Wednesday, February 8, 2012

don't think twice, it's all right


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu (6 century bce) philosopher & author of tao te ching


wall wednesday continues.

i must say i always enjoy a graffiti tag with a positive message - although, when i think about it, i guess i have to say not all thinking is positive -- and as shakespeare cautions in hamlet - there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

don't think twice, it's all right
bob dylan wrote the song in 1962 the song has gone on to become folk standard and has been covered by an incredible array of artists including joan baez (below), and peter, paul, and mary, odetta, johnny cash, burl ives, billy bragg, and scores of others.

now that i think about it i remember coming across a blurb about a new cd called chimes of freedom: the songs of bob dylan honoring 50 years of amnesty international - on the recording is a cover of the so by rapper and rising pop star. i just checked out kesha's version, it definitely pushes the envelop.



photo: cleveland, february 2012

7 comments:

Nan said...

My very favorite version is by Brett Dennen and Ted Lennon.

Daisy said...

Lots of food for thought dear mouse!

Daisy said...

ps. I couldn't comment last night because the word verification wasn't working...kept "invalidating" me! But Ha! I win in the end! :-)

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