Friday, November 9, 2012

Bob Dylan VS Finley

Just the other night I attended the Bob Dylan concert with my wife.

During the intermission I ran into Finley and his son.

In a way it seemed almost surreal.

Mike and I have had, oh I don't maybe a 1/2 million Bob Dylan conversations.

And now.....all these years later, the 3 of us were in the same room.

I didn't know what to expect from Bob at one of his concerts, I had never seen him perform before.

But truth be told, I was kinda surprised that he did "Tangled Up In Blue" for his 4th song of the night, after is not only his greatest song, but in my opinion, the finest song that's ever been recorded.

As I sat back letting all this sink in, I had to smile remembering a conversation that I once had with Mike.....

Klecko - Ya know, what's the odds that 2 of the best songs ever would make it onto the same album?

Finley - Huh?

Klecko - I'm talking about "Blood On The Tracks" since it has both Tangled Up In Blue and Shelter From The Storm.

Finley - Those are both good songs, but I'm not sure they can even be considered as the greatest song ever recorded when they are not even the best song on the album.

Klecko - Huh?

Finley - Just go home and listen to the last song on the album "Bucket Of Tears" and you will know what I'm talking about.

1 comment:

  1. "Buckets of Rain" is not his greatest song in scope or scale but it is a lovely, simple, well tempered blues tune, cutting against the pain of that record with a note of acceptance. I've always liked it.