Monthly Archives: April 2017

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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A Hard Day’s Night…in search of the lost chord

“There was no reason for Michael to be sad that morning, (the little wretch); everyone liked him, (the scab). He’d had a hard day’s night that day, for Michael was a Cocky Watchtower.” – John Lennon, In His Own Write … Continue reading

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Positively 4th Street: positively Shakespearean…

 “I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” – Bob Dylan “Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, … Continue reading

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