The CD Concert

When you go to a live concert you’re hoping to hear your favorite songs. But of course you want more than that, you could stay at home and listen to the albums if that is all you wanted. You are looking for atmosphere and some connection with the band. In …

I Miss Bowie

Quizzes are only fun when you can figure them out so I appreciate The Consul making it easy for me. I was listening to a playlist I made for my daughter over the weekend and so many of the artists were dead. Boy that is depressing. David Bowie Lou Reed …

A Gifted Man

What can one say about The Consul? Clearly he is a Leader of Leaders. The constitution of an Ox. A huge fountain of knowledge. A great arts critic – music, movies, and more – he knows it all. A renown author and successful professor. A Playa of course. But at …

Easy Posting

There are many reasons I like it when the Consul gets some new posts up. It’s not just because they make me laugh out loud, or that they take the pressure off to get some posts up. It isn’t even because he writes great songs that rival: Dylan, Costello, Morrison, …

Fourth of July

Ah, the day we managed to get our independence. Three little words. But what are the best of these phrases? 10) Under the Volcano. Natch. 9) Kentucky Derby Day. Don’t forget where to stick those roses, boys. 8) I want you. Much better than I love you, and hence its …

Black Gold

As Max rightly points out, for the Drinkingmen’s generation BoTT is the best Dylan album. Born in the sixties, we can only imagine the impact of the classic records from that decade. They are great but they do not have the emotional impact of Idiot Wind, Tangled up in Blue …

I did Comfort her …

After Bob Dylan’s Thirtieth Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden, in 1992 he went back to an after-hours party at Tommy Makem’s place. There were lots of his friends there including the likes of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Ronnie Wood. Bob was sitting at a large table and …