Band Month, Night 5 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-5-rock-of-ages Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you’re here on Patreon, you’re getting this early! This is the fifth and final episode of November’s Band Month! It’s here, on Night 5, that The Band performs Rock of Ages! We talk context […]

Band Month, Night 4 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-4-moondog-cahoots Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you’re here on Patreon, you’re getting this early! This is the fourth episode of November’s Band Month! It is Night 4 and everyone’s getting a bit sleepy but the The Band is here to […]

Band Month, Night 3 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-3stage-fright-and-northern-lights-southern-cross Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you’re here on Patreon, you’re getting this early! This is the third episode of November’s Band Month! On this night, Night 3, The Band features 1970’s Stage Fright and closes with 1975’s Northern Lights […]

Band Month, Night 2 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-2the-band-and-islands/s-8vau1 On this night, Night 2, The Band features 1977’s Islands and closes with 1969’s The Band. Right as rain, the show begins with Islands, described by Kelly as akin to “sci-fi merry-go-rounds,” “Community hold music,” and “half Randy Newman, half SNL theme song,” to say nothing of the organ that “turns it into a […]

Band Month, Night 1 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/band-month-night-1music-from-big-pink-and-post-78 Tonight, Night 1, features post-1978 tracks and 1968’s masterpiece, Music From Big Pink. Before we begin, one must understand the formula for these run of nights (2:00) as well as just who is The Band (5:45). Then, we open with the post-Last Waltz material (9:00): Jericho songs (10:00) High on the Hog songs (12:15) […]

039 – “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread”

Episode 39. “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread.” The Basement Tapes. Bunker. Recorded November 30, 2017. Context Recorded in the summer of 1967 (and on the same reel as “Million Dollar Bash”) at Big Pink in two takes. Explaining the operation, Garth Hudson in 2002 said: He would go in with us, play a […]

022 – “Clothes Line Saga”

  Episode 22. “Clothes Line Saga.” The Basement Tapes. Bunker. July 27,  2017. Rainier. Folk songs were the underground story. If someone were to ask what’s going on, ‘Mr. Garfield’s been shot down, laid down. Nothing you can do.’ That’s what’s going on. Nobody needed to ask who Mr. Garfield was, they just nodded, they just knew. – […]

011 – “Don’t You Try Me Now”

Episode 11. “Don’t You Try Me Now.” The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete. Bunker. May 11, 2017. Our second song from The Basement Tapes, it’s just as obtuse as “King of France,” if not more so. We tried to keep this, from Robert Shelton, in mind before we began: Dylan’s Basement songs fall […]

008 – “King of France”

Episode 008 — the unlistenable “King of France,” (2:52) our first cut (and a deep one) from The Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967, probably in Dylan’s living room – The Red Room. As this is our first cut from The Basement Tapes, I try to provide some commentary and context on the endeavor (4:00 to […]

005 – Planet Waves

005 | Planet Waves. April 2, 2017. Our first album, celebrated with a harmonica I found hiding in my old guitar case. I’d’ve worn my harmonica holder but I’m, at once, an amateur podcaster who would have knocked into the microphone and not a monster. To understand Planet Waves, we looked at the musical landscape in 1974 […]