My blog has become a bit formal over the past few months; I've only really had time to post relatively polished book reviews, but I orignally wanted the blog to have a slightly looser feel, with shorter more impressionistic bits and pieces sitting along the longer reviews . . . I'll see what I can do!
Its broken up into five largish sections; the first two concentrate on his early career, struggling to make it as a folk singer in Greenwich Village in New York, befriending a dying Woody Guthrie, singing his songs and trying to find an authentic voice. The middle two sections then focus on the recording of two of Dylan's albums: New Morning, a country(ish) album that saw Dylan come back to something like his best form in 1994 and Oh Mercy, his 2004 outing recorded in New Orleans. The last chapter goes right back to Dylan's childhood in 1950s Minnesota, and charts, among other things, his discovery of music and songwriting and some of his earliest friends in the American folk music community.
Just got to expand the CD collection now with the rest of the '60s albums. Why doesn't Aber have a better record shop?!!!