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Dignity (1989) part VI – The gay scientist

by Jochen Markhorst Dignity Part 1: A bloody mess Dignity Part II: You can never play too much Bob Wills Dignity Part III: One line brings up another Dignity Part IV: I contain multitudes Diginity Part V: Nowhere to fade … Continue reading

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NET 1993 Part 5 – A series of dreams

By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) In November 1992 Dylan released an album of traditional songs and covers. These were recorded in his own garage with only his producer and sound engineer present. Apparently he undertook the album because of a contract, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part V)

By Larry Fyffe Philip Saville sees Bob Dylan perform in New York where the young singer/songwriter performs a number of folk songs: Oh the cuckoo is a pretty bird, and she wobbles as she flies But she never sings ‘cuckoo’ … Continue reading

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Bob’s oddities: What I go through to find an astounding work of genius!

By Tony Attwood I started out to do another in the series of Bob’s rarities – performances only heard once or twice on the Never Ending Tour.  But I got rather sidetracked, and rather than just delete all  the blind … Continue reading

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One too many mornings: dangerously close to the edge of the abyss

by Jochen Markhorst “He saw right from his side and I saw right from mine, and we wore each other down for it.” Suze Rotolo opens the chapter “Breaking Fame”, the chapter from her autobiography A Freewheelin’ Time (2008) that … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part IV): Intertextuality

Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter part 1 Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part II) Bob Dylan and Harold Pinter Part III Hearts of Fire by Larry Fyffe ‘The Madhouse On Castle Street’ is a Post-Pinter TV play in that it … Continue reading

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All Directions at once part 12: 1966 – after desolation, dissolution

by Tony Attwood Bob Dylan finished 1965 by getting married, writing “Visions of Johanna” and then going on tour.  That tour has since been described as leaving him utterly exhausted, and various accounts have him behaving irrationally at times during … Continue reading

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The art work on Bob Dylan’s albums: Self Portrait

Details of all the articles in this series on the art work on Dylan’s albums can be found here By Patrick Roefflaer Released:                    July 8, 1970 Painter:                       Bob Dylan Photographers:           Al Clayton, John Cohen and David Redfern Art-director: … Continue reading

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The final sideman: the last selection of Dylan helping out his friends

by Aaron Galbraith This is the last in the series examining Dylan’s work as a session man for hire.  There are rumours of course of other Dylan sessions playing with his friends … is that Bob on harmonica on George … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part III): Hearts Of Fire

Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter part 1 Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part II) By Larry Fyffe Off to the Land of Blake, and Wordsworth’s Lakes, the young Bob Dylan flies. There, an association with BBC-TV director Philip Saville acquaints … Continue reading

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Dignity: part V – Nowhere to fade

Dignity Regained Dignity Part 1: A bloody mess Dignity Part II: You can never play too much Bob Wills Dignity Part III: One line brings up another Dignity part IV: I contain multitudes by Jochen Markhorst V          Nowhere to fade … Continue reading

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All Directions at Once 11: Beyond the remains of Desolation Row

A full index to the previous articles in this series is available here. By Tony Attwood After composing “Desolation Row” Bob Dylan might have been forgiven for taking a little break; he had after all created a monument, something that … Continue reading

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Never Ending Tour, 1993, part 4 – The Supper Club and beyond.

By Michael Johnson On the 16th and 17th of November, 1993, Bob Dylan did a two day season at New York’s Supper Club, doing two concerts a day, morning and evening, ten songs per concert. The recordings made at these … Continue reading

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The Highway Is for Gamblers: Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen Take a One-way Trip

This article originally appeared on “Pop Matters”. By Christopher John Stephens Director Joyce Chopra’s 1985 film Smooth Talk could have been a perfect adaptation of the difficult 1966 Joyce Carol Oates short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Certainly … Continue reading

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Dylan’s videos: The Wilbury years

By Aaron Galbraith For this week let’s take a quick look at the videos put out by The Traveling Wilburys. I say “quick” as once you’ve seen one Wilbury’s video you’ve seen ‘em all. Still they are a lot of … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter (Part II)

Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter part 1 by Larry Fyffe Bob Dylan becomes aware of English playwright Harold Pinter’s motifs concerning lower and middle class families even before he performs on TV in the “log cabin” for the Canadian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Dignity part IV: I contain multitudes

by Jochen Markhorst Previously in this series Dignity Part 1: A bloody mess Dignity Part II: You can never play too much Bob Wills Dignity Part III: One line brings up another   Herodotus finds it worth mentioning in his … Continue reading

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Why does dylan like Pontchartrain, Legend in my time, and Homeward Bound?

Selection by Aaron Galbraith, words by Tony Attwood The Lakes of Pontchartrain This is a rarity – for we can start with an explanation of how Bob came to learn one of the songs that needs covering in the “Why … Continue reading

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All directions at once part 10: Everybody’s shouting, “Which side are you on?”

by Tony Attwood Links to the previous articles in this series appear at the foot of this piece and on the “All Directions” Index In this series I am trying to put forward the notion that while there is a … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Harold Pinter part 1

By Larry Fyffe In the empty lot where the ladies play blindman’s bluff with the key chain And the all-night girls they speak of escapades out on the ‘D’ train We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight Ask … Continue reading

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