Today's soundtrack post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. This is a classic by his favorite singer, Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man, from his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home one.

Not much else can be said about the iconic Minnesotan singer. He's in a category of his own, having defined an entire generation, including Jobs himself.


Steve admired many musicians, like the Beatles or Ella Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald even performed in his 30th birthday), but Dylan was his absolute favorite by far. He used to play Dylan's songs on his guitar, and talk about the meaning of the lyrics with his friends. He even dated Joan Baez during the late 1970s and early 1980s (Baez had a relationship with Dylan during the 60s. She also helped to bring Dylan into national fame when she invited him to perform together at the Newport Folk Festival. This played a big part on Steve's fascination about Joan).

I had a hard time picking a favorite for this post. I wanted to post a few but, ultimately, I picked this one for the lyrics. Especially this section:

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way
I promise to go under it.

I hope there are iPods wherever you are, Señor Jobs. [Spotify, Amazon, iTunes]

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