Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Bob

Dylan, that is. Mr. Zimmerman is 70 today as you may have seen.

Why not take out No Direction Home from our DVD Collection to celebrate? Directed by Martin Scorcese, the award winning documentary film chronicles Dylan's much-discussed cross over from folk singer to rock star in the sixties. It also includes discussion by Dylan and others of his musical tastes and influences from the Clancy Brothers to Billie Holliday.

Or if you're feeling green, how about a look at Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature by Mark Edwards, which contains a collection of stunning photographs taken by Edwards over 40 years, detailing environmental and humanitarian concerns, and marries them with the lyrics of Hard Rain, written by Dylan during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The book also contains essays by Robert May, John Elkington, Geoff Lye, Jonathon Porrit and David Bohm.