Monday, October 27, 2008

Bob Dylan: Yesterday & Today

Pirating Bob Dylan: The blogosphere is up in arms over the Tambourine Man's $130 "recession" album that was previously available FREE on NPR's website. (You should ALWAYS download and save valuable media when the opportunity is presented!) Gawker asks Why Is Bob Dylan's Recession Album $130?

Dylan Noir? Lynne Margolis posts on American Songwriter "(Photographer Barry) Feinstein still caught some stunners, which seem even more artful because he used only available light and black-and-white film (a sadly soon-to-be-archaic medium). The combination makes for some indelible studies of light and shadow-and some wonderful insights into the human side of an icon."

More early photos of Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan - Early Reel to Reel Tape with Original Songs and Other Memorabilia (1957-59) - "The Frog Song" features Dylan singing in a low, guttural voice, like one of his heroes, Clarence "Frogman" Henry (who used that "croaking" vocal style on the 1956 novelty hit, "Ain't Got No Home"). This is where Bob first uses the idea of singing in a different voice, and it lead to the Woody Guthrie-influenced style made so famous on scores of Dylan classics.

The Bob Dylan Show will hit Alumni Field House on the campus of SUNY Oneonta at 8 p.m. November 19. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hunt Union Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. The charge-by-phone number is 607-722-7272.

They're all general admission seats, priced at $45 for the general public or $35 for Oneonta State students.

1 comment:

THOMAS GRASTY said...

We may be in a recession, but there's nothing depression about these songs. Mysterious, elusive, enigmatic...just like the man himself. Songs with color and character.

And if you love the characters Bob's created here, you should (shameless plug alert) take look at my new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, a murder mystery set in the rock world in which all the suspects are characters in Bob's songs.

An entire book built around Bob's creations? That's just the kind of depth this man has. Intrigued? You can get a copy on Amazon.com or go "behind the tracks" at www.bloodonthetracksnovel.com to learn more about the book.

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