Dylan purists are again up in arms because he has licensed Blowin’ In The Wind to a UK company to use in a TV commercial.
Also, Dylan’s Forever Young will be re.mix.ed with will.i.am in Super Bowl ad.
Dylan’s love of cash is as pronounced as his voice. The man gives us nice words, set to a pretty melody. He isn’t Christ with a Jew’s Harp too, nor should we expect him to be.
May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung
These words used to make me feel a strange inner calm, a sense of this one self being a small but vibrant part of the fabric that makes up this one beautiful and lonesome universe. Now the words just make me want a Pepsi. (That last sentence is called “sarcasm,” and the words will remain the same – regardless of the actions of the man who said them. True for Elliot, true for Wagner, true for Dylan, too.)
Below, Dylan’s Victoria’s Secret ad and an MP3 download from the legendary 1993 Supper Club shows.