Next Meeting Monday November 17th!

Monday November 17th @ from 7pm

 

 

 

 

Radio Marathon – Listen to Whole Show

Did you enjoy the radio marathon this year and want to relive the fun?  Or missed it and watch to catch up.

 

Listen to all six hours of it here!

 

Thanks 2SER for having us.

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Birthday Radio Marathon 24th May

The 30th broadcast of the
Bob Dylan 
Birthday Marathon
2 S E R   1 0 7 . 3
Saturday 24th May 8pm till 4.00am
“Another Self Portrait”
On 15th March 1962 Columbia Records released the first album of a “bright new face in folk music” – Bob Dylan. Dylan had done a two week support gig for the Greenbriar Boys at Gerde‘s Folk City, his future biographer Robert Shelton did a glowing review in the New York Times and the rest is history. Over a half century has passed and the hillbilly kid from Minnesota is a legend around the world, his shelves groaning with awards and his work discussed in the halls of Academe.
For the last 30 years 2SER’s Bob Dylan Birthday Marathon has been celebrating the “Picasso of Rock”’s birthday with news, reviews, interviews, the Dylan Quiz – and all the Bobsongs that fit. We will be featuring Bob’s latest Bootleg Series release Another Self Portrait, unreleased songs, outtakes and alternate versions from 1969- 1971. Rarely has the man made sweeter sounds than can be heard here. The Self Portrait outtakes, unadorned by superfluous overdubs, reveal Bob’s deep commitment to the sometimes bizarre world of traditional and folk song. These were the roots of the ’Americana’ movement that would later blur distinctions between folk, country, pop and rock.
You can sing along to the karaoke version of Like A Rolling Stone and marvel at a Bengali version of Mr Tambourine Man. So for 8.5 hours and over 5 decades of Bobcat Heaven tune into 2SER and throw a party to celebrate the birthday of His Bobness. Saturday 24th May 8pm to 4am.
For more information contact Bill Kitson 02 9674 3775 [home], 0438 240 541 or at bilkit@hotmail.com or ring 2SER or 9514 9514

2014, Rest of Year Dates

We meet the Third Monday of Every Month, come rain, hail or public holidays.

January 20th

February 17th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th

June 16th

July 21st

August 18th

September 15th

October 20th

November 17th

December 15th

The Venue: Market City Tavern @ Paddy’s Markets

On the top floor, outside and down the end past the pokies nest.   A short walk from Central Station, George St buses and light rail.  See sidebar for a map.

45 Years of Blowin’ in the Wind

Blowin’ In The Wind 1962 – 2007
An evolution of 12 arrangements of BITW over 45 years, one line per version, highlighting Bob’s ability to rebirth a song a dozen times an keep the integrity of the song intact.  Made by Bill Kitson.
Click for track details.

The Blowin’ in the Wind Collage

12 cover versions. Made by Bill Kitson. Click through for details.

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“Bob Dylan” 50th Anniversary

We had cake!!

Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary

March 19th, 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan, his first album.  March 19th, 2012 also happens to be the third Monday of the month so one of our meeting dates. I’m sure we’ll do something a bit special. 

Birthday Marathon: The Movie

Every year some time around May 24th, Sydney radio station 2SER presents the Dylan Birthday Marathon hosted by Bruce Williams and Dylan Society stalwart Bill Kitson.  This year, a film crew covered the action.