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Bob Dylan is 70 today (did you know?)

Happy birthday to Bob Dylan, born May 24th, 1941. I’m not big on birthdays, to be honest. What difference does ...
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Bob Dylan heroin tapes: More media bullsh*t

Happy birthday, Bob Dylan, from your friends in the world of “respectable journalism.” A “never before heard interview” Bob Dylan ...
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Foot of Pride

Bob Dylan wrote a song called “Foot of Pride” in 1983, as part of the work he did in advance ...
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On China: Bob Dylan speaks

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, the truly unbelievable happens. Bob Dylan has actually responded to a controversy that ...
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Water pouring into Vicksburg

The mighty Mississippi is once again asserting the full girth of her floodplain, with brutal disregard for what human beings ...
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Australia censors Bob Dylan

Obviously the government censors everywhere have realized that Bob Dylan is an easy touch. We’ve been told by so many ...
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Happy Passover

Passover begins today at sundown, and a very happy one is wished to all celebrating. Recently the venerable Bob Cohen ...
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Bob Dylan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bob Dylan played yesterday, April 10th, in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam. He delivered a set list that ...
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Maureen Dowd slams “sellout” Bob Dylan in New York Times

In a strange way, it feels almost like a victory, albeit an exceptionally perverse one. After all the writing Yours ...
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Bob Dylan in Shanghai

The set list from Bob Dylan’s April 8th show in Shanghai is now up at Bob Links and goes as ...
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Bob Dylan in China, continued

Stories in the press continue to proliferate, implying or sometimes even asserting that Bob Dylan was prohibited from singing The ...
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Dylan goes to China: Bob in Beijing

Bob Dylan played his first gig in communist China today, having played first a few nights ago in Taiwan. By ...
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Daily Mail Deserves Raspberry for Bob Dylan “Story”

The story in the Daily Mail contains undated photographs of Bob Dylan, said to be taken recently outside of a ...
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Bob Dylan playing Israel in June?

(Update: Now confirmed at Bob Dylan’s official website.) Bill Pagel’s site tracking Bob Dylan tour dates now has a whole ...
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Tomorrow Is a Long Time

Consider it a palate cleanser, if you will, after that last thing on Rebecca Black and Friday. The clip below ...
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Friday: Bob Dylan covers Rebecca Black

I guess this is too funny to let pass; that is, Bob Dylan’s cover version of Rebecca Black’s, er, song, ...
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Saint Patrick’s Day: One Irish Rover

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit. It came as news to me today that there are now (unofficial) Van Morrison clips ...
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Bob Dylan: Approved to play in China

Having just asserted in a different venue that I’m not going to try to keep up with everything happening in ...
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Masked and Anonymous

The following is a passage from Abraham Joshua Heschel’s deeply inspiring book, Man Is Not Alone. God is unwilling to ...
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West of the Jordan, East of the Rock of Gibraltar

It sure is a Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar kind of time, looking out on the Middle East, with ...
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On Turning the Other Cheek: Bob Dylan et al

Today, many Christian churches following the most common Lectionary would have featured a particular segment of the Sermon on the ...
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Irving Berlin, Bob Dylan, and Black Keys

Thanks to reader Richard who e-mails that he’s been reading a book called A New Literary History of America, and ...
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Just a Reading of the Constitution

About ten years ago, in the summer of 2001, Bob Dylan said this in an interview with Robert Hilburn of ...
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Last Words on Retirement from Bob Dylan

Keith R. writes, in relation to this retirement debate, that he’s surprised no one has mentioned the 60 Minutes interview ...
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