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.
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.”
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June 17, 2020 at 12:25 pm
Here is a link to the full episode:
March 10, 1964
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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?
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I think you can find more information here.
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December 25, 2019 at 4:45 am
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