Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bob Dylan: Ho, Ho, Ho!

Bob Dylan has that new Christmas record out - Christmas In The Heart - and all the haters have been dissing it as either a treacherous sell out or a rollicking piss take. One jackass even went so far as comparing it to his going electric at Newport in '65. It's nothing of the kind. He plays the tunes straight, going for the same iconic reverence as Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and...Dean Martin? Uh, yup, he's not kidding. It could be one of his most sincere albums ever with proceeds going to charity. And as he says, "These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs. You have to play them straight..."

That's right - straight as a polka! Oi! Only one month till Christmas!!

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