something is happening

Something Is Happening

The folk singers and protest marchers who drifted around the edges in the Sixties thought they were heralding a revolution, thought they were the cutting edge of a grand tradition, but they were the death throes of that tradition, Woody Guthrie’s stillborn children, their peaceful revolution was a last fling before the global corporation’s final lock down.

That’s why they went up in arms when Dylan went electric and began writing songs like Desolation Row and Ballad of a Thin Man. They knew something was happening, but they didn’t know what it was, shaking tambourines at the sky and singing we shall overcome in the fast-approaching darkness.

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