Bob Dylan will play Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday, August 26 and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday, August 28. These will be Dylan’s first New Zealand dates since 2014 and the first time he’s played Auckland since 2011. The Dylan Neverending Tour reaches Australia in August and then down to New Zealand.
Bob Dylan, Planet Waves (1974) When I first heard this I wasn’t so sure – it didn’t stick, not quite like so many of the other Bob Dylan albums had. But no matter, it was still going to be part of the collection – I had about 20 Bob Dylan cassette tapes and every time […]
Robert Plant Carry Fire Nonesuch Robert Plant’s solo evolution – what a marvel. He’s still a great singer, an even better songwriter (with each album) and there’s a Know Thyself-aspect to his continued refinement – for in some ways he’s made the same album four times now across the last decade; always just different enough […]
Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan Andrew McCarron OUP USA What’s that theory? The more books written about a particular subject suggests how little is really known? You’d easily apply that to Dylan – each year turning out more and more books with dubious angles; his 5th grade friend interviewed, exes, journalists who […]
You will have to trust that I was going to write about Bob Dylan anyway. It’s time to mark him down in my files just as I have with Neil Young and Mike Nock and Paul Simon (and you can click those links to read the entries about each of them) in my series “Heroes […]