Tag: Bob Dylan

Playlist: Season of Great Change

Pickle Trail Soundtrack Some things manufactured, some things organic. Some things hunan, some things robotic. Darkness and light, joy and terror. Freshness and grime. The seasons are changing and with them my mood. The heart governs the vibes and the playlist reflects the sounds. Nothing has to make sense. Just feel, feel, feel.   Onward […] 

Keep Me Set Apart

80’s Dylan 1. “I Believe In You” – Slow Train Coming (1979) http://vimeo.com/61070918 Album version http://vimeo.com/64128786 Live performance, Dylan’s only one ever on SNL (you’ll see why) The first time I heard “I Believe In You,” I was leaving town; it was only a weekend trip yet there was a distinct feeling that I was abandoning something. […] 

Look Into The Fiery Furnace

The early 1970s are often defined as a period of searching for a return to form. As the country limped along, ravaged by the disillusionment of unfulfilled promise, so did Bob Dylan. The narrative that leads up to 1975’s masterpiece Blood On The Tracks is generally perceived as one of more valleys than peaks, but […] 

Love Had Lost Its Fires, All Things Had Run Their Course

Bob Dylan’s thirty-fifth album, “Tempest,” has been out for over a week which has given critics ample opportunity to engage in the periodic and tiresome exercise of acceptance. Acceptance that The Minstrel’s instrument is shot after half a century of inspiring students, workers, civil rights activists, misanthropes, mothers, garbage men and attorneys.  Acceptance that the […]