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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ and 5 other contemporary spiritual masterpieces

As far as musical sub-genres go, contemporary-spiritual music doesn’t get its just-deserts!  Heck, we might have got into the weeds professing our love for folk-rock and alternative seattle music, but when did you ever hear people spout on about ‘contemporary-spiritual

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Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I got Life

Nina Simone. I used to cross paths with her in New York City in the Village Gate nightclub. She was an artist I definitely looked up to. She recorded some of my songs that she learned directly from me, sitting

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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

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

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Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan

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 was a daily exercise ritual and I became increasingly disheartened and

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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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The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’

I was a prepubescent, hyperactive, emotionally fragile youngster when I watched the 1980s American TV series The Wonder Years. I hadn’t seen a show that encapsulated the frenetic and potent thoughts of a young boy, like myself.  In many ways it unlocked

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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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Do you want hear a really good song? ‘Right Down the Line’ by Ron Sexsmith

We hear songs every day and most of them we don’t really pay attention too. But the moment I heard Ron Sexsmith’s version of Gerry Rafferty’s hit, ‘Right Down the Line’ I knew I had to listen to more of

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5 reasons Bob Dylan is a god

This article 5 reasons Bob Dylan is a god from the Tampa Bay Times was a fun read especially the following section: 5. The truth The Dylan I’ve always loved is exactly like the one encountered by a 24-year-old cop in

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