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Author: Mike Ferrin

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3 Baseball Media Members, Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin share their thoughts on Bob Dylan's work and legacy.
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Taking a Break

Taking a Break

2021-08-1706:37

Craig, Steven & Mike announce a pause to the podcast following the news of the week.
You can blame Craig Calcaterra for this one...1986's Knocked Out Loaded is queued up and ready for us to drop the needle on it. Craig, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin discuss one of Dylan's most, um, infamous, albums that includes arguably his worst cover, and an epic that might get written up in the Corpus Christi Tribune
Episode 27-BOB DYLAN

Episode 27-BOB DYLAN

2021-07-1701:09:39

Bob Dylan's 1962 debut gets "The Treatment" from Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman and Mike Ferrin as the 3 discuss its place in the Dylan lexicon and Dylan's eventual impact on the Greenwich Folk Movement. They also talk about the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the shadow Dylan casts over the period piece that would've been a mere months before this album was cut.
The Boys (played by Craig Calcaterra, Mike Ferrin & Steven Goldman) are Back in town! But, instead of hanging out at Geno's, they're breaking down Bob Dylan's Country tinged 1969 almost LP Nashville Skyline. It's short (The album, not the podcast), fun, and an arrow towards New Morning.
Episode 25--Clinton Heylin

Episode 25--Clinton Heylin

2021-06-1801:10:04

A special anniversary edition of "Everything is Broken", as Steve, Craig & Mike welcome Clinton Heylin, Dylan biographer and author of "The Double Life of Bob Dylan: Volume I: 1941–1966 A Restless, Hungry Feeling." We nerd out talking to one of the foremost Dylan scholars and researchers. It's like a Birthday present for ourselves.
Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra & Mike Ferrin talk about outlaws, biblical figures, and the desire to be one's huckleberry with Bob Dylan's 1967 album John Wesley Harding. The album ran counter to the counter culture of 1967 music but wasn't really pop culture. It makes for an interesting album & potentially interesting discussion
Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra & Mike Ferrin Open the Great American Songbook, and find, stuffed deep in the spine on page 3781 Bob Dylan, and his 2015 Ode to Frank Sinatra "Shadows in the Night"
EPISODE 22-Planet Waves

EPISODE 22-Planet Waves

2021-05-0801:14:53

Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra & Mike Ferrin talk about the 1974 "reunion" album, Planet Waves. Dylan & The Band got together in the studio for some laughs, hijinks, and a very uneven collection of recordings that came ahead of their "Before the Flood" tour
Craig Calcaterra, Mike Ferrin, & Steven Goldman, mostly discuss, Highway 61 Revisited. "Mostly" because, really, what can be picked apart from an album that holds up well and still, well, owns.
EPISODE 20-Street Legal

EPISODE 20-Street Legal

2021-04-1001:27:32

Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin talk about Bob Dylan's 1978 release Street Legal. It's the first real studio run for "The Dylanettes". It has a saxophone. It's got a really bad reputation. But, the album doesn't always miss and the panelist use it to learn how to love again.
EPISODE 19-Tempest

EPISODE 19-Tempest

2021-03-2701:09:38

Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin discuss 2012's critically acclaimed"Tempest", Bob Dylan's 35th and darkest studio album.
Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin discuss the "Final Comeback Album" (so far) of Bob Dylan's career: Time Out of Mind. They discuss whether it's dark or uplifting, whether the material was handled better by other musicians and producers, and whether The Braves should hit Ozzie Albies second to continue a grand tradition.
Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra & Mike Ferrin discuss Dylan's move from protest singer to emotional troubadour & humorist in Another Side of Bob Dylan which shows, well, another side of Bob Dylan.
Episode 16 takes us Down in the Groove, with Bob Dylan's 1988, um, album? How can we get an hour out of this? Listen to find out!
EPISODE 15-Infidels

EPISODE 15-Infidels

2021-01-3001:22:23

Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra and Mike Ferrin discuss Bob Dylan's 1983 Comeback Album: Infidels. An album which featured new, to Dylan, production techniques, Geopolitical commentary, love songs and a few callbacks to the "Christianity Trilogy" that proceeded it. Special Thanks to Terry Gans for his book on the recording: https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Ruthless-World-Dylans-Infidels/dp/1912733390
EPISODE 14-New Morning

EPISODE 14-New Morning

2021-01-1601:20:05

Craig, Mike & Steve talk about one one Dylan's most upbeat albums, 1970's "Comeback Album", New Morning. Is it influential? Why is it so much damn fun? How annoying are cicadas? All will be covered in an ebullient 80ish minutes.
Craig, Steven & Mike delve into the tunes on Blonde on Blonde whilst reminiscing about minor league baseball played in the shadow of casinos and Giant Coffee Mugs. Think of it as the Second Miracle of Birth scene in the last Python movie. But with more Dylan.
Steve performs a dance interpretation of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Actually, it's just Steven, Craig & Mike talking about Blonde on Blonde, the 1966 Double Album, its production, place in history and how dope 1966 was for music. They also discuss Dylan selling his catalog & the upcoming release of his 1970 sessions with George Harrison. 1st of a 2 part special. (This one has a few more cuss words)
Episode 12 looks at Dylan's Christian/Gospel debut (we'll argue about that later) "Slow Train Coming". It's an album that's likely better than you remember and one that delves into Dylan's mindset after his divorce and in the early stages of his conversion to Christianity. Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin aren't theologians, but, they'll play one in this episode.
EPISODE 11

EPISODE 11

2020-11-2101:14:02

Episode 11 looks at Bob Dylan's 2001 release "Love and Theft". Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman & Mike Ferrin discuss the elements of theft, pretty lovingly.
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