas Swiss breaks down Dylan's Minnesota roots. He analyzes Dylan's unique accent and discusses how a 19-year-old from Hibbing, MN, who borrowed folk records from roommates and schooled himself in music in New York, would go on to establish a hugely influential career that would make an impact on many cultures (Italy, Japan and the U.K.) and fields of study:

1 comment:

  1. Trite, obvious, and occasionally wrong, but we'll let Bob have the last word:
    Where Ma Raney and Beethoven once unwrapped their bed roll
    Tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole
    And the National Bank at a profit sells road maps for the soul
    To the old folks home and the college