"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to ensure the survival and success of liberty."
John F. Kennedy
"I've written a whole bunch of songs, so I can't say I didn't get to do what I wanted to do."
-Bob Dylan, 1995
People love the music of Bob Dylan for a variety of reasons, but I've discovered there are only 3 answers to the question, "D'you like Bob Dylan?"
1. "Yuck, no."
If you only own 2 of Dylan's albums, 1 is almost certainly a gem. If not, there are 400+ Dylan songs from which to choose. "New Pony" is a song from Dylan's 1978 album Street Legal. Follow this
link to listen to the song or read
the lyrics. For your convenience, the Table of Contents links are at the bottom of each page.
2. "He's okay." (Translation: "I own Greatest Hits.")
3. "He's absolutely fan-tabulous!"
Read New Pony in French, German, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese with the Babelfish translator.
You know that great Dylan tune "Things Have Changed"? He didn't write that about New Pony! Updates and e-mail responses have been a little slow. My apologies to site visitors; I'm a graduate student and schoolwork is taking up most of my free time. Now that summer's here, I hope to spend more time on New Pony.
I am still planning to update the timeline for 21st century, to post Big Pink and other off-map places to the Walkin' New York tour, to repair the Reader Survey, which is temporarily off-line, and share more results of the survey.
As always, your comments and corrections are welcome. I incorporate reader suggestions whenever possible, so don't hesitate to send me an
Bob Dylan and His Band are on tour in Europe over the summer of 2014 and will be heading to New Zealand in the fall. Check Bob Dates for details and updates.
149 unknown Bob Dylan acetate records from his NYC studio, discs that Dylan himself used during the making of Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, and New Morning, have been discovered.
Dylan has released a track from his upcoming album Shadows in the Night. Listen to "Full Moon and Empty Arms" at bobdylan.com.
Visit Expecting Rain for the latest Dylan news.
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