About the last thing I expected today was to hear a new 17 minute long song by old weird Bob Dylan. It’s more like a recitation than a song, with a lovely musical backdrop, a drifting narrative based around the assassination of JFK, filled with references to pop culture. “What’s new pussycat, what’d I say? Said the soul of a nation being torn away. And it’s beginning to go into a slow decay. And it’s 36 hours past Judgement Day”. It seems like a stream of consciousness ramble, a reflection on his own life and times and experiences. Strange and strangely compelling too. Listen here.