At first, Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series, starting in 1991, came around the bend like a slow train. These days, it's really picking up speed. More like a freight train, actually. While we had to wait seven years for the second release, "Live 1966", this year's release follows "More Blood, More Tracks" from last year, "Trouble … Continue reading “Strap yourself to the tree with roots” – Waiting for Bob Dylan’s “Travelin’ Thru, 1967-69: Bootleg Series, Vol 15”
"There was a boyA very strange enchanted boyThey say he wandered very far, very farOver land and seaA little shy and sad of eyeBut very wise was heAnd then one dayA magic day he passed my wayAnd while we spoke of many thingsFools and kingsThis he said to meThe greatest thing you'll ever learnIs just … Continue reading “He´s A Walking Contradiction, Partly Truth And Partly Fiction” – Bob Dylan in Norway & Sweden, June 2019
The Magic and high quality of The Rolling Thunder Revue has never really been highly disputed, as some of Bob Dylan´s other periods. It´s commonly known and accepted that this was Bob Dylan at some of his best and most glorious moments. Do we really need more proof or documentation, something that can give us … Continue reading A Rolling Thunder Review: Don´t Ask Me Nothin´About Nothin´, I Just Might Tell You The Truth
We´re in the middle of "The World of Bob Dylan", the symposium taking place in Tulsa from 30th of May until 2nd of June 2019. And this is the case, you actually need a Tulsa Telephone Book to find the Bob Dylan Archives, established in 2016 as a partnership between the George Kaiser Family Foundation … Continue reading Take Me Back To Tulsa – and to the Bob Dylan Archives!
«Well, God is in His heavenAnd we all want what’s hisBut power and greed and corruptible seedSeem to be all that there isI’m gazing out the windowOf the St. James HotelAnd I know no one can sing the bluesLike Blind Willie McTell» If we look out our window in any hotel tonight, nothing much has … Continue reading Lone Pilgrim At The Heels of St James – Bob Dylan in Porto, 1st of May, 2019.
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.
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»
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.»
It was a setlist to die for - for most artists, that is, maybe also for some Dylan fans who very much would have liked Mister Dylan himself to sing the songs from this fabulous night in Oslo Konserthus, Lille Sal. Tom Skjeklesæther interviewed Johnny Borgan as an introduction - focusing both on Dylan of … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mister Bob – BobFest in Oslo, 23.5.18.