…”while the Springtime turned slowly into Autumn…” – waiting for Bootleg Series, Vol 16 by Bob Dylan

So let's agree that the Eighties wasn't Bob Dylan's greatest decade. It wasn't. Let's agree that Dylan got lost or lost his Muse someway and sometimes along the way, in the Eighties, like he himself explains in Chronicles.Then again, it's the decade of songs like "Shot of Love", "Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar", "Every … Continue reading …”while the Springtime turned slowly into Autumn…” – waiting for Bootleg Series, Vol 16 by Bob Dylan

“A Night In Black And White” – Bob Dylan’s Shadow Kingdom, 18th of July 2021

Wow! Such a night! In black and white! Intimate atmosphere, indeed - like in a small bar with people watching the small stage, digging the music - and even dancing. All the world's a stage, and this place is the scene of the musical mime, back in time. A Dylan noir movie! Shadows are falling … Continue reading “A Night In Black And White” – Bob Dylan’s Shadow Kingdom, 18th of July 2021

“Tak for en dejlig aften!” – BOBFEST 80 i Konserthuset, 24.5.2021

"Tak for en dejlig aften! Bob Dylan" - slik takket Dylan, i oktober 2015, for seg, i Konserthusets gjestebok i den tid han tre dager og tre kvelder til ende gikk rundt og residerte på kongelig vis i dette tradisjonsrike huset, i det han på dylansk vis snappet Hanne Boels hilsen fra første siden i … Continue reading “Tak for en dejlig aften!” – BOBFEST 80 i Konserthuset, 24.5.2021

“Alias Anything You Please!” – Bob Dylan at 80.

We all contain multitudes. Thank God for the artists that, on our behalf, is able to dig into and convey the diversity and somersaults of both their own and our experience, the artists that don't pussyfoot around and don't turn a blind eye to human nature. Bob Dylan is one of them. May he stay … Continue reading “Alias Anything You Please!” – Bob Dylan at 80.

“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