Change is the theme for the day. I’ll get into more details later, but for now, enjoy the one and only Bob Dylan singing Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” I’ve posted Ben Sollee’s version here before, and I like it the best out of all the remakes and covers. But Dylan is the one who inspired “A Change is Gonna Come.” It’s cool to see him singing the song in a tribute to Sam Cooke. And yes, it does sound like Dylan is gargling glass while he’s signing, but that’s what makes Dylan Dylan.
This is a follow up to yesterday’s post urging young people to change the current election system. This is my favorite musician, Ben Sollee, doing a Sam Cooke cover – A Change is Gonna Come.
I know, the cello, right? It doesn’t really conjure up anything beyond some painfully dull night at the symphony. But I was in the car kickin’ it with NPR blaring out of my speakers, bass thumpin’. Neighbors’ trippin.’ Basically everyone was playa hatin’ because I’m dope enough for public radio, yo… Anyway, they featured a musician/songwriter I had never heard of before. His name is Ben Sollee, and his instrument is the cello. It was actually very cool, and I’m going to get his new CD Learning to Bend. I found this video on Youtube for a song titled It’s Not Impossible (Boys Don’t Cry). Check him out! It’s a really unique sound.