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Alternative Radio

Mike Marqusee on Bob Dylan

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 5 Dec, 2016

Recording Date: 18 Jun, 2004
Recording Location: Chicago, Illinois
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Alternative Radio

Program Title: Alternative Radio
Description: Bob Dylan is indisputably one of the major musicians of our time. He is a complicated and paradoxical figure that defies categorization. Although his work has undergone some ironic transmutations over the years, his musical development has often been a response to his rebellious and restless nature and refusal to be typecast. Like Picasso and other great cultural figures he has constantly reinvented himself. For Dylan, the times are always changin' and no moss will gather under his rolling stone. In October 2016 he was honored with the Nobel Prize. The Swedish Academy praised Dylan, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" and compared him to ancient Greek poets. Leonard Cohen, the marvelous Canadian singer-songwriter who sadly passed away about a month after the Nobel announcement said, awarding Dylan the prize “is like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.”

Host(s): David Barsamian
Featured Speakers/Guests: Mike Marqusee wrote a number of books on politics and popular culture, including Redemption Song, an acclaimed study of Muhammad Ali. His book on Bob Dylan is Wicked Messenger. He died in 2015.

Credits: Alternative Radio


Type: Commentary

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