Monday, July 14, 2008

Song of the Week: Subterranean Homesick Blues

I didn't care much for Bob Dylan until relatively recently, thanks to Bede. I liked his songs well enough, but I preferred it when they were covered by other musicians. The song that's been getting a lot of play lately is Subterranean Homesick Blues. Follow the link for the Wikipedia article that explains the references within the song. Here is the iconic video:



As you may have guessed, there have been a number of homages to the video, including INXS' Mediate and the Wall Street Rap from the film "Bob Roberts". My favorite one is Weird Al Yankovic's Bob, which is comprised of palindromes that rhyme with each other within the verses. My favorite: "May a moody baby doom a yam?" (If you've ever tried to feed a reluctant toddler mashed sweet potatoes, then you understand that the answer is sometimes "Yes! Yes! What am I going to do with this moody baby?!")

I suppose you want guitar chords for this song. Here they are, though that last "B" should really be a D chord.

The visit to Santa Fe has been going well. We brought rain with us from Seattle, and my mom just said, "There's a flower in bloom! Quick, look at it before it dies." (My mom is still bemoaning the death of her trumpet vine.) My mom gave up her opera ticket Friday night so that my mom's partner could take me to see "Falstaff" at the Santa Fe Opera house. He also introduced Lucia to some Bob Dylan videos, and now she's calling him, "Mr. Tambourine Man."

4 comments:

jama said...

You've made my day (thanks, Jules, for sending me over)!Dylan is THE MAN. Here's the link to the special Dylan Poetry Friday I hosted back in March: http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/84908.html.

Thanks for the homage links :)!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Jama: Thanks! I'm off to check out your Dylan Poetry Friday link now.

Lone Star Ma said...

Sounds like fun.

eisha said...

I'd never seen the Weird Al parody before. That's brilliant!