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July 20, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

July 20: Bob Dylan released Like A Rolling Stone in 1965

“This is about growing up, this is about discovering what is going on around you, realizing that life isn’t all you’ve been told. So now you’re without a home, you’re on your own, complete unknown, like a rolling stone. That’s … Continue reading

July 3, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Abandoned Love #98

‘Abandoned Love’ marks the very point at which Dylan decided to (temporarily) abandon love, and particularly forsaken love, as the prime subject-matter for his songs. ~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road) A lovely song recorded for (but left out of) … Continue reading

June 16, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Like A Rolling Stone (recorded 16 June, 1965)

….would be Like A Rolling Stone because I wrote that after I’d quit. I’d literally quit singing and playing, and I found myself writing this song, this story, this long piece of vomit about twenty pages long, and out of … Continue reading

May 11, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: “Lonesome Day Blues” recorded May 11, 2001

I overwrite. If I know I am going in to record a song, I write more than I need. In the past that’s been a problem because I failed to use discretion at times. I have to guard against that. … Continue reading

May 4, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Every Grain of Sand (update)

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless … Continue reading

April 24, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

Bob Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell cover versions audio and video

Well, God is in heaven And we all want what’s his But power and greed and corruptible seed Seem to be all that there is Blind Willie McTell was voted the best 80s song in our little poll, deservedly so. “Blind Willie … Continue reading

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