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Dylan goes to China

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1beatles1964
Editado: Abr 7, 2011, 1:26pm

In today's Washington Post Style Section there's an article, The times they are a-censored Bob Dylan finally makes his way to China- on the government's terms. You can read the article at the Washington Post Web Site www.washingtonpost.com
There's also a picture on the page that says, Chinese paramilitary personnel go through their morning drils outside the Workers' Gymnasium, the venue for freedom-loving rocker Bob Dylan's first performance in the communist country. In Beiing, Dylan sang Love Sick instead of Desolation Row and at the end of the two hour concert there he sang Forever Young. The Chinese Gov't wouldn't allow him to play Times They are A-Changin or Chimes of Freedom but he was allowed to do Highway 61 and Ballad of a Thin Man.

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2Doublee
Abr 12, 2011, 11:03am

Dylan is just a song and dance man after all.

First lines he sung in China:

Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna put my good foot forward
And stop being influenced by fools.

So much oppression
Can't keep track of it no more
So much oppression
Can't keep track of it no more
Sons becoming husbands to their mothers
And old men turning young daughters into whores

(Gonna Change My Way of Thinking)

Said more than the Eagles did in their tour. Can't recall that criticism.

3LolaWalser
Abr 12, 2011, 12:29pm

He's playing for the masses of fans, not the Politburo.

Of all the moronic things to worry about...

4geneg
Abr 12, 2011, 12:51pm

Fancy meeting you here, Lola! What-ho! I say!

Good for Bob. Speak truth to power. He's done it before.