MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 185: TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • STEVE EARLE: TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES: 2000: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My favorite Steve Earle album. The album has rock. country, bluegrass and the best song- and one of Steve’s all time best and most popular songs- a celtic song- Galway Girl. Other favorites- the title track,  the Beatlesque Everyone’s In Love With You, I Can’t Wait, Wherever I Go, All My Life and Over Yonder.

 

A black-and-white photo of the backseat of a car with two men lying in it

  • BOB DYLAN: TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE: 2009: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Grateful Dead writer Robert Hunter co wrote all but one of these songs. The only other time Dylan collaborated at this degree on an album was with Jacques Levy on Desire. Dylan’s first #1 in Britain since New Morning in 1970.  Another very strong album from Dylan- but I’d rank it a little below the previous three- and that isn’t a big criticism as great as those were.  Dylan’s next album would be a shocker- a Christmas album of all things.

 

Also listened to the August 12 Celtic Crush on The Loft.

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3 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 185: TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 2018

  1. Steve Earle puts it best in his liner notes: “Transcendence is about being still enough long enough to know when it’s time to move on.” Who knows where Steve Earle’s road will take him, but we’ll happily ride with him, savouring every minute of the journey.

    • It has been a very interesting trip down that road so far. His heroes were Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt- I am sure he never dreamed that he would have success far beyond what they were ever able to attain.

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