“Wanted Man!” About “The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self” by John Bauldie, 2021

"This is what art is about: an invitation to deduce something from it for yourself. What you find in it is up to you. Dylan puts it in the song for you to find." (John Bauldie, 1980) It was in the Summer of 1985, and my lonely days and years in search of the music … Continue reading “Wanted Man!” About “The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self” by John Bauldie, 2021

Midnight Special – A Good Case of the Blues! – about “The Midnight Broadcast” by Peter Case, 2021

Another chapter of my own book of likings, of artists under the radar, should definitely be about Peter Case. Well, in this case he's not under the critics radar, nor under other artists radar, he's an artist's artist. The list of fans between his fellow singer/songwriters is a long one, including John Prine and Bruce … Continue reading Midnight Special – A Good Case of the Blues! – about “The Midnight Broadcast” by Peter Case, 2021

“Come A Little Bit Closer” – About “Bob Dylan 1970 (with Special Guest George Harrison)”, 2021

The whole idea of the 50th Anniversary Collection Series is to prevent the recordings from legally entering the public domain in Europe, the first edition, from 2012, releasing tracks from 1962, was even called "The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume I". The extremely limited editions was meant for only the chosen, or lucky, few, extending the copyright … Continue reading “Come A Little Bit Closer” – About “Bob Dylan 1970 (with Special Guest George Harrison)”, 2021

Capturing Magnetic Movements. About “Rolling Thunder Revue – The Criterion Collection (Blu-Ray Edition)”

....yes, there is this fascinating Martin Scorsese interview, where the genius director enthusiastically elaborates about the inspiration for making this particular film, "Rolling Thunder Revue - A Bob Dylan Story", about commedia dell'arte as part of Dylan's vision for the tour and the filming of it, about the power of the music, the power of … Continue reading Capturing Magnetic Movements. About “Rolling Thunder Revue – The Criterion Collection (Blu-Ray Edition)”

London Calling! – About “Bob Dylan In London – The Troubadour Tales” by Jackie Lees and K G Miles, 2020

"Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay PareeI’ve followed the river and I got to the seaI’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of liesI ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyesSometimes my burden seems more than I can bearIt’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there"(Bob Dylan) In … Continue reading London Calling! – About “Bob Dylan In London – The Troubadour Tales” by Jackie Lees and K G Miles, 2020

«Sometimes I Turn, There’s Someone There, Other Times It’s Only Me» – About «From Dickinson to Dylan» by Glenn Hughes, 2020

«It’s been a long road and it’s taken a lot of doing. These songs of mine, I think of as mystery plays, the kind that Shakespeare saw when he was growing up. I think you could trace what I do back that far. They were on the fringes then, and I think they’re on the … Continue reading «Sometimes I Turn, There’s Someone There, Other Times It’s Only Me» – About «From Dickinson to Dylan» by Glenn Hughes, 2020

«Tales From A Lone Pilgrim’s Progress.» Bob Dylan’s 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, that could be the short summary of this 50th Anniversary. During his 1970 recording sessions Dylan is recording both old and new songs of his own, both old and new cover versions of other artists songs, and yes, some of the versions are saturated with the … Continue reading «Tales From A Lone Pilgrim’s Progress.» Bob Dylan’s 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970

Om “Vikla inn i blått – Dylan på nynorsk”, Det Norske Teatret, 2020.

Allerede når du kommer inn i rommet, og før stykket begynner, blir du dratt inn i det. Bilde av Dylan fra Bangladesh-konserten, i veggformat, danner bakteppe og den åpne scenen gjør at jeg automatisk assosierer oppsettet for Dylans innspilling av "Time Out of Mind", der det er rapportert om et stort lokale med mange musikere … Continue reading Om “Vikla inn i blått – Dylan på nynorsk”, Det Norske Teatret, 2020.

“If There Is An Original Thought Out There, I Could Use It Right Now” – About “Rough And Rowdy Ways”, Bob Dylan, 2020

"Take me to the river, release your charmsLet me lay down once in your sweet lovin’ armsWake me, shake me, free me from sinMake me invisible like the windGot a mind to ramble, got a mind to roamI’m travelin’ light, and I’m slow comin’ home"(Mother of Muses, Bob Dylan) It's the difficult 39th album, and … Continue reading “If There Is An Original Thought Out There, I Could Use It Right Now” – About “Rough And Rowdy Ways”, Bob Dylan, 2020

From An Observer’s Testament – “False Prophet”, Bob Dylan 2020

"Oh, hear this Robert ZimmermanI wrote a song for youAbout a strange young man called DylanWith a voice like sand and glueSome words had truthful vengeanceThat could pin us to the floorBrought a few more people onAnd put the fear in a whole lot more"(From "Song To Bob Dylan", David Bowie) While false prophets tries … Continue reading From An Observer’s Testament – “False Prophet”, Bob Dylan 2020