Fra “Trouble In Mind” til “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume 13. Anmeldelse.

Bob Dylans Bootleg Series har alltid vært en velsignelse, fra 1991 og til denne dag. Kunstnerens kreative overflødighetshorn formelig tryglet om denne behandlingen, både for å dokumentere en ustoppelig turnévirksomhet og for å dokumentere sanger og opptak av høy kvalitet, ”outtakes” og alternative versjoner, som av en eller annen, mer eller mindre forståelig grunn, ikke … Continue reading Fra “Trouble In Mind” til “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume 13. Anmeldelse.

From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter Three: Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume Thirteen. The Music. A Review.

Bob Dylan´s Bootleg Series has always been a blessing, since 1991 and till this day. The creative wellspring of the artist begged for this treatment, both in the need of documenting an extraordinary life-spanning career of live performances and of documenting high quality songs and recordings, outtakes and alternative versions, that, for one reason or … Continue reading From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter Three: Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume Thirteen. The Music. A Review.

Bob Dylan – “Trouble No More – A Musical Film”. Anmeldelse.

“Bob Dylan is the greatest singer of our times. No one is better. No one, in objective fact, is even very close. His versatility and vocal skills are unmatched. His resonance and feeling are beyond those of any of his contemporaries. More than his ability with words, and more than his insight, his voice is … Continue reading Bob Dylan – “Trouble No More – A Musical Film”. Anmeldelse.

From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter Two: Bob Dylan – A Musical Film Review.

"Bob Dylan is the greatest singer of our times. No one is better. No one, in objective fact, is even very close. His versatility and vocal skills are unmatched. His resonance and feeling are beyond those of any of his contemporaries. More than his ability with words, and more than his insight, his voice is … Continue reading From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter Two: Bob Dylan – A Musical Film Review.

From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter One.

"Come to Jesus today, let him show you the way/You're drifting to far from the shore" “Maybe when I was about ten, I started playing the guitar. I found a guitar… in the house that my father bought, actually. I found something else in there, it was kind of mystical overtones. There was a great … Continue reading From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter One.

Bob Dylan + The Great American Songbook = True!

"These songs are some of the most heartbreaking stuff ever put on record and I wanted to do them justice. Now that I have lived them and lived through them I understand them better. They take you out of that mainstream grind where you’re trapped between differences which might seem different but are essentially the … Continue reading Bob Dylan + The Great American Songbook = True!

Don´t The Singing Brakeman Look Good? – A Blazing Star – Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jimmie Rodgers of course is one of the guiding lights of the Twentieth Century whose way with song has always been an inspiration to those of us who have followed the path. A blazing star whose sound was and remains the raw essence of individuality in a sea of conformity, par excellence with no equal." … Continue reading Don´t The Singing Brakeman Look Good? – A Blazing Star – Jimmie Rodgers.

Making the internal world work better. The Songs & Voice of Iris DeMent.

"I think she is one of the greatest singers I have ever heard in my life. I heard her on my tribute, went out and bought what was available, which was two albums. Found out she’s a new artist and she can’t get played because she’s too goddamned good. She’s got too much to say, … Continue reading Making the internal world work better. The Songs & Voice of Iris DeMent.

“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.

Defying Gravity. About Jesse Winchester.

“Have you talked to Jesse Winchester? You can’t talk about the best songwriters and not include him.” (Bob Dylan) There´s a lot of room under the radar. That´s mostly okay, but some artists definitively should be embraced by it. Like Jesse Winchester. Like Bill Flanagan said about him: “I don’t know anyone who dislikes Jesse Winchester’s … Continue reading Defying Gravity. About Jesse Winchester.