A counter-culture weekend

I was glad to read this favorable review by John Douglas, who doesn’t easily give good reviews, of Bob Dylan’s movie “Masked and Anonymous” which is playing at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI. Dylan’s creation is a worthy trip. I have been eagerly awaiting this film since reading about it at Salon.com a month ago. Being an “art film”, it has received little publicity even though Salon listed it as one of the ten best of 2003. Now it is playing at a small art theatre here. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack from the film for the past month and just love it. Imagine Dylan being sung in Japanese, Italian and Spanish along with his own versions of some songs. I can’t wait until Sunday when my wife, friends and I can go see it. I’ve been a fan of Dylan since the mid-sixties. (This is much better than watching the Superbowl on CBS which refuses air ads by MoveOn and PETA.)

We’d go tomorrow, but we’re going to see Michael Moore who’s speaking at the Fountain Street Church at 6:00 pm. I really appreciate Moore for speaking the truth boldly. We need more people like him who are willing to confront the lies, deceptions and destruction of our nation by the powers that be.

What a great weekend to look forward to. Seems like the counter-culture is alive and well here in conservative, Christian West Michigan after all. Hallelujah!



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