The Ballad of Bob Dylan

The Ballad of Bob Dylan
Author: Daniel Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 0285640224
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballad of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Dylan's songs sound as if they have been part of the folk music tradition for centuries The Ballad of Bob Dylan examines the influences behind his songs. Through a combination of first hand accounts, reportage and a wealth of interviews with those who have known Dylan for decades The Ballad of Bob Dylan is the fullest picture yet of Dylan's work in the studio. The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a vivid portrait, nuanced and insightful, of the greatest songwriter of the twentieth-century.

The ballad of Bob Dylan

The ballad of Bob Dylan
Author: Daniel M. Epstein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9788862315586
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ballad of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan A Biography

Bob Dylan  A Biography
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 0313381038
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan A Biography Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan transcends music. He has established himself as one of the most important figures in entertainment history. This biography examines the life and work of the iconic artist, including his groundbreaking achievements of the last two decades. • Provides extensive cultural and historical context that demonstrates Dylan's lasting impact on American history • Supplies a comprehensive analysis of Dylan's iconic standing and influence on popular culture that readers will find fascinating, as well as underscores his status as more than just a singer, songwriter, or musician • Brings together disparate elements of biographical information, song and album analysis, and historical and cultural context not found in other works

Invisible Now Bob Dylan in the 1960s

Invisible Now  Bob Dylan in the 1960s
Author: John Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1317113012
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Now Bob Dylan in the 1960s Book Excerpt:

Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. Hughes identifies Dylan's creativity with an essential imaginative dynamic, as the singer perpetually departs from a former state of inexpression in pursuit of new, as yet unknown, powers of self-renewal. This motif of temporal self-division is taken as corresponding to what Dylan later referred to as an artistic project of 'continual becoming', and is explored in the book as a creative and ethical principle that underlies many facets of Dylan's appeal. Accordingly, the book combines close discussions of Dylan's mercurial art with related discussions of his humour, voice, photographs, and self-presentation, as well as with the singularities of particular performances. The result is a nuanced account of Dylan's creativity that allows us to understand more closely the nature of Dylan's art, and its links with American culture.

Bob Dylan in Performance

Bob Dylan in Performance
Author: Keith Nainby,John M. Radosta
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-04-19
ISBN: 1498582648
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan in Performance Book Excerpt:

This study of Bob Dylan’s art explores the distinctive ways he brings words and music to life on recordings, onstage, and onscreen. Dylan’s body of work to date is situated in terms of the influences that have shaped his performances and the ways these performances have shaped contemporary popular music.

A Simple Twist Of Fate

A Simple Twist Of Fate
Author: Andy Gill,Kevin Odegard
Publsiher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2004-02-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Simple Twist Of Fate Book Excerpt:

The story of the personal pain of the demise of Bob Dylan's twelve-year marriage that resulted in the writing and recording of his celebrated album Blood on the Tracks is told with firsthand information from musicians, friends, and associates. 35,000 first printing.

I Got a Song

I Got a Song
Author: Rick Massimo
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 0819577049
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Got a Song Book Excerpt:

The first-ever book exclusively devoted to the history of the Newport Folk Festival, I Got a Song documents the trajectory of an American musical institution that began more than a half-century ago and continues to influence our understanding of folk music today. Rick Massimo’s research is complemented by extensive interviews with the people who were there and who made it all happen: the festival's producers, some of its biggest stars, and people who huddled in the fields to witness moments—like Bob Dylan’s famous electric performance in 1965—that live on in musical history. As folk has evolved over the decades, absorbing influences from rock, traditional music and the singer-songwriters of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the Newport Folk Festival has once again become a gathering point for young performers and fans. I Got a Song tells the stories, small and large, of several generations of American folk music enthusiasts.

Weed The User s Guide

Weed  The User s Guide
Author: David Schmader
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 0285643894
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed The User s Guide Book Excerpt:

This definitive, 21st-century handbook answers all the questions that many people are frightened to ask, and it will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for the new world of decriminalised recreational marijuana.Weed is an extensive tour guide to the types of marijuana available, their differing potencies as well as safety and health tips, the perfect owner's manual.

Tearing the World Apart

Tearing the World Apart
Author: Nina Goss,Eric Hoffman
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 1496813332
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tearing the World Apart Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Alberto Brodesco, James Cody, Andrea Cossu, Anne Margaret Daniel, Jesper Doolard, Nina Goss, Jonathan Hodgers, Jamie Lorentzen, Fahri "z, Nick Smart, and Thad Williamson Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for over fifty years. No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary--a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through promiscuous poaching; an artist of innovation and uncanny renewal. This is a Dylan of persistent surrender from and engagement with a world he perceives as broken and enduring, addressing us from a past that is lost and yet forever present. Tearing the World Apart participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century: "Love and Theft" (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012)--along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer. The collection of essays does justice to this difficult Bob Dylan by examining his method and effects through a disparate set of viewpoints. Readers will find a variety of critical contexts and cultural perspectives as well as a range of experiences as members of Dylan's audience. The essays in Tearing the World Apart illuminate, as a prism might, their intransigent subject from enticing and intersecting angles.

The Dylanologists

The Dylanologists
Author: David Kinney
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN: 1451626932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dylanologists Book Excerpt:

An analysis of Bob Dylan fandom shares insights into the music artist's influential role in American culture, contrasting the activities of particularly devout fans against Dylan's intensely private nature. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big One.

The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962 2007

The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962 2007
Author: Tim Dunn
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438915896
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962 2007 Book Excerpt:

Paradine Island is a story about James Morgan, a Kansas-bred entrepreneur, and the people who follow in his footsteps. The death of his mother brings him close to his daughter, Lammy. She spends her summer holiday sailing in the Caribbean with him on his ketch, the C. M. Paradine. They meet Ricardo, an Argentine graduate of Iowa State. Ricardo and James put Lammy on a plane to resume her pre-medical courses at the University of Kansas, and together they sail to the Canary Islands. James takes pity on a teenage dance hall orphan and spirits her away from her intended sponsors. Martina learns English and many of James American ideals as they cross the Atlantic back to his home on Paradine Island. He finds her to be intelligent and falls in love with her. His business prospers. They have two boys. On a sailing holiday they are attacked by pirates. James is killed. Tina escapes with her boys and carries on the business. With the assistance of Lammy, two clever biochemists, a British attorney, and Andrew, a quarter-breed Arapaho cowboy, the company becomes an international giant with headquarters in St.Louis. Andrew, Tina's second husband, and two of their little girls are killed in the bombing of the company's properties by Mid-eastern terrorists who are encouraged by liberal political organizations. After reestablishing the company headquarters in England, Tina takes her two boys on a fishing trip into the Scottish highlands. They meet a recluse Scottish earl. The boys initiate a romance between the earl and their mother. Marrying the earl, Tina takes him for a honeymoon sail on the C.M.Paradine. They and others have a myriad of experiences in the Caribbean chasing a thief who intended to sell to terrorists the company's irreplaceable supply of a lethal material he had stolen.

Bowie on Bowie

Bowie on Bowie
Author: Sean Egan
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 0285643142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowie on Bowie Book Excerpt:

With over 30 of the most revealing interviews Bowie has given in 45 years, Bowie on Bowie tells the story of Bowie's restlessly inventive career in his own words. Over the decades Bowie has always answered honestly and articulately in interviews, analysing his own past and trying to explain the motivations behind his latest persona. Bowie was the first artist to regard the interview as a means of artistic expression in itself and this is as close to an autobiography as he has come. In 1973, Martin Amis wrote in the New Statesman, "Bowie himself is unlikely to last long as a cult". The 'cult' of David Bowie has now lasted for several decades and while Amis's piece is not included in Bowie on Bowie, there are over 30 interviews and profiles that document his changes. Widely regarded as a revolutionary influence on writers in fashion, art and film, as well as music, he discusses the full extent of his interests in these revealing interviews, drawn from NME, Melody Maker, The Face, Q, Mojo and GQ. Sean Egan has compiled Bowie's most revealing interviews into a riveting commentary on 50 years of personas and styles, tracing each step from Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke and into the elder statesman that Bowie has become. This essential collection of 50 years of interviews from Rock's most restlessly creative spirit is as close to an autobiography that Bowie has come. Bowie came to fame at a time when rock journalism came into its own, and he came to see interviews as another opportunity for artistic expression. Some of rock's greatest writers are included in this collection, Robert Hilburn and Charles Shaar Murray to Allan Jones and Steven Wells alongside an interview with Alexander McQueen, the fashion designer, all of which reveal the extent of Bowie's interests over the decades with a rare articulacy and thoughtfulness. Few musicians have had the wide-ranging influence Bowie has cast over writers, fashion, art and film as well as music, and here is the ultimate introduction to Rock's most distinctive voice.

My First Guitar

My First Guitar
Author: Julia Crowe
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN: 0285644076
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Guitar Book Excerpt:

Julia Crowe interviews the world's leading guitarists, from Les Paul, Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton and Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, to Lee Ranaldo, George Benson and Jimmy Page. In interviews that offer an intimate insights into their beginnings as they recall their first instrument and share their memories of the inspiration, challenges, and successes of their early days. "Collecting these tales has been admittedly addictive because each story is as unique, compelling and illuminating as the performer... My intent was simple - to ask the artists to speak for themselves." - Julia Crowe Crossing a vast array of genres, showing the common experience of all guitarists, Julia Crowe offers intimate and deeply human insights into a musician's beginnings as her interviewees recall their first instrument and share their memories of the inspiration, challenges, and successes of those early days.

Divine Madness

Divine Madness
Author: Harry Eiss
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2011-08-08
ISBN: 1443833290
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Madness Book Excerpt:

Lila is Sanskrit for play, the play of the gods. It is the self-generating genesis of Bliss, created by Bliss for the purpose of Bliss. It is the uninhibited, impulsive sport of Brahman, the free spirit of creation that results in the spontaneous unfolding of the cosmos to be found in the eternity of each moment. It is beyond the confining locks and chains of reason, beyond the steel barred windows looking out from the cages of explanation, beyond the droning tick-tick-tick of the huge mechanical clocks of time. Come, let us enter the realm of the madman and the finely wrought threads of Clotho as they are measured out by Lachesis and cut by Atropos to create the great tapestry of life, including the intricate, intertwining designs of dementia with the trickster, the shaman, the scapegoat, the shadow, the artist and the savior. Come, let us join in the divine madness of the gods.

Light Come Shining

Light Come Shining
Author: Andrew McCarron PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN: 0199313490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light Come Shining Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan is the prince of self-reinvention and deflection. Whether it's the folkies of Greenwich Village, the student movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Born Again Christians, the Chabad Lubavitch community, or English Department postmodernists, specific intellectual and sociopolitical groups have repeatedly claimed Bob Dylan as their spokesperson. But in the words of filmmaker Todd Haynes, who cast six actors to depict different facets of Dylan's life and artistic personae in his 2009 film I'm Not There, "The minute you try to grab hold of Dylan, he's no longer where he was." In Light Come Shining, writer Andrew McCarron uses psychological tools to examine three major turning points - or transformations - in Bob Dylan's life: the aftermath of his 1966 motorcycle "accident," his Born Again conversion in 1978, and his recommitment to songwriting and performing in 1987. With fascinating insight, McCarron reveals how a common script undergirds Dylan's self-explanations of these changes; and, at the heart of this script, illuminates a fascinating story of spiritual death and rebirth that has captivated us all for generations.

Lead Belly Woody Guthrie Bob Dylan and American Folk Outlaw Performance

Lead Belly  Woody Guthrie  Bob Dylan  and American Folk Outlaw Performance
Author: Damian A. Carpenter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN: 1317107071
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lead Belly Woody Guthrie Bob Dylan and American Folk Outlaw Performance Book Excerpt:

With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a part of and apart from settled American society by examining outlaw myth, performance, and perception over time. Since the late nineteenth century, the outlaw voice has been most prominent in folk performance, the result being a cultural persona invested in an outlaw tradition that conflates the historic, folkloric, and social in a cultural act. Focusing on the works and guises of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Carpenter goes beyond the outlaw figure’s heroic associations and expands on its historical (Jesse James, Billy the Kid), folk (John Henry, Stagolee), and social (tramps, hoboes) forms. He argues that all three performers represent a culturally disruptive force, whether it be the bad outlaw that Lead Belly represented to an urban bourgeoisie audience, the good outlaw that Guthrie shaped to reflect the social concerns of marginalized people, or the honest outlaw that Dylan offered audiences who responded to him as a promoter of clear-sighted self-evaluation. As Carpenter shows, the outlaw and the law as located in society are interdependent in terms of definition. His study provides an in-depth look at the outlaw figure’s self-reflexive commentary and critique of both performer and society that reflects the times in which they played their outlaw roles.

Political Rock

Political Rock
Author: Kristine Weglarz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317078705
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Rock Book Excerpt:

Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Sinead O'Connor, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle and Kim Gordon. These artists have been chosen for their status as rock musicians and connections to political moments, movements, and art. The artists and authors show that rock retains a critical strain, continuing a tradition of rock politics that matters to fans, activists, and movements alike.

When Music Mattered

When Music Mattered
Author: James Wierzbicki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030966941
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Music Mattered Book Excerpt:

Dylan Lennon Marx and God

Dylan  Lennon  Marx and God
Author: Jon Stewart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 1108489818
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dylan Lennon Marx and God Book Excerpt:

Ground-breaking dual biography that explores pop music's two most influential songwriters, offering new insights into their creative thinking.

21st Century Dylan

21st Century Dylan
Author: Laurence Estanove,Adrian Grafe,Andrew McKeown,Claire Hélie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1501363700
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan has constantly reinvented the persona known as “Bob Dylan,” renewing the performance possibilities inherent in his songs, from acoustic folk, to electric rock and a late, hybrid style which even hints at so-called world music and Latin American tones. Then in 2016, his achievements outside of performance – as a songwriter – were acknowledged when he was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize. Dylan has never ceased to broaden the range of his creative identity, taking in painting, film, acting and prose writing, as well as advertising and even own-brand commercial production. The book highlights how Dylan has brought his persona(e) to different art forms and cultural arenas, and how they in turn have also created these personae. This volume consists of multidisciplinary essays written by cultural historians, musicologists, literary academics and film experts, including contributions by critics Christopher Ricks and Nina Goss. Together, the essays reveal Dylan's continuing artistic development and self-fashioning, as well as the making of a certain legitimized Dylan through critical and public recognition in the new millennium.