Even before the show starts, I´m stunned to be able to see Van Morrison in this great historic venue. Yes, it´s a hole in the wall, under the bridge, near Portobello Road, but when you´re inside, it´s an adventure of purple and black. On fourth row, we´re just twelve people, the gallery feels close, the … Continue reading Ethereal in Subterania – Van Morrison, close enough for jazz. 21.04.2018.
Bob Dylan´s fascination for Rome started early, and it´s fifty-five years since he in January 1963 first came to the holy city, searching for Suze Rotolo, the girl from "Freewheelin´", his girlfriend at the time. Bob even played some songs at the club Folkstudio, for a few people, a lot fewer than they who later … Continue reading “Ancient Footprints Are Everywhere” – Bob Dylan in Rome, 5th of April 2018
"The only moments I have when I play that are worth anything to me are when I can blissfully ignore the people I am supposed to be entertaining. No me; no silly public to amuse; only the heart and the soul, the world, the birds, storms, dreams, sadness, heavenly serenity. Then I am an artist … Continue reading “Everybody’s wearing a disguise/To hide what they’ve got left behind their eyes.” Bob Dylan in Rome, 4th of April 2018.
The first show you see in a year, is always particularly exiting. What will happen tonight, how is his voice, which songs, which arrangements and many other questions will soon be answered. Mixed reviews from the shows in Portugal and Spain, makes you wonder how you yourself will react, this time. The room for the … Continue reading “When You´re In Rome, Flap Your Wings, Like The Early Roman Kings.” Bob Dylan, Rome, 3rd of April 2018.