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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s deftly nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a lot of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this; his manner holding the gun beside his

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Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan (a snappy review of Bob Dylan’s latest album)

Like its predecessor, the masterpiece Shadows in the Night ( my review here), this album is enticing a whole new audience to the Bob Dylan musical repertoire; the type of audience which lounged their music away and didn’t think twice,

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Meanderng Thoughts about the Beatles Anthology

In Australia, my first recollection of hearing The Beatles was at the tender age of six.  In primary school we danced incessantly to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Yellow Submarine. It seemed like a daily exercise ritual and I became increasingly disheartened

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Dylan’s Desert Island Revue – Final Compilation Release

On the 4th September this year I initiated a project on the Bob Dylan Expecting Rain – Rare Recordings forum. The project entailed compiling Bob Dylan’s greatest live recordings, which are felt by members as superseding their original. One member

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Seattle Music

The big music blasting the young hearts and minds of the early 90s was ignited from Seattle. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Sound Garden were pumping the airwaves with a vast array of steely melancholic acoustic

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The Screen

It seems all I do these days is stare at the bright white screen. The computer has the gall to stare right back at me as if it knows better. It flickers to black … in the reflection I notice

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If you could read my mind

I fluttered my innocent eyelids at this gorgeous army psychologist. She asked, “Do you have any girlfriends?” “No.” But really I was thinking, “Do you have any boyfriends? If not, would you consider sleeping with a guy twelve years your

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Which band would you like to see backing Bob Dylan? (Expecting Rain discussion)

I think an early 90s alternative seattle music band would have blended well with Bobs early voice and ‘counter-culture’ vision like Pearl Jam or Soundgarden. The former’s Ten is arguably the greatest album of the last 30 years. A group

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The Wonder Years and Catch The Wind

I was a prepubescent, high octane, emotionally fragile youngen when I started to watch the 1980s American TV series The Wonder Years. I had never seen a show that encapsulated so accurately the frenetic and potent thoughts of a young boy, like

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Bob Dylan on one of David Letterman last shows

Last night Bob Dylan appeared on David Letterman’s penultimate show. I was overawed by Dylan’s performance of the aptly titled, The Night we called It a Day from Dylan’s latest album masterpiece, Shadows In The Night. He was like an

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