The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115502 Message #2473413
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Oct-08 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
Subject: RE: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
I don't really like comparing things and trying to determine which one is better. Both songs have good points and bad, and neither is in my list of the best songs of Ochs and Dylan. I suppose "fortune" and "wind" were toward the top of the list of commercially successful songs for Ochs and Dylan. The Ochs song I like best is "Changes," a far more sophisticated piece of poetry and music. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite Dylan song. I like a lot of his songs, although I usually prefer them sung by somebody else - I think I might pick "Every Grain of Sand" or "When the Ship Comes In." Just now, I came across a terrific Dylan song I hadn't heard before, Dignity.