Rain Down On Us All

On Saturday, the 10th of December, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in absentia. A gentle rain was falling here in Marin County, CA as Patti Smith sang his masterpiece, A Hard Rain’s A ‘Gonna Fall, in Stockholm.


Here is Patti Smith’s performance.

  13 comments for “Rain Down On Us All

  1. December 17, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Hi Allan, I love her and have followed it all…a stunning performance. She wrote a wonderful piece about her experience recently in The New Yorker.

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    • December 19, 2016 at 7:53 AM

      Hello, Jane, and thanks for the tip about the article. She serves as a wonderful example of being Human while in the Spotlight.

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      • December 19, 2016 at 8:27 AM

        Also, nice article in the NYT today about her “pop-up” performance at MOMA in NY. That would have been great to see! I saw her when she came to the Nourse this fall — she read from M Train and sang 5 songs…”People Have the Power!” 🙂

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      • December 19, 2016 at 9:35 AM

        “Sounds” like a lot of fun, Jane. Thanks.


    • December 19, 2016 at 3:34 PM

      I found the article, Jane, and really like what she had to say about her experience. Thanks again for the tip.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. December 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    great! thanks!!


  3. December 12, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Just remembered to say thanks. We got so caught up in watching this forgot to say how much we liked it and was touched by it.

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  4. December 12, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    This was a moving tribute. I would have gotten choked up too. Also, the weather-beaten steps are the perfect companion for the song.

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    • December 12, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      Thanks, Stephanie. I think that Ms. Smith showed us that it is OK to be Human in public.

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  5. alstacer
    December 12, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    Thanks for sharing your photo and Patti Smith’s rendition of Dylan’s Hard Rain The damp steps pictured in the rain brought to mind another song on a similar topic with more melody, less poetry but both filled with pathos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YcerSbxEWo Thanks for sharing, Al.


    • December 12, 2016 at 9:02 AM

      A great song, Al. Thanks for the link & reminder.

      I was moved by Patti Smith’s all-too-human moment in the second verse when she stumbled over the lyrics and asked to start over. A good example of regrouping and not giving up.

      Ω OTW


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