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Audio: Joan Baez Sings Her Song About Bob Dylan, ‘Diamonds And Rust’ – Paris, 2014

Joan Baez sings “Diamonds and Rust” at L’Olympia, Paris, France, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2014.

Sept. 30, 2014:

Oct. 1, 2014:

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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Bob Dylan Sings ‘My Back Pages,’ ‘You Ain’t Going Nowhere’ & More – Audio/Video from the ’90s

Liverpool, 1996

These videos are from various gigs Bob Dylan did in the ’90s. I found them today and was digging them and thought you might enjoy a trip back 20 years.

I love hearing the audience in Glasgow singing along with Dylan to “My Back Pages.”

I hope you enjoy them.

“What Good Am I?,” Paris, France, July 3, 1994:

“My Back Pages,” Glasgow, Scotland, Hall 3, Glasgow, Apr 9, 1995:

Man In The Long Black Coat, Liverpool, England, June 26, 1996:

“You Ain’t Going Nowhere, Bournemouth, England, Bournemouth International Centre, October 1, 1997:

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

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Audio/Video: Bob Dylan/ Mick Taylor Play ‘Every Grain of Sand,’ Paris, 1984 + ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ & More

Colin Allen, Ian McLagan, Greg Sutton, Bob Dylan & Mick Taylor, 1984.

Bob Dylan with Mick Taylor on lead guitar performing “Every Grain of Sand” at Parc de Sceaux, Paris, France on July 1, 1984.

And the solo on this next one is amazing!

“All Along The Watchtower,” Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy, May 29,1984:

This next sequence is beautifully filmed. It starts with an interview, then cuts to Dylan and band with Mick Taylor on stage at Arena di Verona on May 28 or 29, 1984 doing “Like A Rolling Stone” followed by an acoustic version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” with Mick Taylor on acoustic as well.

“Jokerman,” Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy, May 28, 1984 (audio is distorted):

By the way you might want to check out the “True Love Scars” soundtrack playlist here. It’s the music that goes with the first two chapters of my novel.

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Audio: Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ / ‘Communication Breakdown’ Live In Paris, 1969

This kicks ass.

“Good Times Bad Times” / “Communication Breakdown,” live in Paris, 1969.

This is from the upcoming expanded rerelease of Led Zeppelin’s debut album, Led Zeppelin

There’s not much of “Good Times Bad Times,” but you’ll likely dig “Communication Breakdown.”

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The Time Machine: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Paris 1980

So I’m the world’s biggest Captain Beefheart fan. It’s undisputed.

So I’m biased.

This 30 minute video shot in Paris,France, November 9, 1980, is terrific.

Here’s the band and the set:

Don Van Vliet – vocals, harmonica, sax
Jeff Moris Tepper – guitar
Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder – guitar
Eric Drew Feldman – bass, synthesizer, mellotron, piano
Robert Arthur Williams – drums
Gary Lucas – guitar*

1 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
2 Best Batch Yet
3 Dirty Blue Gene
4 Safe as Milk
5 Flavor Bud Living*
6 Bat Chain Puller
7 Big Eyed Beans From Venus

Thanks to Steve McConnell for hipping me to Doom & Gloom From The Tomb, where I found the Beefheart clip.

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Heroin: Has It Inspired Great Art, Even As it Took Users Down Down Down?

Photo of Christine F via The Observer.

In Sunday’s The Observer, Andrew Hussey offers a lengthy story about heroin’s role as artistic stimulant.

“I think the relationship between heroin and cities, or cityspace, is very interesting,” Will Self [a former heroin user] says. “It has more to do with spatiality, how the inner world of the user connects with the outside word of reality. And what we’re really talking about is the psychogeography of heroin. William Burroughs knew this when he wrote The Naked Lunch, the great heroin novel set in the Interzone of Tangier, and Lou Reed knew this. The first Velvet Underground album is essentially a day in the life of a heroin addict in New York City, and a map of where he goes and what he sees and what he feels. And the music sounds like heroin, with its drones and impatient feedback and stuttering words. It’s the perfect soundtrack to the junkie life. There is a heroin psychogeography – where to find it, where to buy it, where you can smell it.” He goes on: “The point is that heroin users occupy a certain negative space in the world, in society. Burroughs writes in The Naked Lunch how, strung out in Tangier, he could sit and look at his shoe for eight hours. Heroin users don’t need to do anything or go anywhere: they just are.”

For more of this fascinating article, head to The Observer.

The Velvet Underground, “Heroin”:

The Velvet Underground, “I´m Waiting For The Man”:

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Watch: Arcade Fire Cover The Clash’s “I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.”

Arcade Fire covering The Clash’s “I’m So Bored in the U.S.A.” when they were in London recently.

Audio not so great, but it’s the full song.

Better audio in Paris but it’s only some of the song.

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Watch: Bob Dylan Live In Paris, “Pay In Blood,” “Love Sick” & More

These give a sense of what the Paris shows were like. I dig “Pay In Blood” especially.

“Pay In Blood,” at the Grand Rex in Paris, Nov. 12, 2013.

“Blowin’ in the Wind,” at the Grand Rex in Paris, Nov. 13, 2013.

And another fan’s video:

“Love Sick,” at the Grand Rex in Paris, Nov. 13, 2013.

“All ALong the Watchtower” at the Grand Rex in Paris, Nov. 14, 2013.