Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big, BIG Best of Chess Blogging Post Almost Done

Part I on Openings was here. Part II.

Part III will be done in a couple of days. It is large, as befits the final summation of very heights of the mammoth field of chess blogging.

Here's something wonderful to keep you happy until then:


James Stripes said...

Greil Marcus, Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads (2005) seems to suggest than Dylan himself only once nailed this song perfectly: the fifteenth take on the second day of recording, June 1965. Jimi makes the song his own, makes it about his own life, and when he misses a verse, as at Monterey 1967, no one seems to notice. This Winterland performance is certainly worthy of one of the greatest songs ever imagined.

Wahrheit said...

James, thanks! I agree with you on all points. I love the original Dylan--is the June 1965 the version we usually hear on the radio?

There is another clip (click on the upper left of the screen after you play the song) where they talk about how the Experience reached a sort of peak at Winterland.

Anonymous said...

Jimi is one of the few people I'd pay money to see in concert these days. Of course that's impossible, unfortunately.

On a kinda related note, I like the blog redesign. *thumbs up*

Robert Pearson said...

Thanks, I think it's more interesting, anyway! I am going to improve the sideboard next.