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Neil Young posted this message (top) on his archives website.

The duet he sung with Bob Dylan at Nowlan Park [Kilkenny] last Sunday was a tribute to his late manager Elliot Roberts who died earlier this month.

The song ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken?‘ is an old American spiritual popularised by The Carter Family and was recorded by Dylan in 1961.

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Monday: Nowlan In The Wind

Last night.

Nowlan Park, Kilkenny

Meanwhile…

Oh.

Ah here.

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Last Friday, with a TWENTY FIVE EURO voucher for Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to complete this sentence:

“To my mind, the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be…”

You responded in your dozens.

But there can only be one winner.

ItWasChaosBilly clinched it.

To my mind the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be from To Ramona, a song to console even the heaviest of hearts:

“The flowers of the city
Though breathlike, get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
To deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines.”

Runners up.

Penfold: “To my mind the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be (and maybe Trump can break it out!): “Someone’s got it in for me, they’re planting stories in the press/Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick but when they will I can only guess”. From Idiot Wind.”

Mr. P: “One that always stuck with me is the brilliantly simple, yet deeply cutting message to someone who turned on him when he left the trad folk music scene. Positively 4th Street, 1965. “I wish that for just one time, you could stand inside my shoes, you’d know then what a drag it is to see you.

DSpot: ‘To my mind the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be: ‘Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you and then he kneels/He crosses himself and then he clicks his high heels/And without further notice, he asks you how it feels/And he says, “Here is your throat back, thanks for the loan’ (Ballad Of A Thin Man) Some boy altogether.”

realPolithicks: To my mind the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be: “Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now” (My Back Pages)

Cheech: “To my mind the finest Bob Dylan lyric can only be *inaudible mumbling*”.

Thanks all

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Last week: Johnny’s In The Basement

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Further to the announcement that Tom Jones, Robert Plant, The Prodigy and Pixies will play Live At The Marquee in Cork this summer, Hot Press reports:

It has just been confirmed that the legendary Bob Dylan will play the Cork venue on June 16. Imelda May will be next up, bringing tunes from her fourth album, Tribal (due out June 2), with her for a June 21 date. The following month, ‘Video Games’ star Lana Del Rey will play the Marquee on July 15. Tickets for Imelda and Lana go on sale next Monday, February 17, at 9am. Tickets for Bob will then go on sale Thursday February 20.

Dylan, Del Rey & Imelda May for Live At The Marquee (Hot Press)

Pic: Noliesradio.org


Graphic designer Leandro Senna sez:

Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.
There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.

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What’s wrong with us.

At the re-opening of the Capitol Theatre in New York last night.

He even danced.

Mr. Dylan, who has used the Capitol as a rehearsal space, was in a jovial mode, which is not to say that tidings of apocalypse were absent. Smiles broke through as he sang, and every so often he abandoned his instruments — piano, organ, electric guitar — to step forward as an unencumbered lead singer, sauntering downstage and gesturing with a cocked hip or a hand on his heart, for a little bit of old-fashioned show business.

 

A Jovial Dylan Celebrates Reopening of Capitol Theater (John Pareles, New York Times)

Thanks Barry H