Random Bob Dylan

Random Bob is sometimes the best Bob. I have about 300 Dylan songs on my wife’s iPod, which I set to play randomly while taking a penitential lenten treadmill run this evening. The ten songs that came up formed quite a kick-ass playlist — lent or no lent — which I duly scribbled down following the run:

1. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (from Empire Burlesque, 1985)

2. Baby, Stop Crying (from Street Legal, 1978)

3. Masters of War (from Freewheelin’, 1963)

4. Beyond the Horizon (from Modern Times, 2007)

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe (from Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964)

6. Just Like a Woman (from Blonde on Blonde 1966)

7. I’ll Keep It With Mine (from Biograph, 1985; recorded 1965)

8. Tangled Up in Blue (from Blood on the Tracks, 1975)

9. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)

10. Visions of Johanna (from Blonde on Blonde, 1966)


  1. Quin Finnegan says

    I’d forgotten how great “Visions of Johanna” is. That, and “4th Time Around”, which will hopefully pop up for you next time.

    And this reminds me of how great it is to actually hear Bob pop up on the radio, and how especially great it is when it’s something besides “Like a Rolling Stone.” Great as that is.

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