The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Friday, October 25, 2002
IF YOU AREN'T A SERIOUS DYLAN FAN, YOU CAN SKIP THIS ONE: I like the way
Radley Balko has organized his blogroll, with his hyperlinks sorted by Dylan album. Blood on the Tracks is Balko's favorite, so it refers to sites he hits daily. The Times They Are a-Changin' is filled with political songs, so it covers weblogs by hard-core libertarians. Love and Theft is Dylan's most recent studio album, so it gets the most recent additions to the link list. And so on.

I thought I'd extend the idea a little:

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: A blog of few words.

Self-Portrait: You're not completely sure, but you think it might be a joke.

Bringing it All Back Home: Alternately long-winded and electrifying.

World Gone Wrong: You keep going back to it, even though there's no original material.

Planet Waves: More interested in personal matters than in politics.

Biograph: Tries to cover everything.

Slow Train Coming: Very well-produced, but it gets creepy sometimes, epecially when it starts to talk about Arabs.

Infidels: Hawkish on Israel, incoherent on labor.

Another Side of Bob Dylan: This blog is liberal, but to a degree. It wants everybody to be free. But if you think that it'd let Barry Goldwater move in next door and marry its daughter, you must think it's crazy. It wouldn't let him do it for all the farms in Cuba.

And, of course:

Desire: Really good, except for "Joey."


posted by Jesse 10:46 AM
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