Number One “Goon” – A.J. Weberman

We were reading in Chronicles Part Three about Dylan’s frustration while living in Woodstock with the “dropouts, moochers, goons, scarecrows, and stragglers” that would lurk around his home and family. I read this part with a bit of apprehension… Why didn’t Dylan just pack up and retreat somewhere off the radar, say, Central or South America? But after I watched this clip on YouTube about A.J. Weberman, I began to feel for Dylan…This dude staked-out Dylan’s place for years, digging through his trash and bombarding him with phone calls and threats. All of this was apparently before the “stalking laws” that are on the books now to keep these kinds of folks at bay with restraining orders, etc. But watching this led me think, again, that Dylan could have “disappeared” somewhere if he really wanted to. He had the dough, certainly…What do you guys think?

Bob Dylan in King of the Hill

this one’s not as good but sort of related to the Dylan we’re talking about now.

[Today] Bob Dylan’s Lost 1970 Gem ‘Pretty Saro’ – Premiere

Bob Dylan’s Lost 1970 Gem ‘Pretty Saro’ – Premiere

August 7, 2013 – By Andy Greene

“Bob Dylan ran through the 18th century English folk song “Pretty Saro” six consecutive times during the Self Portrait sessions in March 1970, but none of those versions made the final cut for the album and the song remained in Columbia’s vault for the past 43 years. The track never even leaked onto bootlegs, but on August 27th, it’s finally coming out on Another Self Portrait, a 35-track box set of songs cut for Nashville SkylineSelf Portrait and New Morning…”

Click the link above to read the whole article from the Rolling Stone!

Earlier this morning, a friend of mine sent me this link and I thought it was incredible to listen to a song that has never been released until today. I just can’t believe how beautiful and simple the song is and I wonder what other songs of Bob Dylan has yet to “see the light of day.” There’s probably a lot of unheard music when you think about it. It’s just crazy to think about an alternate universe full of music that was scrapped or simply not chosen to be released by artists. I think it would make for a really funny episode of Futurama if there was a scene or a planet where all the rejected music was found in what looked like a giant musical junkyard. Most of it might be bad, but who knows, you could strike upon a “gem” just by digging around!

[Disclaimer] I didn’t make it to class today, so it’s beyond me as to whether or not this was mentioned already. I was at home when I came across this and felt it was necessary to post about it! That’s all I have to say about that.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – Bob Dylan

Going through this blog, I’m amazed no one has posted this video yet.

It’s not incredibly relevant to what we’re going over right now, but I think it’s just a wonderfully humorous satire on Dylan. Also, I saw this around the same time I saw “I’m Not There,” so the two are kind of intertwined in my head.

You don’t own Blonde on Blonde?

Bob Dylan on The Simpsons

stumbled upon this the other day

Dylan’s Women


I‘ve been reading the memoirs of Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan’s girlfriend from 1961 to 1964, who was the woman pictured with him on the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. From what I already knew about their relationship and the relationships that came between them, I was hoping for some juicy details of Dylan’s affair with Joan Baez from the scorned woman. 

I was disappointed. Rotolo barely mentions Baez, and when she does, there’s no catfights. Rotolo is polite and complimentary of Baez’s talents. Perhaps time has healed that wound, but it got me wondering more about Dylan’s “chicks.” I decided to make a rough timeline of his romantic relationships, but the dates were difficult to figure out, as many of the relationships overlapped and were secretive. I’m sure I’m missing a lot, and some of these were only rumored: 

High school girlfriend: Echo Helstrom (had the house with Jimmie Rodgers records)

1961-1964: Suze Rotolo

1963-1965: Joan Baez

1965: Edie Sedgwick

1965: Dana Gillespie

1965-1977: marriage to Sara Lownds

1970s: (nanny affair) Faridi McFree

1977: Malka Marom

Background singers of the 1970s-80s: Mary Alice Artes (Christianity converter), Helena Springs, Clydie King (allegedly his favorite)

Late 1980s-1990s: Carole Childs 

1986-1992: marriage to Carolyn Dennis

1990s: Susan Ross 


Lay Lady Lay

This is my favorite Dylan cover (though truthfully I haven’t indulged in many Dylan covers.) The lyrics of “Lay Lady Lay” are so dreamy and ethereal and I think that Magnet and Gemma Hayes here do a better job, vocally, than Dylan of conveying so.

Judas: The Last Supper

Judas: The Last Supper

So many people don’t know about Judas. Judas was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. Jesus gave his disciples the authority to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons and etc. Judas I guess was jealous so he betrayed Jesus for some silver. So if you are called Judas it sucks alot. So could we call Dylan a betrayer or a Judas I don’t know but it could lend to some very heavy debates!!

Leonard and Bob= BF4 LIFE

Leonard and Bob= BF4 LIFE

So it was an interesting reading to read about Leonard Cohen. I didn’t know about him until last week but he is a very interesting character. He was sorta like Dylan they both are dark and twisted!!! So I believe that Dylan and Cohen are BF’S 4 Life (Best friends 4 life’s) because they are SOOOO similar!