Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

Who Says Folk Music is Dead?

The wonderful story of “Wagon Wheel”, from Big Bill Broonzy to Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup to Bob Dylan to Old Crow Medicine Show. What this article, written in 2011, misses is the latest twist on the story: Darius Rucker turning … Continue reading

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A Fistful of Mumfords
Hot 100 Roundup—10/12/12

A week of big names, with three new records debuting in the top 20. A great Taylor Swift (the third in a month, with more coming each week up to the release of the album on the 22nd, when I … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Shakespeare’s last play was called The Tempest. It wasn’t called just plain Tempest. The name of my record is just plain Tempest. It’s two different titles.” —Bob Dylan in Rolling Stone

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A Batch of Near Misses
Hot 100 Roundup—6/2/12

Kenny Chesney—“Come Over” #59 The mindless “Feel Like a Rock Star” to the contrary, in many ways Chesney has matured as an artist, and he’s become especially effective at songs like this, which emphasize a sense of regret while hinting … Continue reading

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Will the “Real” Ke$ha Please Shut Up?

It is the right, it may even be a requirement, of every generation to revise, or even reverse, the work of the generation before it, either through intention or misunderstanding. On those grounds I have no problem with Ke$ha’s version … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“Everybody knows by now that there’s a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I’m encouraging anybody who’s ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action … Continue reading

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Meeting Bob

Todd Snider considers what he would say if he were to ever meet Bob Dylan, which leads to one great meeting Dylan story after another, none of which involve Snider himself, who still hasn’t met him, and obviously doesn’t consider … Continue reading

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Into the woods, and out again

This Guardian article by the usually flawless Tom Ewing is a perfect example of how looking at pop music almost solely as a rivalry between art and business can you lead you to the wrong conclusions. Trying to explain those … Continue reading

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How else you gonna make eggnog?

Last weekend Jaq and I threw a Christmas party, and of course it was my job to put together some music. I was short on time and most of my Christmas music is on vinyl, so I decided to use … Continue reading

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