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Author Archives: Jacob Aiello

Reinterpreting the Work of A Master

An Interview With Songwriter Emma Swift “Like many of the great Bob Dylan songs, ‘I Contain Multitudes’ is a magnet, a fly’s eye view of the cultural wilderness in which … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

“Chain of Ghosts”

Chain of Ghosts (A Meditation on Emma Swift’s Version of “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”)   (all) Of a sudden (wind) In thirsty fists (tempests) In my soul Are … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

John Aiello’s A Higher Calling To Be Released August 15th

“You’re right when you say early San Mateo County was the wild-west with an anything goes attitude. It stayed that way until some of those frist [modern-era] DAs set out … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Sheriff As Historian”

The following poem was inspired by the work of California writer and historian John G. Edmonds, who served as a Deputy Sheriff in San Mateo County, California for 40 years. … Continue reading

July 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Looking Glass

ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS. Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. Mixed, Mastered & Engineered by Greg Calbi, Joseph Lorge & Chris Shaw. “Being a musician means  – depending on how far you … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Fever Tempest”

Fever Tempest (Meditations On Dylan’s Murder Most Foul)   “I am the dead dog’s last stand (this) visceral power of edges and ends”   (all) Of a sudden (windows) Full … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Appointments With Destiny

40 Years Removed From Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Caravan, Violinist Scarlet Reflects On Her Life and Career   Scarlet Rivera was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, a stone’s throw … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Memoriam: Michael McClure

A Trembling In the Wind (Mike McClure Just Died) (looking) For that book With picture Of you On a Harley (be) Side a poem About a jewel Called the moon … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bob Kaufman’s Collected Works Spotlights the Raw Beauty of the Beats

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF BOB KAUFMAN. Bob Kaufman. City Lights Books. San Francisco poet Bob Kaufman, who died in 1986 at the age of 61, was a one-of-a-kind writer whose … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment
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