«Well, God is in His heavenAnd we all want what’s hisBut power and greed and corruptible seedSeem to be all that there isI’m gazing out the windowOf the St. James HotelAnd I know no one can sing the bluesLike Blind Willie McTell» If we look out our window in any hotel tonight, nothing much has … Continue reading Lone Pilgrim At The Heels of St James – Bob Dylan in Porto, 1st of May, 2019.
Da min kjære salige farmor ble spurt om det fineste hun visste, svarte hun: "Å se sola gå ned over Buafjellet." Det var utsikten fra kjøkkenvinduet på den lille gården ytterst i havgapet, små kår i karrige strøk, fiske og småbruk, nøysomhet og tålmodighet. Når Tove Bøygard gir oss "Småkårstestament" synger hun ikke bare om … Continue reading “Av jord er vi kommet.” Om “Jord”, 2018, Tove Bøygard, Lucky B Records.
"The truth was obscure, too profound and too pure, to live it, you’ll have to explode." Truth has always been under attack. Nothing new under the sun. The frightening perspectives presented in Ken Burns’ «The Vietnam War» documentary gave us a brutal insight in the deep contrast between what was known and what was told, … Continue reading “Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now, The Hour Is Getting Late” – Bob Dylan in New York, 1st of December 2018, Beacon Theatre
"DO YOU WANNAAAA MAKE AAAA DEEEEEEEEEAAAAAALLL!" No, it´s not Dylan anno 1966, it´s 2018 and the audience goes bananas on this new version of "Like A Rolling Stone", jumps to their feet and just absolutely wanna make a deal with the man at the mike. We´re in the middle of the show, the Friday crowd … Continue reading “Wintertime is comin´, the windows are filled with frost” – Bob Dylan in New York, 30th of November, Beacon Theatre.
There was this Norwegian author, Sigrid Undset - a Nobel Prize winner, too, in 1928, most famous for her medieval literature. In one of her writings she speaks of the human heart, in about this way: "Though habits and customs change, as time passes, and people´s faith and what they think about many things will … Continue reading “Extending The Lines & Connecting The Dots” – Bob Dylan in New York, 29th of November 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Let´s take a step back.Of course there is no such thing as a "Never-Ending Tour". All things come to an end. Still, if the label should be allowed in use for only one artist, Bob Dylan´s constantly touring after meeting some guy at the crossroads in the late eighties, should be the best candidate by … Continue reading “I Been All Around The World, Boys” – Bob Dylan in New York, 27th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Next year the beautiful "Beacon Theatre" will have it´s 90th anniversary since the opening, first starting out as a theatre for movies and vaudeville. No wonder Bob Dylan returns to this place again and again. If this walls could speak, and maybe they can, Bob Dylan would listen. This is a real stage, and the … Continue reading “Poetry In Motion.” Bob Dylan in New York, 26th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Bob Dylan held residence at Brixton Academy, in London, November 2005. Five really wonderful shows. Each of them started with the instrumental, "Rumble", and was, with no word spoken, a rumbling tribute to Link Wray, who left time earlier the same month. Wray was a legendary guitarist, and an artist mentioned by Dylan as an … Continue reading “There´s a rumbling in the skies.” Bob Dylan in New York, 24th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
What a great show! What a band! What an artist! The beautiful and classic Beacon Theatre is the perfect frame for Bob Dylan of today - or any day. His legendary residence on Beacon in 1989 springs to mind, eager to show the world, and the city of his formative years, the "Oh Mercy"-version of … Continue reading Like A Beacon In The Night – Bob Dylan in New York, 23rd of November 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Between his album debut «Bob Dylan» in 1962 and his 18th studio album «Slow Train Coming» in 1979, Bob Dylan spent less than 100 days in a recording studio. In the same period of time he forever changed the course of popular music, in more than one genre, in more than one way. Not just … Continue reading The Making of a Holy Grail – «More Blood, More Tracks – Bootleg Series, Volume 14»