Seven Days

Feb 5 - 11, 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.

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • Dylan US Tour Extended: Five More Dates Added
    • 22 Shows Announced So Far in Southeast US. (Details)
  • They Gave The Walls A Talking: Exhibition On Irish Music Legends The Pogues Coming To Dylan Center (Hot Press) [5]
    • “The exhibition They Gave The Walls A Talking: The Extraordinary Story of The Pogues and Shane MacGowan will have its United States premiere with an exclusive showing at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning March 8.”
  • Bob Dylan’s Recurring Lesson Plan (Arena) [8]
    • “Dylan’s songs consistently advocate atomisation. In this unannounced project he unequivocally promotes what Zygmunt Bauman, amongst others, has termed the process of individualisation. This sick storyboard dictates just the one instruction: be true to your authentic self.”
  • Bob Dylan and Dock Boggs (Various Mornings and Nights) [5]
    • “Bob’s song North Country Blues is about a mining range, and Dock had just been found as a retired miner in Virginia, (in 1963, when Bob possibly met him).”
  • The Ballad of Rambling Jack (Peter Stone Brown) [8]
    • “One of the best stories about Dylan and Elliott is not told. Reportedly, when Dylan found out that Jack Elliott was really Elliott Adnopoz, which happened in one of those after-hours sessions at the Gaslight Cafe, he rolled on the floor laughing hysterically.”
  • Dylan Cover a Day: “Up to Me” (Untold Dylan) [5]
    • “What he does is emphasise the lyrics so we really can pick them up first time around – not something that is always the case. The point is that since there is only the acoustic guitar and the bass guitar providing the accompaniment, and with the lyrics being clearly sung, almost occasionally declaimed, that is where our attention has to go. There is nowhere else to listen.”
  • The Times They Are A-Changin’ at 60 (PopMatters) [5]
    • “An entire ghost album of songs from the Times sessions can be found among later compilations. Several outtakes, including “Seven Curses” and “Percy’s Song” (later performed by the likes of Joan Baez and Fairport Convention), could have suited the album.”

New Bob Dylan Podcasts

Image Of The Week

Bob Dylan’s Instagram account started posting messages to old friends and musicians as Instagram Stories this week. No proof of course, but the messages look like Bob is social posting himself.

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

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Featured Video

Dickey Betts on Dylan

Hearts of Fire Press Conf '86 (New Version)

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