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New News – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is set to headline the first London Feis festival this June.

Celebrating Irish music and culture, the event takes place in London‘s Finsbury Park on June 18, with more acts set to be added to the bill soon.

Organiser Vince Power explained that he had booked Dylan on an “exclusive” deal, meaning that the show will be his only UK appearance this year.

“Announcing Bob Dylan for an exclusive UK performance means that the first year will be one to remember,” Power said.

The festival will feature three stages. See Londonfeis.com for more information.

Source www.uncut.co.uk

This news coincides with my reading of the above book which has instigated one of my periods of intense Dylan listening.

To many you either love or hate the music of Bob Dylan, however, for me I land somewhere in between, though closer to the love end, and as such can recognise  the brilliance of much of his catalogue yet can equally recognise his many failings.

“Dylan In America”  by Sean Wilentz cherry picks what the author feels were the primary influences on the young Dylan and thereafter concentrates on what the author regards as the key music releases and events of Dylan’s career.

The Chapter that I’m currently reading describes in detail the making of “Blonde On Blonde” which of course includes many a Dylan classics such as this.

“Rainy Day Women #12&35” – Bob Dylan

Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good
They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ ’long the street
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to keep your seat
They’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ on the floor
They’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They’ll stone ya when you’re at the breakfast table
They’ll stone ya when you are young and able
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to make a buck
They’ll stone ya and then they’ll say, “good luck”
Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone you and say that it’s the end
Then they’ll stone you and then they’ll come back again
They’ll stone you when you’re riding in your car
They’ll stone you when you’re playing your guitar
Yes, but I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone you when you walk all alone
They’ll stone you when you are walking home
They’ll stone you and then say you are brave
They’ll stone you when you are set down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Copyright © 1966 by Dwarf Music; renewed 1994 by Dwarf Music

To buy the music of Bob Dylan click HERE

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March 10, 2011 - Posted by | Books, New News, Old Music |

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