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.
Bob Dylan´s fascination for Rome started early, and it´s fifty-five years since he in January 1963 first came to the holy city, searching for Suze Rotolo, the girl from "Freewheelin´", his girlfriend at the time. Bob even played some songs at the club Folkstudio, for a few people, a lot fewer than they who later … Continue reading “Ancient Footprints Are Everywhere” – Bob Dylan in Rome, 5th of April 2018
"The only moments I have when I play that are worth anything to me are when I can blissfully ignore the people I am supposed to be entertaining. No me; no silly public to amuse; only the heart and the soul, the world, the birds, storms, dreams, sadness, heavenly serenity. Then I am an artist … Continue reading “Everybody’s wearing a disguise/To hide what they’ve got left behind their eyes.” Bob Dylan in Rome, 4th of April 2018.
The first show you see in a year, is always particularly exiting. What will happen tonight, how is his voice, which songs, which arrangements and many other questions will soon be answered. Mixed reviews from the shows in Portugal and Spain, makes you wonder how you yourself will react, this time. The room for the … Continue reading “When You´re In Rome, Flap Your Wings, Like The Early Roman Kings.” Bob Dylan, Rome, 3rd of April 2018.
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.
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 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.
"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.
"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.
"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!