Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cate Blanchett one of six actors to portray Dylan in new film

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan

From The Daily Mail:

"As the 'chameleon' of actors Cate Blanchett is used to adopting a number of guises. From her breakthrough role as Elizabeth I - through to her Oscar-winning turn as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator - she is as mesmerising playing historical figures as she is modern ones. However her next role will surely outdo all the others when her performance inspired by legendary folk singer Bob Dylan hits the big screen...

The Australian actress, 38, is one of six actors including Heath Ledger, Richard Gere and up-and-coming British actor Ben Whishaw who will make an appearance as Dylan - each embodying a different aspect of his life story and music."

Full story here.

Trailer for 'I'm Not There'

The trailer for 'I'm Not There,' the new Dylan-inspired biopic, has been posted on You Tube.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

First Dylan art show to be held in Germany

AFP reports:

"Rock legend Bob Dylan will open the first-ever museum exhibition of his paintings in a city in the former east Germany, the Chemnitz Art Collections museum said Wednesday.

The three-month show called 'The Drawn Blank Series' will begin October 28 and feature more than 200 paintings based on drawings and sketches Dylan published in a book titled 'Drawn Blank' in 1994.

The new paintings will hang among works by European masters including Picasso, Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec, Anja Richter of the museum told AFP."

Full story here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Most Likely A Remix

Dylans' latest greatest hits compilation will have a version of "Most Likely You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine)" remixed by DJ Mark Ronson, NME reports.

NME incorrectly asserts that it will be the first Dylan song remixed as a club or hip-hop track. Funk Master DeLuxe has memorably remastered "All Along the Watchtower" as a techno song, oriented around the repeating refrain of "There must be someway out of here."

Monday, March 26, 2007

Theme Time Radio Hour

Archives of Dylan's "Theme Time Radio Hour" show can be found here.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Courtney Love following 'Blood on the Tracks'

Troubled songstress Courtney Love told reporters she is listening to Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" for inspiration as she records her new album, still in its early stages. The album will be produced by Linda Perry.

New Dylan album in the works

Bob Dylan will be releasing his first new studio album since 2001's "Love & Theft" later this year, according to news reports.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Dylan on the Radio

For years, commercial radio has largely ignored Dylan's vast catalogue of songs, reducing his repertoire (essentially) to a handful of big hits like "Positively 4th Street," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Tangled Up In Blue." But soon, there will be plently of Bob on the airwaves, and not just his music.

The Washington Post reported today that Dylan has signed to do a show with XM satellite radio. The Post writes: "Dylan will select the music, offer commentary, interview guests and answer e-mail from listeners during the one-hour program, which will start in March, XM said yesterday."

Friday, September 23, 2005

Nick Cave on "I Threw It All Away"

"This is a guy doing the job God put him on Earth to do, and doing it well. This song is about craft; Dylan removes himself, the burden of his history, his myth, from the process of songwriting to craft a song unparalled in its gorgeousness. It's mathematics, music by numbers, and all the more affecting for it. It's Mozart man up against the wracked Beethoven of his other work. Nashville Skyline was an audacious record, lyrically and musically, flying int he face of those who thought Dylan's moral duty was to be the drum major of his generation. I can put this song on first thing in the morning or the middle of a dark night, and the song will serve me as a song should, lift me up, make me better, make me want to carry on. The song serves the listener as it should and that's it's genius."
-Nick Cave, commenting on "I Threw It All Away"