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‘I was there more as a servant': Bob Dylan remembers seminal visits with Woody Guthrie

‘I was there more as a servant': Bob Dylan remembers seminal visits with Woody Guthrie

Bob Dylan spoke as part of a forthcoming Guthrie-related audio book.

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

A ringing reminder of his ability to inspire, in good times and those decidedly worse.

One Track Mind: Jackson Browne, “The Birds of St. Marks” from Standing in the Breach (2014)

One Track Mind: Jackson Browne, “The Birds of St. Marks” from Standing in the Breach (2014)

It’s of little surprise that Jackson Browne keeps returning to this song.

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Not long after leaving the Blue Things, Stöecklein laid bare his deepest yearnings and despair.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

It’s not often that I think of Bruce Springsteen songs in the same context as the Viet Nam era and the American culture of that time, but “All I’m Thinkin’ About” has always reminded me of Canned Heat’s “Heading Up The Country.”

Bronwynne Brent – Stardust (2014)

Here’s a voice so entrancing that it delays my processing of the delivered lyrics.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Hitter” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Hitter” (2005)

Over time, I realized I’d missed the true heart of this song.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

When I began to revisit Devils & Dust, I was brought back to the evening of the first listening session.

One Track Mind: Tigran, “Erishta” from Shadow Theater (2013)

For whatever reason, we don’t often see the collision of pop music and art rock anymore.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

At first listen, this sounded like the Devils & Dust odd man out. The chorus is definitely something of an outlier with its sing-song, uplifting notes. I suppose you could say that the underlying story is uplifting as well, certainly when compared with the rest of the album.