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The Bob Dylan podcast from Freak Music Club. Diving deeply into Dylan's work talking to authors, dylanologists, musicians, fans and more. Our Season One is focused on Time Out Of Mind in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. An extended version of most episodes - usually about twice as long - along with additional bonus episodes, is available to Premium Members. Details at FreakMusic.Club/Join.

S01.16 Pledging My Time with Bob Dylan's Band Members (New Book by Ray Padgett)
Nov 18 2022
S01.16 Pledging My Time with Bob Dylan's Band Members (New Book by Ray Padgett)
Ray Padgett is writing a new book that compiles 50+ interviews with musicians and others who've been involved with Bob Dylan's live shows. It's called Pledging My Time, and there is a pre-release Indiegogo campaign running that allows you to pre-order the book and take advantage of special bonus offers. The campaign runs through December 16, 2022 so we talked with Ray to learn more about the book, about the campaign, and to find out what he's learned talking to all these Dylan insiders. Who's in the book?: Jim Keltner, Winton Watson, Benmont Tench, Larry Cambell, Stan Lynch, Early Sound Crew (David Robb, Keith Dircks, Fuzzy Frazer), Billy Cross, Richard Fernandez (Tour Manager), Christopher Parker, John Wurster, Ray Benson, Dickey Betts, Jeff Bridges, Harvey Brooks, Gary Burke, Marshall Crenshaw, Karl Denson, Leslie Dowdall, Ramblin' Jack, Kinky Friedman, Freddy Koella, Barry Goldberg, Spooner Oldham, Michael 'Soy Bomb' Portnoy, Duke Robillard, Fred Tackett, Richard Thompson, Happy Traum, and more. Ray talked with us in Episode 03 about the cover songs made from Time Out Of Mind. He runs the Cover.Me website which reviews and discusses all kinds of cover song performances, and he's published two earlier books, one Cover Me that take a deep dive into twenty of the most iconic cover songs in history (including All Along The Watchtower and Make You Feel My Love), and a 33 1/3 book on Leonard Cohen's tribute album called I'm Your Fan. Ray also runs a must-have Dylan email newsletter called Flagging Down The Double E’s. The newsletter does deep dives into legendary Dylan live shows, and has published some of the musician interviews that will be included in Pledging My Time. LINKS: Pledging My Time Book IndieGoGo CampaignFollow Ray Padgett on Twitter, InstagramFlagging Down The Double E's newsletter (Substack)Check out CoverMe Website Ray's Cover Me book (Amazon)Ray's 33 1/3rd Book: I'm Your Fan The Songs of Leonard Cohen
S01.15 Jeff Slate on Bob Dylan and Time Out Of Mind
Nov 12 2022
S01.15 Jeff Slate on Bob Dylan and Time Out Of Mind
Jeff Slate is a musician, writer, and radio host with a long and deep connection to Bob Dylan. He wrote the liner notes to the More Blood, More Tracks edition of The Bootleg Series, and has done several events for The Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. He shares his insider's view and personal memories on Time Out Of Mind in this episode. As an artist and performer Jeff has won an ASCAP Award, toured as the opener for Sheryl Crow, worked on a project with Pete Townshend and much more. As a writer his work regularly appears in The Wall St. Journal, RollingStone, Esquire and The New Yorker. He hosts shows on SiriusXM and the BBC. In addition to the Dylan Bootleg Series he's written liner notes for The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary Box, Shawn Colvin, and others. And he's the co-author of The Authorized Roy Orbison book. We talk Time Out Of Mind, an album he skipped work to devour on release day, and hear how he got involved with the Dylan team and his views on Bob's live work, use of producers (or lack thereof), and much more. An extended version of this interview - with about 40 extra minutes of discussion, and a video version, is available to Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club or our Substack. For as little as $8/mo you get extended versions of our podcast episodes, video versions, and many more benefits.  (New Annual Members get a free copy of Jochen Markhorst's Time Out Of Mind Book.) LINKS: - Jeff Slate Website - Twitter @JeffSlate - Instagram @jeffslate - Jeff's Music on Spotify - Song Heartbreak - Annimated Video (YouTube) Rev v2.
S01.14 Reviewers Roundtable - Bob Dylan's The Philosophy of Modern Song
Nov 8 2022
S01.14 Reviewers Roundtable - Bob Dylan's The Philosophy of Modern Song
Five respected music writers - each with recent reviews of Bob Dylan's new book - joined us to share their thoughts and discuss the contents of this incredible work. Our panel includes Anne Margaret Daniel, Seth Rogovoy, Allison Rapp, David Yaffe, and David Hajdu (Bio's below). They share their favorite entries from the book, the songs they’re listening to differently now, their views on Dylan’s writing style , and the ever-present question of who helped or worked with Bob on the project came up more than once. READ: 50+ REVIEWS OF DYLAN'S NEW BOOK An extended version of this interview - with about 45 extra minutes of discussion, and a video version, is available to Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club or our Substack. For as little as $8/mo you get extended versions of our podcast episodes, video versions, and many more benefits.  (New Annual Members get a free copy of Jochen Markhorst's Time Out Of Mind Book.) Order Dylan's The Philosophy of Modern Song (Amazon) Panelist Biographies and Links: Anne Margaret Daniel teaches at the New School University in New York City and at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Her essays on literature, music (often Bob Dylan), books, and culture have appeared for the past twenty-five years in books, critical editions, magazines, and journals including The New York Times, Hot Press, The Spectator, and The Times Literary Supplement. Anne Margaret has degrees from Harvard (A.B.), Georgetown (M.A.), University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.) and Princeton (Ph.D). - Website: Rogovoy is the author of Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet (Scribner, 2009), The Essential Klezmer (Algonquin, 2000), and the upcoming Within You WIthout You: Listening to George Harrison (Oxford Univ. Press, fall 2023). Seth is a contributing editor at The Forward and produces a Substack newsletter, Everything Is Broken. Seth lives in Hudson, N.Y. - Website - ReviewAllison Rapp is a music and culture journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Rock Cellar, City Limits, and more. She currently works as an assistant editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. - Website - Review David Yaffe is a professor of humanities at Syracuse, and the author of Fascinating Rhythm (Princeton), Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown (Yale) and Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell (FSG), winner of the ASCAP Virgil Thomson/Deems Taylor award, a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, and has been translated into five languages. He has been a frequent contributor for Air Mail since 2021, and has written for many other publications, including The New York Review of Books, New York Magazine, The Paris Review, The Nation, Slate, and The New York Times. He is at work on a book about Leonard Cohen. - Website - Review David Hajdu is the music critic for The Nation and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining The Nation in January 2015, he se
S01.13 Mark Howard's New Photo Book with Dylan, Joni, Neil, Willie and more.
Nov 4 2022
S01.13 Mark Howard's New Photo Book with Dylan, Joni, Neil, Willie and more.
Mark Howard was the Engineer on Dylan's Time Out Of Mind and Oh Mercy. But in three plus decades he's worked with dozens of great artists - Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Rickie Lee Jones, and many many more. And he's photographed all of these experiences. He has a new book out full of these 'on the job' photographs -- it’s called Recording Icons / Creative Spaces - The Creative World of Mark Howard. It shows the recording studios he's built in unique homes and buildings all over the world, and the work that was done in those spaces. We talk to Mark about his process, his photography, and the amazing artists and albums he's worked on. GIVE-AWAY: We're giving away a copy of this new book - to enter to win just subscribe to our 'Seven Days' our free weekly newsletter of Dylan news and links. On Nov 18 we will pick one subscriber to win the New Mark Howard Photo Book. Plus you'll get our great summary of everything that happens in the world of Dylan every week. (Existing subscribers are already entered to win the book.) EXTENDED AND VIDEO VERSIONS. An extended version of this interview - with about 30 extra minutes of discussion, and a video version, is available to Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. or our Substack. For as little as $8/mo you get extended versions of our podcast episodes, video versions, and many more benefits.  Right now, new Annual Members get a copy of Jochen Markhorst's Time Out Of Mind Book. LINKS: Recording Icons / Creative Spaces (Amazon)Listen Up! (Mark's first book on his life of recording experiences)
S01.12 Michael Gray on the Four Major Songs on Time Out Of Mind
Oct 28 2022
S01.12 Michael Gray on the Four Major Songs on Time Out Of Mind
Micheal Gray wrote the first serious critical book on Bob Dylan's work in 1972's Song and Dance Man, and for the 50 years since has remained one of the most respected and important voices even in the very large world that joined him in that effort. He's expanded Song and Dance Man twice, wrote The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, and his latest work is Outtakes on Bob Dylan - a collection of writing from 1967 to 2021. He's also the author of books on Frank Zappa and Blind Willie McTell, and has written for RollingStone, The Guardian, Melody Maker and many more. The University of York conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Letters in English and Related Literature. Today Micheal revisits and updates his thoughts on Time Out Of Mind, first expressed in Dylan fanzines and then Song And Dance Man III. He demonstrates his nuanced approach to evaluating and illuminating Dylan's work, and criticizing it when he feels it appropriate. An extended version of this interview - with about 30 extra minutes of discussion, and a video version, is available to Plus or Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. or our Substack. For as little as $8/mo you get extended versions of our podcast episodes, video versions, and many more benefits. Right now, new Annual Members get a copy of Jochen Markhorst's Time Out Of Mind Book. LINKS: MichealGray.net Micheal Gray on Twitter : @1michaelgray1 BOOKS Song and Dance Man III (ebay)Outtakes on Bob Dylan (amazon)   FREE WEEKLY BOB DYLAN NEWSLETTER "Seven Days" is our weekly email that give you all the biggest Dylan news, links, new releases, books, podcasts and more -  in a simple prioritized list every Sunday. Sign up for free at: clck.it/7days
S01.11 Jochen Markhorst on Cold Irons Bound from Time Out Of Mind
Oct 21 2022
S01.11 Jochen Markhorst on Cold Irons Bound from Time Out Of Mind
Jochen Markhorst is a key member of the ring of Dylanologists who help the rest of us know about the references, influences, and ideas found in Dylan's work. In hundreds of blog posts and 15 books he's shared an impressive ability to put Bob's work into context of other music, literature, poetry, and art. He joins us to share some of his findings and thoughts on Cold Irons Bound from his book: Time Out Of Mind - The Rising of an Old Master. He tells us about the songs origin with Drummer David Kemper, he lines the song borrows from Ralph Stanley and The Stanley Brothers, and more. Following his presentation, is a Q&A with Jochen on this song and they way he approaches Dylan's work. An extended version of this interview - with about 15 extra minutes of Q&A - and a video version - is available to Plus Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. or our Substack. For as little as $8/mo you get extended versions of our podcast episodes, video versions, and many more benefits.  Right now, new Annual Members get a copy of Jochen's Time Out Of Mind Book. LINKS: BOOKS:Time Out Of Mind - The Rising of an Old Master (Amazon) 15 Titles from Jochen Markhorst (Includes Blood On The Track, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Mississippi, Desolation Row, Crossing The Rubicon, and many more. BLOG POSTS Cold Irons Bound (Pt.1 - Pt.2 - Pt.3 - Pt.4 - Pt.5 - Pt.6)More Writing at Untold Dylan   FREE WEEKLY BOB DYLAN NEWSLETTER "Seven Days" is our weekly email that give you all the biggest Dylan news, links, new releases, books, podcasts and more -  in a simple prioritized list every Sunday. Sign up for free at: clck.it/7days
S01.10 Robyn Hitchcock on Bob Dylan and Time Out Of Mind
Oct 14 2022
S01.10 Robyn Hitchcock on Bob Dylan and Time Out Of Mind
Robyn Hitchcock is a broadly respected singer-songwriter with a lifetime of connections to Bob Dylan. He saw Bob Dylan perform at the Isle of Wight as a teenager in 1969, became the kind of songwriter that could only exist in the world after Dylan, and has regularly performed and recorded Dylan songs - for decades now. We asked Robyn to join us as part of our series of discussions with songwriters and performers on Time Out Of Mind, to get his insights on Dylan in the years before TOOM, his first reactions to the album, his thoughts on the production and songwriting, and much more. We heard from a thoughtful man who's deeply considered Dylan and his work - and was kind enough to share those thoughts with us. Robyn's latest album is called Shufflemania, released by Tiny Ghost Records, is being released on Oct 21, 2022. (Links below) An extended version of this interview - with about 20 extra minutes - and a video version - is available to Plus Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. For as little as $5/mo you can get a private feed of our extended episodes, video's of most interviews, and a lot more. Learn and Sign Up at FreakMusic.Club/Join. LINKS: RobynHitchcock.com Robyn's Bandcamp Store - Order Shufflemania Live Performances for #TOOM25 (Exclusive Show Video including Not Dark Yet) Robyn Sings - 2LP Dylan Covers (AppleMusic) (Spotify) Shufflemania (song from Shufflemania) Video on YouTube The Raging Muse (song from Shufflemania) Video on YouTube   FREE WEEKLY BOB DYLAN NEWSLETTER "Seven Days" is our weekly email that give you all the biggest Dylan news, links, new releases, books, podcasts and more -  in a simple prioritized list every Sunday. Sign up for free at: clck.it/7days
S01.07 Wesley Stace on Dylan's Time Out Of Mind (Pt.1)
Sep 29 2022
S01.07 Wesley Stace on Dylan's Time Out Of Mind (Pt.1)
Wesley Stace was probably first known to Dylan fans by his stage name, John Wesley Harding - when he delivered great songs and albums from the late 80's through the turn of the century - including 'It Happened One Night', 'Here Comes The Groom', 'Awake' and others. This century he's continued to put out fine records and tour under his given name - including the recently released 'Late Style'. Wes has played a lot of Dylan covers, been to a lot of Dylan shows, and is quite the knowledgable fan -- as you'll hear in this episode. Wes shares his thoughts on Dylan in the 80's and early 90's, his initial reactions to hearing Time Out Of Mind, and his even greater love for Love and Theft. This is the first in a series of interviews with working musicians, to learn how they think about TOOM and Dylan in general. It's also the first of two episodes with Wes, as he had so many interesting things to say that two episodes were necessary.  An extended version of this interview - a full 90 minutes - and a video version - is available to Plus Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. For as little as $5/mo you can get a private feed of our extended episodes, video's of most interviews, and a lot more. Learn and Sign Up at FreakMusic.Club/Join. LINKS: Learn more about John Wesley Harding and Wesley Stace at AllMusic.com Follow Wesley Stace on Twitter Visit WesleyStace.com or CabinetOfWonders.com Wesley Stace's Books (Amazon) Misfortuneby GeorgeCharles Jessold: Considered As A Murder: A NovelOut Loud: A Memoir
S01.04 Graley Herren (Dreams & Dialogues in Dylan's Time Out Of Mind)
Sep 11 2022
S01.04 Graley Herren (Dreams & Dialogues in Dylan's Time Out Of Mind)
Graley Herren is the author of 'Dreams and Dialogues in Dylan's Time Out Of Mind, and a professor (Chair of the English Department) at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio. He specializes in Modern Irish Literature, Modern Drama, Samuel Beckett, Don DeLillo, and Bob Dylan. He is the author of Samuel Beckett's Plays on Film and Television, The Self-Reflexive Art of Don DeLello, and numerous articles and chapters on various 20th and 21st century artists. The premise of the book is that Time Out Of Mind represents a series of dreams, and that the songs on the album make up a single connect song cycle. From there Graley finds what he calls three ‘dimensions of experience’ filtered through the songs -- The first is Murder Ballads, the second is Religious Allegory, and the last is Race in America. The bulk of the book is made up of him showing how the lyrics and songs reflect each of these dimensions. Professor Herren’s book goes deep into the possible meanings and motivations behind the songs on Time Out Of Mind. He’ll present thoughts on how ‘murder ballads’ might play a role in explaining the unified message on this album. In the talk you’re about to hear, Graley summarizes and gives examples of his analysis of the lyrics of Time Out Of Mind in relation to Murder Ballads. This is a recording of a talk he gave to our Premium Members a few months ago, and in the interest of time he narrowed his focus to share just a sliver of one of the book’s three theses. A video version of this episode is available to Premium Members at FreakMusic.Club. LINKS: Order The Book: Dreams and Dialogues in Dylan's Time Out Of Mind (Amazon)