23 November 2007
I'm Not There: Do I really want to see this?
The premise is beyond interesting, especially having six of Hollywood's most versatile actors (seriously, casting Cate Blanchett as one of the Bob Dylan personae is pretty brilliant) to portray Bob Dylan.
Nevertheless, and I know this is gonna force me into a Joan of Arc-esque treatment, but Bob Dylan does nothing for me--his persona, his music, and, honestly, his lyrics really aren't that profound to me.
"Dast you! How can you even have a music blog when you say such blasphemous things about America's greatest poet/radical/poet/radical/poet/radical? How can you even consider yourself as a lover of music?"
I've heard such things, and frankly, there've been better arguments. I sit and listen to Dylan worshippers and I continue to listen until they're done, and after two hours of persuasion attempts, I still don't see it. I've tried, but, ahhhh...over it.
They can't always be winners.