“The Times They Are a-Changin’,” by Bob Dylan
— Friday, November 4th, 2011 —
A while back I had the opportunity to sit down with Greg Thornbury of Union University to record this week’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox,” an episode in which we talk about Bob Dylan’s song, “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”
Dylan, Thornbury says, “does a very good job listening in to where a society or a culture is, and standing alongside of it without representing any one political perspective.” Together we talk about how “The Times They Are a-Changin’” has something of a somber tone, a tone of judgment. We discuss how youth culture revolts against the status quo of the previous generation.
And Thornbury also gives his rationale as to why fans of “classic country music” should listen to Bob Dylan—who, I should add, was a good friend of Johnny Cash.