Thursday, March 3, 2011


Redbuds in my yard

Bob Dylan, Hard Rain
Mark Richard, House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home
Arthur Doyle & Sunnt Marray, Live At Glenn Miller Café

The palookas who backed him on this tour sure ain't the Band, and the music and arrangements suffer accordingly--these guys are folkies whose idea of rock and roll is rock and roll clichés.
-- Robert Christgau on Hard Rain. He gave it a B-

You ought to meet my cousin Ruth Ann, the oil dealer tells the mother. She's a lot of fun, and she has a daughter they say ought to be tested too.
-- from House of Prayer No. 2

Oh, uh, I'd like to invite my friend and your friend, a very original guy, and uh, very unique and a bit bizzare and strange, but aren't we all in one way or another - he's not a pervert, though; that's why I like him. He's a normal guy.
-- Arthur Doyle introducing "Mr. Nordström" to the stage. It was Bengt Frippe Nordström's last performance before he died.

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