Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Apocalypse

"I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise, Whom nature's beast fears as they come and all I see are dark eyes."--Bob Dylan

In a pop music world where issues are seldom addressed and creativity and individuality have been lost, Bob Dylan, who just turned 67, is a refreshing alternative. Like a voice crying in the wilderness, Dylan emerged in the early 1960s to become the conscience of a generation. CLICK HERE to read more

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hasidism, Mysticism, and the Songs of Bob Dylan

For my own spiritual enrichment, I was reading Hasidism and Modern Man by Martin Buber when / came across on pages 92-95 a revelation—key words and images and what / perceive to be the feeling expressed in “All Along The Watchtower.” At the time I was listening to New Morning which has other indications of Buber’s influence and which in5pired my two-year study of Buber’s work and Bob Dylan’s life and work around the time he wrote John Wesley Harding and New Morning. CLICK HERE to read more

Saturday, May 10, 2008

How I Didn't Wind Up on the Cover of Bob Dylan's Saved

It all started when I got a phone call the first week of April, 1980, from Rose Ricciardella, managing editor, pop product, for CBS Records editorial services. She told me that Bob Dylan wanted to print five reviews, including one I had written, on the inside sleeve of his new album, due in the late spring. CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gotta Serve Somebody - Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan

I finally got around to watching the DVD this past weekend, and it was incredible! It's so gratifying to see someone do justice to Dylan's Gospel period. CLICK HERE to read more
“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

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