Monthly Archives: September 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Because blog posts are often organized in reverse chronological order, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for without a lot of searching. This is particularly true when the menu style is inadequate, as ours is. Hence this “Table of Contents.” It will allow you to access the Narrative Posts from first to last, though you may have to scroll through the page to find the post you want.  The posts correspond to each day of our trip, from July 11, 2012 to July 28, 2012.

Regarding photos:  The first batch of photos appeared after Narrative Post #3. We played catch up with the first three days. From that point on, we posted the photos for each day right after the daily Narrative Post. To access these photos, you can find them “above” the Narrative Post you just read. To see them, you might have to scroll a bit or click the “Newer Posts” button if the daily series of photos begins or continues on the next, “newer, ” more recent page. If you wish to go directly to where the photos begin for each day, you can use the photo links below.

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NARRATIVE & PHOTO POSTS 

• PRELUDE: Bob, We Are Coming!

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/17/

• DAY 1: JULY 11, 2012/ Becket MA to Woodstock NY

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/17/

• DAY 2: JULY 12, 2012/ Woodstock NY to Bethel NY to Ithaca NY

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/17/

• DAY 3: JULY 13, 2012/ Ithaca NY to Ashtabula OH

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/17/

Photos /Days 1-3: The photos for the first three days begin at the following address. Since older newer posts are stacked on top of older posts, press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/16/

• DAY 4: JULY 14, 2012/ Ashtabula OH to Cleveland OH to Chicago IL

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

Photos/ Day 4: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

• DAY 5: JULY 15, 2012/ Chicago IL to Madison WI

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

Photos/ Day 5: None

 DAY 6: JULY 16, 2012/ Madison WI to Duluth MN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

Photos/ Day 6: None

• DAY 7: JULY 17, 2012/ Duluth MN to Virginia MN to Hibbing MN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

Photos/ Day 7: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/14/

• DAY 8: JULY 18, 2012/ Hibbing MN to Minneapolis MN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/14/

Photos/ Day 8: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/14/

• DAY 9: JULY 19, 2012/ Minneapolis MN to Iowa City, IA

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/12/

Photos/ Day 9: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/12/

• DAY 10: JULY 20, 2012/ Iowa City IA to Springfield IL

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/11/

Photos/ Day 10: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/11/

• DAY 11: JULY 21, 2012/ Springfield IL to Memphis TN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/11/

Photos/ Day 11: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/10/

• DAY 12: JULY 22, 2012/ Memphis TN to Greenwood MS & Clarksdale MS

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/9/

Photos/ Day 12: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/9/

• DAY 13: JULY 23, 2012/ Clarksdale MS to Oxford MS to Nashville TN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/8/

Photos/ Day 13: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/8/

• DAY 14: JULY 24, 2012/ Nashville TN to Bristol TN

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/7/

Photos/ Day 14: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/7/

 DAY 15: JULY 15, 2012/ Bristol TN to Washington DC

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/6/

Photos/ Day 15: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/5/

• DAY 16: JULY 26, 2012/ Washington DC to Baltimore MD to NY, NY

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/5/

Photos/ Day 16: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/5/

• 17. JULY 27, 2012/ Greenwich Village-New York City

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/3/

Photos/ Day 17: The photos begin at the following address. Press the “Newer Posts” button to see if the photos continue onto the next page.

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/3/

• 18. JULY 27, 2012/ New York NY to Brookline MA

Narrative & Photos/ Day 18: None

• 19. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED: Postscript

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com

• 20: WHAT WE LOOKED LIKE WHEN WE SET OUT

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com

• 21: A MAP OF OUR JOURNEY

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/map-of-our-journey-4/

• 22: AFTERWORD: Closing the Circle

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com

Photos/ The photos begin at the following address.

http://searchingforbobdylan.wordpress.com


SPECIAL POSTED COMMENTS

Comments and replies that were self-posted on the blog can be found in the comment section below the menu or under the posts. However, we received a few comments via email or Facebook, and with the permission of three of the authors we have posted them here. The Dylan quote had already been posted on the Internet. Here are the addresses:

• Two of Bill’s Former Students Share Comments

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/15/

• A Strange Tale

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/12/

• Special Guest: Bob Dylan On The South

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/8/

• A Comment From China

https://searchingforbob.wordpress.com/page/3/


OTHER ARTICLES & COMMENTARY

• Column in Iowa’s Des Moines Register, Aug. 22, 2012

http://dmreg.co/O4TNdW

• “Two buddies go in search of Bob Dylan,” Boston Globe,
Nov. 25, 2012

http://bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2012/11/25/two-buddies-search-bob-dylan/mjog5hmrhpaZJmx4kgd3PJ/story.html

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IN THE WHITE HAT…OUR MAN…APPREHENDED

IN THE WHITE HAT...OUR MAN....APPREHENDED

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THE MOUNTAIN PARK-HOLYOKE MASS. CONCERT

THE MOUNTAIN PARK-HOLYOKE MASS. CONCERT

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CORNERING OUR QUARRY

CORNERING OUR QUARRY

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AFTERWORD: Closing the Circle

After tracking him for almost three weeks and over 4000 miles, we finally caught up with our elusive quarry just down the Pike, only 90-minutes from our home town. We couldn’t find him on our trip or turn the clock back to Newport 1963-65 (and we couldn’t even get into Newport 2012–sold out!), so we did the next best thing…we bought tickets to see Bob in concert on Sept. 7, at the beautiful Mountain Park venue near Holyoke, Massachusetts.

At the outset, we’ll confess to some trepidation, because, let’s face it, Dylan can be hit or miss in his performances these days. Here’s the big news: he did not disappoint. In fact, he was damn good. The playlist was memorable, with startling new versions of Blowin’ In The Wind, All Along The Watchtower and other classics, as well as offerings from his more recent work.  It’s hard to believe that this 71-year old indomitable tour machine could remember all the words from Desolation Row, one of the most complex songs ever written, and do it in a new style yet. Dylan seemed to be dipping and slipping into every known musical tradition, from blues to reggae to rock to honky-tonk. The voice has grown gravelly. The piano has replaced the guitar.  “At the request of the artist,” there were no large screens. But Dylan played for two hours straight out…no break…high energy all the way. We agreed that he seems to have found a new musical footing and a level of comfort with his evolving voice. No, this wasn’t the incandescent stuff from ‘62-‘66, but it was really good. Naturally, apart from band introductions, he had zero to say to his adoring fans, preferring to let his music do the talking. Well, that’s the Bob we know and love, is it not?

A half-continent and a month later, we knew, finally, we had our guy.

Mission Accomplished.

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