Like many Bob Dylan fans I tuned in at 5pm EST on Sunday July 18th to watch Dylan’s first foray into livestreaming. The title Shadow Kingdom offered no clues to what we would be watching, but a couple weeks ago a promotional trailer came out that included the text “The Early Songs of Bob Dylan.” … Continue reading What We See in the Shadows
Coming up with a list of great songs is pretty easy. But the greatest songs? Of all time? That's not so easy. I completed my first draft in about a day and it had 27 songs on it. There were a few question marks and either/or selections. I chose not to include any classical or … Continue reading My 25 Greatest Songs
Seeing Bob Dylan in November was such a regular part of my life that, as we reach the end of November 2020 without the typical Fall tour, I decided to take a look back at all of those shows. November 5, 1998, College Park, MD: the first show that I took a small notebook to. … Continue reading Dylan in November
Last night I watched the Reese Witherspoon/Paul Rudd movie How Do You Know? on Netflix. While the question they face is about love, I found myself relating to Reese’s character, who is let go from the USA women’s softball team and has to figure out what direction her life will go next. In November 2019 I saw … Continue reading How Do You Know?
1995 was a big year. I was 16, a high school junior that spring. As I set out to to reflect on the last 25 years of my life, most of which revolve around rock and roll, let me first give you a little background. My early teenage years were devoted to being a Kennedy … Continue reading 1995