“I had no songs in my repertoire for industrial radio anyway. Songs about debauched bootleggers, moms that drowned their very own youngsters, Cadillacs that simplest were given 5 miles to the gallon, floods, union corridor fires, darkness and cadavers on the backside of rivers were not for radiophiles. There was once not anything easygoing concerning the people songs I sang. They were not pleasant or ripe with mellowness. They did not come gently to the shore. I suppose it’s essential to say they were not industrial.
No longer simplest that, my taste was once too erratic and tough to pigeonhole for the radio, and songs, to me, had been extra essential that simply mild leisure. They had been my preceptor and information into some altered awareness of fact, some other republic, some liberated republic. Greil Marcus, the track historian, would some thirty years later name it “the invisible republic.”
Regardless of the case, it wasn’t that I used to be anti-popular tradition or anything else and I had no ambitions to stir issues up. i simply idea of pop culture as lame as hell and a large trick. It was once just like the unbroken sea of frost that lay outdoor the window and also you needed to have awkward footgear to stroll on it.
I did not know what age of historical past we had been in nor what the reality of it was once. No person afflicted with that. For those who instructed the reality, that was once all neatly and excellent and in the event you instructed the un-truth, neatly, that is nonetheless neatly and excellent. Folks songs taught me that.”
― Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One Chronicles: Volume Onenn n by Bob Dylann nn n 3.95 avg rating — 52,780 ratings — published 2004n nn n n”I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critin “I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. nnThrough Dylan’s eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan’s New York is a magical city of possibilities — smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book’s side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.nnBy turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan’s thoughts and influences. Dylan’s voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.n …morenn nn nnnnnnnnnnnnn