Well, it's Friday and you know what THAT means. Yes, my Oriental arm candy FAH LO SUEE and I are off to the University of Texas at Austin, where we plan to wave sex toys at the police. Not to join in the student protest against UT's concealed carry policy, but because we just enjoy waving sex toys at the police.
That being case, things will doubtless be a little slow around here for a couple of days, so in our absence, here's a fun little project for us all to wile away the idle hours:
BEST OR WORST BOB DYLAN SONG BOB DYLAN NEVER WROTE!!!
No arbitrary rules here whatsoever, you're welcome very much.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is/are:
5. Dewey Cox -- Let Me Hold you (Little Man)
The greatest protest song of all time. Or at least till they remake The Wizard of Oz.
4. Mouse and the Traps -- A Public Execution
And speaking of Texas, these guys were apparently real big in the Lonestar State; supposedly this was a national hit, though, I never heard it in New York. In fact, I was unaware of this pitch-perfect emulation of Dylan's Blonde on Blonde period until Lenny Kaye included it on his groundbreaking Nuggets compilation.
3. The Weasels -- Cassandra
You can read more about the genesis of this, uh, classic over HERE. In any case, let's just say that I wrote the deeply mediocre guitar riff central to the song.
2. The Silkie -- You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
The John Lennon classic from the Help album, obviously. This live version isn't as good as the hit studio version George Harrison produced for these earnest folkies, but I don't think I've ever seen live, non lip-synched, footage of these guys before.
And the number uno, it's not even close so don't give me any grief, evocation of the work of the Bard of Hibbing Minesota clearly is --
1. The Rolling Stones -- Who's Been Sleeping Here?
One of the many great songs from Between the Buttons, which on certain days I am convinced is the Stones' all-time best album. Splendidly Dylan-esque, obviously.
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?