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HURRICANE  AND JOEY:  TWO CINEMATIC NARRATIVES FROM ‘DESIRE’
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HURRICANE AND JOEY: TWO CINEMATIC NARRATIVES FROM ‘DESIRE’

HURRICANE  AND JOEY:  TWO CINEMATIC NARRATIVES FROM DESIRE     When the album Desire was released in early 1976, many Dylan fans were delighted that, in two of the songs, Dylan appeared to have reverted to the role that made him famous – that of a ‘protest singer’. Both songs were based around the lives...

POEM: Nazi Zombies on the Moon
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POEM: Nazi Zombies on the Moon

NAZI ZOMBIES ON THE MOON   You probably don’t even know they’re there You may not even know that you should be scared, You can live your life in ignorance Ignoring the cosmic significance   Of the signs up in the sky And mysterious strangers passing by And you can try to conceal The hidden...

‘MY POETRY WAS LOUSY YOU SAID’ : SONGS ABOUT DYLAN
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‘MY POETRY WAS LOUSY YOU SAID’ : SONGS ABOUT DYLAN

   It is a commonplace that Bob Dylan made possible the emergence of a whole generation of singer-songwriters. It is not surprising, therefore, that a number of them have chosen to pay ‘tribute’ to him in song. Not all of the references to Dylan have been complimentary, however. Writing a song about the greatness of...

PODCAST: A Headful of Ideas Season 1 Episode 11: Nothing Here Now To Hold Them
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PODCAST: A Headful of Ideas Season 1 Episode 11: Nothing Here Now To Hold Them

      Episode 11: an exploration of ‘North Country Blues’   ———————- DAILY DYLAN NEWS at the wonderful EXPECTING RAIN THE BOB DYLAN PROJECT- COMPREHENSIVE LISTINGS THE OFFICIAL SITE BOB DYLAN ARCHIVE STILL ON THE ROAD – ALL DYLAN’S GIGS WIKIPEDIA MICHAEL GRAY BOB DYLAN CONCORDANCE ISIS – DYLAN MAGAZINE DEFINITELY DYLAN BORN TO...

GOLIATH THE SECOND: TWO DYLAN CONCERTS FROM 1963
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GOLIATH THE SECOND: TWO DYLAN CONCERTS FROM 1963

1963 was the year Bob Dylan ‘made it’. At the beginning of the year he was still a little-known folk singer with one album to his name – a rather startling collection of blues and folk covers with a couple of derivative originals – which had sold very poorly. By the end of the year...

REVIEWS Of ‘DETERMINED TO STAND’: THE REINVENTION OF BOB DYLAN
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REVIEWS Of ‘DETERMINED TO STAND’: THE REINVENTION OF BOB DYLAN

    Here is a collection of the currently available reviews of ‘Determined to Stand’. All extremely positive I’m happy to report!   THE REVIEWERS Scott Beauchamp https://www.splicetoday.com/music/there-are-two-ways-to-write-about-bob-dylan Christopher Rollason https://rollason.wordpress.com/2021/06/07/new-writing-on-bob-dylan-chris-gregory-determined-to-stand-2/ Den Browne https://louderthanwar.com/determined-to-stand-the-reinvention-of-bob-dylan-book-review/ Anne Pritchard https://number9reviews.blogspot.com/2021/05/book-review-determined-to-stand.html Bonnie De Moss https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57795771-determined-to-stand?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=DUX7NvARSz&rank=2 Betanda Shaman https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57795771-determined-to-stand?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=DUX7NvARSz&rank=2 Amazon Reviews (13) https://www.amazon.co.uk/DETERMINED-STAND-Reinvention-Bob-Dylan/product-reviews/0955751217/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_paging_btm_prev_1?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&pageNumber=1   SCOTT BEAUCHAMP in ‘SPLICE TODAY’ https://www.splicetoday.com/music/there-are-two-ways-to-write-about-bob-dylan There...

BOB DYLAN’S SHADOW KINGDOM: STEPPIN’ OUT INTO SPACE…
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BOB DYLAN’S SHADOW KINGDOM: STEPPIN’ OUT INTO SPACE…

  How do you sing when you are 80 years old? In his first ‘live’ show since the pandemic curtailed the Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan makes an immaculate demonstration to the world of exactly how much his foray into the singing styles of Sinatra and the other crooners has embellished his late performing style....