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Monday, June 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (B. Dylan), live, 1975 (Martin Scorsese, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, 6/12/19)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

And were You lost, I would be –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 706 (Franklin)

Thursday, May 9th

reimagining

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Visions and Revisions (2013); JACK Quartet, 2018

 

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Bob Dylan, “Visions of Johanna” (B. Dylan), 1966

 

Friday, January 25th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Buddy Guy’s club (Legends), opening for Buddy himself.

Toronzo Cannon, “All Along the Watchtower” (B. Dylan), live, Detroit area (Auburn Hills), 2017

 

Friday, March 2nd

two takes

“My Back Pages” (B. Dylan)

Bob Dylan, live

 

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Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, et al., live, New York, 1992

 

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lagniappe

reading table

watching the downpour
from under a temple
bell

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Thursday, March 1st

more

Bob Dylan, “It Ain’t Me Babe” (B. Dylan), live

 

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reading table

today too, today too
the nettle tree snags
the kite

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Saturday, February 24th

two takes

“Things Have Changed” (B. Dylan)

Bob Dylan, live

 

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Bettye LaVette, 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

An Entertainment for W.S. Graham for Him
Having Reached Sixty-Five
by W.S. Graham (1918-1986)

What are you going to do
With what is left of yourself
Now among the rustling
Of your maybe best years?
This is not an auto-elegy
With me pouring my heart
Out into where you
Differently stand or sit
On the Epidaurus steps.
What shall I say to myself
Having put myself down
On to a public page?

Where am I going now?
And where are you going
Tricked into reading
Words of my later life?
Let me pretend you are
Roughly of my age.
Are you a boy or a girl?
And what has happened to you?

Look at the chirping various
Leaves of Mr Graham’s
Spanking summer. Where are
You at? I know my face
Has changed. My hair has blanched
Into a wrong disguise
Sitting on top of my head.

Beside each other perched
On the Epidaurus steps.
Where am I going to go?
Shall I rise to follow
The thin sound of the goats
Tinkling their bells?

Monday, January 9th

Perhaps even more striking than his self-absorbed failure to acknowledge the award in a meaningful way was her generous-spirited performance, in Stockholm, of his song.

Patti Smith, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (B. Dylan), live, Stockholm, 12/10/16


(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Friday, October 14th

Bob Dylan, “High Water (For Charley Patton)” (B. Dylan)
Live, Irvine, Calif., 2013


No matter how often he changes styles, he keeps coming back to the blues.

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lagniappe

baseball

Javy Baez (Chicago Cubs infielder), defensive highlights

Thursday, June 11th

In response to Monday’s post on Dylan covers, a reader commented:

Fairport Convention’s “Si tu dois partir” (a French-language version of “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”) comes to mind.

Fairport Convention, “Si tu dois partir” (B. Dylan), recording, 1969

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lagniappe

random sights

Tuesday morning
Louisville, Kentucky

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Monday, June 8th

Great Dylan covers? The list is surprisingly short. There’s Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” And Johnny Winter’s “Highway 61 Revisited.” And this.

Antony and the Johnsons, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (B. Dylan)

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