Morning Mixtape: ‘Cold Irons Bound’ by Bob Dylan

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This video of Bob Dylan and his band performing “Cold Irons Bound” is from the bizarre, somewhat nonsensical 2003 film “Masked and Anonymous.” I like the movie, mostly because Bob is in it. I’ve said for a while that the joy of seeing Dylan in concert isn’t hearing him sing his classics. His voice is too blown out for that. But his stuff since 1997′s “Time Out of Mind” is really awesome. And he’s had the best band behind him since the Hawks. Enjoy.

Morning Mixtape: 2 minutes from upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special

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I’m not one to make a big fuss over Christmas. I’m almost 40. Christmas, in a secular sense anyway, is for children. That’s fine. I enjoyed a lot of Christmases as a boy. But as an adult, if I can properly lay claim to the title, the one thing that makes me giddy is the annual “Doctor Who” Christmas special, which has been a tradition for 10 years running. Here’s 2 minutes, 20 seconds from this year’s special via BBC America. Enjoy, my fellow Whovians.