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Michael Goldberg completed his first novel, "Days of the Crazy-Wild," earlier this year. You can read the first chapter at his blog, daysofthecrazy-wild.com. He was an Associate Editor and Senior Writer at Rolling Stone. He leads a writing group, The Writers Cafe, in El Cerrito, CA.

Audio: Jerry Garcia Plays Bob Dylan’s ‘It Takes A Lot To laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry’

Audio: Jerry Garcia Plays Bob Dylan’s ‘It Takes A Lot To laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry’

John Kahn and Jerry Garcia.

Jerry Garcia plays a great acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s “It Takes A Lot to Laugh, Takes a Train to Cry” at Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR, May 5, 1982.

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s…

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Audio: The Rolling Stones Cover ‘Watching The River Flow’ & Keith Richards Does ‘Girl From The North Counry’

Audio: The Rolling Stones Cover ‘Watching The River Flow’ & Keith Richards Does ‘Girl From The North Counry’

The Rolling Stones haven’t covered many songs by Bob Dylan, but they came together in 2011 to record a tribute to their departed (from this earth) piano player, Ian Stewart. Their cover of “Watching The River Flow” is a good one. It appears on the Ben Waters album Boogie 4 Stu: A Tribute To Ian Stewart.

And I like both Keith Richards’ take on “Girl From The North Country,and his version of the…

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Audio: The Once Great Rod Stewart Sings ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ & ‘GIrl From The North Country’

Audio: The Once Great Rod Stewart Sings ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ & ‘GIrl From The North Country’

Rod Stewart and his mates in The Faces including Ron Wood.

I know it’s hard to believe, but once upon a time, that time being the late ’60s and early ’70s, Rod Stewart could really sing, and he made some amazing rock ‘n’ roll records, and zome excellent folk-style recordings.

Here are two covers of Bob Dylan songs that are quite good.

Plus versions of the songs by Mr. Dylan himself.

Enjoy.

Rod…

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Video: Neil Young at Farm Aid 2014 - ‘Comes A Time,’ ‘Rockin’ In The Free World,’ ‘Pocahontas’ & More — Full Set

Video: Neil Young at Farm Aid 2014 – ‘Comes A Time,’ ‘Rockin’ In The Free World,’ ‘Pocahontas’ & More — Full Set

Neil Young at Farm Aid 2014.

Neil Young rocked Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC, on September 13, 2014.

Here are clips of his performances:

Intro to Neil Young’s set:

“Heart Of Gold”:

“Comes A Time”:

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Why Bob Dylan’s ‘Troubled And I Don’t Know Why’ Is Such a Masterpiece

Why Bob Dylan’s ‘Troubled And I Don’t Know Why’ Is Such a Masterpiece

The other day I did a post featuring the live Bob Dylan/ Joan Baez duet on Bob Dylan’s “Troubled And I Don’t Know Why,” a song that never appeared on an official Dylan album or single, but did make it onto a Joan Baez album.

My post prompted Dylan fan Ron Chester to post the following essay in the Facebook Dylan group, EDLIS Cafe.

I thought Chester wrote a wonderful essay and asked if I could…

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Audio: Ryan Adams Drops 3-Song ‘Jacksonville’ On Us - Listen Right Now!

Audio: Ryan Adams Drops 3-Song ‘Jacksonville’ On Us – Listen Right Now!

Today Ryan Adams released the latest in his PAX-AM Singles Series. “Jacksonville” is a three-song, 10-minute EP.

There’s the title track plus “I Keep Running” and “Walkedypants.”

Check it out.

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