Bob Dylan

So...it's obvious that the Something Completely Different you'll be seeing on Friday, July 20th, is the one that has to do with the moon (often called The Moon). I'm looking at the list of thirty songs right now, and seeing that every title (with the exception of the last one) has the word "Moon" in it, like for instance, Moonshadow by Cat Stevens, Full Moon and Empty Arms by Bob Dylan (Wait a minute! The song that bears that title came out in the 1940s, when I was a little kid, when Bob Dylan was a littler kid, maybe not even born!

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It's an encore presentation of our session with The War on Drugs. The band performs live music from their album, A Deeper Understanding, which won the Grammy award for Best Rock Album earlier this year. And lead singer and guitarist Adam Granduciel talks about making the record, discovering Bob Dylan's music and learning to manage his anxiety.

In this very personal show, Ric takes us on a journey from his earliest musical experiences (Bob Dylan, ELO, Steely Dan) to his impressionable teen years (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, REM) and concluding with his post-college years (Polvo, Royal Trux, Fugazi.) Along the way, we will discuss the memory-forming power of music and how music acts as milestone markers in our lives.

Bettye LaVette's career has seen ups and downs – From releasing her first single at 16, to struggling with failed record deals while her peers got rich, to the renewed interest fans seem to have for Bettye now. But throughout her career, her singular voice has been a constant. Now 72 years old, she returns with Things Have Changed, an album that breathes new life and soul into twelve classic Bob Dylan songs. She joins host Talia Schlanger,

We celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday with selections from The Band, John Martyn, Adele, Gregg Allman and, of course, Dylan himself.

From member station KMUW, Strange Currency is hosted by Jedd Beaudoin.

This week on Ric on the Radio: Bob Dylan, pt 4, with special guest, Dr. Rick Flinders. Our fourth and final installment on the life and music of Bob Dylan. Dr. Flinders and I will examine Dylan's later output, from Time Out of Mind (1997) to the present. We will discuss Dylan's Nobel Prize and his fascination with Frank Sinatra. This date just happens to be Dylan's birthday! Thurs May 24, 9-11pm.

How Many Roads: Bob Dylan’s Back Pages Volume II In this second edition of "How Many Roads?" Bob Dylan's Back Pages, we'll rejoin the great American wordsmith by listening to his work from the last 25 years. We won't forget the historic and ancient roots of his modern sounds, from the Old Testament to the Civil Rights movement. We'll hear from collaborators and friends, Mavis Staples and Joan Baez, and from Kris Kristofferson who overheard Dylan's recording sessions while working as a custodian in Nashville.

See what happens when you attend a Roman Catholic school (or two, if you're really into it)? When the mind is allowed to stray, it wanders into strange territory. When this happens, the best I can do is write down all the ideas that come to me, listen to the music, musicians and singers that go with them, and divide them up into listenable groups. Here, hopefully, is one of them, and as I look down the titles, I feel that "Something Completely Spiritual" might just work.  

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It's time for Ric's end-of-year tradition: the Best of Ric on the Radio. Continuing the series from previous years, part 5 will air Nov. 30. Part 6 will air Dec. 14. Each segment will feature songs played on Ric on the Radio throughout 2017. Bob Dylan, Dr. Feelgood, Shudder to Think, Black Sabbath, Shoes, Hippo Campus, JFA, Thin Lizzy, Super Furry Animals, Queens of the Stone Age, Pink Floyd, The Beta Band, Broken Social Scene, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ween, Bloc Party, Romeo Void, Meat Puppets, The Nashville Teens, Little Feat, The Shadows, Brenda Lee and so much more!

When: Tuesday, October 3rd; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
 Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9 FM; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @iTunes store and Google Play; Comcast Cable 961) 

Last night I had the strangest dream/I never dreamed before/I dreamed the world had all agreed/to lie down quietly next Tuesday evening at 7PM, close your collective eyes, and let the dreams flow, as Something Completely Different wanders into the World of Dreams and finds a wonderful bunch of songs brought back into the World of Consciousness from the Land of Sleep. 

This Week on American Routes - The Folk Revival Revisited: Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Jim Kweskin, Jerry Garcia, Alan Lomax, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt and more! 

Friday at noon on American Routes: Bob Dylan's songs are part of American consciousness, with sources and symbols drawing from old-time country and folk, blues and ballads, ancient and modern poetry, the beauties and absurdities of life, love and loss. His contributions to the big river of songs have grown and been recognized worldwide. The young man from Hibbing, Minnesota, is now an elder... a Nobel Laureate; but his listeners didn't need that or any such weathervane to prize Bob Dylan.

"Something Completely Greenwich Village" on Something Completely Different with host Roland Jacopetti  Date & Time: April 18, 7-9 PM 
Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @iTunes store and @ Google Play, and Comcast 961)  

 In this second edition of How Many Roads? Bob Dylan's Back Pages, we'll rejoin the great American wordsmith by listening to his work from the last 25 years. We won't forget the historic and ancient roots of his modern sounds, from the Old Testament to the Civil Rights movement. We'll hear from collaborators and friends, Mavis Staples and Joan Baez, and from Kris Kristofferson who overheard Dylan's recording sessions while working as a custodian in Nashville.

For the week of February 10, 2015

BOB DYLAN: SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
 

The 36th album from the iconic singer/songwriter, and his first new music since 2012's worldwide hit TEMPEST.