I thought the news today about Bob Dylan being a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature was pretty cool. I appreciate the poetry in his song lyrics, but I read that some didn’t agree with this recognition. I came to know his music and songs through my following of Melanie’s music career. I often think of her music and lyrics as poetry, so if she also covered Dylan, than it must be poetry… 🙂
Blowin’ in the Wind was probably one of the first five songs that I learned on guitar, but my favourite Dylan song is Mr. Tambourine Man. I heard and fell in love with Melanie’s version of it first, of course. I loved singing along to those lyrics. I had to listen to both today:
Check out this live performance of Bob Dylan in 1964:
Who do you consider to be the poetic songwriters of today, or who might be ahead? I have been trying to think who else comes close to Bob Dylan (and Melanie :)).