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Friday, December 08, 2006

Dylanologists, start your engines

I saw a link to this over at Whitney Matheson's Pop Candy blog. Apparently Slate is debuting the new Bob Dylan video and running a contest that can win you a guitar autographed by Dylan himself. It doesn't say what kind of guitar they're giving away--it's always a little sad to see a legend's signature on a $79.99 guitar--but it might be worth checking out.

On a related note, I just opened up a review for The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia that came in the mail from Goldmine.
Erudite, idiosyncratic, witty and caustic--like its subject--Michael Gray's The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia provides more than 850 entries on sidemen, songs, friends, family and more, reaching from "Aaronson, Kenny" (Dylan's 1988-89 bassist) to "Zimmerman Family, the."
I wonder if Slate would let the winner throw in a few extra hundred thousand to upgrade to the Gibson on the front of Nashville Skyline?

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