portrait of this blog's author - by Stephen Blackman 2008

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


With thanks to Banana, I have today corrected the Dylan link for the Complete Newport Festivals 1964 Vol 2 (here http://swappers-swappers.blogspot.com/p/bob-dylan.html) and thanks for the great comments too
One thing tho'! How come none of the rest of you spotted the oversight?! If you already have the Newport concerts then I'll let you off but as for the rest of you....well, I really don't know where ya bin (BUT you don't have any readers! How ANY times? Ed) well the rest of you get downloading NOW!
As for Banana...........


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Nick Waterlow

Also thanks for the wonderful post from John Parke Re: Nick Waterlow curator, exhibition organiser, gallery owner and inspiration to many, indeed all those who met him it would seem - heartfelt stuff about a wonderful man - Thank you John I will be in touch.........

Friday, March 04, 2011

Learnt today from my erstwhile friend Stephen that Suze Rotolo has passed away after a long struggle with cancer.
The inspiration for so much early Dylan and turning him on to art in the Village, he wrote some of my all time favourite songs about and for her, 'Boots of Spanish Leather', 'One Too Many Mornings', 'Tomorrow Is a Long Time' and 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right'.......a muse and artist in her own right passes. It is she with Bobby on the 'Freewheelin' cover. She leaves her husband and son, Luca, a luthier from all accounts.

Obit here is really worth a read...........
Guardian obituary for Suze Rotolo

Suze Rotolo's book - A Freewheelin' Time, here