When we asked our listeners for their summer music resolutions back on June 1, we got a lot of interesting responses. Writer A.J. Jacobs' was simple: get to know the work of a singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan. We want you to help him.
(UPDATE: The listening party has been moved from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After much deliberation, Jacobs and the Soundcheck staff decided it was very important that John Schaefer watch "Pawn Stars" before getting down to business.)
"I have a lot of gaping holes in my musical education, but I think the gaping-est is...that I know very little about Bob Dylan" said Jacobs, whose books and articles have seem him strictly follow the Bible's rules for a year, outsource his whole life to India, and train himself into superhuman shape. "I've heard a few of his songs here and there, but I pledge to become much more knowledgable."
We checked in with Jacobs at the start of the summer, and now it's time to check in again - in the form of a listening party. At precisely 8:30 p.m. ET this coming Tuesday, July 24, join our host John Schaefer as he and Jacobs press "play" on a Dylan album and participate in a live chat as it progresses.
Which album will they listen to? You tell us! We're taking suggestions on Twitter, our Facebook page, and right here in the comments. Suggest away, and join us and your fellow listeners at 8 p.m. ET for a live discussion of the album as it plays. Who knows...you might just learn something along with Jacobs.