Monthly Archives: April 2017

Random thoughts about the record album – part 2: the Beatles up the ante…

“Full grown men, full of emotion and on top of the world. Meet the Beatles.” – Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone  (Part 1 here) When Bob Dylan met the Beatles in late August of 1964, the exchange was significant for both … Continue reading

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Cry Baby Cry…darkness in the nursery

“…I think I got them from an advert – ‘Cry baby cry, make your mother buy’. I’ve been playing it over on the piano. I’ve let it go now. It’ll come back if I really want it. I do get … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about record albums – part 1: Dylan’s LP idea…

“I agonized about making a record, but I wouldn’t have wanted to make singles, 45’s – the kind of songs they played on the radio. Folksingers, jazz artists, and classical musicians made LP’s, long-playing records with heaps of songs in … Continue reading

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In My Life: Lennon remembers…

“I think ‘In My Life’ was the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life, and it was sparked by a remark a journalist and writer in England made after In His Own Write came out. … Continue reading

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Carole, Joni, and Carly: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…

“A young woman in the spring and summer of 1967 was walking toward a door just as that door was springing open. A stage was set for her adulthood that was so accommodatingly extreme—so whimsical, sensual, and urgent—that behavior that … Continue reading

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Love Me Do – the first one…

“‘Love Me Do’ is Paul’s song. He wrote it when he was a teenager. Let me think. I might have helped on the middle eight, but I couldn’t swear to it. I do know he had the song around, in … Continue reading

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The most famous novel set in NC – according to the internet…

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”  – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I saw an article this week that’s a pretty good explanation of where we are as a culture. Business Insider … Continue reading

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