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The Ear Has To Travel #9 – The SmithDylanCohen Special with KitKat

2 February 2017

“What brings about the great shifts in the world of literature? Often it is when someone seizes upon a simple, overlooked form, discounted as art in the higher sense, and makes it mutate.“

Horace Engdahl, presentation speech for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

Playlist

Chapter 1 – Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah
Take This Waltz
Treaty
Story of Isaac
Suzanne
Came So Far For Beauty
Avalanche
There Is A War

Chapter 2 – Bob Dylan

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
All Along The Watchtower
Desolation Row
Man On The Street
Idiot Wind
The Times They Are A-Changing

Chapter 3 – Patti Smith

Birdland
Libbie’s Song
Wave
My Blakean Year
Summer Cannibals
Babelogue
Rock’n’Roll N*****
Gloria

All texts read in between songs are taken from Nick Cave’s The Sick Bag Song (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2016).

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