Bob Dylan Supports Economic Terrorism
Filed under: WTF
The times they are a-changin', and Bob Dylan's surprise decision to release his first Christmas album next month now comes with a banking tie-in that would have been unimaginable during the singer's 1960s protest years.
Citibank said on Tuesday that "Christmas In The Heart" will be available for Internet download to 13 million customers enrolled in the company's rewards program, during the week before it hits stores on October 13.
Nancy Gordon, executive vice president of Citibank's rewards program, said she expects the album will have "high appeal" to customers, who mainly get points by using their credit or debit cards. The CD will not be sold in branches of the Citigroup Inc unit.
Dylan, 68, will donate his proceeds from the Columbia Records release to charities that feed the needy. Columbia is a unit of Sony Corp.
Oh, Bob. Suddenly I don't feel like such a musical miscreant for not having a single one of your songs mixed in among my 10,000 indie tracks.
FAIL has a new soundtrack and apparently Bob Dylan is more than happy to be the one with the violin on the deck of the Titanic. Shame on you, homie, shame on you.
$C U Next Tuesday, Bob!