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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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14 Feb 2011 // 6:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Top Five Tunes That Should Be Covered by Alison Krauss and Union Station

Each of these songs, in my mind, would fit Alison Krauss and Union Station’s unique blend of bluegrass traditionalism and progressionist spirit.

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Wilco Starts New Record Label, Not Called “Wilco (The Label)”

As Wilco guitarist Nels Cline hinted at last summer, Wilco has announced the launch its own record label, dBpm (decibels per minute) Records. The label

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Christopher Hitchens’ Taste in Music

Hitchens on Verdi and Dylan, not God or Iraq . . .

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21 Jan 2011 // 7:00 AM

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

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22 Dec 2010 // 3:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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Counterbalance No. 11: Bob Dylan’s ‘Highway 61 Revisited’

Counterbalance needs a dump truck, baby, to unload its head as it revisits Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan's 1965 game-changer.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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Counterbalance No. 7: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’

Number seven on the Big List marks the first appearance of a fellow we’ll be seeing a lot of, one Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known as Blind Boy Grunt Bob Dylan. He’s a poor fool in his prime on the 1966 opus Blonde on Blonde—Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have a listen.

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“Like a Rolling Stone” Revisited

“Like a Rolling Stone” perfectly embodies the heads-is-tails uncertainty of modern life, now and in long-ago 1965. More than just lyrically articulating the rock and roll mindset of liberation and risk, it contains the multitudes, distilling the collective experience of millions of lives caught, then and now, in the crossfire hurricane of modern life.

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“Becoming Who We Are”: The Horrors of Survival in ‘The Walking Dead Vol. 12: Life Among Them’

Thomas Harris' Francis Dolarhyde once commented that his victims were privy to a great becoming. As The Walking Dead continues, Robert Kirkman gives us front row center seats to the greatest undoing of all.

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Primavera Sound Festival: 27-29 May 2010: Barcelona, Spain

Primavera never stops growing. There are now more stages than ever before, a whole week of live music before the festival even begins, ad-hoc stages set-up in parks all over the city, as well as the obligatory closing party.

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John Meeks Shows Off His Noir Side on ‘Old Blood’

Don't let the man's tender tenor fool you: he's got a dark side. And the juxtaposition of the sweetness and menace are part of what makes the music so compelling.

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Pete Seeger’s ‘Rainbow Quest’: The Anti-TV, TV

Somewhat awkward, clunky and charming on his TV show, Pete Seeger seemed to trust the viewers in the same way he recognised that TV's priorities don't represent the priorities of the people he meets in his travels.

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Will the Real Bob Dylan Fan, Please Stand Up?

While stalwarts vie for who's the real Bob Dylan fan, 20-something hipsters and teenyboppers going ballistic to lyrics meant for another era have a more prescient say. They portend in Dylanesque wit, they were his fans before he was Bob Dylan.

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Blood on the Tracks: The Movie

Blood on the Tracks gets the Hollywood pitch treatment.

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Blood on the Stage

Over the course of more than 2,000 live renditions, Bob Dylan has inserted new lyrics and rhythms in Blood on the Tracks standards that reinvent the original narratives.

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Like a Revelation: Interacting with ‘Blood on the Tracks’

Blood on the Tracks can be viewed as an early example of the potential for a record to be a piece of interactive media.

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Every One of Them Words Rang True: The Defiance of Time in “Tangled Up in Blue”

The Bob Dylan who emerged from seclusion after a 1966 motorcycle crash was even more of an enigma than the one who had vanished.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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