Category Archive: Bob Dylan

Inside Morgan and 4th

It may be–it certainly is–that Llewyn Davis of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis¬†makes the music of Dave Van Ronk. One of the nice touches of the movie is the use of… Continue reading

Tailgates and Substitutes

Back in the 1960s, when I was even more naive and gullible than today, I would get incensed by differing versions of Bob Dylan songs. Which was the “right” one, I would demand… Continue reading

Ages of Ignorance

Dear Charles Simic, I’ve just read your piece “Age of Ignorance” in The New York Review of Books. My wife says it sounds a lot like me–arrogant, that is. She’s right. And I… Continue reading

Dreaming Bob Dylan

When I read this, I had to laugh: Everybody knows by now that there’s a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I’m encouraging anybody who’s… Continue reading

"One Or Two Hard Feelings"

Sunday morning, for the second week, the New York Times arrived in print.¬† With a certain nostalgia, I reenacted something I had given up years ago, separating out the magazine, the book review,… Continue reading