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18 September 2005 @ 08:58 pm
track 1  
Song title: Shelter From the Storm
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Blood on the Tracks

I guess I fell in love with Dylan by complete accident about four years ago, going into my Freshman year, when I saw "The 60s" on VH1. "Like A Rolling Stone" stuck with me for the next two years. I visited the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland two years ago and heard again "Subterranean Homesick Blues". I guess that started the love affair really. I was ridiculed severely for my adoration of Dylan. I know that is voice isn't the most harmonious thing in the world, but he's got such style and talent. His music changed people, hell, changed music. As a lyricist, he is spectacular. Blonde on Blonde gave me shivers, but my favorite album is probably Blood on the Tracks.
I bought the album at a used music store by my house in Arlington for 9 bucks. The guy that works there, a corpulent man in his 30s who has a soft spot for his teenage audiophiles (he took a liking to me, I think, when I came in dancing to Yes, which he said he hadn't seen since the seventies), saved it for me b/c he knows I like Dylan. "Shelter from the Storm" he said, shifting his weight on his little stool "is your song. I don't know why, but I think that it descends to you from the ages." I was with the guy that I was at the time head over heels for, who shared my love for Dylan. He squeezed my hand and we frolicked off to go be music addicts at a coffee shop and argue about George Harrison's later productions.
In any case- a year and a heartbreak and a few Dylan books and cds later, here I am, telling you my sad ass tale. So there it is. "Shetler From the Storm" my first addition of a track to this wild mix tape.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Those to Come, The shins (which oddly reminds me of dylan)