The Woman Who Wasn't There
It occurred to me today that four of Bob Dylan’s finest songs concern themselves with similar stories. “Visions Of Johanna,” “Shelter From The Storm,” “Brownsville Girl,” and “Red River Shore” all detail the recollections of a man haunted by the absence of his one true love. In “Visions Of Johanna,” it is Johanna who the...
I know there are groups at the top of the charts that are hailed as the saviors...– Bob Dylan (via dailydoseofdylan)
last night's dream
I was on stage in front of a big crowd. I had a band of seven or eight musicians, none familiar to me; they clearly knew the songs, though. I realized that in addition to the live audience, there were also television cameras and very bright lights pointed at us. Someone wearing a headset and standing by a camera gave us a sign to start, and the band kicked into the first song….but it...
outside the middle zone
Yesterday’s New York Times featured an article on Josh Ritter, with whose new album I am still grappling (but that’s for another time). The thrust of the article is that Josh is now happily going it alone, having run through a series of independent labels of all sizes (Signature Sounds; the now defunct V2) and a brief (one album) contract with Sony. This seemed inevitable; Josh...
Unlike most weekends, when I have zero shows, I had two this past weekend; and at the opposite ends of the spectrum they sat. The first was Friday night in Providence at Local 121’s Speakeasy. This show resulted from a mutual admiration between myself and The Accident That Led Me To The World and a shared desire to split a show. Oddly, this was actually my first time seeing the band: I...