Monday, June 02, 2008

Monday Night at the Cafe: Live from Halifax

Okay, maybe you have to be a Dylanologist to love this - but perhaps you don't (hope spring eternal)! But when we contrast the Dylan in this homemade video shot just a few days ago in Halifax with other performances in recent years, it just seems like Dylan is on a big time roll. Here is Highway 61, which is bit hard to tell at first - but wow, all we can say is he just must be in a happy period right now. The New York Times has just given a rave review his "extraordinary art collection," The Drawn Blank Series. We have a few of the paintings up on YouTube here. Looks like others are popping in to check them out.

And here's one of his signature encore songs - a wonderful arrangement and an excellent performance of All Along the Watchtower:

Dylan is now touring Eastern Europe. Tomorrow night he's in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Anonymous said...

Rats. The videos are "no longer available."

Anonymous said...

All Right! They're back!

revdrron said...

Dylan is hardly an arriviste. The recent New York Times review merely accentuates this truth. As for me, I humbly confess, I've been using a few of Dylan's paintings as screen savers over the past months. Yes! Dylan is on a roll! He’s rolling thunder… thunder on the mountain!

They say that “Bob Dylan’s” got your number
So sleep with one eye open when you slumber
Every little sound just might be thunder
Thunder from the barrel of his gun.

PS. Forgive me for the lyric (name dropping) insert.

Travis Prinzi said...

These are great! This band he's with now is tremendous. I saw them (with Elvis Costello as the opener!) in the fall of last year, and of the 5 Dylan concerts I've seen, that was probably the best.

BabyBlue said...

I agree - looking forwarding to reading your book too, Travis! ;-)


Travis Prinzi said...

Thanks! I even snuck a few Dylan words into the book; so you'll smile at that point as long as they pass the editor's delete key. ;-)