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  • It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K

    10/26/2017 7:40:17 AM PDT · by mairdie · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2017 | AP: Page Six
    A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month. Heritage Auctions said the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that once belonged to the singer-songwriter will be offered up Nov. 11 in Dallas. Heritage says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in 1971 and during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour from October 1975 to May 1976. The guitar is being sold by Larry Cragg, who was Dylan’s guitar repairman when Cragg bought...
  • Three Converts, Three Religions: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens

    10/17/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | 10/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The imminent release of “Trouble No More” -- the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series; this one covers his controversial 1979-81 “Christian period” -- recalls the long-gone age of high-profile rock star conversions.Dylan became a Christian, George Harrison dived into Krishna consciousness, and Cat Stevens embraced Islam, and each demonstrated, yet again, that Leftist dogma is false. The content of one’s religious beliefs does matter, and influences those who take their religions seriously.Both Harrison and Dylan were widely criticized for their sanctimony. Reviewing Harrison’s 1973 album “Living in the Material World” in New Musical Express, Tony Tyler called the...
  • Heartbreaker: Tom Petty Checks Out

    10/03/2017 7:24:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-3-17 | MOTUS
    Three little Injuns out on a canoe, One tumbled overboard and then there were two… Sadly, it turned out to be true after all. After a full day of misinformation and premature rumors of death it appears that Tom Petty did indeed reach the end of the line last night. There have undoubtedly been weeks that have gotten off to a worse start than this one has, but I’m hard pressed to recall one right off hand. And so we remember Tom…I know he offered up dozens of great songs, with and without his Heartbreakers, but I was always...
  • There Must Be Some Kind Of Way Outta Here

    08/28/2017 6:39:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-28-17 | MOTUS
    Bob Dylan - Sweetheart Like YouFor those of you who missed this yesterday let me redirect you to Gerard’s recently reformatted and still excellent website, American Digest. One of yesterday’s posts, “Two riders were approaching:” All Along the Watchtower and Isaiah, contains a TED video titled Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize  - definitely worth your time to view. The last time we talked about Dylan around here was when he received the Medal of Freedom – from President Obama. I doubt he ever would have received that honor if the tenders knew who Dylan really was. But...
  • Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize mention deleted from his website

    10/23/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/16
    JTA - The fallout from Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has taken a strange turn: The Jewish folk singer’s website has taken down its only brief mention of the award. Dylan has not acknowledged the award at any of his performances in the week since the Nobel committee’s Oct. 13 announcement, but his website made one allusion to it this week on a page promoting a new collection of his lyrics, “The Lyrics: 1961: 2012.” The page on bobdylan.com simply called him the “winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.” As of Friday morning, the reference has been erased...
  • Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

    10/22/2016 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2016 2:50 PM EDT | Jan M. Olsen
    A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says the American singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honor is “impolite and arrogant.” Per Wastberg said Dylan’s lack of reaction to the honor the academy bestowed on him last week was predictable, but disrespectful nonetheless. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg was quoted as saying in Saturday’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. …
  • Nobel Committee Has 'Given Up' Trying to Contact Bob Dylan About His Prize

    SNIP The Swedish Academy admitted Monday that it has "given up" trying to reach Bob Dylan to inform him about his Nobel prize in literature. "Right now we are doing nothing," academy secretary Sara Danius told Swedish state radio SR. "I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough." Beyond informing the songwriter of his momentous achievement, the Nobel prize committee had hoped to invite Dylan to their Dec. 10 banquet in Sweden. But Dylan's mum on that too, leaving organizers to wonder if he'll stand up King...
  • Times ain't a-changin? All-male Nobel lineup draws criticism

    10/14/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 8:37 AM EDT | Karl Ritter
    With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature, this year’s Nobel laureates became an all-male ensemble, something that’s not unusual in the 115-year-old history of the prestigious awards. But this is 2016. Critics are questioning why the Nobel judges couldn’t find a single woman across the planet worthy of being honored in any of the six prize categories. “No woman wins Nobel prize this year. Oh the times they ain’t a-changin’,” Leah Kaminsky, an Australian author and doctor, wrote on Twitter. Swedish writer and literature professor Ebba Witt-Brattstrom accused the Nobel judges of a lack of imagination after they...
  • 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

    10/13/2016 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 13, 2016 | Reuters
    Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" — now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed — unusually — by some laughter. Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin'...
  • Bob Dylan's Forgotten Pro-Israel Song,Revisited

    05/24/2016 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    The Times of Israel reports: “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.”
  • Bob Dylan's New CD-Shadows In The Night

    02/24/2015 11:11:53 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 60 replies
    2/24/2015 | Nikos1121
    I just received this, and have been through it once. It's Dylan's 36th studio recording released on February 3, 2015, again on Columbia Records. All the cuts are songs recorded previously by Frank Sinatra. None written by Dylan himself. I would be interested in hearing anyone else's opinion of it. There's an interesting interview of Dylan in this month's AARP magazine. Here's a link to some commentary: http://www.metacritic.com/music/shadows-in-the-night/bob-dylan
  • Bob Dylan: “I still believe in Jesus, mofos!”

    09/13/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | September 13, 2012 | Sean Curnyn
    Well, how could I be expected to resist a title like that? When I first read the excerpt of Bob Dylan’s interview in Rolling Stone yesterday, I didn’t much remark on the line where he complains about being called “Judas” for playing an electric guitar, and then says: “As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified.” You don’t refer to Jesus as “our Lord” and speak in that way about him unless you believe in Jesus as “your” Lord. Hearing him speak in the language of a...
  • Famous Today, Forgotten Tomorrow (We've forgotten Hope & Crosby. Will we forget the Beatles?)

    12/18/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 127 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Fusilli
    Tributes to two of the most famous American entertainers of the 20th century serve as a reminder of how fame flees. The entertainers are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the reminders are the documentary “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” which had its premiere last week (and will run again on Dec. 26 ) on PBS, and “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a new biography by Richard Zoglin. Neither Crosby nor Hope have much cachet with contemporary consumers of art and culture, but the accounts of their careers make convincing cases that their contributions still influence their respective fields, even if...
  • Bob Dylan Announces Frank Sinatra Covers Album Shadows in the Night

    12/09/2014 10:09:09 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | December 9, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. EST | Evan Minsker and Jeremy Gordon
    Bob Dylan has announced a new album called Shadows in the Night, which is comprised of covers of songs once sung by Frank Sinatra. It's his first since 2012's Tempest. It's out February 3 via Columbia, and you can check out the full tracklist below. Dylan produced it under his Jack Frost alias. Listen to "Full Moon and Empty Arms" below. In a press release, Dylan said: It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece...
  • The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    08/28/2014 3:33:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jonny Whiteside
    While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Always exploited for profit, rock's unmanageable aspects have been steadily diluted by a sinister, commercially driven course of revisionist myth-making. There is no acceptable role in the marketplace for radicals like Charlie Feathers, Poly Styrene, Lux Interior or Roky Erickson, but there's always room for the homogeneous, money-hungry, play-it-safe phonies on this list. These douchebags all have...
  • What Dylan Is Not - Poet Laureate of the left, for one.

    05/26/2014 5:21:04 AM PDT · by don-o · 63 replies
    The Weekly Standatd ^ | October 2, 2006 | SEAN CURNYN
    Somehow, after over 40 years of evidence to the contrary, much of the world seems to continue to expect the man who is arguably America's greatest songwriter to sign on to left/liberal causes at the first opportunity. If nothing else, it is proof that in attempting to kidnap Dylan's songs (in Dylan's own words, his songs were "subverted into polemics" in the 1960s), the left succeeded in convincing the average person that both the work and the man did, indeed, belong to them. In the summer run-up to the 2004 presidential campaign, a concert tour of anti-Bush musicians was being...
  • Dylan Records a Sinatra Hit

    05/16/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Allan Kozinn
    Is Bob Dylan channeling his inner Sinatra? Or is it his inner Rachmaninoff? On Wednesday, Mr. Dylan’s website, bobdylan.com, posted what appears to be the cover of the singer’s forthcoming album, “Shadows in the Night,” as well as a single track – a gently sung cover of “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” in an ensemble dominated by a country-tinged steel guitar part. The song, written in 1945 by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, is based on a theme from the third movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and was a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1946.
  • ‘Hurricane’ Carter: Fact vs. Fiction: And so another violent criminal embraced by the Left has died.

    04/23/2014 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Believe me: If my mother-in-law didn’t live with us, the sights and sounds of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) would never pollute my home.But for much of her life, there were only 13 channels, so she habitually switches to the state broadcaster when she can’t find anything else to watch.That’s how I heard, on Easter Sunday morning, via various noises making their way from our living room television into my office, that Hurricane Carter had died.Judging solely by the anchor’s somber tone, one would be forgiven for concluding that the deceased had been some great Canadian statesman or artist, not...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead

    04/20/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2014
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer who infamously served 19 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted for a triple murder, passed away Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76. Immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and a 1999 feature film, Carter was jailed in 1966 for a fatal shooting at a bar in New Jersey. Although he and his acquaintance John Artis passed a lie detector test and professed their innocence, the all-white jury convicted them. After multiple legal efforts, in 1985 a federal judge ruled that the convictions of Carter and Artis were based "upon an appeal...
  • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead: Famed boxer wrongly convicted of triple murder loses battle

    04/20/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 20, 2014
    TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and...