Seven Days

Jan 22 - 28, 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

  • Remembering Jon Pankake: Folk scholar and Early Critic of Bob Dylan (Star Tribune) [8]
    • “”Dylan is brilliantly funny or touching one moment, then floundering hopelessly in arid and embarrassing improvisation the next. His imagery falls short of Guthrie’s magic, and his wacky verses don’t quite have that flash of humanitarian genius that marked Woody’s as the work of a true folk poet.”
  • My Letter From Bob Dylan’s Dad In 1966 (Deadline Detroit) [8]
    • “Shaking with excitement, I opened it to find a hand-written letter from Dylan’s father, Abraham Zimmerman. It was penned with kindness and offered some sage advice.”
  • Timothée Chalamet Makes Sweet Visit to Bob Dylan’s Hometown High School (People) [5]
    • “In town researching all things Bob Dylan for an upcoming biopic, he asked his tour guide if he could meet with the drama students who were working on their competition one act.”
  • ‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ Takes a Terrific Backstage Look at ‘We Are the World’ (Chicago Sun Times) [5]
    • “Directed by Bao Nguyen, who expertly combines the multi-camera recordings from the night of the session with new interviews with Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis, Smokey Robinson and Bruce Springsteen, as well as technicians who were there.”
  • Meeting Bob Dylan at the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1982) (PSB) [8]
    • “So finally I get up the courage go over to him offer my hand and say, “My brother Tony Brown, says hello.” He just looked at me and he’s got these piercing baby blue eyes that just peer right the fuck into you.”
  • Tell Tale Signs Review (Cult Following) [5]
    • “This Bootleg series entry is a vital piece of the long-running puzzle of shifting sands, of how Dylan got back to his grand form.”

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    • These classic, yet rare, and some previously unreleased poems and songs are a bible of bop prosody from one of the Holy Trinity of the Beat Generation. Featuring musical accompaniment from Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Elvin Jones, Lenny Kaye, Philip Glass, David Mansfield, David Amram, Arthur Russell and more.

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