Seven Days

Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2023

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

This is Seven Days, our weekly recap of the news and links plus new podcasts, events, and the photo/video of the week. Premium members get a bonus edition with 21extra links & 2 videos this week.

Bob Dylan Tour News

    East Coast US: October 1 – December 3

    • Past Week: Richmond VA, Roanoke VA, Huntington WV, Richmond KY (Setlists)
    • This Week: Evansville IN (Upcoming)

Tour News

  • Lessons From Bob Dylan’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways” Tour (Inside Hook) [8]
    • “And yet, his onstage presence had a looseness and a comfort that never turned sloppy, keeping pace with his extremely tight and skillful five-piece backing band. He occasionally futzed with his mop of hair. During “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,” he appeared to laugh to himself, repeatedly, during the song’s titular offer. I laughed back; I don’t know why. “

Excellent 'Every Grain of Sand' video - Richmond 11/27

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • David Mansfield Reflects on a Lifetime in Music (NJ Arts) [10]
    • “When I came back to work with him in ’78, I was 21, but I still looked like I was 13. He joked about it onstage. He would introduce me as young and I’d get younger and younger at each show and by the end (of the tour) he’d say, ‘This is David Mansfield on violin. He’s sweet 16 and never been kissed.”
  • Van Morrison: Bob Dylan and I are Worlds Apart (Info Forney) [5]
    • “”Well, I’m just nothing like Bob Dylan, so I guess what I was trying to say was, like, I’m coming from the place that I’m a singer first. I’m a singer. Right? And I write songs.”
  • Tis the Season for #bobdylancore (NSS Mag) [5]
    • “Whatever Gen Z discovers becomes a trend on TikTok. The trend has now extended well beyond the use of the singer-songwriter’s famous suede leather jacket, to the extent that on November eleventh, a Bob Dylan Core-themed party was held at Emerson College in Boston.”
  • Beatty Zimmerman Talks Bob Dylan’s Early Years and Road to Fame (Peter Stone Brown) [10]
    • “Bobby is very much like I am. You either do or you don’t. Remember, we bought the piano and gave Bobby lessons. Harriet came – that was our cousin, Harriet Rutstein. He said, “No lessons for me.”
  • Abe Zimmerman Talks Bob’s Early Years and Road to Fame (Peter Stone Brown) [10]
    • “I do remember when Bobby was going to enrol at kindergarten he wouldn’t go with Beatty. I do remember that I was the only man enrolling a child at the kindergarten. I left my job to come home because he wouldn’t go unless I went with him. Then he was happy.”
  • The Best Gig the Singer Never Played – Shadow Kingdom (FT) [5]
    • “The film is an unabashedly nostalgic, elegiac tribute to the past. While the aesthetic is redolent of a Prohibition-era dive bar, the cramped, smoky setting might also be seen as a kind of homecoming to Greenwich Village’s Gaslight Cafe where Dylan first broke through. Fittingly, the note-perfect set is dominated by early career tracks that are alternately raucous and plaintive, ironic and sentimental, beloved and unknown.”


New Bob Dylan Podcasts

Holiday Giveaway

In cooperation with The Bob Dylan Center we’re giving away two 2024 Collector’s Edition Calendars on Dec 15, 2023. One winner will be selected from all subscribers to the Dylan.FM Substack (so if you got Seven Days by email, you’re already registered). Another winner will be selected from among our Paid/Premium Members – so they have two chances to win.

The calendar is also for sale at The Bob Dylan Center online shop.

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

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Featured Video

Death Is Not The End (Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, P.J. Harvey, Etc.)

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