September 30: Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997)

I don’t know… It’s certainly not an album of felicity… I try to live within that line between despondency and hope. I’m suited to walk that line, right between the fire … I see [the album] right straight down the middle of the line, really. ~Bob Dylan to Robert Hilburn in 1997 “My recollection of that record is that it was a struggle. …

Van Morrison: Exile, Place & Eternal Movement – Part.1

This post is inspired by a chapter in Peter Mills great book Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison. Some of the musicians I was working with very early on were very good, but they didn’t want to leave home, so they didn’t go any further…. but I did [want to leave home] or I felt like I …

Blood On The Tracks – 4th Recording Session

On the 3th recording session for Blood On The Tracks on September 18th, Dylan only tried 2 takes on Buckets of Rain. The 4th recording session (on  September 19, 1974) was a way more important story…. Here are some quotes, facts & music…. If any of Dylan’s record albums deserve to be singled out as a “masterpiece” (and I’ve avoided this because how can …

Blood On The Tracks – Second Recording Session

Bob Dylan’s second recording session for Blood On The Tracks continued on  September 17, 1974. Another important day in the studio. Here are some quotes, facts & music…. We cut the entire album in one day like that. Now that blew my mind. I was 19-years-old and trying to learn how to make art. The style of the time was set by …

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