Seven Days

Sept 24- 30, 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.

Bob Dylan Tour News

  • East Coast US: October 1 – November 21:
    Now 32 Dates Announced and On-Sale Details

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • Behind the Scenes of Bob Dylan’s Farm Aid Surprise (Flagging Down The Double E’s)
    • “Needless to say, the Dylan world was abuzz. And I had so many questions. So I was thrilled bassist Lance Morrison took some downtime on the road—this appearance came right in the middle of a Dirty Knobs tour—to tell me all about it.”
  • Tea Time with Joan Baez (The New Yorker)
    • ““I Am a Noise” also includes a frank discussion of Baez’s romantic and creative relationships, including with Bob Dylan, whom she met in the early sixties, when she was already a star and he was an awkward upstart with a funny voice. The courtship fizzled by 1965, at which point Dylan’s career had begun to accelerate. “He needed a mother, he needed someone to give him a bath, he needed someone to sing his songs,” she says in the film.”
  • Ask Greil: September 29, 2023 (Letter In The Ether)
    • There are multiple Dylan mentions
    • “Dylan, at least in the first 20 years or so of his career, sequentially attached himself to male figures who were in different ways collaborators, sidekicks, soulmates, people he leaned on, looked up to, took inspiration and validation from, people he cast aside as he moved on— maybe Jacques Levy was another.”
  • Paolo Brillo on Surreptitiously Photographing Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour (Flagging Down The Double E’s)
    • “So it was a revelation when, months into the tour—after all we’d had were the grainiest, most distant of shots—the first Paolo Brillo photo appeared. This experienced concert photographer managed, in the face of enormous obstacles, to capture images that bring the rest of us right into the room with Dylan.”
  • Bob Dylan Wins $8,000 from Lawyers of Dismissed Case Against Him (Showbiz 411)
    • A judge has ordered those lawyers to pay Dylan $5,000 and $3,000 each as a punishment for not complying with any orders of discovery. They couldn’t produce any backup to the insane claims.”
  • The Most Definitive Biography Yet (Heylin Review) iNews
    • ” It takes in everything from Blood on the Tracks and Oh Mercy to sex (there’s such a lot of sex), Christianity, Dylan’s drink-fuelled commercial decline, and the ongoing rebirth once he embraced sobriety in 1994 – all with a forensic eye. For Heylin, Dylan is clearly one of the great figures of our age. What’s less clear is whether Heylin actually likes him.”
  • A Fierce Kind of Love (Heylin Review) The Guardian
    • “Whenever Dylan is down the critical dumper, Heylin is his defender, and the reverse is true: this can skew the reading experience, minimising the important moments in Dylan’s career and interfering with the storytelling.”

New Bob Dylan Podcasts

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

Complete List of Worldwide: Bob Dylan Events Calendar

Photo Of The Week

Bob Dylan on Guitar at Farm Aid ’23

Bob Dylan For Sale

New Bob Dylan Video

PJ Harvey Covers Dark Eyes (9/26/23)

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