Somehow I just became aware of this release from 2014. What a story: someone found some old Dylan lyrics from the Basement Tapes era (1967) in a box. No music had been written for them, just lyrics on paper, stuff he never used. One of Bob’s people had the insight to contact the brilliant T-Bone Burnett, asking him if he wanted to do anything with them. Once T-Bone was sure Bob himself blessed this idea, he went and assembled a supergroup: Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford. (Along with a couple session guys and various other randoms, like Johnny Depp of all people.) He sent them all the lyrics and told them to write songs to back them as they saw fit. The group assembled some months later to record them.
And holy crap, y’all.
I remember “Kansas City” got some airplay around here at the time, but since I’m not super big on Mumford, I passed. I backed into this thing a few days ago after I saw a comment somewhere on a Dawes fanboi post (shut up) that tied Taylor into this proejct. I was hooked on the first listen, not just to his contributions, but all of them.
I wonder what Bob thinks of these. I looked but couldn’t find anything. Not surprising, given that he didn’t even want to tell us what he thought of winning the Nobel Prize. This collection gets my highest recommendation.
Yamada talks further about his experience in shooting “Miracles of the Namiya General Store” in Oita, how he manages to drive around the city, visited some tourist destinations, a challenge he had to overcome, and a new weapon he gained during filming.
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“A new field. I hope I can give an acting that can move people’s heart.”
Upon shooting the movie “Miracles of the Namiya General Store”, he experienced a new difficulty that he never faced before and gained a new weapon. That’s why he wishes. That this work could be an important heartfelt piece that can move the hearts of people who watches it.
people who are straight and cis: your friends and relatives should not be forced to choose between giving you an entire 101-level education in gender and sexuality or forever suffering through your clueless remarks/questions that, trust me, are sometimes incredibly painful, however well-intentioned you are
and they definitely should not have to spend years laying this groundwork of educating you in order to feel safe coming out to you
do. your own. research.
Even if you think you don’t know anyone who isn’t straight and cis, I guarantee you that you are wrong, and you should educate yourself so you’re not an additional burden to them before or after they come out to you. It is unfair to expect them to personally tutor you out of your cluelessness, when they’re the marginalised person and you’re the one with nothing to lose.
You have Google. Use it. And actively seek out writers who are trans and gay and bi etc and read what they have to say. Don’t rely on whatever bits of mainstream or even feminist media drift your way. Your loved ones deserve better.
someone you know who has to brace every time this topic comes up because you literally do not know how offensive you’re being, I love you but oh my god, please stop