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  • Bob Dylan's Forgotten Pro-Israel Song,Revisited

    05/24/2016 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | 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:
  • 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,, 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...
  • Bob Dylan's The Times The are a Changin--Still relevant today

    03/26/2014 12:33:02 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/26/2014 | Nikos1121
    I frequently performed this song in high school and college in the late 60s and 70s. Like many of Bob Dylan's songs, the lyrics are still very relevant today, hauntingly so. Take a break from what you're doing, sit back and listen intently without distraction to Peter, Paul and Mary singing about the "times" now more so than they were then. This should be our theme song.
  • Bob Dylan's Fantastic 30th Anniversary Concert Being Reissued

    01/21/2014 12:27:21 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 21 replies
    Yahoo/Rolling stone ^ | 1/21/2014 | Andy Green
    Twenty-two years ago, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock. Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, the Band, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and many others came together to share the stage with Dylan and perform his songs. It was broadcast on Pay-Per-View and portions of the show were released on VHS and CD, but on March 4th a super deluxe version of the concert will hit shelves on CD and DVD/Blu Ray.
  • Bob Dylan Charged in France Over Croatia Remarks

    12/03/2013 1:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2013 7:43 AM EST
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November, Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Tuesday. They stem from a lawsuit by a Croatian community group in France over remarks in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in September 2012. …
  • Bob Dylan Sued for Racial Hatred in France

    12/03/2013 4:44:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 3rd, 2013 | Yori Yanover
    Mrs. Zimmerman's boy has some bad blood going with the Croatians. They just awarded him the French Legion, and then he gets sued for accusing Croatians of murdering lots of Serbs. They did, of course, did the whole Nazi thing, too. Conundrum. They just awarded him the French Legion, and then he gets sued for accusing Croatians of murdering lots of Serbs. They did, of course, did the whole Nazi thing, too. Conundrum. You don’t want to make flippant racial comments in France – that would be the takeaway for legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who’s just been charged with incitement...
  • Bob Dylan sued for racism by Croatian group

    12/01/2013 10:04:17 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 30, 2013 | David Harding
    <p>Bob Dylan is getting sued in France by Croatians over a quote he gave to a magazine.</p> <p>He may have been a prominent Civil Rights movement supporter, but Bob Dylan is being sued for racism.</p>
  • Bob Dylan: Like A Rolling Stone – is the interactive new video any good?

    11/24/2013 3:56:33 PM PST · by fella · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Nov. 2013
    A new video for Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone has been posted on his website. But it might not impress the interactive generation, says Neil McCormick
  • 'Bootleg' Bob New Dylan release revisits his less-than-popular era

    07/18/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-17-13 | Ross Raihala
    One of Bob Dylan's least-heralded periods will be revisited with the release of "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)" on Aug. 27 on Columbia Records. The two-CD set -- which also will be available as an expanded, four-disc deluxe box -- gathers outtakes, live cuts and other previously unreleased material drawn largely from Dylan's 1970 albums "Self Portrait" and "New Morning." And that wasn't a particularly well-liked time for the Minnesota native. Greil Marcus' Rolling Stone review of "Self Portrait" opened with the oft-quoted line: "What is this s---?" That echoed the sentiment of many fans who...
  • Ginsberg Offers Rare Peek With Beatnik Family Album

    06/16/2013 5:02:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | June 13, 2013 | Lauren Gallagher
    It can be easy to be jaded about the Beat writers in San Francisco, but even the most indifferent literary snob would be hard-pressed to walk away from "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" at the Contemporary Jewish Museum without feeling fuzzy inside. Organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and running through September, "Beat Memories" is a collection of about 80 photos taken by Ginsberg and his friends in the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. Nearly every image is notated with the wobbly handwriting of Ginsberg, who added paragraph-length captions to the images in the 1980s...
  • The Rolling Stone Magazine Badgering of Bob Dylan, Or, Tell Us You Love Obama, Bob! Please!

    09/14/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/14/2012 | Brian Doherty
    <p>Dylan talks about his new album, a bit about his apparent belief that the soul of a dead Hell's Angel named Bobby Zimmerman (Dylan's own birth name) took over his body in the 1960s (really, and I can't explain it either), Dylan's annoyance with people who attack him for using lines from other poets in his songs, and many other interesting things.</p>
  • Bob Dylan: Slavery Ruined America

    09/12/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has some strong words about America that many of his compatriots may not want to hear: He says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts whether the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.” Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone for a cover story that coincides with the release of his 35th studio album, “Tempest.” Dylan has long been an outspoken critic of American culture and its inherent inequalities, particularly during the 1960s when his songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are...
  • Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up

    05/29/2012 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up MAY 29, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom today at the White House to Bob Dylan John Glenn, John Paul Stevens, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, Jan Karski, John Doar, William Foege, Dolores Huerta, Juliette Gordon Low, Pat Summitt, and Gordon Hirabayashi. The award is the highest honor a president can give to a civilian. When delivering his brief remarks about each honoree, President Obama thanked musician Bob Dylan for opening up his "world." "I remember in college listening to Bob Dylan...
  • Did Atlas Shrugged inspire Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm?

    02/22/2012 8:07:14 PM PST · by Tweeker · 10 replies · 1+ views
    I ask this because since I saw the documentary Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged I can't stop envisioning John Galt whistle Maggie's Farm as he leaves the Twentieth Century Motor Company. In the documentary the following passage is read aloud: Dr Ferris to Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged Chapter III White Blackmail "The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants...
  • The Arab Times, They Are A-Changin' (LatmaTV's Funny New Chorus O M.E's Islamist Revolutions Alert)

    11/25/2011 9:58:19 AM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    LatmaTV Weekly Tribal Update ^ | 11/25/2011 | LatmaTV
    "The Arab Times, They Are A-Changin' - Based On Bob Dylan's "The Times Are A-Changin' "
  • Man charged for playing Dylan song for his ex

    09/13/2011 8:38:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | September 13, 2011
    A 50-year-old Swedish man has been charged with harassment after he played a Bob Dylan song for his ex-girlfriend hoping to reignite an abandoned love. It was around 11pm one evening in June 2011 when the 50-year-old would be troubadour stood outside his ex-girlfriend's balcony, guitar in hand, the Metro newspaper reported. The love-sick man had also cobbled together a group of five other men to serve as vocal accompaniment for the late-night live performance, each of whom donned hoodies with their hoods up.
  • Judges hand down the law with help from Bob Dylan

    05/14/2011 9:32:52 PM PDT · by thecodont · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | May 9, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
    On summer nights in the mid-1960s, while black-and-white television crackled elsewhere in his Staten Island home with news of Southern violence and Vietnam, Bobby Lasnik would stretch out in his bedroom to let the righteous soundtrack of the civil rights movement waft into his impressionable teenage soul. Tuned in to WBAI-FM, coming across the water from Manhattan, he heard baleful laments about injustice that he would carry with him for a lifetime. FOR THE RECORD: Bob Dylan lyrics: In the May 9 Section A, an article about the use of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's lyrics in legal opinions and briefs quoted...
  • Dylan in China: Maureen Dowd and Others are the Real Idiots, not Dylan

    04/11/2011 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 10, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    The idiot wind is blowing again, and this time it is comprised of all the pundits going after Bob Dylan for singing in China, and agreeing to abide by an approved list of songs submitted to him by Chinese censors. First, here is a report about Dylan in China. As Keith Richburg writes, his set list was “devoid of any numbers that might carry even the whiff of anti-government overtones.” Richburg notes that it did not include “Desolation Row” or “Blowin’ in the Wind,” which he did sing in Taiwan. Nor, he comments, did Dylan sing “Chimes of Freedom.” Dylan’s...
  • Bob Dylan's Muse and 'Freewheelin' ' Cover Star Suze Rotolo Dead at 67

    02/28/2011 6:07:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 69 replies
    Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's longtime girlfriend during his fledgling days as a Greenwich Village folk singer and the woman who appears alongside him on the famous cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," passed away this weekend at her home in Manhattan following a long illness, Rolling Stone reports. Rotolo was 67. In addition to forever being captured on the Don Hunstein-photographed "Freewheelin' " cover, Rotolo's three-year relationship with Dylan, from 1961 to 1964, also inspired him to write three of his early love songs, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," "Tomorrow is a Long Time," and "Boots of Spanish Leather." (Dylan's...
  • Pizzeria Tricked into Making 178 Pizzas (Bob Dylan alert . . . sort of . . .)

    11/25/2010 1:26:34 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 48 replies
    UPI Odd News ^ | November 25, 2010 | UPI
    AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The manager of a Massachusetts pizzeria said the business is out $3,900 after a man who claimed to be from Bob Dylan's stage crew ordered 178 pizzas. Sean McElligott, manager of Antonio's in Amherst, said the store was "too trusting" when a man in his 40s wearing Bob Dylan backstage concert credentials came in and asked if they could produce 178 extra-large pizzas to feed the singer's concert crew, The (Springfield, Mass.) Republican reported Thursday. "We stayed there until 5 in the morning making the pizza," he said. "The request seemed legitimate." McElligott said...
  • President Barack Obama on “meeting” Bob Dylan

    09/29/2010 3:16:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | rightwingbob
    Dear old Jann Wenner interviewed President Barack Obama for his magazine, Rolling Stone, and various parts of that interview are in the news today. Naturally Wenner asked the President about Bob Dylan’s visit to the White House, on February 9th last, as part of an event celebrating music from the Civil Rights era. [Jann] You had Bob Dylan here. How did that go? [Barack] Here’s what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you’d expect he would be. He wouldn’t come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practicing before the set in the evening. He didn’t want...
  • Get Off Your A--

    08/06/2010 8:59:19 AM PDT · by bronkburnett · 20 replies
    Atlah Media Network ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | Michael Master
    If you are an American who has worked hard and saved and believed in the system, you are about to lose everything. So now is the perfect time to join the revolution to save America now. As said by Bob Dylan: “When you got nothing, then you got nothing to lose.” And hard working Americans are about to lose everything. The liberal tyrants are about to take all of it. They stole our individual savings in Social Security for their political programs. They stole our personal savings with inflation by printing an excessive amount of money. They stole freedom of...
  • Bob Dylan to play at Sturgis (Motorcycle Rally)

    06/24/2010 2:30:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    WKBT ^ | 6/23/10 | staff
    Folk music icon Bob Dylan will perform at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Buffalo Chip Campground owner Rod Woodruff says Dylan is scheduled to perform on Aug. 10.
  • "Neighborhood Bully" - No one ever explained Israel better than Bob Dylan.

    06/02/2010 5:54:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies · 1,251+ views
    Blue Star PR ^ | June 2, 2010 | BlueStarPR
    What's plain is that the Gaza flotilla's nominal purpose, delivering "humanitarian" supplies to Gaza, was secondary to the aim of provoking a confrontation. The Gaza flotilla turned down an Israeli offer to unload the six boats and deliver the goods to Gaza by truck; it ignored repeated warnings that it would not be allowed to reach Gaza. Its spokesmen said they would insist on "breaking Israel's siege," as one of them put it. View the local newscoverage of BlueStar working to support Israel. Listen & Buy Bob Dylan's "Neighborhood Bully" MP3 Today! Lyrics below. Audio from the IDF soldiers who...
  • Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

    05/25/2010 11:58:53 AM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 931+ views
    DNA Info ^ | 5/24/10 | Jordan Heller
    The legendary American musician, whose independent streak hasn't faded with age, turned 69 years old on Monday. MANHATTAN — Bob Dylan, a legendary figure in American folk and rock music, turned 69 years old on Monday. Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, has remained a potent force in rock music and American pop culture for nearly five decades. His early hits, 1963’s “Blowin’ In the Wind” and 1964’s “The Times They are A-Changin’,” became anthems for 1960s counterculture. His spirit of counterculture sometimes confounded his biggest fans, most famously when he was booed by his folk-loving followers...
  • FOLK LIES: Joni Mitchell Outs Bob Dylan

    04/29/2010 11:57:00 AM PDT · by lormand · 57 replies · 1,715+ views ^ | Apr 28th 2010 | Jonny Whiteside
    Caterwauling Canuck “folk singer” Joni Mitchell got just about everybody riled up with that sweet morsel of self-serving insight, but the real shock is not that Mitchell is absolutely correct but that someone finally came out and said it. After decades of carefully manicured deification by Columbia Records, brain-dead rock critics and the slimy elite institution that elevated such barely able snake-oil salesmen as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to celestial heights, it’s high time to flout indoctrination and examine Dylan’s track record as a Grade-A phony.
  • FOLK LIES: Joni Mitchell Outs Bob Dylan

    04/29/2010 9:19:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies · 2,602+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jonny Whiteside
    “Bob [Dylan] is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.” — Joni Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2010 Caterwauling Canuck “folk singer” Joni Mitchell got just about everybody riled up with that sweet morsel of self-serving insight, but the real shock is not that Mitchell is absolutely correct but that someone finally came out and said it. After decades of carefully manicured deification by Columbia Records, brain-dead rock critics and the slimy elite institution that elevated such barely...
  • Joni Mitchell Sets Us Straight: Bob Dylan "A Plagiarist," Americans "Stupid and Shallow"

    04/26/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 217 replies · 3,856+ views ^ | 042610 | Kevin Zimmerman
    "What is the big deal about Bob Dylan?" Julia Schrenkler wondered on three years ago. Well, according to fellow folkie Joni Mitchell, he's a plagiarizing fraud. "Bob is not authentic at all," Mitchell tells the Los Angeles Times. "He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I." True, Dylan's name is a "fake" -- he was born Robert ... um, Zimmerman -- but he'd have to be some kind of crazy to invent a voice like his current subterranean croak. Let's assume she's...
  • Is Bob Dylan Hip-Hop’s Godfather? His Ties to Beasties, Roots, More

    04/01/2010 2:09:14 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 751+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/30/10, 12:06 pm EST | topher R. Weingarten
    Recently, a YouTube made the rounds of Bob Dylan raspily rapping his way through a solid chunk of LL Cool J’s classic “Mama Said Knock You Out.” The Internet had good time with “LOL” and “WTF” responses, but Dylan’s symbiotic relationship with hip-hop actually runs fairly deep. Hip-hop and Dylan were both gestated in New York, distrust the government, aren’t fond of using their birth names, and have a pretty evocative way with words. And although Dylan recently told Street Newspaper that he doesn’t really listen to rap all that much, he did admit, “I love rhyming for rhyming sake....
  • Bobby Charles, Louisiana songwriter, dies at 71

    01/14/2010 2:19:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 400+ views
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | January 14, 2010 | Keith Spera
    Robert “Bobby” Charles Guidry, the gifted, reclusive southwest Louisiana songwriter who crafted hits for Fats Domino, Frogman Henry and Bill Haley & the Comets, died early Thursday after collapsing at home in Abbeville, his manager said. He was 71.
  • SNS – Exclusive Bob Dylan Interview

    11/24/2009 11:29:31 AM PST · by pissant · 29 replies · 1,162+ views
    SNS ^ | 11/23/09 | Bill Flannagan/Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan has at various times revolutionized folk, rock, country and gospel music. However, any Dylan fan who says he was not surprised that Bob has released an album of traditional Christmas songs is pulling your leg. Christmas In The Heart is another surprising move by an artist famous for surprises. Yet when you hear Dylan’s direct and obviously sincere readings of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Little Town Of Bethlehem,” and “The First Noel,” this unlikely exercise seems of a piece with the rest of Dylan’s work. From the very first, this was an artist who made us look...
  • Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa (Video)

    11/17/2009 10:13:18 PM PST · by pissant · 9 replies · 496+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/17/09 | Bob/Santa
    Bob Dylan Must Be Santa (c) (c) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment Category: Music Tags: Bob Dylan Must Be Santa Holiday Music Video
  • Bob Dylan treats Chicago Halloween crowd, two songs performed live first time ever

    11/02/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by pissant · 25 replies · 575+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/1/09 | Harold Lepidus
    Bob Dylan still had a few tricks up his sleeve for his Halloween show at the Aragon Entertainment Center in Chicago last night (October 31). Not only did Dylan perform “It’s All Good” (from “Together Through Life”) for the first time ever, but the band covered a verse of the Tom Waits song, “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (actually guitarist Stu Kimball sang, introduced as Waits). Tour debut for “To Ramona”. Here's the set list, courtesy Bob Links. 1. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (Bob on keyboard) 2. Lay, Lady, Lay (Bob on guitar) 3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob...
  • Bob Dylan concert review - October 5, 2009, Seattle, WA

    10/06/2009 11:41:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 65 replies · 1,753+ views
    PA Times | 10/6/09 | pissant
    Well, this was about the dozenth time for me seeing Bob Dylan live in concert. Starting with his tour in support of Slow Train Coming in 1980 at the Paramount Theater, I've generally made the effort to see the Bard from Hibbing as he passed through the NW. Best show: a triple bill with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell in 1998 at the Columbia River Gorge Ampitheater. The worst: Dylan touring with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as his backup band in sometime in the 1980s. Unbearable, frankly. Fortunately, Dylan has since decided to tour with his own crack bands,...
  • Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Bob Dylan)

    10/05/2009 3:08:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 58 replies · 2,758+ views
    Little House on Unaka ^ | October 5, 2009 | don-o
    Bob Dylan began a live concert tour in Seattle last night and the first song he Played was "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" Gonna change my way of thinking, Make myself a different set of rules. Gonna change my way of thinking, Make myself a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward, And stop being influenced by fools. So much oppression, Can't keep track of it no more. So much oppression, Can't keep track of it no more. Sons becoming husbands to their mothers, And old men turning young daughters into whores. Stripes on your shoulders,...
  • Bob Dylan - Christmas in the heart

    09/24/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies · 1,079+ views
    Bob Dylan ^ | Bob Dylan
    MORE THAN 4 MILLION MEALS TO BE PROVIDED DURING HOLIDAYS Bob Dylan will release a brand new album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on Tuesday, October 13, it was announced today by Columbia Records. All of the artist’s U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year’s holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity. snip Christmas...
  • A look at new paintings by Bob Dylan

    09/17/2009 9:28:59 AM PDT · by pissant · 58 replies · 1,541+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/15/09 | David Ng
    Bob Dylan has shape-shifted more times in his career than any other pop musician. His music has always reflected that need to seek out new forms of self-expression. What's less known is that his paintings function in the same way -- providing virtual chapter markings and sign posts in a lifetime filled with twists and turns. In a museum show that's scheduled to open in Europe in 2010, Dylan will exhibit nearly 100 of his works, including the world premiere of 30 large-format paintings from the artist's upcoming "Brazil" series. The show will also feature original paintings from Dylan's "The...
  • When The Beatles Met Bob Dylan

    09/10/2009 12:58:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,386+ views
    MSN UK ^ | 9/10/09 | Tom Townsend
    With the entire Beatles back catalogue now available in digitally remastered form, not to mention their appearance in the latest version of Rock Band, Tom Townshend takes an in-depth look at a crucial moment in their musical development - the day they met Bob Dylan… When future generations look back on the music of the twentieth century, two names will loom larger than all others. In the British corner, The Beatles will represent musical innovation, melodic sophistication and the phenomena of global pop fame. In the American corner, Bob Dylan will stand for lyrical mastery, stylistic reinvention and unprecedented artistic...
  • Bob Dylan Welcomes Guitarist Charlie Sexton Back Into His Band

    08/27/2009 3:59:22 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Rollingstone ^ | 8/26/09 | staff
    When Bob Dylan resumes his never-ending tour October 5th in Seattle an old friend will be back in the band. Arc Angels guitarist Charlie Sexton, who played with Dylan from 1999 to 2002, has rejoined his group. Earlier this month Sexton sat in with Dylan in Round Rock Texas, causing rumors that a reunion was imminent. “I love and respect Bob and am very happy to be reunited with my friend onstage,” Sexton tells Rolling Stone. “I’m starting up with him for the fall tour and will carry on with him from there.” He’s unwilling to say any more about...
  • Bob Dylan's Christmas Album to Benefit Charity

    08/26/2009 5:45:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 26 replies · 841+ views
    ABC ^ | August 26, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Rock icon Bob Dylan will sing the old yuletide standards "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" on his first ever Christmas album, with royalties going to charity, his record label said on Wednesday. Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart" album is due out on October 13, nearly six months after the release of his last studio album, "Together Through Life," which topped the charts. Speculation about the Christmas album began surfacing a few months ago, but were initially met with disbelief by some Dylan aficionados, as the singer was not known to record Christmas songs, and his latest albums have featured...
  • Bob Dylan's satnav would take us to Desolation Row (Bob to narrate GPS system, "'s'cuse me?")

    08/26/2009 11:10:54 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1,022+ views
    Dylan's career has taken some strange directions. Perhaps that's why he's been asked to voice two satnav systems The question of precisely how many roads a man must walk down before you can call him a man has baffled music fans for decades.... Bob Dylan, the man who posed the question in Blowin' in the Wind in 1963, has clearly grown tired of pondering this dilemma, and is now after the answers to more precise travelling questions such as, "How many roads, and in which directions, must a man drive down to get as directly as possible from Stoke Newington...