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Rock and Roam

Musical musings from New York and beyond

At home in New York City, or on the road (again), Anne Margaret Daniel loves live music, and she'll take you there.

Rock and Roam

Musical musings from New York and beyond

At home in New York City, or on the road (again), Anne Margaret Daniel loves live music, and she'll take you there.

"Trouble No More" Documents – and More – Dylan's Gospel Tour

Beautifully written, Ms. Daniel. Your words fill me with anticipation to see the film. Love the gospel period so much. It would be so great to see it on a big screen, but I doubt it is getting that sort of release? I suppose I will need to settle for the DVD. Still, can't wait. Can't Wait. Which reminds me, Bob never stopped really with the gospel period. I think he just buried it deeper in his heart and songs.

Shalom & Erev tov...

This proselytising filmed screed -- which is part of the Deluxe Apostasy Edition, and  is 59 minutes in length, 20 minutes of the film consisting of 'sermons' written by Luc Sante, performed by Michael Shannon. These 'sermons' are stultifying in their effort to trivialise the Sho'ah (which natz'rut financed, organised, and perpetrated 1933-1945) by not one time mentioning it. The other, unspoken facet is that the bitter, vituperative 'sermons' which came from the 1979-1980 stages (one need only listen to Tempe, Arizona, 26 November 1979), some of them attacks against the LGBT communities, are abandoned for the Deluxe Apostasy Edition. One need not ask the Special Rider accountants for explanations. I find Ms Daniel's efforts to side step the fact that apostasy is betrayal, and 72 years after Auschwitz, there is no excuse 'Bob Dylan' can offer...has he so quickly forgotten his repentance with The Rebbe?
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Torah אלילה Yehu'di Apikores / Philologia Kabbalistica Speculativa Researcher 
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Pass. When I want a wacked out preacher I pick up my copy of Wise Blood and read what Hazel Motes has to say. 

Dylan, Tempe 1979

"Well, let me tell you, that the devil owns this world. He’s called the God of this world. Now we’re living in America. I like America just as much as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. You know, God comes against a country in three ways. First way he comes against them, he come against them in their economy. Did you know that? He messes with their economy the first time. You can check it all the way back to Babylon, and Persia and Egypt. Many of you here are college students aren’t you? Many of you are college students. You ask your teachers about this now. You see, I …uh .. I know they’re gonna verify what I say. Every time God comes against a nation, first of all he comes against their economy. If that doesn’t work, he comes against their ecology. It ain’t nothing new that’s happening. He did it with Egypt. He did it with Persia. He did it with Babylon. He did it with the whole Middle East. It’s desert now. It used to be flourishing gardens. All right. If that don’t work, if that don’t work, he just brings up another nation against them. So one of those three things has got to work. Now. Jesus Christ is that solid rock. He’s supposed to come two times. He came once already. See, that’s the thing, he’s been here already. Now, he’s coming back again. You gotta be prepared for this. Because, no matter what you read in the newspapers, that’s all deceit."