I was just a crazy kid at 22 when I first saw Bob Dylan live, 9th of June 1984 in Gothenburg. I knew for certain that it might be my only chance to see him. I'm reminded of this first epic experience every time I see him in Gothenburg since then - listening to "Mr.Tambourine … Continue reading “Down In The Groove”, Bob Dylan in Gothenburg, 29th of September 2022
“That Old Black Magic Called Bob”. Bob Dylan in Oslo, 25th of September 2022.
It's unbelievable, it's strange, but true - but there he is once again, reigning supreme in his Shadow Kingdom. He is back on the job, singing his heart out for us all, in Oslo Spektrum, the chosen venue of the night, returning here for the first time after a fabulous show the summer of 2019, … Continue reading “That Old Black Magic Called Bob”. Bob Dylan in Oslo, 25th of September 2022.
“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.
Happy 81st Birthday, Mister Bob!
Another great year for mr Dylan - at last following his fabulous album "Rough And Rowdy Ways" (2020) with the long awaited return to the stage - great shows in fall 2021, full of eagerly energy and passion, starting the "Rough And Rowdy World Tour" with a show dominated of his newest material - eight … Continue reading Happy 81st Birthday, Mister Bob!
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