The linkerrific Zoilus has what appears to be the definitive nuancing of Dylan's relationship with activist politics.
Now is the time of year when New York concert organizations drive everyone nuts by scheduling all the best concerts simultaneously. I'll be at Miller for Nancarrow tonight, but I'd just as soon be at Carnegie for a David Daniels Handel thang, or downstairs at Zankel for a Robert Levin Mozart thang, or at the Met for the last Magic Flute, or at Cooper Union for a program of new works incorporating the spinet (“Spinet: an experiment on Gesamtkunstwerk - Totalart"), with — I kid you not — Prof. Kyle Gann performing the role of Abraham Lincoln.
Is it possible that Boston is going to win everything? And I don't mean just the World Series. I'll be going up on Friday for James Levine's grand debut as the Boston Symphony's music director. Mahler's Eighth: "The unattainable here becomes fact..."