While live music might seem liek a distant memory at the moment, we’re deciding to dip into the Far Out Magazine archives to get our musical fix. This time, it’s the great Bill Murray providing the entertainment.
While millions of people around the world remain in lockdown, there really is only one man to turn to at a time of crisis. Murray, no stranger to the karaoke scene, joined forces with fellow Hollywood A-lister for a wholesome rendition of a Bob Dylan classic.
The duo, who took the stage a couple of years ago, joined a star-studded bunch of well-known faces in celebration of Dylan’s 77th birthday in an event which was held live from New York City’s town hall.
The concert, which also coincided with the 55th anniversary of Dylan’s iconic gig at the same venue in 1963, was titled ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ and produced by the late and great Hal Willner. The event welcomed a host of actors, comedians and musicians to put together a song for song recreation of the past event.
While the likes of Laurie Anderson, Emily Haines, Mark Kozelek, Nels Cline, Peter Wolf, and Natalie Cressman all appeared before Steve Buscemi joined in for ‘Talkin’ and Bill Murray put together a rendition of ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right’.
Check out the fan footage and full setlist, below.
‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ Setlist:
Ramblin’ Down Thru the World
Bob Dylan’s Dream (with Emily Haines)
Talkin’ New York (with Laurie Anderson)
Ballad of Hollis Brown (with Lisa Fischer & Teddy Thompson)
Walls of Red Wing (with Bob Neuwirth)
All Over You
Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues (with Steve Buscemi)
Boots of Spanish Leather (with Geoff Muldaur)
Hero Blues (with Peter Wolf)
Blowin’ in the Wind (with The Milk Carton Kids)
John Brown (with Teddy Thompson)
Tomorrow is a Long Time (with Joan Wasser)
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall (with Lisa Fischer)
Dusty Old Fairgrounds
Who Killed Davey Moore? (with Mark Kozelek)
Seven Curses (with Greg Tate)
Highway 51 (with Terry Adams)
Pretty Peggy-O (with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog & The Milk Carton Kids)
Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag (with Gina Gershon)
Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right (with Bill Murray + Joan Wasser)
Hiding Too Long (with Anne Waldman)
With God on Our Side (with Mark Kozelek)
Masters of War (with Emily Haines)
Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie (with Bob Neuwirth)