Dy-No-Mite!

By Bill Kauffman for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2016/10/dy-no-mite/

Minnesota’s second literary Nobelist is the subject of The Political World of Bob Dylan: Freedom and Justice, Power and Sin, a perceptive book by our porchite colleague Jeff Taylor. Herewith my two cents. I was gonna link to one of my favorite Dylan songs, “Cross the Green Mountain,” which I take to be the death-dream of Stonewall Jackson, but all I can find online is the truncated three-minute version. Find the eight-minute original, which Dylan wrote for Ron Maxwell’s Civil War film Gods and Generals. So, for your listening pleasure, something else: Kirsty MacColl would have been 57 years old this week. Composer of the pop gem “They Don’t Know,” MacColl died while saving her son in a motorboat accident in December 2000. Here’s her lovely cover of “A New England.”

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