Channels they are a changing

Days after I watched the interactive video of Dylan’s 1965 hit “Like a Rolling Stone, I am still not able to shake off its after-glow.

For hours I kept flipping through its 16 channels, watching TV stars lip-syncing the song.  I am still tangled up in its brilliance.

I loved the magical moment when  Danny Brown eating falafel and a hot dog sings “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”.  When you reach The Bachelor styled reality show you see a girl-fight where the glam-dolls finger-point, neck-swirl while sing-talking “You used to laugh about /Everybody that was hangin’ out /Now you don’t talk so loud /Now you don’t seem so proud /About having to be scrounging for your next meal”. As you flip through the channels, you see Marc Maron’s radio routine where he tells his guest: “You’re invisible now, you’ve got no secrets to conceal.”

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Creating a video that does justice to the great Troubadour of Conscience and his legacy, commands an appropriate use of style and medium.

I love the cute couple on the Rom Com channel, and the moment when the guy sings You’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely/But you know you only used to get juiced in it”

Its incredible how new social mediums are able to flawlessly carry a classic soul of yesterday and offer it to its attention deficit masses – (Mashable asked its readers to create Vine videos inspired by your favorite LPs and EPs:  https://vine.co/v/hr6a5eg5m09)

Remember the scene in I’m Not There where young Dylan rides a boxcar, and visits a rural family.  To encourage him to create songs that belong to his generation, the woman of the house gives him a curt yet a heartfelt advice “”Live in your own time, child. Sing about your own time.”.

When Vania Heymann, the director of this video adds a new interactive digital twist to the single “Like a Rolling Stone’ she does exactly that. Lives her own time.

And what a time it is!  

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2 thoughts on “Channels they are a changing

  1. Just goes to show that classics don’t age; they just become mirrors that reflect the altered realities of changing times. Nice to know that the generation after mine still digs stuff that the generation before mine dug.

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