“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

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

“Name me someone that’s not a parasite and I’ll go out and say a prayer for him.” About Bob Dylan´s Nobel Lecture, Part Two.

”I believe these things are true about Dylan, as they are true about any genius: He is unstoppable. “He” is both an individual and a medium, a process by which certain energies are released, and the “he”—the man, Bob Dylan—arranges and invents and occasionally exploits the forms in which these energies are released. As fast … Continue reading “Name me someone that’s not a parasite and I’ll go out and say a prayer for him.” About Bob Dylan´s Nobel Lecture, Part Two.

About Bob Dylan´s Nobel lecture. “Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story.”

It is not without a certain interest that I follow the norwegian journalist Robert Hoftun Gjestad's writings related to Bob Dylan, in "Aftenposten". About the lecture he makes a headline about that it is boring and not interesting. In this last case, I simply can not help myself, even after counting to 100, I just … Continue reading About Bob Dylan´s Nobel lecture. “Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story.”

Om Bob Dylans nobelforedrag. Replikk til Aftenpostens omtale.

Det er ikke uten en viss interesse at jeg følger med Robert Hoftun Gjestads skriverier knyttet til Bob Dylan. Omtalene av de to siste albumene har hatt de fengende overskriftene ”Nok av dette nå, Dylan” og, da Dylan ikke ville høre etter, ”En tidvis nitrist Dylan”. Prikken over I-en settes med dagens omtale av Dylans … Continue reading Om Bob Dylans nobelforedrag. Replikk til Aftenpostens omtale.

Nobelprisen i litteratur, 2016: Bob Dylan – en oppsummering – mens vi venter på nobelforedraget.

Annonsering av prisen, 13.10.17, av Sara Danius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZDPKYuI6DQ Bob Dylans første tilbakemelding på tildelingen, intervjuet i The Telegraph 29.10.16: Dylan i Telegraph - om nobelprisen. Nobelbanketten - 10.12.16. Horace Engdahls tale til Bob Dylan på vegne av Svenska Akademien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFLfUreaamQ&t=135s Patti Smith synger "A Hard Rain´s A-Gonna Fall". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2SPNT1lwBg Bob Dylans tale på banketten, framført … Continue reading Nobelprisen i litteratur, 2016: Bob Dylan – en oppsummering – mens vi venter på nobelforedraget.

Banebryteren Dylan. Nobelprisen i litteratur, 2016.

”Yippee! I’m a poet, and I know it Hope I don’t blow it.”  Det sprudlende og svært muntlige sitatet er fra 1964, og det er vanskelig å tenke seg at det ble skrevet før det ble sunget, den junikvelden da hele albumet ”Another Side of Bob Dylan” ble spilt inn. Sanger rant i strie strømmer … Continue reading Banebryteren Dylan. Nobelprisen i litteratur, 2016.

En landsby i New York.

Lista over musikere Manhattans Greenwich Village har tiltrukket seg, er lang. I folkmusikkens glansdager var Dave Van Ronk stasjonsmesteren som ønsket dem velkommen. Gjennom Coen-brødrenes kritikerroste, kinoaktuelle film «Inside Llewyn Davis», trekkes New Yorks mest sjarmerende bydel fram i lyset — igjen, for noen, for andre — kanskje for første gang. Filmen spinner sine tråder … Continue reading En landsby i New York.