You’ll surely enjoy Bob Dylan’s opinion of music streaming


It’s that time of the year when Music Ally’s thoughts turn inexorably to Bob Dylan (and specifically to this music video by Bob Dylan). So we were pleased to see that Dylan has given a new interview in which he gives his opinion of music streaming.

Is it a crystal-clear factual statement with no verbal flourishes, or a delightfully gnomic stream of rhythmic consciousness? You know the answer to this question already.

“Everything’s too easy. Just one stroke of the ring finger, middle finger, one little click, that’s all it takes. We’ve dropped the coin right into the slot. We’re pill poppers, cube heads and day trippers, hanging in, hanging out, gobbling blue devils, black mollies, anything we can get our hands on,” Dylan told the Wall Street Journal. “Not to mention the nose candy and ganga grass. It’s all too easy, too democratic. You need a solar X-ray detector just to find somebody’s heart, see if they still have one.”

We also enjoyed his views on technology. “It’s a magic show, conjures up spirits, it is an extension of our body, like the wheel is an extension of our foot. But it might be the final nail driven into the coffin of civilisation; we just don’t know.”

Written by: Stuart Dredge