Beyond Here Lies Nothing
[guest blog by Mark Scott]
A few months ago, Bob Dylan released his 33rd studio album, Together Through Life. While not as strong as his last few records, Together Through Life definitely has its moments: “Beyond Here Lies Nothing,” “Life is Hard” and “It’s All Good” stand out. The album, as I understand it, came about as a result of French director Julian Dahan (La Vie En Rose) commissioning Dylan to compose songs for his upcoming film, “My Own Love Song.”
This is the first video from the album. It was produced by IFC films and directed by a stuntman (Nash Edgerton). If nothing else, it says what I’ve been saying for years: that even if you lock your woman in a squalid apartment, pump her full of sedatives, slam her head through a television, and she smashes a bottle over your head, whacks you in the face with a frying pan, stabs you in the gut, and runs you over with a car, none of that means the two of you don’t really, really–deep down–truly love one another.