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Jet Pilot 5: The mixed up, muddled up, shook up world

Jet Pilot (1965) part I: Greetings from Vermillion Jet Pilot (1965) part II: I threw it all away Jet Pilot part III: A whole lotta woman Jet Pilot part IV: What is the most important thing in your life? by … Continue reading

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Dylan Obscuranti – track 8 “Ballad for a friend”

A new Dylan Album By Tony Attwood Dylan Obscuranti is an imaginary album consisting of both lesser known Dylan songs performed either by himself or other people, including re-worked cover versions of songs which take the song into somewhere completely … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Mythology (Part II)

Previously in this series: The Mythology Of Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s Mythology (Part II) by Larry Fyffe History shows that John Calvin’s Puritan theology with its doctrine of ‘original sin’ has a big impact on the development of the “American … Continue reading

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All directions: the end of Street Legal – filling in the gaps.

By Tony Attwood This is episode 39 of All Directions of Once.  The last two articles were… Where now Señor? There’s more than enough time to think But which direction? Bob’s 1977 solution Please do click on the link above … Continue reading

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Jet Pilot IV: What is the most important thing in your life?

by Jochen Markhorst Jet Pilot (1965) part I: Greetings from Vermillion Jet Pilot (1965) part II: I threw it all away Jet Pilot part III: A whole lotta woman IV         What is the most important thing in your life? She’s … Continue reading

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The Mythology Of Bob Dylan

  by Larry Fyffe According to the mythological visions of Bob Dylan that are transported through his music and lyrics, we observe in the early history of ‘discovered’ America, the mill wheel of life grinding along quite simply, and rather … Continue reading

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NET, 1995, Part 3, The Prague Revelation – down in the flood

This article is part of our on-going series tracing the Never Ending Tour, with commentary and audios of the performances. A full index of all the articles tracing the tour from 1988 onward, is available here.  The two previous articles … Continue reading

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Jet Pilot part III: A whole lotta woman

by Jochen Markhorst Jet Pilot (1965) part I: Greetings from Vermillion Jet Pilot (1965) part II: I threw it all away III         A whole lotta woman Well, she’s got Jet Pilot eyes from her hips on down All the bombardiers … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Jungonauts

by Larry Fyffe Singer/songwriter/musician Bob Dylan often messes around with motifs presented in ‘high’ and ‘low’ Literature and Musichology. As with the rather joyous song lyrics below: She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes She’ll be driving six … Continue reading

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All Directions: but which direction? Bob’s 1977 solution

This is episode 38 of “All Directions at Once”, a series which considers Bob Dylan’s songwriting in the order in which he wrote the songs, attempting to see Dylan’s creativity as a wave form, endlessly ebbing and flowing, considering how … Continue reading

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Jet Pilot (1965) part II: I threw it all away

By Jochen Markhorst Jet Pilot (1965) part I: Greetings from Vermillion II          I threw it all away Well, she’s got Jet Pilot eyes from her hips on down. All the bombardiers are trying to force her out of town. It … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Neither Over The Hill Or Far Away

by Larry Fyffe Bob Dylan pays tribute to folk, country, gospel, and blues songs as well as nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and higher forms of literary output: The party’s over, there’s less and less to say I got new eyes, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s greatest, yet still obscure, lines

by Tony Attwood Getting on for five years ago I wrote a little piece in which I tried to highlight a few of Bob’s great lines which were not the ones that everyone would immediately know. Most of my choices … Continue reading

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Jet Pilot (1965) part I: Greetings from Vermillion

  By Jochen Markhorst Well, she’s got Jet Pilot eyes from her hips on down. All the bombardiers are trying to force her out of town. She’s five feet nine and she carries a monkey wrench. She weighs more by … Continue reading

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NET, 1995, Part 2: The Prague Revelation – Salt for salt, Peak Prague

This is part of our mega-series covering the whole of the Never Ending Tour.  There is an index to the series here. By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) In the first post in this 1995 series ( See Part 1 ) I … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Andrew Marvell (Part II): Visions Of Juliana

Bob Dylan And Andrew Marvell Part 1 By Larry Fyffe Take what you have gathered from coincidence, but both poet Andrew Marvell, and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan present to their audience a Gnostic-like vision of the Cosmos; it’s physical side, pierced … Continue reading

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All directions: where now Señor? There’s more than enough time to think

by Tony Attwood This is episode 37 of “All Directions at Once”, a series which considers Bob Dylan’s songwriting in the order in which he wrote the songs, attempting to see Dylan’s creativity as a wave form, endlessly ebbing and … Continue reading

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Time Passes Slowly but oh how gorgeous were those alternatives

  by Jochen Markhorst Infidels (1983), which is celebrated as a resurrection, is not Dylan’s first comeback. That would be the album New Morning (1970), another work for which time has been less kind than the press and fans were … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Andrew Marvell Part 1

  by Larry Fyffe Andrew Marvell is grouped in with the Metaphysical poets; he advances the “carpe diem’ theme that’s present in the poems of Robert Herrick as well – seize the day, including having have sex every chance you … Continue reading

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John Wesley Harding: the art work

Patrick Roefflaer This article is part of a series of over 30 articles which review the artwork on each of Dylan’s albums.   Today it is John Wesley Harding. You can find an index to all the previous articles in this … Continue reading

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