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I contain multitudes, Parts 5 and 6

I Contain Multitudes – Parts 1 and 2 I Contain Multitudes Parts 3 and 4 by Larry Fyffe Part 5 King Ahaz makes a deal with the Assyrians, already occupiers of parts of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, in order … Continue reading

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Other people’s songs: Canadee-I-O

By Aaron Galbraith in USA, and Tony Attwood in UK Details of other articles in this series are given at the end. Aaron: Canadee-I-O is a traditional English folk ballad. It is believed to have been written before 1839. Tony: … Continue reading

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A Dylan Cover a Day: Masters of War

by Tony Attwood I’m sure everyone knows that “Masters of War” originated with the English folk song Nottaman Town.    The earliest recording of that song that I can lay my hands on is by Jean Ritchie in 1954 but … Continue reading

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Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 5

Crossing The Rubicon part 1: A hard-living, hard-drinking, hard-fighting guy Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 2: That day I’ll always remember Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 3: So many things that we never will undo Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part … Continue reading

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I contain multitudes Part 3 and 4

I Contain Multitudes – Part 1 and 2 By Larry Fyffe God’s no wimp, as expressed metaphorically in the following biblical verse: For He put on righteousness as a breastplate And an helmet of salvation upon His head And He … Continue reading

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NET, 2007, Part 3, One foot on the platform

NET 2007 Part 1: The light is never dying. Never Ending Tour, 2007, part 2: Your servant both night and day. The Never Ending Tour complete series index By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) It is not surprising that in 2007 Dylan … Continue reading

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I Contain Multitudes – Part 1 and 2

by Larry Fyffe And what I assume, you shall assume (Walt Whitman). Another ghost of a biblical prophet that floats around in the back of Bob Dylan’s Jungian mind is Isaiah. Isaiah’s a prophet, a prophet with a feminine side, … Continue reading

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Price of love: Dylan song number 627 (now with added lyrics)

By Tony Attwood It has been a long time since anyone told us that we had missed a Bob Dylan composition on this site, but it seems we have done: “The Price of Love”.  Jochen spotted the omission, so here … Continue reading

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Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 4

by Jochen Markhorst IV         Red River Shore 2: The Guy Strikes Back The Rubicon is the Red River, going gently as she flows Redder then your ruby lips and the blood that flows from the rose We have, alas, only … Continue reading

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The legendary next tour (part 2)

Dylan’s next tour will be legendary (part 1) What about Stockholm? Too many things to mention but here’s a few. What about the the 2009 live debut and only performance to date of Billy? Or the 2017 one-off performance of … Continue reading

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Buckley-Eyed Dylan

by Larry Fyffe Members of the Sound School of Dylanology dwell on rejigged, allusion-filled,  viewpoints about the trials and tribulations of human existence; even on the paste-up method employed by Post Modernist writers; though underplayed is the obvious fact that … Continue reading

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Other people’s songs: Step it up and Go

Songs selected By Aaron Galbraith; commentary by Tony Attwood Aaron: Bob Dylan recorded “Step It Up and Go” for his 1992 album “Good as I Been to You”. His interpretation has been described as being similar to Blind Boy Fuller’s … Continue reading

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Dylan’s next tour will be legendary (part 1)

by mr tambourine Bob Dylan hasn’t stepped on European ground for more than three years, which will be his first time here since the world has changed drastically. His touring so far that was limited only to the States hasn’t … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Is Los (parts I and 2)

by Larry Fyffe Taken as a whole, the metonymic motifs in the songs of Bob Dylan are not nearly as fragmented as they first appear. Mythologists, poets, writers, and other artists, speak up for the languageless, for the ‘silent’, Cosmos … Continue reading

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Patty Gone to Laredo: the recordings

By Tony Attwood.  Lyrics transcribed by Larry Fyffe “Patty gone to Larado” has always annoyed me in the sense that there is no recording of it on the internet which is readily – or at least easily –  available.  I’m … Continue reading

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Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 3: So many things that we never will undo

Crossing The Rubicon part 1: A hard-living, hard-drinking, hard-fighting guy Crossing The Rubicon (2020) part 2: That day I’ll always remember by Jochen Markhorst III         So many things that we never will undo I crossed the Rubicon on the 14th … Continue reading

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Untold Dylan Showcase: Embrace the Grace

Compiled by Tony Attwood Untold Dylan Showcase is a feature we’ve run whenever we’ve had the chance, which quite simply consists of recordings made by our readers or about our readers’ music making.   Sometimes the music we get is supplied … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Fly

By Larry Fyffe Biblical Beezlebub, linked to the worshippers of Baal, and later to Satan, seduces young women. The Lord of the Flies sneaks into lyrics performed by a Christian-oriented singer: They’d say when he grows up, watch out When … Continue reading

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Never Ending Tour, 2007, part 2: Your servant both night and day.

A list of the previous episodes is here. Never Ending Tour 2007 part 1: The Light is Never Dying By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) It’s natural that the more recent songs, in performance, find Dylan at his most enthusiastic. While we … Continue reading

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Considerations of Bob Dylan’s “Love Sick”

  by Denise Konkal I am revisiting this amazing compilation of Bob Dylan’s LIVE *Lovesick* performances. To me, this song brilliantly examines the deepest experience of love-longing. It effectively explores the torture that love can cause a person, especially when … Continue reading

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