Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

A Dylan Groupie Reports on a Weekend of Concerts

A few notes about the Dylan concerts I attended over the weekend. To the best of my recollection, this was my 8th and 9th time seeing Dylan perform and the first time in nearly six years. For my 24th birthday, … Continue reading

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Quotes for the Day: Tech N9ne and Bob Dylan on musical theater

  In order to bring you all this rawness I have learned from earth I hide behind face paint I can be who I want to be And I know its still me But I’m totally free with my face … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day: Hannah Montana on Verlaine and Rimbaud

Relationships have all been bad. Mine’ve been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud. Miley Cyrus’s cover of “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” stands out as a surprise highlight on the new Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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The Deafening Noise and Transient Joys of Las Vegas

Many people take a side trip from Las Vegas to visit the Grand Canyon. So I can’t be the first to comment on the jarring juxtaposition of ephemeral, glitzy, often tacky and ever-changing Vegas with a desertous, majestic, inhumane canyon carved from … Continue reading

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The Patriotism of Dylan

Sean Wilentz’s new book, Bob Dylan in America, includes this passage describing Dylan’s 1966 performance in Paris at which he draped a U.S flag on the stage for the second half of the concert eliciting “U.S. go home!” jeers from the French … Continue reading

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A Love Song for Monday: “When the Deal Goes Down”

I like this song a whole lot. It’s even one of my favorite songs to sing. I enjoy unwinding in the evening by playing it to myself on the piano. I like it because besides for being a sincere and … Continue reading

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A Song for Friday: “When the Levee Breaks”

A friend whose opinion I trust said he listens to Led Zeppelin. I am shamefully ignorant of their work apart from Robert Plant’s duets with Alison Krauss, so I have been digging around their catalog lately, looking for gems. I … Continue reading

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