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.
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Labels: Bob Dylan, Book Review, existentialism, music review
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Was wondering about this. Will get to it next week. Thanks.
Dylan is the most relevant voice out there.
Thanks for your posts about him!!
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
Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 PM, Washington D.C. (Georgetown)
3040 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Wednesday, June 11, 8:00 PM, Woodstock, NY
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Friday, June 13, 7:30 PM, NYC (Greenwich Village)
396 Ave. of the Americas (8th St.)
New York, NY 10011
Monday, June 16, 7:00 PM, Louisville
4100 Summit Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY 40241
Sunday, June 22, 5:00 PM, Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Definitely okay. Thank you!!
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