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  Commentary on Desolation Row, Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, 1965.
In this song, Desolation Row, Dylan uses cultural and religious stereotypes as metaphors to describe this lunacy of main stream 1960's American society.
Desolation Row is the name he gives to the place where people have gone to opt out of the lunacy, and who are being punished by society for not wanting to participate in the lunacy.
Desolation Row is a counter-culture destination, though more a state of mind than an actual place.
www.cit.gu.edu.au /~davidt/desolation_row.htm   (1225 words)

 EDLIS Dylan Atlas
Desolation Row, IMHO, is Dylan's word portrait of the Greenwich Village (NYC) scene he was involved in - the characters are people he saw walking around and/or knew.
Desolation Row is the light for Dylan, the one that blinds your eyes.
The phrase Desolation Row is obviously a tip of the hat (there's the hat!) to Steinbeck's Cannery Row, but the road image is all over the place on Highway 61 Revisited.
www.expectingrain.com /dok/atlas/desolationrow.html   (3099 words)

 GORP - Desolation Row - Running the Green River in Utah's Desolation and Gray Canyons
Desolation river trips begin with a flight or drive to the Sand Wash ranger station in eastern Utah.
The rocks visible in Desolation were formed during the Tertiary geologic period and the rocks in Gray canyon were formed in the Cretaceous geologic period.
The difference in appearances between Desolation and Gray canyons is a result of the rock formations in the two geologic periods and the way these formations have reacted to erosion.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/ut/pad_deso.htm   (948 words)

The desolation you look on in your brother is the desolation he is observing in you from across the street.
For we are the residents of Desolation Row.
Thus I suggest that as many as possible, as soon as possible, plunge into the desolation of their own hearts, and learn what it is to be a Christian, to be a sinner in need of redemption, rather than a pious man in need of praise.
www.bardstown.com /~brchrys/homilies/mkDesRow.htm   (2971 words)

 Desolation Row by Bob Dylan lyrics explained at ExplainTheLyrics.com
However, due to his being in "the wrong place", (Desolation Row), he is unable to woo her.
Comments: The ninth verse focuses on life far from Desolation Row where poets Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot are arguing and the Titanic sails from Britain to the United States.
As for the name "Desolation Row", this was named after Eighth Avenue in New York City, which was a very dangerous part of town at the time this song was written.
www.explainthelyrics.com /DesolationRow-BobDylan.cfm   (843 words)

 Breakdown During Desolation RowCD
April 5 During the performance of Desolation Row Dylan is overcome by emotion and has to stop singing.
Desolation row is next played in San Francisco, May 4, without interrupt.
All the "Desolation Row" talk, especially the 'near tears' incidents in '92 [Ed Muskie, RIP] brings to mind one of my most precious memories (yes, another one), the show at RFK Stadium, 7/7/86.
www.edlis.org /twice/threads/desolation_row_breakdown.html   (1575 words)

 Dylan Pool :: Dylan Pool discussion :: Finest performances of 2006 (3): "Desolation Row", Paestum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
"Desolation Row", Paestum: When hearing the song in Gelsenkirchen this year (July 2) I thought it was rather much the worst single vocal performance by Dylan I ever experienced in person: there was such a careless, lacklustre arbitrariness about it that the song was fully mortified.
"Desolation Row", Portland: This is on a very different level - Dylan has a feel of time for the song and incorporates it into his delivery, which - unruinable, ever lasting consequence - directly effects "my" feel of time when listening to the version.
Desolation Row, Portland: This was heading for a pretty good rating until the Dr. Filth verse, when it all went south.
pool.dylantree.com /phorum5/read.php?1,709849,709849   (1330 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Desolation Row
Rugby Union: Infamous moment that clouds a famous career Facing up to a long trip down Desolation row; 1974 Scotland v England at Murrayfield Brian Dick talks to former Moseley scrum-half and current club president Jan Webster who has his own painful memories of the Calcutta Cup.(Sport)
Desolation row; Hibs heap on misery as Killie lose again.
HELL ON DESOLATION ST; PEOPLE INVESTIGATION Nightmare as all but 11 of 73 families board up homes and flee from...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Desolation+Row   (276 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
"Desolation Row" is the final song of Bob Dylan's sixth album, Highway 61 Revisited.
Al Kooper, who played organ and piano on the album, claimed in his autobiography that Desolation Row was Eighth Avenue in New York City.
It seems likely that the opening lines of Desolation Row, if not the entire song refer to this incident and the players involved, or to Duluth in general.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Desolation_Row   (634 words)

 SongMeanings | lyrics | Bob Dylan - Desolation Row   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Desolation Row is either a neighborhood in a city and is much like a red light district, or some place of debouchery, and is frowned upon by society when in reality, everyone wants to go there.
Littered on the road to Hell, which is also the path of experience, we find all sorts of seemingly well-intentioned human beings, who have been heedlessly slaughtered by their own sins for the hubris of failing to recognize themselves as sinners and address their deficiencies.
He's the one that's on desolation row, where he feels that he's alone, hence the word "desolation", and at the end of this rant or speech, he doesn't want to have to read through the delusion anymore...
www.songmeanings.net /lyric.php?lid=1110   (3001 words)

 Desolation Row   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The children of Israel will make their land desolate by choosing to follow the Aquarian man I described in my last article Tainted Seed, which is why I chose to call this follow-up article Desolation Row.
A row is defined as a line or series of straight lines used to plant crops in a field, or according to Webster's dictionary, a street with a line of buildings on either side, specifically one with occupants or establishments of a specified kind.
The abomination of desolation that Daniel the prophet foretold, will be a graven image of the Aquarian messiah placed inside the temple of God at the time appointed.
abrieflookattomorrow.com /desolationrow.htm   (5790 words)

 Desolation Row Lyrics - by BOB DYLAN from album Highway 61 Revisited : Lyrics And Songs
You are viewing lyrics of Desolation Row by BOB DYLAN from the album Highway 61 Revisited at LyricsAndSongs.COM
The Lyrics above are to Desolation Row and are (Mostly correct, Yet...
The Lyrics seem to be the lyrics to Desolation Row But they are (Wrong)
www.lyricsandsongs.com /song/16800.html   (361 words)

 Desolation Row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The songs of this period received wide critical acclaim; thus Gammond in the New Oxford Companion to Music, wrote of Dylan's work of the mid-60s as achieving 'high level of poetical lyricism...
The various characters receive only a line or two each, yet Dylan still manages to be evocative and bring forth images of crazy, nonsensical townspeople.
Postcards with a photo of the incident were sold as souvenirs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Desolation_Row   (705 words)

All except for Cane and Able And the Hunch Back of Notre Dame Everyone is making love Or else expecting rain And the good samaritan he's dressing He's gettin ready for the show.
And though her eyes are fixed upon Noah's great rainbow She spends her time peeking Into Desolation Row.
No you would not think to look at him That he was famous long ago For playing electric violin On Desolation Row.
www.guitarboard.com /b/bob-dylan/desolation-row-6898.php   (559 words)

 DVDylan | Desolation Row
The unexpected union of these visionaries was a chance encounter late one night when painter Roderick Smith happened to be perusing through an old book of engravings by the Flemish artist, Peter Bruegel the Elder.
During this study the song "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan was played on the radio.
Dylan (a marionette crafted by roderick smith) discovers desolation row as he combs over Brueghel's cryptic etchings in this film noir-esq short.
dvdylan.com /dvd/D519   (302 words)

 Desolation Row by Bob Dylan Songfacts
Every character who lives on desolation row has defied authority or is in some way different to the box of regular society.
Even people such as Cinderella fit this description, having defied her step-mother and her step sisters by courting and eventually marrying the prince.
Desolation Row is also inspired by Steinbeck's Cannery Row.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=2266   (955 words)

 [minstrels] Desolation Row -- Bob Dylan
From start to finish, Desolation Row is a brilliant tapestry of glory and decadence, cliches and novelties, high art and pop culture.
From: "Daryl Grove" Hi there, I'm not really writing to comment on 'Desolation Row'.
I'm currently considering undertaking an academic study of this song, tracing the sources of Dylan's allusion as well as their possible interpretations, especially with regards to Eliot's 'The Wasteland'.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/227.html   (329 words)

Located at 410 S. Craig Street in Pittsburgh, PA Desolation Row is a small, independent CD shop(located inside Caliban Book Shop) specializing in Indie Rock, Sixties Pop, Punk, Americana, Folk, Blues, and Jazz owned and operated by Kristofer Collins.
Sorry about that, we would love to be able to pay everybody up front but that is just the economics of the thing.
Hello Desolation Row, and thank you for your friendship....I hope this note finds you well...
www.myspace.com /desolationrowcds   (856 words)

 Dylan Pool :: Dylan Pool discussion :: Desolation Row - Karlstadt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
> desolation row and boots of spanish leather..
That tour was awesome and Desolation from Karlstad as well as Berlin are about as good as it gets.
Desolation row from Berlin 2003 is just beautiful.
pool.dylantree.com /phorum5/read.php?1,641875,641875   (618 words)

 E-Chords - Desolation Row
D Now the moon is almost hidden G D The stars are beginning to hide A7 The fortune telling lady G D Has already taken all her things inside.
G And though her eyes are fixed upon D Noah's great rainbow D A7 She spends her time peeking G D Into Desolation Row.
G No you would not think to look at him D That he was famous long ago D A7 For playing electric violin G D On Desolation Row.
www.e-chords.com /corrige.asp?idMusica=9498&tipo=C   (611 words)

 Desolation Row | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Somewhere in that nightmare country (appropriately called Desolation) the guides lost their bearings, and the walkers wandered deeper and deeper into wilderness and despair.
But a good bard expands and enlarges his story, says Urrea, and as his corrido leads us deeper into Desolation, the story's stark outline starts to shift like desert shadows.
That sonofabitch guide who deserted his charges was just a 19-year-old kid, a little guy trying to make a buck, the dumb pawn of a bigshot coyote who still runs his lucrative human-smuggling operation from an air-conditioned office, well beyond the short arm of the law.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040328/news_devil_son.html   (1454 words)

 Kayaking Desolation Sound British Columbia. SEA KAYAK TRIPS TOURS RENTALS
Desolation Sound is an amazing, isolated area on BC's inner coast that is a sea kayakers' delight to paddle.
A sea kayaking morning in Desolation Sound often begins with the splash of seals on nearby rocks, the screech of Black Oyster Catchers as they fly around your small island, and the returning squawk of Ravens in the tree tops.
When the sun clears the mountain tops and splashes across the light grass and moss, you arise from your comfy tent and enjoy a breakfast with a front row seat to grand proportions...
www.outforadventure.com /Kayak_BC_Desolation_Sound.htm   (324 words)

 Global Eye -- Desolation Row
In recent days, the perverse moral calculus that guides the masters of war in the White House has revealed itself with startling clarity -- laid bare like the gurgling intestines of a 3-year-old child whose skin has been flayed by a fragmentation bomb.
As the desolation -- sorry, liberation -- of Iraq continued apace, the Masters moved quickly and efficiently to secure the country's oil fields, but they blithely and deliberately failed to secure the lives of innocent people left in bombed-out cities without any system of law or governance.
Unlike oil rigs -- which, after all, can be restored if something happens to them -- the actual human beings destroyed in the chaos that followed the invaders' high-tech blitzkrieg cannot be replaced -- not even by no-bid, $7 billion reconstruction contracts to Dick Cheney's Halliburton.
www.themoscowtimes.com /stories/2003/04/18/120.html   (242 words)

 Local Band Network - Desolation Row
Huntington, WV Join the Desolation Row fan club.
Desolation Row was formed in the fall of 2002 in response to the rapid decline of the Huntington music scene.
Armed with a variety of aggressive, guitar driven, rock based tunes, the band burst onto the music scene.
www.localbandnetwork.com /bands/banddetail.cfm?bandID=9930   (127 words)

 The Tears of Things: The Pride of Phoenix, Part One: Roosevelt Row is Desolation Row
The Pride of Phoenix, Part One: Roosevelt Row is Desolation Row
So the next morning, there we were, Lady and I, at My Florist Café, she with her coffee and croissant, me with my biscuits and gravy, fortifying ourselves for our photo-essay on the "burgeoning" Downtown Phoenix arts district, Roosevelt Row.
Arts District along Roosevelt: Support the creation of an Arts District along Roosevelt Row with technical assistance in securing funding for marketing and expansion, district parking, and streetscape amenities such as banners with a common logo, special lighting, outside art venues and supportive activities.
www.thetearsofthings.net /archives/000164.html   (2473 words)

 Dylan, Bob: Desolation Row
Over 40 years of listening to Dylan, reading everything I could get my hands on about him.
You are here: Experts > Music/Performing Arts > Folk Music > Dylan, Bob > Desolation Row
"Desolation Row" is one of my favorite songs by Bob Dylan.
en.allexperts.com /q/Dylan-Bob-448/Desolation-Row.htm   (259 words)

 YouTube - Execution Row (Postcards of the Hanging)
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 Desolation Row - Austin Live Music - Music Austin
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 Desolation Row - Portishead – Music at Last.fm
Desolation Row - Portishead – Music at Last.fm
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 Internet Archive Forums: View Post
So, my question is: I heard an amazing version of desolation row on the dead hour a few years ago where the band and bobby's voice intensified (a lot) near the end of almost every verse.
Thanks to the information provided by Samson, I was checking out the programming from GDH over the last five years and Gans played Desolation four times, 9/24/91, 5/10/91 (they seem to like playing this song on 5/10), 4/21/86, and 7/9/90.
If i had to guess, I would say your version is 4/21/86, but it is hard to say.
www.archive.org /iathreads/post-view.php?id=39477   (466 words)

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