It’s nighttime in the city. There’s a hint of jasmine in the air. A startled cat runs across the piano keys. My neighbor keeps walking around upstairs. A man slowly falls out of love.

It’s Theme Time Radio Hour, with your host, Bob Dylan.

We’re going to need more ice.”…

The Wise Old Owl and the Callow Youth of America return to discuss the meaning of “Shadow Kingdom” and Mr. D.’s upcoming streaming concert

Callow Youth of America: Hey Woo! Long time no see. Wazzup!

The Wise Old Owl: It’s pronounced “Who,” youngster, and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard about Bob Dylan’s streaming concert coming on July 18th.

CYA: Clue me in, daddy-o.

WOO: Here’s the June 16 Live…

Myth has it that in 1963 a drunk Bob Dylan ad-libbed a speech at the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC) “Bill of Rights” fund-raising dinner that didn’t mean much of anything except maybe as one of Dylan’s first steps in distancing himself from the progressive Left and finger-pointin’ songs. …

Over the course of his career, Bob Dylan has announced — even started — a variety of projects that have never been released — at least not as they were originally described. Here’s three Bob Dylan legendary projects dear to my heart. Like their chameleon-like progenitor, the first two evolved…

You can find Part 1 of the Theme Time Radio Hour “Whiskey” transcript here.

Heaven’s Door is contributing the equivalent of four meals per bottle sold (and one meal per Heaven’s Door cocktail sold) to a variety of food banks through October 31, 2020. …

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A transcript of the first half of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour 2020 Special: “Whiskey.” First broadcast September 21, 2020 on SiriusXM Radio.

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It’s nighttime in the city. There’s a hint of jasmine in the air. A startled cat runs across the piano keys. My…

After 11 years, Bob Dylan is returning to his fabled Theme Time Radio Hour series, which will take over SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks (Ch. 27) with a brand-new show and a one-week limited-run channel featuring every episode of the original Theme Time, starting Monday, September 21 at 12pm ET.

First introduced…

Why isn’t Billy The Kid Emerson credited on “Rough and Rowdy Ways”?

Credit Where Due: selected music mentioned in this article

Dig into the online ASCAP repertory and you’ll find some crazy stuff there. For example, the co-writers of “Beyond the Horizon,” a song released on Bob Dylan’s 2006 album, ‘Modern Times,” are listed as Robert Dylan, Wilhelm Groz (who wrote under…

Bob Dylan, Gladys Bentley, and the music of Juneteenth Jamboree

“‘Fatso’ Bentley, singing about the Juneteenth Jamboree, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery. The State of Texas made Juneteenth an official holiday in 19 and 80, and its the only state to celebrate this event.

Callow Youth of America: So, why all the noise about “Murder Most Foul”?

The Wise Old Owl: Outside of it being Bob effing Dylan we’re talking about — The Big Bubba of Rebellion, High Priest of Protest, the Czar of Dissent, the Duke of Disobedience, Leader of the Freeloaders, Kaiser…

Fred Bals

Corporate Storyteller. Tech enthusiast. Mini Cooper fanboy. One-time chronicler of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour. Husband of Peggy. Human of Lily Rose.

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