"DO YOU WANNAAAA MAKE AAAA DEEEEEEEEEAAAAAALLL!" No, it´s not Dylan anno 1966, it´s 2018 and the audience goes bananas on this new version of "Like A Rolling Stone", jumps to their feet and just absolutely wanna make a deal with the man at the mike. We´re in the middle of the show, the Friday crowd … Continue reading “Wintertime is comin´, the windows are filled with frost” – Bob Dylan in New York, 30th of November, Beacon Theatre.
There was this Norwegian author, Sigrid Undset - a Nobel Prize winner, too, in 1928, most famous for her medieval literature. In one of her writings she speaks of the human heart, in about this way: "Though habits and customs change, as time passes, and people´s faith and what they think about many things will … Continue reading “Extending The Lines & Connecting The Dots” – Bob Dylan in New York, 29th of November 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Let´s take a step back.Of course there is no such thing as a "Never-Ending Tour". All things come to an end. Still, if the label should be allowed in use for only one artist, Bob Dylan´s constantly touring after meeting some guy at the crossroads in the late eighties, should be the best candidate by … Continue reading “I Been All Around The World, Boys” – Bob Dylan in New York, 27th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Next year the beautiful "Beacon Theatre" will have it´s 90th anniversary since the opening, first starting out as a theatre for movies and vaudeville. No wonder Bob Dylan returns to this place again and again. If this walls could speak, and maybe they can, Bob Dylan would listen. This is a real stage, and the … Continue reading “Poetry In Motion.” Bob Dylan in New York, 26th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Bob Dylan held residence at Brixton Academy, in London, November 2005. Five really wonderful shows. Each of them started with the instrumental, "Rumble", and was, with no word spoken, a rumbling tribute to Link Wray, who left time earlier the same month. Wray was a legendary guitarist, and an artist mentioned by Dylan as an … Continue reading “There´s a rumbling in the skies.” Bob Dylan in New York, 24th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
What a great show! What a band! What an artist! The beautiful and classic Beacon Theatre is the perfect frame for Bob Dylan of today - or any day. His legendary residence on Beacon in 1989 springs to mind, eager to show the world, and the city of his formative years, the "Oh Mercy"-version of … Continue reading Like A Beacon In The Night – Bob Dylan in New York, 23rd of November 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Between his album debut «Bob Dylan» in 1962 and his 18th studio album «Slow Train Coming» in 1979, Bob Dylan spent less than 100 days in a recording studio. In the same period of time he forever changed the course of popular music, in more than one genre, in more than one way. Not just … Continue reading The Making of a Holy Grail – «More Blood, More Tracks – Bootleg Series, Volume 14»
The latest installation in Bob Dylan´s series of art exhibitions is called "Mondo Scripto". It´s a new concept for Dylan, where he shortens the gulf between his overwhelming career of songwriting On the one hand and his other artistic works on the other, even more than before. The result is kind of a combination, where … Continue reading Writings & Drawings – Bob Dylan´s “Mondo Scripto”
As one who thinks Bob Dylan´s work as a live performing artist is one of the most important and most underrated assets of his work, every new official release that documents this unique aspect of his art are welcome. Including this one. Nevertheless, even if I´ve heard all before, or maybe because I´ve heard all … Continue reading Eat The Document!! «Bob Dylan – Live 1962-1966. Rare performances from The Copyright Collection.»
I´m attending a show with an artist whose songs has been covered and sung by both Nina Simone and Waylon Jennings, by Emmylou Harris and Jimi Hendrix, by Dusty Springfield and Shaggy, by Hollies and Janis Joplin. And by Paal Flaata, the melancholy baby sharing the stage with Chip Taylor this warm night in Oslo. … Continue reading “The Real Thing!” Chip Taylor & Paal Flaata, Oslo, 24.05.18. Bonus Track: “How I Met My Friend Chip Taylor.”