Some info for those who asked
Got more than a couple of emails asking if I knew which Dylan song the Obama video used as inspiration.
Actually, it is inspired by two songs. The melody and lyrics riff from Dylan’s Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again. The imagery borrows from a short film of Subterranean Homesick Blues created to promote the 1965 documentary Dont Look Back by D. A. Pennebaker, and is considered a precursor to the ubiquitous modern music video.
Music video has fallen, huh?
Thought I would post the videos for both songs, so enjoy! I always loved the last card in Subterranean Homesick Blues, in particular, as well as Mr. Dylan walking off, so keep your eyes peeled and stay with it until the very end!
Please make a selection and press play
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again – Bob Dylan