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Early Roman Kings (2012) part III: He had a left like Henry’s hammer

Early Roman Kings (2012) part I: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall Early Roman Kings (2012) part II: Anything goes by Jochen Markhorst   III         He had a left like Henry’s hammer They’re peddlers and they’re meddlers, they buy and … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Cooking Up More Mythologies (Part II)

Bob Dylan: Cooking Up More Mythologies part 1 by Larry Fyffe What Bob Dylan leaves out of song lyrics is often as important as what he puts in them.  Space is left for interpreters who dare to trek where angels … Continue reading

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All Directions 59: Going down down down

By Tony Attwood There is an index to the All Directions series here.  The idea of the series is to trace Dylan’s compositions in the order of their being written, to see what insights that gives us into what he … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Cooking Up More Mythologies

Previously in this series: The Mythology Of Bob Dylan The Mythology of Bob Dylan part II Bob Dylan And His Mythology (Part III): Emily Dickinson And The Door  The Mythology Of Bob Dylan (Part IV): Arthur Rimbaud Dylan and his … Continue reading

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Shadow Kingdom Part 2: An extra surprise at the end.

Bob Surprises us all, at least he surprises me. By Tony Attwood Pausing between writing up my review part one and the second section (imaginatively named, “part 2”), I saw a comment that had come in from a reader. “It’s … Continue reading

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Shadow Kingdom – Bob surprises all of us, or at least he surprises me

By Tony Attwood So here we go with Shadow Kingdom. I’d already heard that this was not really a live concert as we had been told, but a set.  Some already seem not to like it.  I don’t mind, because … Continue reading

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Beautiful Obscurity: Abandoned Love reworked

By Tony Attwood If you are a regular reader you will know that “Abandoned Love” is a Dylan song I have often championed as one of the great unknowns of Dylan’s songwriting career. You might also know that in the … Continue reading

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Early Roman Kings (2012) part II: Anything goes

Early Roman Kings (2012) part I: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall by Jochen Markhorst   II          Anything goes All the early Roman Kings in the early, early morn’ Coming down the mountain, distributing the corn Speeding through the forest, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan In Search Of Eden (Part III)

Bob Dylan In Search Of Eden (Part I) Bob Dylan In Search Of Eden (Part II) by Larry Fyffe ‘Gates Of Eden’, a song by Bob Dylan, is open to differing levels of interpretation though of course these levels must … Continue reading

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All Directions part 58: the 80s end on a musical high and the depths of despair

By Tony Attwood The previous episode in this series was All directions at once part 57: Most of the time Bob’s a genius The index to the series is to be found here  1989 was a year of confusion, of … Continue reading

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Early Roman Kings (2012) part I: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

by Jochen Markhorst   I           Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the early Roman Kings in their sharkskin suits Bowties and buttons, high top boots Driving the spikes in, blazing the rails Nailed in their coffins in top hats … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part III)

Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part II)   By Larry Fyffe The falcon of Horus flies at twilight: Far away in a stormy night Far away, and over the wall You … Continue reading

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Beautiful Obscurity: 8 covers of “Girl from the north country”

220 selected cover versions of Dylan songs Beautiful Obscurity: The man in me Hollis Brown, and why does it all have to be like this? The album of extraordinary rarities now has its own page. Beautiful Obscurity: The Dignity Covers … Continue reading

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On The Road Again (1965) part 4 (conclusion)

On The Road Again (1965) part I: I don’t know why everyone is so rude On The Road Again (1965) part 2: The shitting Pope On The Road Again (1965) part 3: A handsome Malacca sword-cane by Jochen Markhorst   … Continue reading

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NET, 1999, part 3 Touchdown at Tramps – Archaic Music

There is an index to earlier articles in this series here   The two earlier parts of 1999 are… NET, 1999, Part 1: Every night in a combustible way. Never Ending Tour, 1999, part 2 – Is everything as hollow as … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part II)

Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part I) by Larry Fyffe Bob Dylan messes around with mythologies – it could be interpreted that in the song lyrics below, that the narrator thereof takes on the persona of a modernized … Continue reading

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All directions at once part 57: Most of the time Bob’s a genius

By Tony Attwood Earlier episodes of All Directions are listed here The previous episode was “After the loss the rebuild” A while back I fantasized on the notion that Bob Dylan would one day knock on my door and in … Continue reading

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Tonight I’ll be staying here with you: the cover story

Beautiful Obscurity and the Covers Index 220 selected cover versions of Dylan songs Beautiful Obscurity: The man in me Hollis Brown, and why does it all have to be like this? The album of extraordinary rarities now has its own … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus

By Larry Fyffe As mentioned before – according to ancient Egyptian mythology, Horus is the son of Isis, the Goddess of the Moon and her twin brother Osiris; Set (or Seth), another brother of Isis, causes Osiris to descend to … Continue reading

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Dylan and the counter melodies: what is he up to?

By Tony Attwood In the article Never Ending Tour, 1999, part 2 – Is everything as hollow as it seems? Mike posed a really interesting question: “The oddest aspect of these 1999 performances of ‘Can’t Wait’, which Dylan regularly performed, is … Continue reading

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