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“Beyond Here Lies Nothin”

In American Music, Bob Dylan on April 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Dylan’s latest studio album, Together Through Life, recently recorded  features 10 new songs including “Beyond Here Lies Nothin”.  This will be the 46th release from Dylan, following his Platinum album Modern Times which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2006.

Oh well, I love you pretty baby
You’re the only love I’ve ever known
Just as long as you stay with me
The whole world is my throne
Beyond here lies nothin’
Nothin’ we can call our own

Well, I’m movin’ after midnight
Down boulevards of broken cars
Don’t know what I’d do without it
Without this love that we call ours
Beyond here lies nothin’
Nothin’ but the moon and stars

Down every street there’s a window
And every window’s made of glass
We’ll keep on lovin’ pretty baby
For as long as love will last
Beyond here lies nothin’
But the mountains of the past

Well, my ship is in the harbor
And the sails are spread
Listen to me, pretty baby
Lay your hand upon my head
Beyond here lies nothin’
Nothin’ done and nothin’ said

Interesting comments by Dylan

In Bob Dylan on April 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Bill Flanagan interviews Bob Dylan here.

Inspiration can be hard to come by, but…..

“BF: Are you a mystical person?

BD: Absolutely.

BF: Any thoughts about why?

BD: I think it’s the land. The streams, the forests, the vast emptiness. The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I‘m more at home in the vacant lots. But I have a love for humankind, a love of truth, and a love of justice. I think I have a dualistic nature. I’m more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.

BF: But the album is all about love – love found, love lost, love remembered, love denied.

BD: Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.”

Simple, but truly inspirational.

Dylan in Sweden 3/22/09, New Album Cover

In Bob Dylan on April 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm

In Stockholm, Sweden, Bob Dylan performs “Billy” from the 1973  Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid soundtrack. According to Rolling Stone, this is the first time that Dylan has performed this ballad live.

“There’s guns across the river aimin’ at ya
Lawman on your trail, he’d like to catch ya
Bounty hunters, too, they’d like to get ya
Billy, they don’t like you to be so free.”

Compare the live version with the version released on the album.

“There’s eyes behind the mirrors in empty places
Bullet holes and scars between the spaces
There’s always one more notch and ten more paces
Billy, and you’re walkin’ all alone.”

The story of Pat Garrett and Billy Kid, as told in a way that only Dylan could tell.

 

The new album, as noted, is scheduled for release on 4/28/09.

What,pray tell,is the significance of that date?

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For some news on the cover go here.

Bob Dylan and Your Home Garden

In Bob Dylan on March 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm

WILL CONGRESS WIPE OUT HOME GARDENS, GROWERS MARKETS?

“The Internet’s buzzing about a bill in Congress its sponsor and supporters say is vital for protecting consumers from food-borne illnesses, but critics claim would place all U.S. food production “from farm to fork” under control of federal bureaucrats, effectively destroying family farms and farmers markets in the process and hijacking the burgeoning organic food movement.”

And from Dylan’s Union Sun Down from Infidels released in 1983:

Well, it’s sundown on the union
And what’s made in the USA
Sure was a good idea
‘Til greed got in the way.

Wait for these lyrics to come around!

Well, the job that you used to have

They gave it to somebody down in El Salvador
The unions are big business, friend
And they’re going out like a dinosaur
They used to grow food in Kansas 
Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw
I can see the day coming when even your home garden
Is gonna be against the law.”

Bob Dylan:Together Through Life

In Bob Dylan on March 23, 2009 at 11:52 am
A lot of this album feels like a Chess record from the fifties. Did you have that sound in your head going in or did it come up as you played?

“Well some of the things do have that feel. It’s mostly in the way the instruments were played.

You like that sound?

Oh yeah, very much so. . . the old Chess records, the Sun records. . . I think that’s my favorite sound for a record.

What do you like about that sound?

I like the mood of those records – the intensity. The sound is uncluttered. There’s power and suspense. The whole vibration feels like it could be coming from inside your mind. It’s alive. It’s right there. Kind of sticks in your head like a toothache.

Release date….. April 28/2009