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Blood on the Tracks

Yesterday, January 20, 2015, was the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks.”

Just in case you are keeping track…

This is a good time to bring up the story of my kids starting to listen to Dylan. We were in the car about 5 years ago. “Tangled Up In Blue” was playing on the radio. I told the kids that the song was about 35 years old and that I could listen to it every day. They both agreed it was a good song. We then had a nice discussion about what they were currently listening to. They didn’t think much of what was popular had staying power. They both had a suggestion or two, but I couldn’t begin to tell you what the songs were.

From that conversation my daughter really became a Dylan fan. She now has his entire catalog on her ipod.

Yeah, she and I are both “old school” ipod users.

It really did disappoint me that Apple pulled that product with no warning.

Tangled Up In Blue

I was off in another corner of the internet, reading the comments section of The Volunteer Auxiliary Thought Police, where it was pointed out that the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s Tangled Up In Blue are not “split up on the docks that night…” but are actually “split up on a dark sad night…”

And, since this is the internet, there is a word for this phenomena: Mondegreen.