Posts Tagged ‘bob dylan’

Current Jamz – 12/12/09

In music, recommendations on December 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

In no particular order…


Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

In music, recommendations, reviews on April 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Hey folks.  I have had a really, really busy few weeks and haven’t had a ton of time to post updates.  If you want to hear from me more often, you can follow me on Twitter.  Don’t expect much on my blog over the next few weeks because I’ve got papers to write, presentations to give, and Greek to translate.

Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

This is great stuff.  While a lot of people considered his previous three albums (Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, and Modern Times) to be a trilogy, after this release it makes much more sense to consider Love and Theft, Modern Times, and Together Through Life to be Dylan’s true modern trilogy.  While Time Out of Mind is an great album, his recent three have had continuity in their production/instrumentation and have dealt with similar subjects.  Together Through Life has the loosest feel of the three and, as the title and cover suggest, zooms in to explore snapshots of modern American life.

Best Albums of 2008 – The Definitive List

In music, recommendations, reviews on January 1, 2009 at 2:55 am

I am the first to admit that I am a pretentious weiner that likes to lament the current state of popular music.  However, in a year full of auto-tune, there have been many beacons of hope.  I now present to you the definitive list of the best music of 2008.  I have to be honest though.  I’m not sure whether I should have done a top 5 or this top 10.  For the next few weeks I will probably flip-flop my opinions as to which deserve the 6-10 rankings and which deserve to be “Runners Up”.  Nevertheless, here is my imperfect list.

Top 10 Albums of 2008

  1. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
  2. Lucinda Williams – Little Honey
  3. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  4. Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers
  5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cardinology
  6. Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in the Grain
  7. Ron Sexsmith – Exit Strategy of the Soul
  8. Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
  9. Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends
  10. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

Runners Up

Other Notable Releases (that are as good if not better than some on the top 10 list, but due to not being “studio” albums, were not included)

Reissue of the Year

Monday Music Musings (& unrelated links)

In music, theology on November 10, 2008 at 11:09 pm

I saw Bob Dylan on Saturday night and it was incredible.  A lot of people say he’s kind of hit or miss live, but he was definitely on this time.  He is a living legend and even after over 40 years of making music, consistently puts out incredible work.  The setlist was great – a mix of new and old.  Here it is:

  1. Maggie’s Farm
  2. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
  3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  4. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  5. Make You Feel My Love
  6. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  7. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
  8. Things Have Changed
  9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. Workingman’s Blues #2
  12. Highway 61 Revisited
  13. Ain’t Talkin’
  14. Thunder On The Mountain
  15. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. All Along The Watchtower

Bruce Springsteen has a new album coming in January!!!!!!!!

In the realm of theology…

Ed Stetzer gave a great sermon on election last Sunday.

Parchment & Pen has some great thoughts on the tensions of Calvinism.  It’s an older post, but I would encourage you to read it.