First link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary is tomorrow of one of the Most Important Events ever, the day Dylan Went Electric!
I know it's kinda important--at least to some elderly people--but do we really need a whole book? I don't; I'm content to have read the review.
I'm a long, long way from a music buff, but #1 sure surprised me.
Four-minute video about how pop songs are currently written.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan, who notes that the video is by the co-author of "Call Me Maybe".
What the inimitable Mark Steyn wrote on Dylan's 60th birthday.
Sixty? I think the last time I saw him on TV was the 80th birthday tribute to Sinatra six years ago, and, to judge from their respective states, if Frank was 80, Bob had to be at least 130. He mumbled his way through "Restless Farewell", though neither words nor tune were discernible, and then shyly offered, "Happy Birthday, Mister Frank." Frank sat through the number with a stunned look, no doubt thinking, "Geez, that's what I could look like in another 20, 25 years if I don't ease up on the late nights."
Quite cool for serious Dead fans, but at $699 I'm not interested enough. Besides, Spotify has hundreds, probably thousands, of Dead tracks for free.
Also in Dead news: "Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Hunter and Garcia, Tuneful Wizards of the Grateful Dead". Has some interesting stories on how they worked.
"No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time, for all time."
Last week was the 50th anniversary of the recording of "Like a Rolling Stone".
(And to think it ranks only second in number of times, of his songs, played by Dylan. Guess what's first.)
People with delayed departures from LaGuardia get an unexpected performance.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
"Only one name was good enough: The Band".
Buffalo Springfield. For my money, better than the CSN version.