Călătoria unui fiu risipitor. Eseu romanţat asupra neizbânzii lE doesn t seek sympathy reading his Chronicles evoked it in me I find myselfiking the person who emerges while as has become my habit with books by and about musicians Things for the Surgeon listening to his songs with increasing understanding and empathy Chronicles gives the reader entree into the real person Bob Dylan is But and it s a big But the reader has to allow him his reality In that Buties the enormous strength and charm of this book By the middle I found myself wishing him the peace of a privacy so difficult for him to achieveDylan s description of a decade The Carpenters longow period in his career from the Los Hijos del Orden late seventies through the eighties he describes a sense of disconnection from his own work his sense that his career was going nowhere that he noonger wanted to performjust going through the motions Leaving a rehearsal for a tour with the Grateful Dead he drops into an obscure San Francisco jazz joint hears a singer simply killing it and has a revelation which turns him around During the following European tour with Tom Petty he sings eighty Why Place Matters long neglected songs from his catalog without a repeat and senses new energy and inspiration Again taken at his word it rings completely true to me There s an integrity to the writing as he digs within to describe the indescribable I ve always thought of Dylan as being non communicative except in performance but Chronicles is a performance too a journey where he takes the risks of self discovery and finds what he sooking forHis chapter called Oh Mercy referring to what has been described as his comeback album discusses song writing and performance giving huge insights into Dylan s process How he thinks jumps from idea to idea while a concept emerges He resents other people s over analyzing but gives himself to the willing reader and consumer of his music But it must be on his terms He won t To Rabbittown let you take over for him or force him into a mold His account of the period spent working in New Orleans with producer Danny Lanois to produce Oh Mercy captures the spirit of trying to build a collaborative relationship as well as presenting an impressionistic view of the city and a motorcycle trip with his wife to bayou country that s a joy to read an extended riff that also helps reveal Dylan s creative process Folk music was all I needed to exist Trouble was there wasn t enough of it It was out of date had no proper connection the the actualities the trends of the times It was a huge story but hard to come across 235 Dylan refers to himself throughout the book as a folk singer rejecting the critics and fans who would make him into a cultural icon aeader of a movement a poet who spoke for and to a generation For this refusal for his stubborn insistence to follow his own muse and music he paid a price and kept his integrity and at Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, 2009-2010 Statutory Supplement least some independence Over the than fifty year course of his career he has continued to discover himself and his music while never kowtowing to the rapidly changing world of pop music but always being aware of what s going onistening watching Stygiophilia learningDylan was a voracious consumer of the work of other singers andater song writers Soon after eaving home he discovered Woody Guthrie whose work consumed him and helped set his course until he heard Ramblin Jack Elliot who had traveled with
Guthrie And Whose Confident and whose confident awed him Throughout the book Dylan explores the influences both musical and iterary influencing him awed him Throughout the book Dylan explores the influences both musical and Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels, literary influencing him well as examining his own inner workings The amount of careful thought and deep searching that went into thinking through this book should not be underestimated either in depth or in carefully structured writing For anyone interested in Bob Dylan Chronicles Volume One Simon Schuster 2004 320 pages 27001199 is must reading I enjoyed it andearned a Hollywood Education lot too I bought the book from and read it on my Kindle App fd This book is an interestingittle read because it s Bob Dylan s autobiography and the man has an impressive writing style that communicates his "voice just as well as his songs do "just as well as his songs do puts an interesting spin on the whole celebrity autobiography thing because Dylan s words have Steps Through the Mist literary merit in their own right In fact didn t he get awarded the Nobel Prize for LiteratureHis writing style is reminiscent of and inspired by the Beat poets who were active at the same time that Dylan was starting out In fact I m pretty sure I ve seen a photo somewhere of Dylan hanging out with Allen Ginsberg But Dylan s voice is easier friendlyike The Missing Brides (Missing, listening to a friend as you sit around a fire drinking cans of beerIt s also interesting how he approached it It s a true memoir jumping backwards and forwards through time as the author follows different trains of thought but maintaining a steady narrative throughout despite this And I find it entertaining that it s volume one even though no volume two has been released to date I wonder whether he s still working on it or whether this is the best that we re going to getOverall this probably won t mean much to the average person but if you re a Bob Dylan fan or a fan of music in general then there are few better reads for getting such an intriguing insight It s fascinating to see behind the creative process and toearn about what makes him tick The Daily Telegraph went so far as to call it the most extraordinarily intimate autobiography by a twentieth century Jan, Jans en de kinderen 11 legend ever written I agree with them Here it is from the man himself What wonderful prose that just f o w s Paints pictures with words you share the presence On my doorstep when I got home from work I picked it up and read it in one session Dudo of St Quentin literally un put downable I now have a deeper insight to the man that was an ever present influence in myife and continues to be so I read incessantly and this is one of the most beautiful works I have ever read I wouldn t want immortality for myself but I wish it on his Bobness because we and our descendants need himI sound Drittes Reich und Zweiter Weltkrieg like a nerd but Mr Zimmerman s work once fully studied can do that to you His clarity of vision is crystal Hel help you understand it all Incidentally once again supersoni. Uences Dylan's voice is distinctively American generous of spirit engaged fanciful and rhythmic Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exuisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music Bob Dylan turns Chronicles Volume One into a poignant reflection on ife and the people and places that helped shape the man and the ar.
happypink.co.uk ´ 9 CharactersBob Dylan has been the subject of many biographies but not until the publication of his first memoir Chronicles Volume One in 2004 did curious fans receive any autobiographical disclosure from the bard himself Rather than using the book as an opportunity to set the record straight however the most curious thing about Chronicles is how Dylan goes out of his way to write about everything but himself Nevertheless it s a Smoking Lovely lively anditerate book that does however indirectly provide much onged for insight into the thought process of this great musician and songwriterChronicles is not a typical autobiography but rather an examination of five different points in Dylan s ife These stages do not appear in chronological order and in the telling of them Dylan often flashes backward and forward to other scenes that happen to pop into his head Three of the chapters focus on his early career up to the point where he signed with Columbia Records Too often the text reads Forbidden Mate (Holland Brothers, like a catalog of influences with Dylanisting off the acts he admired the records he Often Go Awry listened to the books he read and the movies he saw In these early scenes however he does a great job of authentically recreating the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s He purposely avoids making himself the star of these vignettes but rather functionsiterally as a chronicler capturing in elouent and vivid prose the sights and sounds of afternoons in smoky coffee shops and nights on borrowed couches The reader at times feels as if he were young Dylan just arrived from Minnesota and hunting for a gigWhen he s writing about the actual making of music however he s far Under Grand Hotel, Volume 02 less successful In the chapter entitled Oh Mercy about the recording of the album of the same name in 1989 he talks in depth about a new vocal techniue that revolutionized his performances and a mathematical method of guitar playing thatikewise transformed his music but what he has to say about these topics is DIRTY - 47 verruchte TABU Erotik Geschichten largely unintelligible As to the album itself he really gets into the nuts and bolts about how each song was written and recorded but once again he s virtually incomprehensible because he strings together strange folksy metaphors than a parody of Dan Rather One would expect such a brilliant poet to be articulate when talking about his craft In this respect Dylan couldearn a thing or two from Neil Young Young s autobiography Waging Heavy Peace jumps all over the map topically and chronologically but you never have trouble understanding what he s saying With Dylan it seems Im Squirrely! (The Nut Family, like deliberate obfuscation either because he s too shy for self revelation or he simply wants to preserve some of his rock star mystiueIn the most candid portion of the book which revolves around the recording of the 1970 album New Morning Dylan expresses his reluctance to adopt the mantle of voice of a generation that was so often thrust upon his shoulders All he wanted was to make music and be a family man Another highlight of the book is the final chapter in which he details his youth in Minnesota and explains how he went from a Woody Guthrie tribute act to a songwriter in his own rightThough Chronicles may not be the perfect autobiography Dylan aficionados haveong waited for there "S Plenty Of Nourishment Here To At Least Temporarily Satiate "plenty of nourishment here to at east temporarily satiate fans Perhaps the most gratifying thing about Chronicles is its subtitle Volume One indicating there s to come If ike me you are expecting the first in a chronological autobiography from Bob Dylan you will be disappointed The book is actually a few storiesthoughtsmoments picked out from Dylan s How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America lifecareerThese are interesting enough but without context you need know a bit about Dylan s career in some depth before you start to get the most out of these The one exception is theast chapter which has a biographical style and is from the start of his careerAll of the book is well written and enjoyable just not what I was expecting based on the descriptionAlso when is the 2nd one coming out I uite enjoyed Mr Dylan s highly descriptive stream of consciousness writing style and I iked the way he seemingly jumped away from telling the story of his early years to some random away from telling the story of his early years to some random in the future but then he pulled it all back together at the end by traveling back to the beginningNot being a iterary critic or anything close to it and having read this book many years after its release all I can add to the conversation is that The Celestial Selenite Scry (The Moon God Trilogy, like his music youl either ike his autobiography or you l be confounded by it He certainly does elicit strong opinions either way which are fun to read I ve started thinking of him as one of the 20th21st century s greatest trolls who just starts fires everywhere and then sits back and Americas sewing book laughsNot that I think this autobiography is a troll not at all I find it to be beautifully and purposefully written I do think that some sections are taken directly from journal entries made right at the time the meetings with Archibald Macleish are a good example and the detailed notes on the studio sessions These take on a crisp direct writing style than the free flowing poetic recalled memories of his time as a hungry young folksinger in Greenwich VillageIf you re one of those people who are coming to him now because of the Nobel this autobiography isn t a bad place to start but do understand that it s not what won him that prize To get to the bottom of that you d have toisten to 55 years of music Really enjoyed this one and will Secret Santa (Bluegrass Brothers, likely read it again Written in such a typically Dylanesue way that you can almost hear him speaking the words Interesting to read how despite an almost obsessive pursuit his own folk style he changed direction just when he was arguably at the height of his fame I must admit I am one of those who prefer the early Dylan but still admired his writing when he moved away from the acoustic scene He speaks openly about the outrage of fans and the angry criticism he faced during that time An interesting account of the difficulties he faced in getting started as a performer For someone often regarded as off hand and aloof his. Bob Dylan's Chronicles Volume One explores the critical junctions in hisife and career Through Dylan's eyes and open mind we see Greenwich Village circa 1961 when he first arrives in Manhattan Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities smoky nightlong parties; iterary awakenings; transient oves and unbreakable friendships Elegiac obs. Self criticism is refreshing as is his praise for other artists Eminently readable richly textured with americana old blues and an idiosyncratic use of Language Bob Dylan s first and only volume of memoirs has been written in a style whih The Legacy of Aaron Geist leaves as many uestions unanswered as any of the songs he has written These are memoirs in the true sense of the word sudden flashes of illumination on parts of social and musical history that burn through the pages right down to the covereaving the reader excited and perplexed If you want to know who Bob Dylan IS this is not the book that will tell you unless you construct him from numerous references asides recollections and name checks A book that nobody but Dylan could have written chronicling an age which to his Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood, later fans may be as weird and old as the world of The American Anthology of Folk Music summoned up with reference to The Basement Tapes by Greil Marcusb Chronicles Volume I by Bob DylanIt should come as no surprise to those who haveistened to Bob Dylan s music watched his elusive appearances and followed his unforthcoming interviews that Dylan often doesn t help you to understand who he is In what purports to be the first volume of his autobiography Dylan Insectissimo! lets you know who he is and how he got there but don t expect a straightforward narrative explanation Just as in his songs and too infreuent appearances he insists in this wonderful book that you do your work too If you do it however and are ateast marginally aware of the details of his Fields of Fire (Frontlines, life you will find this extended riff on Bob Dylan s early years in New York as well as his reflections on family fame recording and to be deeply informative and most satisfying In Chronicles Volume One Simon Schuster 2004 320 pages 27001199He arrives in New York on a cold winter day alone with only his guitar for company not knowing anybody but curious and open to his own experience He s searching for Woody Guthrie even then hospitalized in New Jersey whose muse has drawn him to folk singing and wandering He finds his way into the Greenwich Village of theate fifties with only the folk songs he s studied and Redeemed (The MacKays learned his dogged persistence and his intelligence and then burrows himself in the folk music culture of this interesting period roiling with cultural change in America reflected in the musical and socialife of The Village He begins visiting and then performing at ittle hole in the wall venues where during the afternoons anyone can take the stage to sing recite poetry or find their own mode of expression working for tips He keeps his eyes open soon meeting people who welcome him to flop on their couches or mattresses in their apartments He meets and cultivates in his own elusive way Dave Van Ronk and many other artistic and music business ights in the VillageDylan describes crashing with Ray Gooch whose Village apartment was filled with books that he dived into In an extended riff Dylan writes about what he read saw studied picked up put down returned to and groped through to gain understanding all the time soaking up a world of The Wedding (Lux, literature history and art he had become ready to indulge in and integrate into his yearning and experience He s a virtual vacuum cleaner for seemingly random ideas musicaliterary and artistic which he slowly but surely integratesIn its own discursive way Dylan s story emerges He writes about how Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan through an interesting search for a name reflecting the personna he was constructing for himself It ike much of the rest of the book makes sense in its own seemingly rambling way He begins to change as well in his concept of himself as a singer moving from traditional and contemporary folk music to what he refers to as his concept of himself as a singer moving from traditional and contemporary folk music to what he refers to as songs being careful to remove himself as a protest singer but rather an observer of the contemporary scene While the narrative seems to wander it s actually pretty straightforward aced with references to reading istening interacting with the music community and the world in thoughtful and insightful waysWhile the book seems to jump
AROUND A GOOD DEAL IT NEVERTHELESS CAPTURES THE PERSONa good deal it nevertheless captures the person think Dylan at east wants to be As his celebrity increases his resistance to being made into something he thinks he s not does too He consistently styles himself as a folk singer finding songs in his experience and his internal self He resists becoming a symbol for the fantasies of others seeking to make him into a symbol He describes the harassment from pilgrims seeking him along with his growing sense of needing privacy and solitude to do his work Robbie Robertson of the Band asks him Where do you think you re gonna take it as if he were a single driving force behind music Life seems to represent his resistance to being styled in some way by others He writes It was impossible for me to observe anything without being observed exploring the cost of his celebrity on the family ife and creative existence he says he wants to pursue and fulfill I can find nothing IN THE NARRATIVE THAT POINTS TO the narrative that points to seeking celebrity much ess the iconic status he has achieved His reactions to attending this year s Nobel Prize award ceremonies represent a consistent response from him as does the graceful statement he sent inI m struck by the need Dylan expresses which seems very real to me to Die Journalistin live an ordinary familyife in the midst of everyone else s desire to turn him into a symbol for something much Dragon Slayers Academy Set II larger In the end Dylan remains a song writer and story tell of unusual grace and breadth He experiments as he writes throws everything at the wall and much of it seems to work for some audience beyond his desires to be a solitary family oriented singer and writer of songs For first of all he s a writer But the Iisten to him the I find him to be a wonderfull affecting and honest singerIt should come as no surprise to anyone that Bob Dylan can write And he can think and sing What some people might find surprising is that he s a real person filled with all that portends yet driven by the external forces of fame and celebrity to become something While Ervations are punctuated by jabs of memories penetrating and tough With side trips to New Orleans Woodstock Minnesota and points west Chronicles Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times Revealing poetical passionate and witty Chronicles Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and infl.