I’m back in NYC after a wonderful birthday vacation in Maine. I saw great friends, attended a fantastic concert (potential review forthcoming), and ate delicious food (who knew there is such a thing as a hash brown stuffed with egg and cheese?). Billy, PDs’ resident mixtape master, gave me a ride up to Maine and we discussed a lot of ideas and visions for Playtonic. Similarly, at my alma mater, I ran into Andrew Wilcox, member of the up and coming band The Time Travelers, who had some excellent insights for the blog. As Playtonic Dialogues continues to expand and evolve, rest assured that it will always be a community for inspiring friends and ideas. I encourage all to contribute and advance the dialogue!
Today, via Arts & Letters Daily, I found this article on Jewish Review of Books highlighting a new book by Seth Rogovoy titled Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet. It seems that the gist of this book is that Bob Dylan should be understood through the lense of Jewish theology. As the author puts it, “Rogovoy tries to make the case that the most important thing about Dylan is his Jewishness.” I find it hard to believe given Dylan’s ever-changing attitude toward religion. Do yall buy it?