October 26, 2012
An in-depth discussion of the lyrics, writing style, music, and historical factors related to Bob Dylan’s first eight albums.
Informative site! I like how readers can add their own comments. hope you add more over time.
site matches the purpose. thanks!
I’ve decide to take this site beyond the first seven albums. See the “In Progress” section under “Contents”.
You’re doing a great job! We havent’ had any news for a long – time, not since Drifter’s Escape. Please don’t stop.
Hi Charlotte – Thanks for checking in and the encouraging words!
I kind of got off track working on technical WordPress stuff. Recently I’ve gotten back to this site – should finish “I Am a Lonesome Hobo” shortly!
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March 13, 2020 at 2:02 pm
Thanks for the excellent contribution!
March 13, 2020 at 11:14 am
Today, almost every critic bows down to the Velvets, but Willis “got” those proto-punks early. Her 1979 essay from the anthology “Stranded” (included here) remains a foundational, luminous analysis of Lou Reed’s street-hassle humanism — and a statement of Willis’s own purpose. “What it comes down to for me — as a Velvets fan, a lover of rock ’n’ roll, a New Yorker, an aesthete, a punk, a sinner, a sometime seeker of enlightenment (and love) (and sex) — is this: I believe that we are all, openly or secretly, struggling against one or another kind of nihilism. I believe that body and spirit are not really separate, though it often seems that way. I believe that redemption is never impossible and always equivocal,” she wrote, then ended wryly with the refrain from “Heroin”: “But I guess that I just don’t know.”
February 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm
“And now for the train terminology.” Brakeman in the illustration is turning a brake wheel, not flagging the train down, by the way. And if this paragraph deals with “train terminology” why there is no explanation of “Double E” , again?
February 11, 2020 at 1:02 am
January 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Having recently read “Chronicles: Volume One” & now plowing thru M. Gray’s “Song & Dance Man,” I stumbled upon this magnificent resource, especially for its song-by-song commentary. Many thanks to all involved. One quick question: Is there a plan to continue post-“JohnWesleyHarding” or did I miss the Mission Statement somewhere? Would love to hear/read more from Dylanologists on the later albums, particularly Bob’s return to stellar material with “Time Out Of Mind,” “Love and Theft,” and “Modern Times.”
January 18, 2020 at 4:37 am
I think you can find more information here.
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