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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bobs & Ends ...3:16 pm


There is a new record being released called Revival, put out by “Rhythms del Mundo.” The profits are supposed to go to an organization called “Artists Project Earth,” and more specifically to help victims of recent natural disasters in Haiti, Chili and Tibet. The album features song contributions from artists including Green Day, Wyclef Jean, and Bob Dylan.

In the case of Bob Dylan’s track, the song is A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. Listening to the clip posted on the website, it seems that it’s Bob’s original acoustic recording from 1963, with overdubs of keyboards and brass and stuff, presumably courtesy of the musicians known as Rhythms del Mundo. Strange, but there you go. (… continue reading …)


Sunday, July 25, 2010

NBC ...2:38 pm


No Bob content, but a small Sunday reflection today is over at The Cinch Review.


Friday, July 23, 2010

More mail ...11:36 am


Thanks very much to Geri for her touching note (following on from Dylan and Augustine): (… continue reading …)


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mail ...9:47 pm


Thanks very much to all for the notes regarding that last post.

Thanks in particular to Karen who writes: (… continue reading …)


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Content moved ...5:01 pm


This content is now at this link: It’s All Good: Bob Dylan and Saint Augustine.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Bob Dylan, Kisses, Dublin ...10:46 am


There’s a new film, from Ireland, called Kisses. It concerns two Dublin city urchins who together escape their bleak domestic situations briefly, and is generously sprinkled with Bob Dylan music. I haven’t seen it, so I’m going by reports. The review at is accompanied by clips to give you a flavor of it. (… continue reading …)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bobs and Ends ...2:28 pm


Thanks to Bob W. who writes:

I must admit your headline “Bob Dylan Obit” shook me a little….ha! Thanks for posting the link. The quote with its equation of Dylan to great poets like Keats etc., made me think of “Dylan and the Nobel” by Gordon Ball which, as I’m sure you know, is a defense of his nomination of Dylan for the Nobel prize. Great read for all unfamiliar Dylan fans…others too. (… continue reading …)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bob Dylan Obit ...10:21 pm


There’s an exceptional article on Dylan — in particular latter day Dylan — written by Robert Roper, in an online magazine called Obit today. Thanks a lot to Karen for the link. It’s called Bob Dylan: Together Through Life.

While the Baby Boomers were busy building their ordinary lives, buying vacation homes and packing their IRA’s with ready dough, then getting foreclosed on a lot of those houses and seeing a third of the value of their pensions disappear overnight, Dylan was off somewhere shaking his head, sucking an eye-tooth, pulling at that mean little moustache he wears these days. He’s not surprised. Bad news is to be expected. Life is about harm, the collapse of hope; and then, at the very end, that unavoidable date with the Reaper. Whoopee! Thanks a lot, Bob! We needed to hear that. (… continue reading …)


Monday, July 12, 2010

On Jakob ...4:45 pm


Thanks to Seamus for his e-mail:

Do you keep up with Dylan the Younger’s work? His last three albums have songs on them which, while not overtly political, show tremendous respect for the military. In fact, in my opinion it goes beyond respect. If I didn’t know he was Bob Dylan’s son, and therefore unlikely to have served in the military, I would guess the writer of songs like “Days of Wonder”, “Back To California”, “War Is Kind”, and “Valley of the Low Sun” had deployed to the desert a time or two. He captures very well the combination of weariness and determination, of frustration and pride, that Marines and soldiers know so well. (… continue reading …)


Something is happening here ...1:47 pm


… but you don’t know what it is — do you, Mister Jones?


Sunday, July 11, 2010

When He Returns ...4:10 pm


A much-more-than-serviceable cover version, I think, of Bob Dylan’s When He Returns, is the one below from John Lee Sanders. (… continue reading …)


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy birthday ...6:43 pm


… to America. To mark Independence Day, you sure can’t beat the dulcet tones of James Cagney, singing George M. Cohan’s You’re A Grand Old Flag. (… continue reading …)


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