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THE ODD COUPLE

Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard on the same stage? The NY Times runs a review. (Via Power Line) There's another account here.

And Expecting Rain links to the NY Observer's assessment of the new Dylan book by Greil Marcus:

Had Mr. Dylan’s 1966 motorcycle accident killed him, he could have gone out as a prophet, the voice of his generation, and all the other lazy phrases from the land where op-ed sonorousness meets a P.R. flack’s hyperbole. Instead, Mr. Dylan became deeply inconvenient. Which is why, when he shrugged off years of indifferent or lazy albums in the early 90’s and started making music that mattered again, it was baffling to some to have to treat him, after all these years, as something besides a has-been or an oldies act.

UPDATE: Marcus also pops up in a Dylanology essay in The Nation. (Via Arts & Letters Daily)

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