Displaying articles by tag: Bob Dylan

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Always With Us

Paul Simon‘s one-and-only Graceland is the defining album of my childhood. More than any other music, those 11 tracks transport me back to our rickety Volkswagen bus: the brothers “grab-assing” as we slowly traversed the arid Central Valley – Yosemite…

Bob Dylan: Tempest

He’s back.¬†Like Twain, the reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated. Half a century has passed between the release of Bob Dylan‘s first eponymous album and this morning’s release of Tempest, and while some have drawn parallels William Shakespeare‘s…

Hayes Carll: Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)

We don’t post a lot of country music around the PaisleyBlog. So, if that’s what you’re into, you better enjoy this update. What I’m Listening To Today: Hayes Carll: Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories). I guess he’s already kinda…

Django Reinhardt's album cover, looking at his guitar in blue.

Django Reinhardt: Swing De Paris

What I’m Listening To Today: Django Reinhardt: Swing De Paris. In 1970, Bob Dylan sang that he “went to see the gypsy”. It’s been proposed that Dylan was referring to “The King” when he said “he did it in Las…

The Beach Boys: That’s Why God Made the Radio

Of the many manifestations of California throughout the years – Gold Country (1849), Yosemite Valley & Natural Beauty (1864), Ravaged by Earthquake & Fire (1906), Glamorous Glenn (1947), Anti-War & Free-Speech Protests (1964), Valley Girls (1980), Silicon Valley (1971-present) –…

Live in the Early 1970s

Let’s just pretend. It’s the early 1970s and you have $5 in your pocket. Who would you rather see? The Doors, The Who, The Grateful Dead, or George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, & more –…