Posts Tagged ‘Bob Dylan’

“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is [...]

  It’s been swift in more ways than one- the rise and rise of fabulously popular and successful singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, 25, who’s gone from being almost a serial “dumpee” whose queue of short-lived romances have led to a series of Big Hurt songs, to now being hailed as something like the Joan Of Arc [...]

A contemporary fairy tale inspired by one too many steps beyond The problem with the But People who lived underground in the outskirts of a remote area to the left of Nowhere Land Man, and known as Buthole was that they always started their sentences with a Big But, which meant everything they said had [...]

Music is music is music is music and this need for labels and the breaking down of music into specific genres with the obligatory genre “charts” to further create alienation between what once were simply music fans, plus the over-thinking on the part of some musicians I know to label themselves has always brought about [...]

On Sunday in New York, hundreds of thousands of people led by celebrities fighting for the future of an ailing Mother Earth turned up for Climate Change. It was a huge event. Was it covered by any of the major television stations? No. On Monday in Hong Kong, thousands of university students boycotted classes to [...]

You know something is not right when subscribing to a site for online music news and receiving the shattering “exclusive” that Khloe Kardashian has called it quits with French Montana as the latter is getting “needy” and that the reality “star” hasn’t got over her split from Lamar Odom. Khloe Kardashian and Monsieur French Montana [...]

Dear Kanye, Let me start by saying you’re a damn good rapper and I thought Love Lockdown was a very well produced track which I liked for almost a month. Hell, I don’t even like McNuggets for a month, but I liked that primitive drum loaded Kunta Kunte beat of McLove Lockdown with your auto-tuned [...]

I was watching my friend with the unfortunate name of Pido- and the best acoustic guitarist I have seen other than James Taylor and McCartney and come alive when he saw his partner Jed walk in. He was singing the old Goffin-King classic, Up On The Roof, and the love these two share in a [...]

It’s not exactly Lennon and McCartney, it might not even be Arthur and Martha or Lenin and McArthur, but, somehow, making music as a collaboration brings out something new, something my mate Ben Semmens, below, and I discovered when a very off-the-cuff jam in a recording studio resulted in this song called Pretty Girl. Ben’s [...]

When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose. Bob Dylan wrote those words about a woman who was on top of the world, used and abused those around her who returned the favor, and then crashed and burnt with no safety net to soften the fall. Though still to make it anywhere despite “knowing [...]