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List of Bob Dylan-related Sites

Most of the sites on the web that list Dylan-related sites are way, way out-of-date.  The ones below are, as of this minute anyway, functional. They are in no particular order.  I made no attempt to list every single site, just those that seemed more or less up-to-date and useful.   Please add a comment […]

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Ellen Willis Article – Editor of New Yorker

Article posted to  Facebook Edlis Cafe group.       “Dylan” – from Cheetah, 1967 I Nearly two years ago, Bob Dylan had a motorcycle accident. Reports of his condition were vague, and he dropped out of sight. Publication of his book, Tarantula, was postponed indefinitely. New records appeared, but they were from his last […]

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The 1961 Beatnik Riot

Although  I know the history of the 60’s folk movement pretty well, I had  never heard of the “Beatnik Riot” of 1961.  Weird.  Anyway, to mark its 50th anniversary NPR did a piece on it. The article also links to a documentary, “Bloody Sunday”.   Cool stuff.              

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Interesting Article on Dylan and the Isle of Wright

Story of  how  Dylan came  to participate in the Isle of Wright Festival. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/how-i-stole-bob-dylan-from-woodstock-1-6772302  

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Documentary on Izzy Young on YouTube

Izzy Young ran the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village back in the early sixties.  Dylan and all the folk singers knew him well.  I haven’t watched all of it yet.  

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Published New Page: Drifter’s Escape

Published a new page today, an analysis of Drifter’s Escape, from John Wesley Harding. Drifter’s Escape

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

I was reviewing Andrew Muir’s Homer the Slut Volume 4 today, which contains a long series of excerpts from various Dylan books about the song, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.   The authors express some surprisingly varied ideas of what the song is about. Is is a love song, or is it something more […]

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Pete Seeger’s Advice Column in Seventeen Magazine

I am reading Bob Coltman’s book, Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival.  The author says the world was a different place back in the early sixties.  Weird things were happening.  For example, people like Pete Seeger wrote an advice column that was published in Seventeen magazine.   That seemed pretty interesting, and a web search […]

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Desolation Row – Excerpt from Homer the Slut Fanzine

Welcome to the inaugural post for the new Dylan Commentaries blog. The blog – just like the web site – will focus on topics related to the first eight albums of Dylan’s career, except for when it doesn’t. Today’s lunch hour was reserved for reading Homer the Slut Volume II, the fanzine published by Andrew […]

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