The Times Really Are A Changin’ when Bob Dylan is talking directly to us on Facebook
“Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison,” Bob Dylan wrote on his Facebook page.
“I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow.”
“Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it. – Bob Dylan”
Bob Dylan is not the kind of person you expect posting on Facebook. But there it is, his first personal message on Facebook.
If we read too much into Bob Dylan’s first personal post on Facebook he might not do it again.
Dylan made the comment in Madison, Wisconsin.
He plays again tonight in Milwaukee Wisconsin as he winds his way eastO on the Never Ending Tour.
Dylan predicted Obama would win in a landslide, which more or less came true.
That he has political opinions is not unusual. Most people do.
The unusual thing is that he is openly expressing them on social media.
Of course, every one is using social media. The President has been on Reddit. The President held an Ask Me Anything session this summer. On election day, Obama sent out another Reddit encouraging people to vote.
“I’m checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote,” wrote the President.
President Obama gave Bob Dylan the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year.
In January 2010 President Obama invited Dylan to perform at The White House, where Dylan sang “The Times They Are A Changin’”
Bob Dylan “The Times They Are A Changin” performance at The White House PBS
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network