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Bob Dylan´s Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour

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to be published 2024

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Bob Dylan´s Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour

"It's darkest 'fore the dawn (oh, Lord)"

--Bob Dylan from Rough and Rowdy Ways

The grateful dead are the Largest and bob dylan the grandest.

When I think of the Grateful Dead I think of Bob Dylan.

He is like Planet X, hidden but really there.

Walt Whitman´s Leaves Of Grass is in Bob Dylan´s playbook.

By definition, Bob Dylan has a complex and apparently paradoxical nature, to be inconsistent,

especially in a way that is ultimately noble or admirable.

I first heard "I Contain Multitudes" live, last October @ The Sweetwater Music Hall

when Blonde On The Tracks star Emma Swift covered Dylan.

Emma says, “Like many of the great Bob Dylan songs,

‘I Contain Multitudes’ is a magnet, a fly’s eye view of the cultural wilderness in which we wander. It’s magnificent and heartbreaking, a love letter to words and art and music, to all that has been lost and all that might be redeemed. To me this song has become an obsession, a mantra, a prayer. I can’t hope to eclipse it, all I hope to do is allow more people to hear it, to feel comforted by it, and to love it the way I do.”

 

 

 

MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY & I´LL GO MINE

Bob Dylan´s audience is anything but rough and rowdy. Not that they are not capable, many will find their way into a rowdy bar later. Rough and Rowdy Ways is not about the audience but it is for them. It is a communication in spirit. This audience, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, all 2800 sitting in their seats, are well behaved, a gentle folk, focused and attentive when the music begins. They are a quiet crowd who listen rather than talk in distraction. This concert does not allow pictures taken or video recordings. Not a cell phone is lit in the place. Everyone is wearing a mask, indicative of the sensitive times we live in on a world bugged by viruses. Everyone I see leaving the show has a satisfied look. The crowd is upbeat and the conversation is not about Rough and Rowdy Ways. The buzz on the street capturing the attention of everyone walking by is a question posed to them: "What is your favorite song that Bob Dylan didn´t play tonight?" The answer given most

"Tangled Up In Blue"

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

"Things Have Changed".

"I am happy to report the

only thing that has changed about Bob Dylan is he keeps getting better and

is still going strong at 81 years old."

 

WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW

A 7-inch single cover showing Bob Dylan in front of a field. The words "Bob Dylan", "Watching The River Flow", and "Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" appear over the picture.

FALSE PROPHET

Bob Dylan - False Prophet (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube

 


GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY

 

Mavis Staples & Johnny Lang-"Gotta Serve Somebody" - YouTube

MAVIS STAPLES & JOHNNY LANG

GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY

 

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But you´re gonna have to serve somebody

Yes, you´re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord

But you´re gonna have to serve somebody

--Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan performs Grateful Dead´s STELLA BLUE first time live

 in Barcelona, Spain

June 23, 2023

 

STELLA BLUE - Bob Dylan

Speechless" - Bob Dylan covers Only A River (Nagoya 20th April 2023) -  Backstories in description - YouTube

ONLY A RIVER - Bob Dylan - 4/20/23

Visual Greatness

HALYCON GALLERY

WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE

 Bob Dylan - Rome 7/9/23


Photo:Herb Greene

GRATEFUL DEAD featuring BOB DYLAN

Published by Special Permission