Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette)

A complete pick me up In Does You Inspire You listeners get the full tradition of good pop music: creative, jetty songcraft, unusual, quirky presentations and no fear of simplicity. Give Chairlift a listen. Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid. Now, toss in a couple slow tunes to keep you on your toes and Dan Auerbach has put together one hell of an album," - Sean. The man has a spirit about him - an eye-opening show!

When the Night Comes. Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes with Woman. Their celtic and bluegrass roots are still discernible beneath some welcomed new effects on guitar, as Carter Gravett has a bit more room for nasty hooks in this one. These twangy storytellers have put together a warm and inviting album that just soaks you in with lyrical hooks and choruses that beg for a a sing-along. Another Man's Woman. David Wax Museum - Carpenter Bird. Carpenter Bird is a blend of America and Traditional Mexican music.

Every song feels so full of love and life that your heart jumps with joy even on the minor chords. A special album that I hope you can pick up," - Sean. With more time spent with the album, I have come to appreciate that the David Wax Museum are not just a jewel in Boston's crown, as they are destined, it seems, to be a national treasure.

When You Are Still. Decemberists - Hazards of Love. There are still moments of soft beauty, but the album's strongest when Meloy's slightly sinister vocals are finally accompanied by the hard and jagged guitar work--not to mention the guest vocals from totally badass Shara Worden," - Nikhil.

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca. I wait anxiously to see what their magnificent vocal harmonies and screeching crescendos amount to next. There's loads of variety to appreciate as you travel through Bitte Orca. The one thing you'll notice is that they can make anything percussion Along with Longstreth, Haley Dekle, Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian lend their voices to some of the most acrobatic and original vocal arrangements this year.

These songs unfurl in unexpected ways, their addictive hooks keeping you mesmerized every step of the way," - Nikhil. Cannibal Resource. Doves - Kingdom of Rust. They play great mood music, and Kingdom of Rust is the dark horse candidate for best album of the first half of the year," - Nick. Golden Bloom - Fan the Flames. Add to it, the way that Golden Bloom released a track for free each week online. It was a clever way to share the creation of the album track by track with fans.

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Fogel is gifted," - Ryan. This is must-have stuff," - Ryan. Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown.

But seriously, the intensity and variety of the songs on this CD make it a definite best for the first half of ," - Sean. Handsome Furs - Face Control. Not only did this pair rip the top off Boston during their latest tour through the states, they also are good drinking company Boeckner also of Wolf Parade is a gift.

Perry brings the best out in him. The Handsome Furs are just magic," - Ryan. The opposite side of the same cosmic guitar scale as Jack White, Ben Harper ' s latest effort not only rejuvenated both his sound and his already storied career, it has already won over a whole lot of new hearts. A tremendous effort worthy of this list, I look forward to seeing what The Relentless7 does next!

Hanne Hukkelberg - Blood from a Stone. Blood from a Stone arrives as Hanne Hukkelberg's 3rd album, a rush of dark brilliant chords balanced by the tension of quiet hymnal moments ready to crash and go in a completely unexpected directions. Her voice is something sexy like black ice cream. No One But Yourself. A Hawk and A Hacksaw - Deliverance. Spinning in endless escalations of violins and accordions through imagined country sides and stone taverns. The soundtrack of a silent film hero who emerges in dappled light through a corridor of wine, women and music.

Foni Tu Argile. The album too, is a great mix of blues and rock behind Erika Wennerstrom's unique vocal tone ," - Nick. Rarely does introspection produce results that rock so hard," - Nikhil. Heartless Bastards are one of the best live bands in the country," - Ryan.

All this Time. Hands and Knees - Et Tu, Fluffy? The Hands and Knees debut is absolutely one of the best records of ' Hot Little Item. The Horrors - Primary Colours. A must have," - Nick. Who Can Say? Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications. Steve Albini's angry production puts a fresh stamp on Cocker's music here.

Further Complications. Logan 5 and the Runners - Featurette. I am further fueled by frontman David Berndt's voice which seems it was pretty much made for smoky lounge rooms and dark epiphanies," - Ryan. Girls of the Internet. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing. Be Sure to check out the video for " Pride ," full version - the highlight of the album and its deep rock roots.

I love it," - Nick. Her singing sounds like it comes from deep inside, and this blends perfectly with the band's punk sound," - Nikhil.

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Add to this their on-stage energy, which left us breathless when they played in Boston last year, and this album should win over many when they come back to Boston and play the Paradise in September," - Nick.

Questing, Not Coasting. Mean Creek, really blew my mind on first listen - and it only got better from there. This band play emotive music capable of lighting up your brain. One of the best of the new generation of bands on a national level It's Good to Be Back Again. You must add Love.

Strangest Thing. Metric - Fantasies Jenny Lewis photo. Luscious vocals and sweet beats makes you want to hit the road and drive fast always obey the speed limit people. Amy Millan - Masters of the Burial. Full of banjo, mandolin, and acoustic guitar, Masters of the Burial combines a healthy dose of whiskey-toned twang with some warm atmospheric tones, and the result is a set of songs that are as good as any company you might find yourself wishing for late at night under the covers.

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Christ, someone saw you singing that blood song on American TV. I Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette) something where the guy who wrote it was talking about some bloody American filmmaker, Louie Bunwell, whose thing was the impossibility of sainthood.

And then it fucking well ends with no good karma coming back at him. JT, I'm totally awed by your stories of hearing the guys early in their careers. You are so lucky! Your story reminded me of a story of my own: that year I was a second-year student at Vancouver Art School now Emily Carr School of Artand often stayed into the evening to work on paintings, as the classrooms were left open for anyone who wanted to work after hours.

There was a record player in our studio, and on this particular day I had brought Blonde on Blonde with me. I was the only person in the room, and put on Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, and started to paint. When it came to the end I put it on again, and continued painting dreamily away to that lovely dirge I quickly took it off - one man's music, etc.

I couldn't listen to more than five minutes of his manic comedy stand-up routine. Lots of collaboration and now emerges on her own.

There is an entire musical universe in the UK that requires investigation. Subject: Neil Diamond shines more as time goes by As for Neil Diamond - a tunesmith in the pop vernacular. In the tradition of the Brill Bldg and others. And he could sing and you knew it was him. I've always been an admirer and recently have been listening again. It was a time Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette) you didn't get daily servings in the media of where people were or what they were doing.

You didn't get much about where Dylan was or what his cohorts might be up to. Woodstock, NY and its environs was not on the horizon for most of us. There was an emerging record bin at the book store. Flipping through the small group of records at the UofT book store I came upon a record without any name on it but with an unusual painting on it.

I had no idea! I asked. Someone who worked in the area said it was a new album by a group that used to work in the Toronto area in the bars. I didn't know much about the newly emerging music magazines and certainly know nothing about The Band.

So, I purchased something I had never heard about or even heard. I took it home and listened and it was like something I had never encountered. There are no words to explain how an early 20something responded to the emotional outpourings on that album. It was 'otherworldly'. I was hooked. When I realized that these were the same boys who played the Concord only 4 years earlier, I had my first understanding of what creativity meant. I already knew Dylan but this was the start for me of a journey that has enriched every part of me.

And as good as The Brown Album was and as good as everything that came after was, the impact of 'Big Pink' is profound and unmatched in my emotional consciousness. UofT - where music lives in many places. Subject: Electric Soil correction Whoops. That was 'Early Jan. Anyway, MLG was a great venue for hockey but it did not have great acoustics.

But Dylan and the Band created an energy that overcame that problem and it was a surprisingly potent concert and cemented a sound that was repeated at TLW. Incidentally, it might help with these reminiscences if our more - shall we say - 'fortunate' North American friends could appreciate the background to any singular Band devotion within the UK back in the sixties. Just how desolate it really was in those early days. I mean us Brits could not simply hop in Bruce Springsteen's Cadillac and whizz up to the Catskills at the drop of a hat to watch Garth preening his mighty organ, you know.

No sirree! Other than that - Zilch. I sat bolt upright splashing about like some demented frog on heat. Arms flailing. Completely bonkers.

Water everywhere. Certainly the last I remember of my faithful rubber duck was it flying south no doubt searching out calmer waters. Old Virginny perhaps? I recall my first really serious relationship. The sheer physical and emotional intensity.

All that fevered moaning and groaning. No not what you're thinking. Merely her reaction as I'd take Big Pink out of its sleeve for the umpteenth time that particular night and and stick it on the dansette.

Ooo er. She was into Tom Jones at the time and could never really handle my unbridled enthusiasm for what she termed hillbillies. Seem to remember we were once kissing and petting so passionately as the strains of Richard crooning - " Needless to say I broke off to ponder what Richard meant. She went home. Maybe, on reflection that's what Richard did mean. Juke box bust. No music. Groans from the patrons. Bright idea. Dash home and get my trusty dansette replete with both albums.

All of a quivver as the anticipation of capturing an entire pubful of potential Band converts zings thro my system. Too good to be true. I'm like some manic Jesuit encountering a tribe of mad headhunters. Missionary zeal I think they term it. Mission Impossible more like.

Stick on 'Tears of Rage' at full blast and, man, just watch those headhunters disappear like they've just spotted 'Predator'. Lonesome Suzie, perhaps? Dudley College in Brum. The lovely Marian from Consett County Durham. She had ditched me by letter that day and come hell or high water I was going to woo her back.

Train to Dudley. Stopped her in her tracks outside the College. Into the Student's Union. It was going well. She was warming to my heartfelt pleas; seeking reassurances - " The cock crows thrice [Thank God I never knew about Daniel and his Harp by then otherwise I might have disappeared without trace like a whippoorwill] Just then, the juke box blares out.

Well, I'm up like a shot, arent I? Across to the juke box to embrace the guy who's just put it on. It was a beautiful communion. I mean, what else can a fella do in such circumstances? I guess desperation and isolation make you that way. So that was it. Bye bye Miss Katherine Ross. Up Cripple Creek without a paddle! And I still have a soft spot for early Neil Diamond. Yes, Side Two of Abbey Road is as good as any album gets. Not their finest hour. But Side Two of Abbey Road is a sheer joy throughout.

Actually, a fine OST too. I wonder if the awful American version with overdubbed voices has been confined to the bins years ago? Another repeat post. In the film, the woman leaves at the station.

Then a year later they released the over-dubbed American version. His lips mouth "Les femmes" but a Jerry Lewis soundalike says "Oh, boy!

I guess you'll never understand women if you live to be a hundred!!! An actual copy would prove my memory either heavily embroidered I suspect I've "improved" it or more surprisingly, accurate. Thanks to everyone who is writing about their discovery of The Band.

I'm really enjoying all of them. And I know you're right about everything having been hashed over many times, but I'm hoping there's still something left to write about. Peter, that was so funny about your Christmas present. In your defence though, Abbey Road is a terrific album, one of the best. Well worth a listen if you haven't already found it. So long Robin Williams He played the title track "Stage Fright.

But something about the drumming kept coming to me, so that evening when my brother was awayI went into his room and played the track again. Loved it. Thank you Levon.! I didn't follow through on this new discovery at that time; didn't start purchasing LPs for a few years, but was completely captivated the afternoon he played the Rock of Ages album straight through as we worked to remove a tree stump in the backyard. That was it; I was hooked! Little by little I bought all the records.

I saw Rick after his first solo album was released, and The Band again during the Jericho tour. So grateful for all the great music these guys gave to us Lisa, great idea. Great story too. I heard about Dylan 66 and these Canadians who had played so badly behind him, but of course this was and we had no bootlegs.

Then in I was in W. Smith in Bournemouth looking through the new release albums, actually having money because it was summer and I was working. Hmm, I thought. He must like these guys. You had to put them in that order, or the machine would screw up if you chose both sides of one record without something in between. Did it every day, and I bought the album. I agonized. I picked them up and studied them. I had to wait a few weeks to get the brown album, I think. The 45s too. The fun should be there!

We got a lot of people censoring anything that was not arse licking basically. So people clammed up. Kills conversation. Subject: Lisa's comment Hey Lisa, In the late 20th century I used to be a regular contributor to these pages and added my two cents to any discussion that I came across.

But after some years I came to the conclusion that everything about The Band had been said. And from time to time I dropped by in the GB since it was a place where I had felt at homesaying hello to the old friends, who never responded BTW because most of them had left too So when you tell us now it's rather quiet in the GB, well, I think that most people decided that there's no need to invent the wheel once more What a good idea.

My story is known to all but I'll put it in here for those who missed it. So they rehearse Saturday afternoons and the kids come to eat french fries and drink coca cola. I'm a kid with a rock and roll habit from the juke boxes of Jackson's Point and the guitar of Chuck Berry and the sounds of Philadelphia.

My dad tells me about these kids who he admires for their poise and professionalism and they are Levon and the Hawks. That's my story and I'm luck to be able to have done it and to tell it. So, in an effort to spur things on a bit, I'll ask you all a question which is so basic probably no one will want to answer: How did you find The Band?

In my case, I came to The Band quite late in life, around I'm not exactly a fountain of information about rock music, as my background is more in classical music, but in a way that's how it came about.

I had recorded "Carny" to watch off a local TV station, and that movie really hooked me in from the start. After a watch or two, I couldn't help noticing the same name cropping up all over the credits, and you all can guess whose name that was.

He really intrigued me, so after a little research I discovered he was part of this group The Band I vaguely remembered from the past, so went out and bought a tape remember those? I brought it home, put it on for a listen, and I have to admit that at first I was a little taken aback - what was this weird, moany music? The first track was "Tears of Rage". But I was hooked in from the start, because I thought they were simply better musicians than most.

And their music was very complex. The more I listened, the better it sounded, and off I went on a quest to find more. Bit by bit I accumulated their albums, and fell right in love. I also realized early on that the unnamed guitarist who had impressed me so much at the Bob Dylan concert all those years ago was the same Robbie Robertson. By this time, The Band had become a bit of an obsession, and I love doing research, so I spent lots of time in the library gleaning any information I could find, books, back issues of music magazines, etc.

It was lovely - I had such a great time, and it was so much fun. Now, of course, I could find practically everything it took me a couple years to find at the click of a mouse button, but I don't regret it a bit. It was way more exciting making discoveries a bit at a time than having it all handed to me on a platter, so to speak.

Then, when I finally learned how to use a computer a few years ago late starter, to put it mildly! So that's my story Steve is gone and with him daily content that entertained some, infuriated many but always generated responses. Thanks for the link sadavid, and for your thoughts Lisa. I just thought of a good name for the big 'plantation' company that's coming to take over from the family farm - King Harvest!

Anyway, here's a link to a song that is similarly evocative of a gone or going way of life, though the song itself only starts around or something. Sadavid, thank you for that. It was wonderful - very evocative, even if Ole had four wheels instead of two legs. So what is happening to the Guestbook? It seems as though everyone but a few stalwarts has given up. Has everything been said, and now the Band train is going to chug away into the distance and out of our lives? I hope not! Peter was right, though.

Things were a lot livelier in the past. What changed? Subject: corn in the field An old article from a series about a farm family. This was at the time when everybody realized that the family farm was dying, to be succeeded by plantations.

They hope it is not too late and fear it already is. Not the cartoon, but the band who might have been named after it. Subject: Bob and Robbie RTR pic Ian, that pic appeared a couple of days ago and I didn't think I'd seen it before either, but yes to the place and the song. Subject: Robbie Robertson during Rolling Thunder show? Is that right? Catherine Popper sings most of the lead on the Pussnboots version. I think it's false memory. But I never kept it.

It has a new version of Twilight, which Norah Jones has done before. Interesting to hear a female vocal trio. They have changed the words considerably in the studio version. They did it Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette) the Levon tribute in too. There are three versions on YouTube. A live version is linked.

Though by no means the best track on the album, which I reckon is the opener, Tom Paxton's Leaving London. Woke up this morning to hear of a disgruntled condo owner throwing a few rowdies from a window somewhere in British Columbia Subject: Ragtime It was Ragtime who wished me welcome to gb after my first humble post for fifteen years ago.

On behalf of this golden gb community I say "thanks for this extraordinary effort". Subject: Bill M I like Rick's moving performance, and it's a bloody shame that the audience's attention is But as much as I like it, I wouldn't use the word "effortless", actually, as I would have described Rick's vocals in the seventies.

And Danko and Kottke, each in their own right, are hard to compare, imho. Have listened to 'Vaseline Machine Gun'.

The man has chops. Subject: Ragtime I really like simple arrangements of songs. I love hearing people finger picking popular songs because that style of playing really brings out the melody. What struck me about the two clips of Leo is the age difference. We are all getting older and it is kind of scary.

It is said of lute players that they spend half their time playing and the other half tuning, I think this applies even more to twelve string guitarists. Sample Vaseline Machine Gun. Just got turned on to Leo Kottke. Scott Goudie, a local player, told me that his version of 'Louise' was based on Kottke's cover and that he had never heard Paul Siebel's original until I brought it up on Youtube.

I like Leo's 'Louise' and I've been sampling other of his songs. Yes he can play duh but he can sing as well. Wallsend: pardon me boy, I like the guitar playing, but what is it that makes you smile? And here's is MY train favorite Wallsend: pardon me boy, I like the guitar playing, but what's the smile about?

This version of Chattanoga Cho Cho always brings a smile to my face. Kevin J: Thanks for the link. Beautiful version of a beautiful song. How can people continue gabbing through such performances? Ian W: Thanks for the follow-up. Surely the prospect of ghost-hunting with the Winwoods in Birmingham would have trumped the prospect of an extra empty night in Manchester - and Bob would have had the power to choose.

Wallsend: You're right about trains and train songs. Because I just saw the worthy James Brown biopic, his "Night Train" is top 10 of mind - as it should be.

Another top-tenner would be a great favourite of mine, "I Like Trains" by Fred Eaglesmith; the whole thing is terrific, and the opening verse is brilliant. Some great songs have been written about trains. Trains lend themselves to music, not just the rhythm but there is something romantic about a train. Sorry not to have responded to your comments of a couple of weeks ago but I have been up in Glasgow during the intervening period for the Commonwealth Games and, since I haven't replaced my laptop which went "kaput" a while back, I limited myself to checking e-mails on the hotel computer.

JT: I don't know for sure whether that guy was there or not. He may have been there but simply had no visual memory of Dylan's clothing, so just described an early image that he could recall.

Many years ago, a friend asked me if I'd ever seen Jo Ann Kelly live and I answered "No", only to find, some years later, a diary entry that indicated that she had guested at a club I once went to, when the club I had planned to attend that night was closed for its summer break. And I have no visual memory of the place at all, only this brief diary note.

Bill M: Yes, based on the way the dates fell, it could have been 13 May, though Dylan tended to move on to the next city the day after each concert. Also, I have a faint memory that there was a specific reason that the 13th May was discounted from consideration but I disremember what that was. Nice link, Wallsend. A favourite song of mine and not a bad version. Great to see Levon's face light up at the end of the take. All very sad Peter. Seems like people haven't learnt anything in the last hundred years.

I think things are worse now than they were then. It does't have many views so maybe it hasn't been posted here before. I was going to post it here, but we don't do current events anymore.

Subject: Dixie Just for fun, see the link. Don't know if this transcript of TLW has been posted before but it may be of some use to people who have not already committed the entire movie to memory.

Subject: Peaks The Golden Chords continue to thrive. Do you not recognize them? Self-Portrait is sung and painted repeatedly with different faces. With every album presented by our creative Santa, Christmas arrives with a gift to all. As for Frank, ''doo-be-doo-be-doo. Roll on, Elston. JT, I don't know about Dylan's creativity.

Paintings which I saw in Denmark where plagiats, or even more: they were coloured black and white photos. For me there is three peaks in his career: 1.

Self Portrait and 3. Christmas album. I am the first to shout "hooray" if there will be Sinatra covers. Not sure of thought progression. Happy Birthday Garth Hudson! My Birthdayposter for Garth on my Website! Happy birthday Mr. Mine was yesterday but I'm celebrating this evening with seafood and single malt. If the weather holds we'll have a few neighbours on the back deck for a bit of singing and picking.

Life is good. I've always liked this band and Nick Cave is a major force in music. Have a listen to his albums esp. Abattoir Blues and Dig, Lazarus, Dig to the current album. Subject: Levon He was on fire then Jeff and I have always felt as I believe you do too that a large part of kicking out his cobwebs and making us all forget the "fog years" was Winston Watson I loved his energy Subject: Arenas For music, that is No problem!

Even good acoustics fail to attract me most of the time now. The arena shows and the outside shows have somehow left me lukewarm even when the performances are good.

Subject: Jack White carries the torch And while I'm at it trying to contribute some words and ideas to this music site dedicated to the best we have had, San Francisco sitting in a room dedicated to Jack Kerouac read this about the astounding Jack White and his contribution to 'today's' musical notes.

I have admired him since the start. Like so many from Toronto, he made a major impact locally and was successful in Canada, but did not get the international sales he deserved. His songs and his work stands the test of time. He is a gentleman and continues to 'wow' quietly in his performances. With Bruce Cockburn and a few others less known but still major songwriters - ask Bill M: he knows and writes about them all the time Murray McLaughlin has contributed as a major force in Canadian music.

If music be the food of life, play on, Murray. Subject: 'Weird' NO! There is an answer to Bill Wyman's essay at Expecting Rain today. It is definitely worth a read. For anyone who cares, I agree with the writer of that response. Bob Dylan is a performer who continues to evolve and if he wants to make metal statues or paint pictures or sing Frank Sinatra covers or write 'Desolation Row Pt 2, who are they now?

If we want to see his work or listen to it, that is our business. The word 'weird' is inappropriate in my view I opine in that it implies that if one doesn't follow the straight line that is expected of you, that classifies you as 'weird'. If 'weird' is creative then OK. But unfortunately, 'weird' has a negative connotation. Whether Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette) is the writer who chose this description or whether it is the editor who chose the title to sell magazines, it is not descriptive of the Bob Dylan I continue to admire for his creativity.

As for his private life, that is none of my business. Until someone does, we can only judge on those boots. As far as the existing bootlegs, I would hope that Jan has access to the source recordings Kevin, many various India Pale Ales have gotten my business for a while now. That's Dos Equis's. I need a nap. All those Do Equis's last night probably didn't help either.

I do wonder about commercial viability though as the bootleg copies are so poor. I'd love to hear a sample of what they will sound like. Just one incomplete maybe remastered from the original track on YouTube or a website would be a way of drumming up interest.

Too bad the editorial ranks have been slashed. Despite Sakamoto getting it right in his article, Sept 5 was the BT release date in the photo caption in this morning's paper and it's still the release date on this evening's website. And someone really should have done something about the illogical hash that is the 'But given I see a hit. Maybe just maybe it'll get published somewhere and it certainly can't hurt to try Nothing else happened Positively, speculation and speculation only.

Some speculators hit paydirt, some go broke. It's all speculatin Attaching negative connotations to speculating, is, well, positively negative. But stating that to know, and what that may involve is different from speculating, that is a very different, neutral, and positive intellectual undertaking and thing.

Yet apparently teabagger intellectualism has come to the GB. The Esquire had at least two stages running, and you can be pretty certain that the other stage was occupied at the time by the perpetual houseband, the Billy Martin Orchestra. A lot of guys passed through that band, most notably Wiliam 'Smitty' Smith, who toured and recorded with Dylan in later years - and also appeared on David Lindley's "Rayo-X" or whatever LP, as did Garth.

Hendrix played there with the Isleys around that time and first met Buddy Miles, who was elsewhere in Montreal with Ruby and the Romantics. When I asked him about it, Amos, who grew up in Montreal, said that the song was named in honour of the Esquire which was on Stanley as you noted and the intro was a reference to the many hours he's spent propping up the bar, watching Jackie Shane fronting Frank Motley and the Motley Crew. I wonder if Dylan was ever there at the same time, helping prop up the bar after a folkie gig down the street: "Who-ee what a voice - and that pantsuit!

Kevin, curiousity is fine, but it's just that I'm quite touched by the sentiment Kerrin- a mild slap would be if i wrote to you that you must be very tender if you think that I administered a mild slap to Bill M.

Nah, i doubt that would even qualify OF course, you must have missed the contextual Dylan reference at the end. Everyone is free to speculate, but, that's all it is Wanna buy a silver mine? Instrumentally they are all killer. Bill, unless the lyrics give direct reference, the Jackie Blue - The Pooh Sticks - Little White Wonder (Cassette) way to possibly find out what a songwriter was thinking about or maybe alluding to or meaning when he wrote lyrics, is to ask him or someone reliable that he has already told.

Speculating is your choice, but it's speculation. And speculation only. I wonder if that is the same version that is on the box set??. A lot of the tracks also seem to be sans overdubs - more than I expected. I'm looking forward to this one.

They must have gone through everything to find out whether Dylan was on it or not. You'll recall that three or four years was a lifetime back then, and not just the length of the gap between tours.

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