“Without A Song The Day Would Never End” – About “The Philosophy of Modern Song”, Bob Dylan, 2022

You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover. Actually, you can't even judge a book by the title. Not this book, anyway. You might wanna judge it by the dedication to the great Doc Pomus, also honored by Dylan before. Class. Think about this - you are walking into an old style bar room, dim … Continue reading “Without A Song The Day Would Never End” – About “The Philosophy of Modern Song”, Bob Dylan, 2022

“First Among Equals, Second To None!” – Bob Dylan At London Palladium, 24th of October, 2022

I'm speechless! I just don't know what to say - and I have to say it at once! The show tonight was by far the best of the nine I've seen this fall. It was beautiful beyond words, it was unforgettable and I am flabbergasted & overwhelmed by emotions after a unique concert, and after … Continue reading “First Among Equals, Second To None!” – Bob Dylan At London Palladium, 24th of October, 2022

“It’s Alright, Ma, I’m Only Sighing” – Bob Dylan at London Palladium, 23rd of October, 2022

“What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music.... And people flock around the poet and say: 'Sing again soon' - that is, 'May new sufferings torment your soul but … Continue reading “It’s Alright, Ma, I’m Only Sighing” – Bob Dylan at London Palladium, 23rd of October, 2022

“The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode.” – Bob Dylan at London Palladium, 20th of October 2022

What is truth? To tell you the truth, that's not an easy question to answer. So much of life is placed in this twilight zone between us, the truth as you see it and what I believe or experience as truth. You are right from your side, and I am right from mine, we're both … Continue reading “The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode.” – Bob Dylan at London Palladium, 20th of October 2022

“Such is life, such is happiness” – Bob Dylan at The London Palladium, 19th of October, 2022

It is nearly sixty years since Bob Dylan first visited England in the fall of 1962, to participate in the BBC production, "Madhouse on Castle Street". Sixty years, sixty banners united over the fields, where the good shepherd grieves. In about thirty of those sixty years, Dylan visited London for one or more shows. London … Continue reading “Such is life, such is happiness” – Bob Dylan at The London Palladium, 19th of October, 2022

“Je est un autre.” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex, Paris, 13th of October, 2022

I came across one of his letters called "Je est un autre," which translates into "I is someone else." When I read those words the bells went off. It made perfect sense. I wished someone would have mentioned that to me earlier." (Bob Dylan about Rimbaud:"Chronicles, vol 1") Bob Dylan's masks are many, as is … Continue reading “Je est un autre.” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex, Paris, 13th of October, 2022

“The Times We’ve Known” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex in Paris, 12th of October, 2022

Bob Dylan was a great fan of Charles Aznavour, the French-Armenian larger-than-life character, actor, singer and songwriter, who worked closely with Piaf in the forties & early fifties, before making an amazing solo career for the rest of his life. He made a lasting impression on Dylan, who once named him one out of two … Continue reading “The Times We’ve Known” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex in Paris, 12th of October, 2022

“Sous le ciel de Paris” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex, Paris, 11th of October 2022

I cannot speak French. It's sad, but true. I understand a few words, I will utter a plain "Merci" when I'm in a good mood, but still, though French is a beautiful language, it's one that I really don't understand, I need translation. Still, when I was a little boy and for the first time … Continue reading “Sous le ciel de Paris” – Bob Dylan at Grand Rex, Paris, 11th of October 2022

“Down In The Groove”, Bob Dylan in Gothenburg, 29th of September 2022

I was just a crazy kid at 22 when I first saw Bob Dylan live, 9th of June 1984 in Gothenburg. I knew for certain that it might be my only chance to see him. I'm reminded of this first epic experience every time I see him in Gothenburg since then - listening to "Mr.Tambourine … Continue reading “Down In The Groove”, Bob Dylan in Gothenburg, 29th of September 2022

“That Old Black Magic Called Bob”. Bob Dylan in Oslo, 25th of September 2022.

It's unbelievable, it's strange, but true - but there he is once again, reigning supreme in his Shadow Kingdom. He is back on the job, singing his heart out for us all, in Oslo Spektrum, the chosen venue of the night, returning here for the first time after a fabulous show the summer of 2019, … Continue reading “That Old Black Magic Called Bob”. Bob Dylan in Oslo, 25th of September 2022.