jueves, 16 de abril de 2009

Conor Oberst y Bob Dylan

Al margen de las similitudes que creo se pueden hallar entre ambos artistas (salvando, obviamente, grandes diferencias), este post no se propone abordar dicho tema, sino simplemente recopilar dos pedazos de información reciente que quiero compartir, y esto en el mismo post, porque me da flojera hacer dos.

En primer lugar, está esta reciente entrevista a Bob Dylan, de la que quisiera resaltar esta parte:
Bill Flanagan: A lot of the acts from your generation seem to be trading on nostalgia. They play the same songs the same way for the last 30 years. Why haven't you ever done that?

Bob Dylan: I couldn't if I tried. Those guys you are talking about all had conspicuous hits. They started out anti-establishment and now they are in charge of the world. Celebratory songs. Music for the grand dinner party. Mainstream stuff that played into the culture on a pervasive level. My stuff is different from those guys. It's more desperate. Daltrey, Townshend, McCartney, the Beach Boys, Elton, Billy Joel. They made perfect records, so they have to play them perfectly ... exactly the way people remember them. My records were never perfect. So there is no point in trying to duplicate them. Anyway, I'm no mainstream artist.

Y en segundo lugar, quisiera llamarles la atención que desde ayer está disponible para ver en línea, tanto como para bajar en HD, un documental sobre la formación de The Mystic Valley Band, liderada por Conor Oberst, y que habrá de sacar nuevo disco este 5 de mayo que se avecina.