Am I hearing things, or are the bass parts in Bob Dylan's Up To Me (Scroll down to Track #37 for excerpt) and The Zit Remedy's Everybody Wants Something very similar? And if they are, is it simply that they share a simple do-doo/doo-doo/do-doo/doo-doo rhythym, or is there something more? And, outside of learning to read music or theory, are there resources out there that could help a not-particularly musical person such as myself articulate the similarities that they hear between songs?
Looking for songs that would sound good on a playlist with I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) and Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan) [more inside]
Yesterday I was reading an article written by Johnny Black about Bob Dylan in an old (November 1998) MOJO magazine, and was intrigued by the following statement: "In one fortnight at the end of 1965, 80 cover versions of Dylan songs were released as singles." Is there any way I could find out exactly what those 80 singles were, short of writing to MOJO or Johnny Black and asking for the source of an article from well over a decade ago? Have any official data been retained (by, say, recording industry bodies or Dylan's publishers) pertaining to single releases during the mid-60s? Or have any Dylanologists organized such data?
I'm looking for audio-visual footage of a live performance by Bob Dylan and his band, at an awards show in the early-mid 2000s. [more inside]
Silver Linings Playbook...when Pat and Tiffany first sit together in her studio and listen to music, it's Dylan's 'Girl From the North Country'. To me that was a curious choice. The song has a very personal resonance with me, but I can't really imagine Tiffany, a mid-twenties woman, loading that on the ipod. What do you think the purpose of using 'Girl From the North Country' in that particular scene was?
How much does a member of Bob Dylan's (or any other big musician's) touring band get paid? Are they likely paid per show, or some other arrangement? Would they receive lodging and per diem in addition to a salary? I assume they'd get stuff from the dressing rooms at the shows, but would they have their own stuff in the tour rider? (Some of those guys have played with him a long time.) (Other touring musician information welcome!)
I'll be in lower Manhattan today (Worth St). Can anyone recommend a barber in the vicinity that does straight-blade shaving? I would like to get my regular mustache converted into a Bob Dylan-style pencil mustache. If not right in the neighborhood, a reasonable subway ride away is ok. Thanks!
In the lyrics to "Desolation Row" Bob Dylan writes: Cinderella, she seems so easy “It takes one to know one,” she smiles And puts her hands in her back pockets Bette Davis style. Was that really something Bette Davis did irl or in the movies? Is there a screen shot of her doing this? Or... is this line just a piece of Mr. Dylan's fertile imagination?
I'm a pretty hardcrore Bob Dylan fan, and the few clips I've seen from this concert have always fascinated me. Is the full concert available anywhere? I seem to remember seeing Love Minus Zero/No Limit with similar facepaint. Or are the clips just bits from Renaldo and Clara? Notwithstanding the answer to that, can you please point me toward your favourite Dylan clips?
What old or traditional songs has Bob Dylan bogarted for his own use? [more inside]
Try out your web meta-search skills: can anyone help my good friend find out where to get this Bob Dylan T-Shirt? [more inside]
If you were an ESL student, which Bob Dylan song would you most enjoy a lesson on? [more inside]
I've never given Bob Dylan a fair shake, and I'm starting to feel like I'm missing out. If there were one album (or two, if need be) that you consider to be an excellent primer or introduction to his music, what would it be?
What are the worst covers of Bob Dylan's songs of all time? [more inside]
How do I find more musicians like Fred Neil? [more inside]
Help me understand the Scottish/Irish ballad tradition. [more inside]
Another music from advertisements question...possibly Bob Dylan. [more inside]
I just LOVED part one of the Bob Dylan biopic on PBS last night, "No Direction Home" by Martin Scorsese. There was a poem by Dylan Thomas that was quoted by one of the interviewees, and I think it had to do with reflections, at the end of life, at foregone opportunities. I have tried to find that poem online this morning, but I can't. Can anyone help? [more inside]
I've always been a fan of classic Bob Dylan. Recently, I picked up Time Out of Mind in a combo-pack of CDs that I bought; it's the first recent Dylan I've listened to, and I flat-out love it. Now I want more. [MI] [more inside]