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Feb 26 - March 3, 2024

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

This is Seven Days, our weekly summary of the best Bob Dylan news and links plus new podcasts, events, and photo/video of the week.

On Tour

  • Dylan On Tour
    • Past Week: Ft. Lauderdale FL (2) (Setlists)
    • Next Week: Clearwater, Fort Meyers, Orlando FL (Details)
    • 20 Shows Remain
    • NEXT LEG ANNOUNCED: Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson
  • Highlights & Rarities
  • News & Posts
    • Last Night in Fort Lauderdale (Flagging Down) [5]
      • “While an exciting arrangement, Bob Britt caught a nasty glance from Bob and not more than a few bars later, Doug got the hand chop from the piano letting him know he was doing something Bob didn’t like.”
    • Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson Unite for Epic ‘Outlaw’ Summer Tour (Rolling Stone) [5]
      • “Willie Nelson is hitting the road this summer on his annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour, and Bob Dylan is joining for all 26 shows. They’ll be accompanied on the first leg by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and John Mellencamp on the second. Billy Strings, Brittney Spencer, Celisse, and Southern Avenue will also be playing with them at various stops along the way. It kicks off June 21 in Alpharetta, Georgia.”

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • From Dylan to Ishiguro: Can Lyrics be Literature? (The Guardian) [5]
    • The strongest case for lyrics as literature was made by the Nobel committee when it awarded the 2016 prize for literature to Bob Dylan – the first songwriter to receive that honour. But the committee skated over the reasoning for the decision and its implications, saying only that the award was for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
  • Bob Dylan and Tom Petty’s Golden Oldies Revue (Flagging Down) [8]
    • “I recently launched a new podcast called Watching the Covers Flow – the one I had the most fun preparing is the second, focusing on the covers Dylan performed in 1986 backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. There were a lot! Dylan and Petty drew largely from songs they grew up with, pulling out all sorts of old-time-rock-and-roll chestnuts. Many Dylan never played before or since.”
  • Eat The Document: How Dylan’s Mind Works (Peter Stone Brown) [8]
    • “For instance there’s a dog in the movie that keeps reappearing, just walking. On one hand you’re saying to yourself, “what is this dog doing in this movie?”. It took me a while to realize, but the dog is going somewhere, in this case, to the show at the Albert Hall!”
  • NET Extended: Spirit on the Water (Untold Dylan) [5]
    • ““Spirit on the Water” from Modern Times was played 547 times by Dylan and the band between 2006 and 2018, when it was finally put to bed. In this piece I’m going to look at five snapshots: Dylan’s live performances from 2006 (when it all started) through to 2016, just three years before the Never Ending Tour actually ended.”
  • Cat Power Offers Dylan’s Home-State a Visionary Tribute (Star Tribune) [5]
    • “Fans stayed silent and mesmerized up until “Just Like a Woman” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” when many couldn’t help but sing along quietly. As the latter song wrapped, a change to just slightly brighter lighting marked the arrival of the rest of Cat Power’s six-piece band. And away we went.”
  • Your Own Chosen Concert (Bobserve)
    • “Enter as many as 12 songs and hit the submit button to ask to search every Bob Dylan event to find any that contain all your chosen songs. There are more than 4,000 events to be searched, so please be patient :-)”

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