November 21st 2016 – Next Meeting ***NOTE NEW VENUE****

Monday November 21st 2016 @ from 7pm ***NOTE NEW VENUE****

 

New venue:

Royal Exhibition Hotel

86-88 Chalmers St (corner Devonshire St, opposite the eastern entrance to the Devonshire St tunnel at Central Station)

We will be up in the rooftop beer garden (not the beer garden downstairs). Enter from the Devonshire St side and walk up the stairs.

 

May 28th: 2016 Dylan Birthday Radio Marathon

The 32nd broadcast of the Bob Dylan Birthday Marathon

2SER 107.3

Saturday 28th May

8pm till 4am “Fallen Angels on the Cutting Edge”

On 19th March 1962 Columbia Records released the first album of a “bright new face in folk music” – Bob Dylan. 54 years later 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 31 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 The Cutting Edge: unreleased songs, outtakes and alternate versions from 1965 to 1966 – everything he committed to tape in this extraordinarily prolific 15 months when he recorded Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde.

A half century later Rolling Stone includes all three albums in the top forty of the”200 greatest albums of all time”. We also have Fallen Angels, Bob’s second outing of great American Songbook classics in which he croons the likes of That Old Black Magic, It Had To Be You, On A Little Street In Singapore and All The Way.

As ever there will be a smorgasbord of live versions, soundtrack contributions, rare tracks and snippets from his years as the sagacious DJ of early to mid 20th century popular music.

So for 8 hours and over 5 decades of Bobcat Heaven tune into 2SER and throw a party to celebrate the birthday of His Bobness.

Saturday 28th May 8pm to 4am.

For more information contact Bill Kitson 02 9674 3775, 0438 240 541 or at kitsonbill53@gmail.com.

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.