Microwave Biscuit

Bob Dylan and Depression

Posted in Music by microwavebiscuit on July 6, 2008

When feeling depressed is it better to listen to Dylan or not? In the plus column, “Blood on the tracks” is quite possibly the world’s greatest album to listen to ’cause Bob really gets it. Conversely, when you listen to Bob because you are depressed you are then reminded of the last time you were depressed and put on Bob. This of course is known as the Dylan circle of depression wherein the listening of Dylan because you are depressed brings back old depression memories causing you to listen to more Dylan which in turn brings back further memories and so on until you are no longer able to get out of bed.

I’m stuck with a sense of Deja Vu as though I’ve written this post before although it could just be the Dylan.

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  1. Midknight said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oddly I can relate to that. For me I always remenber a cool early fall night I was pretty depressed and heard “Tangled Up In Blue” on a cassette tape for the first time. I felt an odd compulsion to play it over and over with headphones. To this day when I hear the song I can imagine the chill in the air just like that same night.

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