Monday, April 12, 2010

Dylan Intro

The other day I was reading something on Dylan’s never ending tour, I came across the introduction that he uses for all of his shows, thought I would share it for those who have never heard it. It really is a great a introduction and does a good job of trying to touch all of Dylan’s different moments over the past 50 years. It goes as follows. “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the 60s counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock. Who donned makeup in the 70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse. Who emerged to find Jesus. Who was written off as a has-been by the end of the '80s, and who suddenly shifted gears releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late '90s. Ladies and gentlemen — Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan” I like this intro very much, but it comes as a bit of surprise that this is the intro that he uses. Only for the pure fact that Dylan always seems to try to down play who he is a muscican, and I don’t know why, but this intro certiantly takes credit for everything he has down. Maybe the reason why he feels so comftoable with it is because of how it came to be. It wasn’t written by him, or someone on his payroll, it was written in the Buffalo local news and Dylan seemed to like and decided to go with it.

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