Archive for the 'Bob Dylan' Category

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

After a few months of rumors, Sony has finally announced another massive Bob Dylan box set — The 1966 Live Recordings. Weighing in at 36 (!) discs, it collects every known recording of Dylan’s confrontational 1966 tour of Australia and the UK (along with a handful of audience tapes from the US) with the Hawks, who were soon […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016

This fall, my first feature film, Shangri-La Suite, will be released in theaters. It tells the story of two lovers-on-the-run during the summer of 1974. Their names: Jack Blueblood and Karen Bird. Their aim: to kill Elvis Presley. It stars Emily Browning, Luke Grimes, Avan Jogia and Ron Livingston (as the King). Burt Reynolds narrates. […]

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Happy 75th to a poet, a rock ‘n roll icon, a folk sensation, and a living legend. Stop and take a moment to fathom that number; 75 years. Bob Dylan has spent 54 of those on earth as a recording artist. He was at the forefront of the NYC folk scene, marched on Washington for […]

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Rumors were flying all summer about a massive Bootleg Series covering Bob Dylan’s unbelievable, earth-shaking 1965-66 period. And hey, the rumors were true. The Cutting Edge (available in 2-, 6- and 18-(!!!) disc versions) draws back the curtain on Dylan’s studio sessions for Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde, […]

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

‘Eventually I would record an entire album based on Chekhov short stories—critics thought it was autobiographical…’ Chronicles: Volume I Meet Me in the Morning (Early Take) The bloodletting began, fittingly, in a red notebook. Estranged from his wife at the time, living on a farm in Minnesota with his kids and his new girlfriend, he started […]

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

If you spotted our Late Autumn Light mixtape, you likely noted Bob Dylan’s woolen, gospel rendition of the traditional “Mary Ann”; via the widely, yet incomprehensibly reviled 1973 album, Dylan. One of the least appreciated albums in the Dylan discography, it was released without the man’s input and is comprised solely of cover songs. Hastily […]

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

I know we’re all busy having our minds blown by the new Basement Tapes Complete box set that landed last week … but take a couple minutes to dig this very Basement-y recording of Bob and the Band (who may still have been the Hawks at this point) paying tribute to Woody Guthrie in early […]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Seven and half years off the road, Dylan returns with the Band. Oakland Coliseum Stadium Feb 11, 1974. Bob Dylan And The Band :: Oakland, CA 1974 (zipped folder, external link)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

In the hands of David T. Walker, “Lay Lady Lay,” a cornerstone of Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, slides into a jazzy, languid, space residing somewhere just shy of early 70s porn groove and after-midnight lounge. I use neither descriptor as pejorative. Found on the Tulsa-born session guitarists 1970 solo joint, Plum Happy, the track, while devoid […]