My musical listening habits can be rather OCD in nature - with heavy emphasis on the 'O'. That Jake Bugg song that I wrote about recently was a case in point. Once I'd found it I listened to it repeatedly over and over again. At any given time a few albums become stalwarts and then I get a bit bored. I want something new to listen to but how do I source it?
Well live music events have been a source of inspiration but conventional music radio isn't really my bad. I have to listen to so much stuff there that doesn't really float my boat. I'll turn to Spotify radio though where I can choose a 'station' based on another artist that I like. It picks tracks with a similar feel. Those that don't appeal can be skipped over midway through. Perfect!
I came across this as part of a Billy Bragg themed selection. Given my proclivity for balladeers I'm not sure why Bob Dylan hasn't featured more in my repertoire over the years. Maybe (said the girl who loves Leonard Cohen!) I find him a little morose. This track is brilliant though. So upbeat and complex. I haven't figured out what it's about. May I won't As Dylan said himself 'It means something different every time I sing it'.