Bob Dylan: Ain’t Talkin’ – New York 2006

As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain Someone hit me from behind Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’ Through this weary world of woe Heart burnin’, still yearnin’ No one on earth would ever know New York City Center New York City, New …

Jan 27: The late Elmore James was born in 1918

 No two ways about it, the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period was Elmore James, hands down. Although his early demise from heart failure kept him from enjoying the fruits of the ’60s blues revival as his contemporaries Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf did, James left a wide influential trail behind him. And that influence continues to the …

Bob Dylan Barcelona 1984

Probably Dylan’s finest concert since the last night at Earl’s Court three years earlie. The band is now accustomed to Dylan but not jaundiced by endless performances, while Dylan is in excellent voice throughout. At the end of the main set, he is not at all anxious to leave the stage. ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995) …

Bob Dylan & Bono: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dublin 1989

  Mama, take this badge off of me I can’t use it anymore It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door Simmonscourt R.D.S. Dublin, Ireland 4 June …

Jan 24: The late Warren Zevon was born in 1947

All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles I’m gonna drink ‘em upAnd if California slides into the ocean Like the mystics and statistics say it will I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill ~Warren Zevon (Desperados Under the Eaves)   Few of rock & roll’s great misanthropes were as talented, as charming, or as committed …

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