Vanity Fair, December 2009

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Seth Rogovoy testifies that Jewish texts and prophetic tradition — not born-again Christianity — influenced Bob Dylan.”  — Elissa Schappell, “Hot Type,” VANITY FAIR, December 2009

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Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album: The Jewish Contribution to the ‘Holiday’ Genre (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The second post of my four-part series examining Bob Dylan’s Xmas album, Christmas in the Heart, in the context of his work as well as in the greater contest of American pop music history, is now available here.

After reading it, be sure to view the brand-new video for the album’s single, “Must Be Santa,” to see what Xmas eve is like at Bob Dylan’s place.

The Book Tour Begins: Springfield, Mass., and NYC

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Hot on the heels of a rave review in Library Journal and a great plug in Vanity Fair, I’m about to embark upon the first week of my so-called book tour, beginning tomorrow (Monday, Nov. 16) night with an author event (multimedia performance, which I’m calling Bob Dylan’s Mystical Midrash) at the Springfield [Mass.] Jewish Community Center at 7, as part of its 2009 Jewish Book Fair, followed the next night with a private party in New York City. No word yet if Bob Dylan, who will be in town that night to do his own multimedia performance, will be attending that event.

Booksigning @ Chapters Bookstore, Pittsfield, Mass.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Chapters Bookstore
78 North Street
Pittsfield, Mass.
413. 443.2665

Multimedia Performance @ The Mahaiwe, Great Barrington, Mass.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, Mass.