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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas SeasonThree 21) Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas SeasonThree 21) Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

  LILY, ROSEMARY AND THE JACK OF HEARTS EXTRACTS     FULL TEXT HERE This is one of Dylan’s most appealing and enigmatic songs, full of witty rhyming, various poetic devices and characteristically colloquial turns of phrase. Like The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (its most obvious antecedent) it is a comic narrative which can...

PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 20) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue: Take What You Have Gathered…
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PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 20) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue: Take What You Have Gathered…

  Please click ‘Watch on You Tube’ and Like and subscribe  COMMENTS WELCOME   EXTRACTS   … READ FULL TEXT HERE It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue is one of Bob Dylan’s most well known songs. It has a beautiful melody, a winning chorus and lyrics that can express many different moods. Dylan has performed it...

PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 19) Brownsville Girl: If There’s an Original Thought Out There…
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PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 19) Brownsville Girl: If There’s an Original Thought Out There…

EXTRACTS (Full text HERE) Brownsville Girl is an extraordinarily experimental song which is a unique amalgam of lyrical, cinematic and theatrical elements. Its use of fractured internal and external narratives and time frames links it to earlier songs like Tangled Up in Blue and Visions of Johanna. But it uses language in a very different...

PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 18) Motorpsycho Nitemare: A Clean Cut Kid
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 18) Motorpsycho Nitemare: A Clean Cut Kid

PLEASE CLICK ON ‘WATCH ON YOU TUBE’ PLEASE LIKER AND SUBSCRIBE! COMMENTS WELCOME ON YOU TUBE OR FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE EXTRACTS  (full version here) Motorpsycho Nitemare is a comic ‘shaggy dog’ story that appears on what is generally regarded as Dylan’s first ‘post protest’ album, Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964). Motorpsycho Nitemare represents...

PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 17) New Morning: A Pastoral Dream (Part Two)
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 17) New Morning: A Pastoral Dream (Part Two)

PLEASE VIEW ON YOU TUBE. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE! EXTRACTS  FULL TEXT HERE NEW MORNING…. A PASTORAL DREAM With his tongue very firmly in his cheek, and using a vocal delivery similar to the ‘softened’ Nashville Skyline tone, Dylan depicts a ‘winter wonderland’ while confessing his love to a girl called ‘Winterlude’, who he refers to...

VIDEO PODCAST 2: Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man
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VIDEO PODCAST 2: Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man

EXTRACTS Mr. Tambourine Man is certainly one of Bob Dylan’s most famous creations; so much so that it has become a kind of ‘signature song’. If any one of the characters in Dylan’s lyrics can be said to represent the singer himself, it is this mysterious and enigmatic figure who inspires the song’s narrator with...

PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 14) Crossing the Rubicon (extract from ‘Determined to Stand’
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PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 14) Crossing the Rubicon (extract from ‘Determined to Stand’

Hi folks! Please click on ‘Watch on You Tube’. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE when you get there! THE TEXT Crossing the Rubicon is constructed in a very regular pattern, with nine verses of four lines each. Dylan’s vocal is especially nuanced, depicting the conflicting extremes of decisiveness and indecision between which the narrator is continually...

PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 13) Desolation Row: Between the Windows of the Sea
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PODCAST: BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 13) Desolation Row: Between the Windows of the Sea

Hi folks…. welcome to DESOLATION ROW…. Please click on ‘Watch on You Tube’ (bottom left) PLEASE like and subscribe. Any comments at the bottom of this page or on you tube would be highly appreciated….   EXTRACTS        (Full text here) The key to the success of the recording on Highway 61 Revisited was the addition...