Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Tour’s OK, but the Co-op ads worry me

Thanks to Pauline King:

“Unlike some Dylan Daily readers, I don’t have a problem with the NET: I always love Dylan gigs, and I’m sure 2009 will be no different.

“But the upcoming UK TV ads for the Co-op, for which Sony/Bob has licensed Blowin’ In The Wind, make me uneasy.

“Some will be reassured by the worthy left leanings of the Co-op business – it supports good causes as well as selling groceries, financial services and funerals – but I can’t stand it. If my local Co-op was the only supermarket I could use, I’d rather go hungry - it reminds me of Eastern European communism.

“The risk of Dylan associating his great art with a business is that many might not like the business and view the art in a lesser light.”