Sounds of the City: September 11

Downtown Knoxville Fire Station and Memorial Almost every American can recall in detail where they were and how they first learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. I’m one of what must be a smaller number who can remember where they were as midnight struck beginning a day most of […]

Jim Morrison, Pere Lachaise and Forty Years

Two days ago I traveled to Nashville with Urban Daughter to see Bob Dylan and Leon Russell at the Ryman auditorium. We love seeing Bob, of course, and the Ryman Auditorium is a very special place to me. What I didn’t realize until later was that we were to see two of the primary performers at […]

First Friday, Part One: Seventh Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

This was a bit of a different First Friday for me. I missed the art galleries and ate at home, both of which are rare in my usual M.O. The primary reason was the Dylan Bash though, as I’ll discuss in a separate post, there were other things happening, as well. The Dylan Bash started […]

Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday or My Life with Bob Dylan

My autographed copy of The Times They Are a-Changin’ Initially, I was too young to be a Bob Dylan fan. I was four-years-old when “Blowin’ In The Wind” was recorded. Bob protested, went electric, crashed his motorcycle and went country before I was twelve years old. I missed it. My mother used to say I was […]

Bob Dylan’s Birthday Eve: 70 songs for 70 years

This is a post for which some of you may want your money back because it has little, if anything, to do with Knoxville. I’ll gladly process your requests. Tomorrow is Bob Dylan’s seventieth birthday. Those of you who have followed this blog no doubt aren’t surprised to see some mention of it here. Tomorrow […]