October 3, 2011

"The country I come from is called the Midwest....."

"With God On Our Side" is a great, if over-familiar Dylan song, but I love this cover version by Bon Iver, performed last week in Portland, which you can listen to here.

19 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Got Mitt Us!

deborah said...

Althouse, if you like Reggae, check this out:

http://www.amazon.com
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ref=pd_krex_dp_001_
008?ie=UTF8&track=008&disc=001

Methadras said...

Ugh, Dylan again?

Fred4Pres said...

But Ann, the country you come from is called Delaware.

Shouldn't you link the Delaware Destroyers?

Psychedelic George said...

Go, Furthur.

Dig my earth.

E.M. Davis said...

You can't spell Bon Iver without BORE.

Truth is, I like some of Iver's music. But he can be dull.

chickenlittle said...

@psychodelic george. It's really too bad about the Obama bumper stick on the speaker cabinet behind Bob Weir's head in your linked video.

Total gratuitous statement/distraction.

Sigh

Terry said...

The lyrics seem bigoted to me. People of the coasts were eager to volunteer in the Civil War, the S-A war, and the World Wars.
There was less genius than audience-pandering in Dylan's lyrics. For decades people have been able to build fame & fortune by assuaging the vanity of college-going boomers.

chickenlittle said...

If God’s on our side
He’ll stop the next war


That's an old lament. Bob had a Job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell.

harrogate said...

One of Dylan's most powerful songs. More relevant today than ever.

C R Krieger said...

Where is the "Midwest"?  I think a lot of folks confuse it with the Great Plains.

Regards  —  Cliff

Trooper York said...

Last week on "Sons of Anarchy" they had an acoustic version of "The Times They Are A Changing" sung in Spanish.

"Los Tiempos Van Cambiando."

I thought to myself....either Sutter is another baby boomer douche bag or J has burrowed into my brain like that worm thing did to Checkov in "The Wrath of Kahn."

WTF?

ricpic said...

Where the land is flat and the chatter is flatter
A person who's playful can go mad as a hatter.

Steve Koch said...

Song really drags.

Better to read the lyrics than to listen to the song.

Richard Dolan said...

I tried to listen to the recording using Ann's link. Got through a few bars, and clicked off. The singing was bland and colorless. Really mediocre music-making at best. What do people hear in this stuff that makes them come back for more?

cathy said...

One thing about this song I decided. No.

ken in sc said...
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ken in sc said...

Do you know where Midwestern State University is located? Wichita Falls, Texas. The Midwest seems to be a big place.

Steve Koch said...

Jackie Wilson, Baby Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdblFSgbGkI&feature=related