The Most Famous Not a Protest Song (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 The little boy didn't want to eat chicken. He did not like the flavor and smell, so he protested. He said, "I hate chicken! It tastes bad! I will never eat it -- ever! His mother looked at him and smiled. And she said, "Jimmy, that's... Read more
The Most Famous Not a Protest Song (Step 5)
ReadOasis Step 5 Protest songs speak out against problems in society. We can hear protest songs at pivotal moments of activism in western history, during the civil rights, anti-war, feminist, labor, and environmental movements. Protest singers have also sung about slave emancipation and women's suffrage. Of the many protest... Read more
Master of Words: Bob Dylan
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) It was January 1961. In the cold north of Minnesota, a young man of 19 years packed his bags. He was going to New York City. By car, the trip would take over 18 hours. And he was travelling by his thumb. In other... Read more
The Adventures of a Folk Singer
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) "I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet." - Bob Dylan It was January 1961. In the cold north of Minnesota, a young man of 19 years packed his bags and his guitar.  He was crossing 1,900 kilometers to New... Read more
The Adventures of a Folk Singer
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) But signing a record deal was just the beginning. Dylan had memorized hundreds of folk tunes, and on his first album, he recorded only one original song. But for his second album (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan), his surprising talent as a songwriter emerged. People... Read more
Master of Words: Bob Dylan
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) But signing a record contract was just the beginning. Dylan had memorized hundreds of folk songs. And on his first record, he recorded only two original songs. But for his second record (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan), the world saw his talent as a writer... Read more