Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

Positively 231st Street: Bob Dylan, the Bronx, and Me

In the summer of 1966, the Jack & Agnes Carrolls misguidedly moved from 89th and Third in Manhattan to Brookview Road in Windsor, CT – a town that lacked virtually everything, including sidewalks. I did not go with them. Hell, I … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘A Century of Style’ at MassArt

Well the Missus and I trundled over to MassArt yesterday to catch A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design (through December 3) at the Paine Gallery and, say, it was swell. From the website: A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way Dylan Blows

It’s not like the Bard of Hibbing hasn’t gone commercial before. There was that 2004 Victoria’s Secret ad, which featured Dylan on LuciferCam.     And, of course, Dylan’s 2014 Chrysler Super Bowl spot.     But this new one is … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Bob Dylan’s ‘4th Time Around’ Edition)

In the hardworking staff’s desk drawer is a 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 2 1/4″ black wood box with a ceramic top (crafted in 1970 by our great friend Margaret Ahlrichs – hey! we have all these friends in common!) featuring a black-and-white profile … Continue reading

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Lou Reed And The Boston Tea Party

Sunday’s New York Times features a nice trip down Memory Lane about Lou Reed’s days in Boston. The author: Tony Lioce, in 1967 a “third-generation Italian-American kid from Providence, R.I.”, now a “bartender in San Francisco.” When Backstage Was No Big … Continue reading

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Like A Trolling Stone

Bob Dylan, it turns out, is a transmedia pickpocket. The legendary song/writer has already been accused of lifting material for his 2006 album “Modern Times” from obscure Civil War poet Henry Timrod; stealing passages from Junichi Saga’s Japanese gangster novel “Confessions of … Continue reading

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“Look Out, Kid, It’s Something Google Did”

Every now and again Google creates an online ad, and it’s usually cherce. Here’s the latest – for Google’s stalky/creepy Instant Search – via MediaPost: Come to think of it, the Googletron is more than a little like Maggie’s Farm, … Continue reading

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