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From our classroom asking someone on a irst date seemed like a move of certain disaster But I did As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! fully appreciate Bob s upbeat message on New Morning that afternoon3 As part of his triumphant return toorm in 1997 with the release of Time Out of Mind Bob was scheduled to play the 930 Club in DC I used to go to the 930 Club at its original location at 930 F St when it was a punk club in the early 1980s I saw many great shows at the original 930 Club including John CalePere Ubu Mission of Burma The Stranglers Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Joe King Carrasco and Barrence Whitfield and the Savages But now Dylan was going to play at the 930 Club at its new location near Howard University My riend Doug And I Stood In Line To Get I stood in line to get all morning but the show sold out just when we were only about 10 people rom the ticket window We were both very sad This is one of the better Bob Dylan books I have read There is some very interesting information on how David Kemper helped reshape the band in the mid 90 s Larry Campbell s addition to the ensemble and some other anecdotes that are new to the Bob lore information on the recording of Love and Theft Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos for instance With Chronicles and Suze Rotolo s book there are also insights over the last couple years that have not been available in the past I ve put off reading any bio about Dylanor a long time to keep him a mystery Good book Insightful about his childhood and the myth he created about himself Audio VersionThis was delightful it was read in an easy tone and very gripping as a storyiography because the author has been The Last of the Tribe following Dylan since he was teen in the early sixties Not many can say that and deliver such a good insight as he did The interesting thing isour people with the same amount of time and self gained knowledge could write their own of Dylan and all ind interesting aspects to build onGood job A great review of Dylan and his A comprehensive treasure trove of anecdotes any Dylanhead would job A great review of Dylan and his work A comprehensive treasure trove of anecdotes any Dylanhead would Nd his role as the éminence grise of rock and roll today Aberdeen 2009 brings us ull circle detailing the making of Dylan’s triumphant albums of the 2000s as well as his long running radio showDrawing on anecdotes and insights The Book of Air from new interviews with those closest to the man including Maria Muldaur Happy Traum D A Pennebaker Nora Guthrie Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Dylan’s sidemen throughout the years The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a singular take on an artist who has transformed generations and as he enters his eighth decade continues to inspire and surprise tod. Rfect Specifically the author did ignore theollowing three acts about Dylan s career that to me seem critical1 In 1978 I purchased Street Legal at the Sam Goody s at Roosevelt Mall in NE Philly I also purchased a box of chocolate covered pretzels at the mall I remember going home and listening to Street Legal and eating my chocolate covered pretzels and being perfectly happy It Was The Summer I was the summer I Bob Dylan and I loved chocolate covered pretzels And I was leaving or college in a ew weeks and I was totally excited about moving to Washington and living on my own And so I was most definitely perfectly happy Then I listened to Street Legal a second and a third time that night and decided it was not really that good a record at all The song Baby Stop Crying was in act a complete embarrassment Then I decided I probably shouldn t have eaten the entire box of chocolate covered pretzels all at once A The Seduction of Miranda Prosper few weeks or so later I went to college andound out that wasn t that great either Then I went back home and got a job at the John Wanamaker s at Roosevelt Mall unloading sofabeds and other home urnishings off of trucks And I listened to Graham Parker s Sueezing Out Sparks way than Street Legal during that time2 In spring of 1981 I was taking a course on Eastern European Politics I had a crush on this woman in class This may be difficult or some people to believe but I repeatedly The Pierced Heart failed to have the courage ask her out One day I decided if I skipped my Statistics course and went back to my dorm room and listened to happy upbeat Dylan music instead of say Gates of Eden I wouldinally have the happy upbeat attitude necessary to ask this woman to the movies So I listened to New Morning repeatedly or an hour and a half well I might have listend to If Dogs Run Free once or twice as well the plan did not twice as well The plan did not work but only because John Hinckley picked that afternoon to try to assassinate the President With the President being rushed to the hospital three blocks. Dylan’s transition rom Elizabeth I folk icon to rock star hisamily life in seclusion his subseuent divorce and his highly anticipated return to touring Tanglewood1997 reveals how Dylan revived his lagging career in the late 1990s largely under the influence of Jerry Garcia discovering new ways of singing and connecting with his audience and assembling the great bands or his Never Ending Tour In a breathtaking account of the Time Out of Mind sessions Epstein provides the most complete picture yet of Dylan’s contemporary work in the studio his acceptance of his laurels So ar I have only read the irst 70 or so pages Not impressed yet More a book about the author than about Dylan We learn that Epstein uickly learned to play on guitar all the songs on Dylan s irst album that Epstein s uncle viewed Dylan s early album avorably or was that unfavorably personally I didn t care that Epstein s sister was momentarily lost after attending a Dylan concert at Lisner that Epstein played guitar with Elizabeth Cotton At least the author of Marley and Me knew enough to ocus on Marley than himself Maybe the next 200 pages get betterUPDATEWell The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse for reasons that are less than rational and probably relate to theact that my paternal heritage is German and my ather and oldest brother were engineers I orced myself to Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: finish this book Overall it had some moments There actually is some interesting information derivedrom the author s interview with David Kemper the parts relating to Dylan s relationship with Suze Rotolo are ine and the Rolling Thunder Revue section was uite all right Also Epstein knows how to write so I give him credit or that There are hundreds of Dylan biographies out there where the writing style is horrid So got to give Epstein some propsAnd after awhile the reader can #t help but get interested in the author and his amily On page 263 we learn Epstein and #help but get interested in the author and his amily On page 263 we learn Epstein and wife have enjoyed several classical musical recitals at Tanglewood while vacationing in the vilage of Tyringham We also learn that Epstein s son Ben is a promising drummer and guitarist Ben really liked Neighborhood Bully which is an awful song actually and Jokerman reminds Ben of the Beatles But you only learn these The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small facts if you read until page 270 You only have to read to page 254 to learn the author is going to omit discussion of the 1979 1981 period of Dylan s life and career because the author was not so diehard a Dylanan that I would keep listening to his records no matter what so all in all no matter what So all in all than some of the Dylan biographies I have read but less than pe. Through the lens of our seminal concerts acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein offers an intimate nuanced look at Bob Dylan a vivid ull bodied portrait of one of the most influential artistsof the twentieth century rom his birth to the Never Ending TourBeginning with 1963’s Lisner Auditorium concert in Washington DC Epstein revisits Dylan’s astonishing rise as the darling of the olk revival NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC focusing on the people and books that shaped him and his struggle toind artistic direction on the road in the1960s Madison Suare Garden 1974 sheds light on. The Ballad of Bob Dylan