Thursday, March 18, 2010


This is my entry for 'Subterranean'.

It's a tribute to the single by Bob Dylan which was entitled 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'.
Must have been amazing to hear something like that when it first came out.

I remember back in college I made a really misjudged comment when I suggested that hip hop had it's roots in this style of wording which was almost 'spoken word poetry'.
At this, my listener fell about laughing and proceeded to tell everyone that I'd just stated that "Bob Dylan was the one that invented Hip hop". There was no explaining myself at the time. 
That wasn't what I was saying at all. But let's just say that during the sixties, spoken word poetry was very popular and that this hit single was clearly influenced by that. 

Gil Scott Heron was doing spoken word also and a lot of rappers and hip hop artists still state Gil Scott Heron as an influence to this day. 

So, there's some connection albeit a very murky and fuzzy one. 

I will also state though that had there never been a 'Bob Dylan' it's still reasonable to assume that there would still have been a 'Public Enemy' some where along the line. :)


k.h.whitaker said...

nice drawing

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Mike said...

Excellent drawing.

Gregor said...

Thanks people!

Thanks especially to 'Anonymous'. one of the most encouraging comments I've read about my posts.