"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
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.
"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
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
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
....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)”
"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
«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
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
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.