The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

It’s all right Ma, I’m only bleeding

Driving for some hours today to the Optomist in Queenscliff I was singing along with the Car Collection I made for the Rose’s Gap roadtrip and on the way home was a stripped back version of It’s All Right Ma, I’m only Bleeding by Bob Dylan with nothing but a guitar and a harmonica. The Bird’s version was a significant feature of the soundtrack to Easy Rider with Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

IAMIOB is one of my all time Dylan favorites. Pure Beat poet inspired stream of consciousness pre-rap observations of the essential existential angst of modern life. I can’t believe I just wrote that, but that’s the best way I can put it. Or you can just listen to the man himself in one of these MyTube thingies. Sensational lyrics if you maintain the concentration.

Filed under: Music, Philosophy, YouTube

2 Responses

  1. Mal says:

    It’s alright ma, it’s life, and life only 🙂
    Thanx for the video link too. It’s from “No Direction Home”, I think 🙂
    Mal 🙂

  2. slim says:

    Hi Mal. It’s such a powerful performance – it still amazes me. I always like the live version he did with The Band on Before the Flood, but this one makes it easier to follow the all-important lyric.

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