Mudcat Café message #1571393 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84959   Message #1571393
Posted By: Steve Latimer
27-Sep-05 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorceseDocumentary
Well, I don't think that anyone has ever accused him of being a Saint. I think that it's been pretty well documented that Bob took some liberties with the truth early in his career. However, I found it interesting to hear about him being a "Sponge", how when he returned to Minnesota after a few months he had learned all of these new styles, new songs and learned them well. He must have completely immersed himself in music to learn this stuff in that time. I enjoyed the fact that they played some clips of songs from that period, stuff that was either never released or wasn't released until many laters (Bear Mountain, No More Auction Block etc). Doing a documentary on Dylan takes some guts as there are millions of Dylan Geeks in the world (and I consider myself one) who are just waiting for a mistake. I really liked show one.