Saturday, December 10, 2016
Patti Smith Should Have Sung Forever Young at the Nobel Prize Ceremony today
I mentioned before that Patti Smith went to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize for Bob Dylan. I heard that she sung A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the ceremony. You can see below that she flubbed a couple of lines. I forgive her for that, but I really feel that the wrong song was selected as this was a cold war song from the early 1960s. We should all look ahead to the future, no back upon the past.
I would have selected Forever Young which is much, kinder, gentler, and timeless. I just finished watching a DVD of The Last Waltz where Dylan sang it backed by the Band.