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Tag: Bob Dylan

Go watch the geek

I’m pretty sure there is no need for any more words on the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. That won’t stop (m)any of us. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday, Mister Zimmerman

Bob Dylan and Betsy Siggins, having a chat, I guessBob Dylan is 70 today. That seems a pretty weird statement. 70. Phew. In the lead-up to this momentous occasion, I’ve been dabbling in some low-level Dylanology, watching No Direction Home for the umpteenth time and listening to the Sound Opinions Dylan specials. I thought I’d share the following thoughts/opinions/theories in no particular order or with no real organised thread… Read the rest of this entry »

Peeking behind the curtain

Backstage at the theatre, University of Iowa, 1930sYesterday, I did a little catching up on the backlog of articles I’d allowed to build up on Instapaper. Reading Dan Kois’ piece for the New York Times, “Why Do Writers Abandon Novels?” helped kick my brain into some degree of action, to focus on some related issues that I’ve been mulling over for some time now. Why do we like peeking behind the curtain so much? Read the rest of this entry »

The “What I Listened To On My Way To Work” Exercise

Man sitting on a train. It looks hot. He has a nice hat and a newspaper to keep him cool.OK folks, it is time for me to tackle another blog post idea, as part of my harebrained Blog Post Idea Challenge. This time around the idea comes from Mr Builder of Coalitions, Zac, who suggested I set my mp3 player to random on my morning commute and write about the songs that come up, as a homage to the currently dormant blog What I Listened To On My Way To Work Today. Read the rest of this entry »