My famous friend – The Green Bard who upset Simon Cowell

Steve has never been shy about self-promotion. Britain’s Got Talent wasn’t the first TV programme he’s been on and it’s unlikely to be his last

Farewell Angelina by Bob Dylan

Joan Baez does a pretty good impression of Bob Dylan. There’s a bit in No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese’s essential film about Dylan’s early years: Baez is sitting in her kitchen nursing a mug of coffee. She’s just been talking about her first impressions of Dylan. This was early on, when she was already aContinue reading “Farewell Angelina by Bob Dylan”

Dylan’s voice of a generation turned dismissive and lazy

The other extraordinary news of 2016 was Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature. There were audible gasps from the audience when it was announced. Leonard Cohen said it was “like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain”. Famously Dylan didn’t acknowledge his prize for several weeks, and didn’t attendContinue reading “Dylan’s voice of a generation turned dismissive and lazy”

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