Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The coolest video I have ever seen

YouTube phenom Vania Heymann has created a video to Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" that allows you to switch across 16 channels. Folks from rappers to BBC weather analysts to the cast of "Pawn Stars" can be seen lip-synching to the lyrics -- REALLY lip-synching, not having their mouths rearranged by a computer trick -- while Dylan's scathing indictment of upperclass greed and indifference unfolds.

You toggle from channel to channel, using a switch to the left of the video (or the up-down keys on your keyboard), and no matter which place you land -- a kid's cartoon or a hipster's podcast -- the performers match the lyrics. (One of the channels shows Dylan doing the song live.)

I don't know whether this is the greatest rock song ever, as some have claimed. But this is the best video I've ever seen. The only place I've found it is here:

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/11/19/watch-an-incredible-new-video-for-bob-dylans-like-a-rolling-stone/


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

huh? best ever? idiot comment? one of the worst ever maybe .. that video was mediocre at best
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...

jeff lynn? jack bruce? hendrix? lennon? page plant? van zant? stevie? etc etc you kidding?

bohemian bob a mirage ... extreme bland ... a joke ... boring ... C- student dropped out as a freshman ... could not carry a tune or sing a lick ... could strum a few chords only ...
almost as bad as that terrible garcia grateful dead hippie yippie junk trash ...
most mainstream just didnt get it and still dont.. counter rev junk was junk ..





Lawrence Toppman said...

I didn't say Dylan was the coolest artist I've heard; I said this was the coolest VIDEO I've seen, because of the ingenuity, imagination and technical skill of the person who made it.

Although, at the risk of stating an extraordinary position, I would dare to claim that Bob Dylan is a more important artist than Steven Van Zant.

Anonymous said...

Steven? roflmfao

You a comedian, right?

Was talking about Ronnie who wrote all the westside Jax Skynyrd songs in his head and never wrote them on paper.

Include the Daytona Beach Allmans and Buddy Holly rock songs.

Dylan was folk not rock.

Anonymous said...

also Chuck Berry ...