Archive for January 13th, 2014

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer, tells George Stroumboulopoulos that he is pretty sure he gave Bob Dylan his first puff of pot.

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (2013)

It is fair to say that Josephine Foster’s musical career has only varied slightly so far. Her songs are mostly based on poems by Emily Dickinson, children’s songs or traditional Spanish melodies.

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

A male female duo, Lyme and Cybelle consisted of Warren Zevon and Violet Santangelo respectively. Based in Los Angeles, California, the twosome got off to a roaring start with their excellent debut single

Ensemble, Et Al. – Present Point Passed (2014)

Ensemble, Et Al. is a four-piece band that could have just as easily been named “Percussion, Unlimited” for its makeup of all-percussive instruments: marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, drums, Indian cowbells and Tibetan Bowls.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Empty Sky” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Empty Sky” (2002)

“Empty Sky” again takes up the themes of loss, anger, and retribution from both the personal and broader perspectives.

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