Something’s happening with Bob Dylan’s new Like A Rolling Stone video but we don’t know what it is – now we do!
Like A Rolling Stone, sung on Pawn Stars
Mobile News Flash – the Dylan folks in their wisdom published the video in Adobe Flash and it does not work on iPhones, Windows Phone 8 or Android. Anyone care to send them a link to HTML5 lessons.
Lots of fun !
Columbia/Sony and Bob Dylan have honed their marketing skills. Last month they released the Bob Dylan Bootleg App on iOS to support sales of “Another Self Portrait” released a few months before.
Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a getting its first official music video, nearly 50 years after the song was released.
“Like a Rolling Stone” came out in 1965. Like a Rolling Stone broke the mold for rock and roll hits. It was 6 minutes long, contained obscure poetic images and was Dylan’s big crossover song from folk to rock.
He premiered the song at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island just days after its release to the pleasure and disgust of the audience. Pete Seeger threatened to cut the mic cable with an axe.
Bob Dylan on The Classics channel
The video will allow viewers to switch between 16 different storylines that mimic television channels. The actors and hosts on each of these channels lip-syncs the lyrics to the song and viewers can move from one to another during the song seamlessly. There is a Dylan channel as well that features vintage footage.
I did a copy of Dylan’s last interactive video for Subterranean Homesick Blues. Let me see if I can find it.
Did! Check out – Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues Mashup
From CBS News