I am by no means a religious or spiritual person; however, I am amazed by some of the music that Dylan was putting out during his "Christian phase."  I attended a few concerts during those years.  I did not like the Christian message, but loved the energy.  His mid- to late-1981 concerts were an interesting mix of Christian stuff and his earlier "secular" songs.  This is to say that I am finally getting up the nerve to listen to the Sony/Columbia "Bootleg Series Vol. 13" of Dylan releases.  I have to say that it is fascinating.  This is brilliant.  Penn Jillette (the magician, comedian, etc.) wrote very moving notes for this release.  I don't agree with all his points, but they are interesting, heartfelt, and personal.  I heartily recommend either the 2-CD version or, if you are a Dylan enthusiast, the Deluxe version (8 CDs plus a DVD).   Again, I am not a religious person, but this is powerful musical art.

Near constant music since waking today... (making up for lost time not listening the past week?)

Beethoven “Pathetique” sonata; Daniel Barenboim

The Stones

Buffalo Springfield / CSN&Y / Neil Young 

(mix) The Doors, Petty, Eagles, Janis, Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, etc

Mendelssohn Overtures; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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