Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Bob Dylan Book Delivers

It is no secret that I genuinely love Bob Dylan. His lyrics inspire me and his music informs me so well. He delivers. Every time. See this to check out an earlier Dylan-inspired piece.
So, of course I'd be very interested in the new Dylan book, Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band and the Basement Tapes.
What makes this book unique are the countless details about Dylan's creative process as observed in the behind-the-scenes after his 1966 motorcycle accident. The at-times-existential Dylan is a beautiful thing to read about. Dylan, the human, is exposed adequately and the reader cannot help but appreciate his genius more. And to give you some idea of the kind of detail you're bound to get in the book, check this out:
'“At 2:12 Dylan plays a tender if slightly clumsy lead guitar solo on his acoustic twelve-string. At 3:18 Bob bumps his guitar on his chair.”'
Any Dylan fan would enjoy this read. I recommend.
Thanks to the rolling stone for the tip.
graph per rollingstone


Anonymous said...

Was wondering about this. Will get to it next week. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dylan is the most relevant voice out there.
Thanks for your posts about him!!

kbecketti said...

I hope it's OK to use this forum to let you know that Sid will be in the USA doing some Basement Tapes 'shows', talking about the book and Bob and also singing some songs. Check 'em out!

Sunday, June 8, 2:00 PM, Boston (Back Bay)
551 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-1444

Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 PM, Washington D.C. (Georgetown)
3040 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-9880

Wednesday, June 11, 8:00 PM, Woodstock, NY
Colony Café
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-5342

Friday, June 13, 7:30 PM, NYC (Greenwich Village)
396 Ave. of the Americas (8th St.)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 674-8780

Monday, June 16, 7:00 PM, Louisville
4100 Summit Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 327-0410

Sunday, June 22, 5:00 PM, Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 659-3110

B.R. said...

Definitely okay. Thank you!!