Song Lyric Sunday: Roll The Dice – ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’

‘Blood On The Tracks’, released in 1975, is widely considered to be one of Dylan’s finest studio albums and this is certainly one of the highlights. In the accompanying video here it’s performed by the Jerry Garcia Band in a gentle stretched-out version – ideal for a Sunday morning. Jerry died on August 9th 1995.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Breaking up – ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’

This week’s topic for Song Lyric Sunday is breaking up. Famously hard to do – according to Carole King at any rate – and (almost) always a sad occasion: one that can generate overwhelming emotions of grief and misery in the party on the receiving end, as it were. However, here it’s Dylan doing the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Place – ‘Girl From The North Country’

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week is looking for a sense of place, be it town or city – or, indeed, country. In the week of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, this strikes me as an appropriate choice. It was the second track on the ‘Freewheelin’ album that was released almost exactly 58 years ago this…

10 Albums That Rocked My World – #1

My esteemed brother has just started a challenge on his Facebook page in which he is going to post, daily for the next ten days, an image of the cover of an album that he regards as seminal in the development of his musical tastes. No comment, no elaboration, just the cover. My daughter has…