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“Scarlet In the Moonlight”

In 1975, Bob Dylan encountered violinist Scarlet Rivera one afternoon on a New York City street. In the blink of an eye in a mystical millisecond, a bond was forged. … Continue reading

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan 1970 Extends the Idea of the Bootleg Series

BOB DYLAN LIVE 1970. 50th Anniversary Collection. Bob Dylan (featuring George Harrison). Columbia Legacy. Produced for release by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Sessions originally produced for Columbia by Bob … Continue reading

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg’s Picture of A Broken Country

THE FALL OF AMERICA JOURNALS – 1965-1971. Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University of Minnesota Press. “The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

“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

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 of glances … 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 · 1 Comment

Travelin’ Thru Invites Us All To A Magical Rock-Country Wedding

TRAVELIN’ THRU. THE BOOTLEG SERIES – VOLUME 15 – 1967-1969. Bob Dylan. Produced by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Liner notes by Colin Escott and Rosanne Cash. Sony Legacy. “I … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment
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