204 episodes

Not the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but certainly the one you want. We explore Dylan one random song at a time.

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Sign on the Window Bob Dylan, one song at a time

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    • 4.2 • 19 Ratings

Not the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but certainly the one you want. We explore Dylan one random song at a time.

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    143 – "On A Night Like This"

    143 – "On A Night Like This"

    Daniel and Kelly are listening to Dylan one random song at a time. This episode features overloaded harmonica of “On A Night Like This.”

    initial reactions (5:00) | song itself — please send info on accordions, talkin’ timelines, 1970-75 as its own piece; part i: narrative flow; part ii: horniest dylan record?; part iii: nature as temple, plus a long attempt to fit burn, burn, burn into the dylan canon (8:45) | does this work today? (41:00) | playlist (47:00) | recommendations (56:00) | endings (1:16:00)

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    Next episode: The trial was bad enough / But this is ten times worse

    Context (5:00)

    Song Itself (8:45) — send us info on accordions & talkin’ timelines & let’s see 1970-75 as its own piece

    Part I: Narrative Flow

    Part II: Horniest Dylan Record?

    Part III: Nature as Template (at 37:00 including a crazy roman candle analogy)

    Does this work today? (41:00)

    Real Podcast and Playlist (47:00)

    Recommendations (56:00)

    Endings (1:16:00)

    Pin

    Jury

    Timetable

    Cell

    Rent

    References

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    142 – "Ballad in Plain D"

    142 – "Ballad in Plain D"

    Daniel and Kelly listening to Dylan one random song at a time. This episode features Bob and Suze (and Carla) (and Mary). We’re talking “Ballad in Plain D.”

    initial reactions (4:00) | context and episode setup (8:00) — punctuated by hooligans in their racecars | bob and suze (14:30) | let’s talk about this mistake (21:30) | part i: once loved a girl (26:00) | part ii: family matters (31:15) | part iii: bob dylan, philanderer (39:00) | part iv: tumbling dice (46:30) | part v: bird on a wire (50:00) | part vi: one dimensional (1:02:30) | does this song work today? (1:07:45) | we’re a real podcast & playlist (1:18:00) | recommendations (1:27:30) | endings (1:41:00)

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    Thanks for being a Patron. We hope to hear from you all soon. Enjoy the early access and new episodes to come. If you need anything, let us know 🖤

    Next episode: burn, burn. burn

    Initial Thoughts (4:00)

    Context (8:00) — punctuated with hooligans in racecars

    Bob and Suze (14:30)

    Let’s talk about this mistake (21:30)

    Part I: Once Loved A Girl (26:00)

    Part II: Family Matters (31:15)

    Part III: Bob Dylan, Philanderer (39:00)

    Part IV: Tumbling Dice (46:30)

    Part V: A Bird on a Wire (50:00)

    Part VI: One Dimensional (1:02:30)

    Does This Song Work Today? (1:07:45)

    Real Podcast and Playlist (1:18:00)

    Recommendations (1:27:30)

    Endings (1:41:00)

    Cooperation

    Indulge

    Rate

    Finger

    Reference

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    141 – "Simple Twist of Fate"

    141 – "Simple Twist of Fate"

    Daniel and Kelly are listening to Dylan one random song at a time. This episode features stabbing pains and twists of fate.

    initial reactions (3:30) | context (6:45) | versions (12:30) | music (25:00) | song itself (33:00) | does this song work today? (1:03:30) | playlist (1:08:30) | recommendations (1:16:40) | endings (1:28:30)

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    Next episode: He could look at you and pick out a weakness and suddenly grab it and use it on you. Which is what he did with everybody. He’d find their vulnerable spots and just demolish them… It was just devastating, the way he could twist somebody’s words back on themselves and make them feel he was right and they were wrong.


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    140 – "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

    140 – "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

    Daniel and Kelly (and Kindra) are listening to Dylan one random song at a time. This episode features copious booze and drunken renditions of Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”

    st. patrick’s greeting & warning (1:00) | initial thoughts (3:00) | context (11:40) | versions (16:40) | discourse on basement tapes for kindra, totally not for kelly (37:00) | drinks and the song itself (54:50) | does this song work today? (1:14:30) | playlist (1:19:00) | recommendations (1:24:00) | endings (1:36:00)

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    Next episode: it’s not fate that brought you here!


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Bob Dylan – Live in Portland (5/31/22)

    Bob Dylan – Live in Portland (5/31/22)

    Daniel and Kelly are listening to Dylan one random song (and now show) at a time. This episode features Dylan's latest West Coast leg of the Rough and Rowdy Ways world tour – May 31, 2022 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon.

    Part 1 (1:00) — Initial Thoughts (on Portland, Yondr, money laundering, demographics and Dylan’s voice (1:00)

    Part 2 (12:00) — Watching the River Flow — Band Intros — Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) — I Contain Multitudes — False Prophet — When I Paint My Masterpiece — Black Rider — I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight — Interpreter Shoutout — Bob’s Manic Claps — When was the last time Bob was in Portland? 2014 — My Own Version of You — Crossing the Rubicon — To Be Alone With You — Key West — Gotta Serve Somebody — Discourse on Tony’s hat and losing most of a $22 vodka soda — I Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You — Melancholy Mood (featuring Stray Cat Strut) — Mother of Muses (but should’ve been Must Be Santa) — Goodbye Jimmy Reed — Band Intros hard to hear — Every Grain of Sand (Not Salt)

    Part 3 (47:45) — Final Thoughts (summaries, thinking of time and seeing bands we love into old age and a post-show riff on Waffle/Huddle House

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    Next show: Sooner rather than later...


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    • 56 min
    139 – "Talkin' New York"

    139 – "Talkin' New York"

    Daniel and Kelly listening to Dylan one random song at a time. This episode features our return, like Bob, to the music industry — “Talkin’ New York” from 1962’s Bob Dylan.

    bob dylan news and updates (5:00) | been to nyc? (11:30) | initial thoughts (14:20) | context (18:30) | music (23:30) | song itself: prologue (26:00), part 1: new york town (28:30), part 2: folk scene (37:30), part 3: movin’ on (43:30) | does this work today? (51:30) | playlist (54:00) | recommendations (1:05:30) | ending (1:23:30)

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    Next episode: a debaucherous time where you're not allowed to leave...


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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

stewart perry ,

5 stars

5 stars for effort.
The subject matter is listenable.
The audio is not.
Guys get a sound engineer and professional recording equipment.
You are shooting yourselves in the foot with
audio levels to low or to high depending on which one of you is speaking.
It’s ironic you have the chops
but fall short producing almost
unlistenable shows..
JSYK, Podcasts in 2019 are evolving including production quality to match subject matter.
You need a professional producer/engineer.

GumshoeAndy ,

I might be done

Cool, a podcast named after my favorite Dylan song.
Buuuut
LOL one host just compared Dylan playing the Isle of Wight to Postal Service (a fine band) playing Portland in 2013. And The Band to a cover band!
I know the whole shtick is one person who doesn't know Dylan and one who does - but that's gotta be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
After her complete blase dismissal of Like a rolling Stone, I don't know if there's a point in listening anymore. It's not that I disagree -I'm fine with that - and I really liked the idea of someone being introduced to Dylan in front of our ears.
It's just that her takes never add anything that I find to be of any insight - sorry. That's more rude than I wanted to be but yeah. It's the way I feel

Dtklola ,

This is definitely what I’ve been wanting

I’ve been listening to Bob Dylan almost non-stop for a year exploring all of his different songs. Ever since I started listening to him, I always wanted to have a place where I could discuss some songs and get a better understanding of them. About two weeks ago, I was looking for different versions of “Seven Curses” on Spotify and I found the Seven Curses episode. I was instantly hooked, this is exactly what I was wanting. This podcast has helped me understand some Bob Dylan tracks, and it has also shown me some new songs (like “Boots of Spanish Leather”)that are now some of my favorite Dylan tunes. Thank you!

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