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“LUCKY 13?” MORRISSEY’S “I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN”

“BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN!” THIS WILL NOT–I REPEAT WILL NOT–BE YET ANOTHER Morrissey album review from the usual media suspects whining about the Moz’s (far) right of center views, about how he has broken their poor,…

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BOB DYLAN “MURDER MOST FOUL” PART II: A SELECTIVE PLAYLIST

ACCORDING TO NPR MUSIC FIGUREHEAD BOB BOILEN “MURDER MOST FOUL,” BOB DYLAN‘S surprise 17-minute track inspired by the assasination of President John F. Kennedy boasts 74 references to other songs. Though he neglects to mention…

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R.I.P. ELLIS MARSALIS(1934-2020) AND BILL WITHERS(1938-2020)

THE LOSSES KEEP ON COMING. 2020 IS ALREADY SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE WORST years in recorded history. Paraphrasing a recent statement by the filmmaker Werner Herzog, the universe is wholly indifferent to…

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BOB DYLAN “MURDER MOST FOUL” PART I

“INSCRUTABLE” IS THE MOST COMMON DESCRIPTION OF BOB DYLAN THEN OR NOW. “Inscrutable,” “sphinxlike,” “unpredictable.” What to make of anything he says or does is beyond any forecast, any exact analysis or interpretation. He’s been…

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