“Frihet, likhet & brorskap!” Om Karpe i Spektrum, 2022

Språk er kraftig oppskrytt, kan man lett tenke, når selveste Soul Sister Emilie Nicolas mot slutten av konserten synger & roper sjelen ut, som en guddommelig harpe, på toppen av riggen til Raggen & hans bror, i skumringslys, smakfullt & inderlig flankert av eksotisk fløyte- og strengeleik. Det er noe som ligger langt bortenfor ordene … Continue reading “Frihet, likhet & brorskap!” Om Karpe i Spektrum, 2022

“Hey Me, Hey Mama”. The Rise of Sierra Ferrell.

Once in a blue moon you discover this unique, outstanding talent - you listen to her or him and realize that your world never will be the same - there is a before and after. Limited to female country and folk singers I've experienced this in the last thirty years with singers like Iris Dement, … Continue reading “Hey Me, Hey Mama”. The Rise of Sierra Ferrell.

In A State of Becoming – Bob Dylan, Rough And Rowdy Ways Tour, 2021

The greatest artists were never spokesmen for just one generation. That's what makes them classics. Their work speaks to the part of humanity that never changes through the ages - human nature, the human heart. For he or she who listens, they dig deep and beyond words - if they use words or not, if … Continue reading In A State of Becoming – Bob Dylan, Rough And Rowdy Ways Tour, 2021

The Bootleg Series, Vol 16: Springtime In New York, 2021, Bob Dylan – Track by track

This is kind of an outtake. Just some jotted down notes before writing my review: "Shedding of one more layer of skin". Down the highway, down the tracks... - making notes as the 57 tracks passed by. For whom it is of interest. No.TitleMy commentsDisc 1  1Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Rehearsal) (Oct 28, 1980)Tour rehearsal … Continue reading The Bootleg Series, Vol 16: Springtime In New York, 2021, Bob Dylan – Track by track

“Shedding off one more layer of skin” – The Bootleg Series, Vol 16, 1980-85: Springtime In New York, Bob Dylan, 2021

Where do I start? The news of a new installment of the Bootleg Series is always exciting. The first released songs were mouthwatering, the complete list of songs made us even more interested - and gave rise to more speculation than the first tastings. (My own thoughts at that stage you can find here.) After … Continue reading “Shedding off one more layer of skin” – The Bootleg Series, Vol 16, 1980-85: Springtime In New York, Bob Dylan, 2021

…”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.