Music Monday honors Bob Dylan ~ A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall sung by Patti Smith

This past Saturday, Nobel laureates gathered on a stage in Stockholm to receive their awards. Bob Dylan, who won the prize for literature was absent. During the awards ceremony, singer Patti Smith performed Dylan’s song ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ in his place.

At one point during the performance, Smith falters, apologizes, and says she is nervous. The audience applauds and she continues.

Her humility shows her for the class act that she is. She is human and imperfect. Her rendition of the song is wrought with emotion, and for me, that is much more important than perfection.

Enjoy, and I hope your week is a great one,

~eden

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10 responses to “Music Monday honors Bob Dylan ~ A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall sung by Patti Smith

  1. Respect — to Patti Smith, a great artist, and to you, a great artist and person. You noticed and appreciated the beauty of being human and brought it to our attention. Thank you.

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    • Thanks Michael. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to do justice to Dylan and the song, and to do so in front of a distinguished audience must have been even more daunting. I thought Patti Smith was eloquent and graceful, and even when she stumbled, she was honest about it. Her behaviour resonates with me, especially now, in a world of boorish artists who take themselves too seriously.

      Patti Smith was there to serve the song, and she did it beautifully.

      Big hugs to you Michael, xox
      eden

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  2. suenador

    So well said Eden. Long after we forget the beautiful lyrics we will remember Patti’s humility. Being able to pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and keep going as the world watches…well that’s a valuable lesson for the rest of us! xo

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  3. She has a terrific take on the song!

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  4. Oh wow, I meant to watch this after reading about it. I’ve seen singers kinda bluff their way through mistakes. But I like how she graciously handled this. I also read this song isn’t an easy one to sing either. I’m gonna look for the lyrics now.

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