By Alex Ross (New Yorker Magazine) In September, 1974, Bob Dylan spent four days in the old Studio A, his favorite recording haunt in Manhattan, and emerged with the greatest, darkest album of his career. It is a ten-song study in romantic devastation, as beautiful as it is bleak, […]
Good interview and article about A.J. Weberman by David Samuels of the Tablet. Source: Q&A: A.J. Weberman on Dylan, Lennon, Garbage, New York, and the JDL – Tablet Magazine Alan Weberman is a stone cold meshugganeh. He is by no means a reliable news source. Yet, by the […]
Source: Camille Paglia on the Iconic Cover of Patti Smith’s Horses | Literary Hub “THE MAPPLETHORPE PHOTO SYNTHESIZES MY PASSIONS AND WORLD-VIEW” In 1975, Arista Records released Horses, the first rock album by New York bohemian poet Patti Smith. The stark cover photo, taken by someone named Robert […]
Okay, I’m on a train again this time on the way to Madrid. This is the first of my proper trips using the interail pass and it went quite smoothly. The only problem I had was getting out of my hotel. There was no-one in the reception at […]
Second part of Kenny Wilson’s gig at the Criterion cut short by the camera battery dying. The first part can be found here Kenny Wilson Live at the Criterion Part One
Gigs I’m doing in Florence, Italy at the end of May.
This is a poem/song I wrote in 2005. It was inspired by the name and the view of a restaurant on the island of Skiathos in Greece. I was trying to connect with the space between consciousness and sleep, that space when thoughts drift without any idea of […]
The other day I came across a review of this album on the Guardian web site. Written by Alex Macpherson it is almost totally negative. There is a link to it here: Bob Dylan’s song about the Titanic makes you wish you’d been on board The article shows […]