September 22: Bob Dylan – Farm Aid, Champaign, Illinois 1985 (videos)

Dylan joins Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (who have just concluded their own set) on stage. Together they launch straight into “Clean-Cut Kid” followed by a blues song called “Shake,” seemingly a Dylan lyric set to the rune of Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right.” Then comes the live debuts of two Empire Burlesque songs, “I’ll Remember You” and “Trust Yourself,” both of which have Dylan …

Bob Dylan: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah – “He said, ‘I like this song you wrote called Hallelujah.’ In fact, …

Waterboys covers Bob Dylan

I love The Waterboys in all it’s incarnations and I’ve had a relationship with them almost as long as with Bob Dylan. I have seen them live a lot of times, many more than I’ve seen Dylan. I know that a Waterboys concert is always good, sometimes magical. Last time I saw them was when they opened for Neil Young …

Videos of the day: Desolation Row – The Marionette Performance part 1 & 2

Cool video.. created by Roderick Smith. I love the song (off course) & Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a one of the great northern renaissance painters. From youtube comment: This 10 minute film is a collage of music and imagery set down by two artists who lived 450 years apart in history. The unexpected union of these visionaries was a …