Monday, September 17, 2007

Thumbs down for Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine

The video of Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine, which just debuted on English TV (Channel 4), got the thumbs down in my household.

I appreciate that the remix single and the accompanying video will probably achieve their commercial purpose – help promote Dylan, the new 3CD compilation, in the youth market. But, creatively, they add very little to the Dylan catalogue. I find both the remix and the video inconsequential. But then I’m not the target market.

Some of the Bobcat guests who attended my small video launch party were less even-handed: “silly” and “sh*te” were among the politer reactions.

Gerry Smith