Not content to leave well enough alone (or in the case of his and Daniel Merriweatherâ€™s â€œStop Me If Youâ€™ve Heard This One Beforeâ€ coverâ€¦let dead dogs lie), Brit and brass man Mark Ronson has given Bob Dylanâ€™s â€œMost Likely Youâ€™ll Go Your Way (And Iâ€™ll Go Mine)â€ the hot fuzz treatment. And while weâ€™ll have to wait for Greil Marcus to give us the official word – as a metaphorical conceit, of course – to my ears it just sounds like Lord Ronson ran it through one of his low-cut Stax/high-pass Volt filters Ã la Sid Vicious-with-a-vagina Amy Winehouseâ€™s Dap-Kings. Nevertheless, like LeVar Burton, you donâ€™t have to take my word for it. Check out this lilâ€™ snippet from the James Bond-sounding site www.dylan07.com and vote â€œHells Noâ€ on Proposition 13 â€“ to keep Mark Ronson out of The Band and at least 500 feet away from Court and Spark at all times.
One more thing. If youâ€™re over 16, can be in Central London this coming Tuesday the 28th and agree to kick Portisheadâ€™s Geoff Barrow in his bloody olâ€™ wanker if you see him getting off the tube, then you might have a better chance than most of being in Ronsonâ€™s new video for â€œValerie.â€ Just send the pork-pie a pic of yourself in the post – with all of your contact information as well – at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know youâ€™re coming. I wonder if Steve Winwoodâ€™ll make it?