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Category Archives: 2016

Why Did Bob Dylan Pay A Visit To Birmingham’s WorkPlay On Friday?

Bob Dylan likes WorkPlay. How do we know? He told owner Tom Williams so on Friday, during a video shoot at the venue’s theater. Dylan, 75, one of the most famous names … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Place Reserved For Angels: Dylan At the Royal Albert Hall

THE REAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1966 CONCERT. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. For years, some fans thought they already had the famous Royal Albert Hall concert in their possession. But they were … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Physiology of Mirrors

FOREVER WORDS: THE UNKNOWN POEMS. Johnny Cash. Blue Rider Press. …the dogs are in the woods And the huntin’ looks good Johnny Cash (Page 46) My father had many faces. … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

15 Minutes With John Carter Cash

John Carter Cash (JCC) is the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. In keeping with the family bloodlines, JCC is a country musician and record producer who … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize: Two Sides of the Story

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Is Both Shocking and Deserved Because this year wasn’t weird enough, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this morning. It wasn’t exactly a … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agnes Obel’s New Citizen of Glass

CITIZEN OF GLASS. Agnes Obel. PIAS America. When the first notes of “Citizen of Glass” sounded, I thought for a moment  that I had started up a Lana del Ray … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sometimes Brilliant

SOMETIMES BRILLIANT. Larry Brilliant. Harper One. The Indian people love puns. The more subtle and intellectual the pun, the better. It’s considered the highest artistry to lay a pun that … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oxford University Press Explores the Many Faces of World History

1777: TIPPING POINT AT SARATOGA. Dean Snow. Oxford University Press. Historian/Archaeologist Dean Snow takes the 33 days of the Saratoga campaign (widely remembered as the tipping point when British power … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

September Spotlight

THE SWARM. Volume One of the Second Formic War. Orson Scott Card. Aaron Johnston. TOR. The Fall season emerges with this notable novel from Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment
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