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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January 17, 2015 at 1:44 am
See in context
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May 13, 2019 at 6:45 pm
“She belongs to me”. I have racked my brain trying to understand the meaning of the line “A hypnotist collector”. Is this simply a rhyme for rhyming sake or a is it a hypnotist who collects objects? I realize this question is quite trivial but I’d appreciate any input on this. T.I.A.
May 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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March 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm
Everybody seems to work hard to avoid the explanation of “Double E”. In every analysis of the song I came across the author spends quite a long time guessing what this or that metaphor might really mean but, for reasons unknown to me, goes over the “Double E” as if in fact it wasn’t in the lyrics. Other example of “Double E” in connection with railroads is Warren Zevon’s “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”: I laid my head on the railroad track/waiting for the Double E. Another Double E train is mentioned in “The Liar’s Club: A Memoir” by Mary Karr where one character says that he took a Double E train from Memphis to New Orleans. Furry Lewis’s Jelly Roll you mention seems to me to be another story – the Double E there definitely means something different from Dylan’s (and Zevon’s, for that matter) meaning. But I may be wrong, I am not an American, even not a native English speaker.
The fact that meaning of so frequently used term is not known to everybody in the US puzzles me. Thank you.
October 9, 2018 at 2:24 am
hogwash. it’s one of the strongest songs on the album
September 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm
September 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm
I’m sorry but you have got a typo in this paragraph: “Edie was a
wild child with a penchant…”
August 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm
John the Baptist was just a few months older than Jesus, (they were cousins) therefore there is no way for him to have baptised”baby Jesus”. Instead,he baptised Jesus in the Jordan River and they were both adult men.
August 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm
They load ok for me. ?
August 10, 2018 at 11:29 am
Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading?
I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.
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