#NotBaconBitsAdvent - Day 4: From Bob Dylan to...

Yesterday on the #NotBaconBitsAdvent calendar we played Bob Dylan, so what did you choose for today's song? You can thank @OmandOriginal for this one...

Find the rest of the #NotBaconBitsAdvent calendar here

As always for #NotBaconBits, once you've listened to today's choice, we're looking for your suggestions for tomorrow's track. Join in by tweeting us your suggestions @albiemediaAM with the #NotBaconBitsAdvent hashtag or adding your suggestions in the comments of our #NotBaconBitsAdvent Facebook or Instagram post every day - remember the link can be as simple or contrived as you want, in any music genre (it doesn't have to be classical or pop) and you can link to anything about the song - the title, the artist, words in the song, something about the video ... anything as long as you can explain how you got there and show your workings. 

BUT REMEMBER for the #NotBaconBitsAdvent Calendar there must ALSO be a festive link of some sort AS WELL! Whether it's something in the name of the song or band/singer, or it was a Christmas number one, or that it mentions something festive like snow or fairylights or whatever, we're looking for a DOUBLE LINK this time around.

If we pick your suggestion for the next song link in the chain, you'll get the credit in that day's article and shout outs on our social networking streams.

Yes, I'm sorry, even though we had some brilliant suggestions for today's connection, I'm taking this one. So no, I'm afraid we're not having @WolfPaw36 excellent suggestion of The Band's song Christmas Must Be Tonight. Nor are we getting @STBwrites infinitely more tenuous link to The Times They Are a-Changin' as sung by Billy Joel. 

That is because I found this and it is incredible! Here is my connection suggestion:

Bob Dylan did a live album, called Dylan & the Dead, with The Grateful Dead. Now, Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist with the Dead, was great pals with David Grisman, virtuoso mandolinist and founder of "Dawg" music. There was a documentary about their friendship, titled Grateful Dawg, which included a lot never before seen concert footage, including this 8 minute improv as a bonus track on the DVD. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [and God rest ye, Jerry Mentalman too - Ed]

So, what are you going to do with that then, eh? There's plenty to link to, from carols to mandolins [to dogs! - Ed] so give us your suggestions for a linked festive song for tomorrow. 

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