Ellen Willis (Editor of New Yorker) Article

Below is an article posted to the Facebook Edlis Cafe group. Must reading. “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 …

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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 it a love song?Or is it something more akin to …

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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.  Coltman mentions that Pete Seeger wrote an advice column that was published in Seventeen magazine. That seemed pretty interesting, and a web search picked up the article.  I pasted it below since the website was producing some weird errors. PETE SEEGER TALKS TO …

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Desolation Row – Excerpt from Homer the Slut Fanzine

Welcome to the inaugural post for the new Dylan Commentaries blog. Today’s lunch hour was reserved for reading Homer the Slut Volume II, the fanzine published by Andrew Muir back in the early nineties. Muir recently published an updated version of his book – Razor’s Edge, renamed One More Night – about his experiences following Dylan’s …

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