There is so much great material on this site… And I really like the concept of comments by paragraph.
But I wish it had a more inviting look. Does anyone else build a wp theme that does this functionality? I think if it was more fun to look at, you’d build a solid following.
My 2¢ for what its worth.
Thanks for taking the time to enter a comment. I appreciate it. I’m glad you found it interesting. I think you are correct, if the site looked snazzier it would draw more people in. I think I also need to promote it somehow, create a blog etc. I’m thinking about ways to do both of those things. (tweaking the design is tough sledding.) Right now I’m working on another outside project and i haven’t been able to focus on it. But I will. the site is built using the CommentPress theme – http://futureofthebook.org/commentpress/examples/. I’ve seen a few examples that tweak the design a bit to make it look nicer.
Well, then, it seems that Dylan was the only one of his era to have been able to embody fully the musicality that is essential to great poetry, the second voice that haunts every poet, but which he generally delegates to those who recite or read him, the power of song that is his ultimate and secret truth and that some have gone mad – literally and tragically mad – trying to pull from cage into canto.
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May 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm
Thanks for an excellent comment that adds to the discussion. Interesting thought, the Warhol connection is well-documented.
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May 25, 2017 at 6:37 am
There’s a theory that this song was about a transvestite. I believe Dylan was hanging out with Andy Warhol at this time and he took him into the oddity of his world and introduced him to lots of different characters. The line about not fitting might have some thing to do with this too? I don’t know – it’s still mystery and one to chew over.
May 3, 2017 at 5:48 am
Hello, Join us inside Bob Dylan’s Music Box http://thebobdylanproject.com/Song/id/191/Fixin'-to-Die and listen to every version of every song.
March 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm
I have a live version of Freight Train Blues. You can purchase it on ITunes on the compilation Folk Barbecue Party. He also plays Stealin’ Stealin’.
March 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm
Very cool site! Thanks for the link, I’ll be checking it out in-depth.
March 22, 2017 at 4:02 am
Hello there, thank you for posting this interesting essay. Join us inside Bob Dylan’s Music Box http://thebobdylanproject.com/Song/id/36/As-I-Went-Out-One-Morning and listen to every version of every song
January 10, 2017 at 10:41 am
December 17, 2016 at 6:13 am
Just noticed that the traditional Rocks and Gravel includes the lines:
Don’t my gal look good, When she’s comin’ after me?
very similar to the lines in this song, “don’t my gal..”
December 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm
good point, didn’t think of that. 🙂
December 15, 2016 at 10:26 pm
Duluth, MN, is an international seaport. Dylan mentions the cold, massive, dangerous Lake Superior many times in song, interviews, and in Chronicles.
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