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Once Upon a Time, You Dressed So Fine

The video for “Like a Rolling Stone” might be the most endlessly re-watchable music video you’ve ever seen. Yes, that is “Like a Rolling Stone” the Bob Dylan song, released in 1965 and voted among the best songs in rock music history by just about every publication on the planet. The song now has an interactive music video that appeared without warning on Dylan’s website a week or two ago. It is composed of footage from fifteen different staples of American television—from The Price is Right through reality show The Bachelor through the MTC Business News—all featuring the same people, on the same sets, that you would see if you were to actually switch on your television. You can change channels at will, again as if you were actually watching television. There is just one difference. Everybody you lay your eyes on is mouthing along to “Like a Rolling Stone”. Continue reading