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Bob Dylan And Thomas Hardy (Part IV)

Bob Dylan and Thomas Hardy Part I Bob Dylan and Thomas Hardy Part II Bob Dylan And Thomas Hardy (Part III) by Larry Fyffe ‘The Hand Of Ethelberta’ by Thomas Hardy has a happy ending. From a poor background, young … Continue reading

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All Directions: the build up to religion (but everyone is wearing a disguise)

By Tony Attwood This is part of the “All Directions at Once” series which looks at the ebb and flow of Dylan’s writing across the years, rather focusing entirely on individual songs or (as our earlier episodes have done) individual … Continue reading

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Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (Part V): Are you going away with no word of farewell?

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (1965): 1 – Anything goes Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Part II: Can ya dig this? Love is just a four-letter wordPart III: Good and evil are but four-letter words, too Love is … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Thomas Hardy (Part III)

Bob Dylan and Thomas Hardy Part I Bob Dylan and Thomas Hardy Part II by Larry Fyffe In a Victorian novel about love and lust, the times they are a-changing. “Under The Greenwood Tree” by Thomas Hardy involves a schoolmistress and … Continue reading

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Never Ending Tour 1996 part 3: Berlin and Beyond

This series charts the NET from its origins to the present day, with multiple examples of Dylan’s performances through the period in question.  The full index is here. The most recent articles are… Never Ending Tour, 1996, part 1. Busy being … Continue reading

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Our Prodigal Son: another venture for the Untold Dylan Showcase

Intro by Tony Attwood From the earliest days of this blog it has been clear that we’ve attracted not just fans of Bob Dylan, but also academics and musicians who each bring their own input to the world of Bob. … Continue reading

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The Bob Dylan Twist Continued

By Larry Fyffe A list of earlier articles in this series on the subject of Dylan’s rhymes appears at the end of this article. ————— In the poem beneath, the end-rhyme be ~ ”someone’/’run’: I’m petty sure she’ll make me … Continue reading

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Beautiful obscurity: the amazingly amazing cover versions of Blind Willie McTell

Selections by Aaron Galbraith, commentary by Tony Attwood This series takes a new – and personal – look at some of the more unusual cover versions of Bob Dylan’s music.  It started out from a previous series which was summarised … Continue reading

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Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word – Part IV: Tennessee

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (1965): 1 – Anything goes Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Part II: Can ya dig this? Love is just a four-letter wordPart III: Good and evil are but four-letter words, too by Jochen … Continue reading

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All Directions: the early 70s and Bob Dylan’s themes in his first 15 years

By Tony Attwood This is part of the “All Directions at Once” series which looks at the ebb and flow of Dylan’s writing across the years, rather focusing entirely on individual songs. There is an index to the whole series of … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Approximately

By Larry Fyffe Immersed singer/songwriter/musician is Bob Dylan in the Jungian sea of songs and literary works from the days of yore, including the Holy Bible. Beneath there be a somewhat sorrowful song: We carried you in our arms On … Continue reading

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Love is just a four-letter wordPart III: Good and evil are but four-letter words, too

Previously in this series… Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (1965): 1 – Anything goes Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Part II: Can ya dig this? ———— by Jochen Markhorst Part III: Good and evil are but four-letter words, … Continue reading

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Dylan Obscuranti: the final track, and anyone fancy designing a cover?

By Tony Attwood “Dylan Obscuranti” is an imaginary album, that I have created to highlight just a handful of tracks that Dylan has composed, and specific performances that he (and occasionally others) have given, which I think are sublime in … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And His Mythology (Part V)

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   by Larry … Continue reading

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Dylan Obscuranti: Track 11/12 – Those Christian Moments

By Tony Attwood While most of the Dylan catalogue has been highlighted over and over again, there are odd moments that haven’t had too much attention, so that’s what this “Dylan Obscuranti” collection brings together. In effect I had the … Continue reading

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Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Part II: Can ya dig this?

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (1965): 1 – Anything goes by Jochen Markhorst Part II: Can ya dig this? Youth is blessed with perception, but still lacks reflection. Which is amply demonstrated by the infamous, embarrassing dialogue between young … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Three Cranes (Part ll): Washington Irving

Bob Dylan And The Three Cranes Part 1 By Larry Fyffe Seriously though, the influence of stories by Washington Irving pops  up in a number of song lyrics by Bob Dylan: While riding on a train going west I fell … Continue reading

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Never Ending Tour, 1996,  Part 2  – More Liverpool

There is an index to this series of articles on the Never Ending Tour here. This is episode 32; the first part of the series about Liverpool appeared as Never Ending Tour, 1996, part 1. Busy being born. With Al … Continue reading

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Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (1965): 1 – Anything goes

by Jochen Markhorst   Part I: Anything Goes In February 1981, a touchingly young Elvis Costello performs on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show, the second time Costello is on American television. He plays two songs (beautiful renditions of “New Lace Sleeves” … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Three Cranes Part 1

  By Larry Fyffe Embedded in the song verse below be a riddle that first must be decoded – hint, ‘Henry’ is the name of the main soldier in ‘The Red Badge Of Courage”: Now, I’m starting to drain My … Continue reading

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