Catching a Good Fish

Searching the sea of used books and magazines, this May 2011 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th birthday is a recent good catch. It's an insightful issue as we see music and history experts (and even the rock and film icons themselves) sharing their views on Bob Dylan's best 70 songs and what made "Like A Rolling Stone" a timeless freedom-loving anti-bourgeois anthem that became the best rock 'n roll song of all time.

The New York Times' chief pop music critic Jon Pareles describes well the songwriting and the impact in general: "The most powerful mystery of Dylan's songs is the way that, decade after decade, they shift with each new context. Every Dylan listener has had the illuminating, unsettling sensation of hearing a familiar song suddenly wrap itself around a new situation, with a well-known line suddenly revealing a whole new meaning."

How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

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