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6 months ago

How Bob Dylan Made Me What I Am Today.

Jim Murray · Bob Dylan turned 80 years old on May 24. And because he has been a constant in my life for the past 16 year, this is a tribute him. Happy Birthday, Bob. · I don’t have many heroes. But I have a few and highest ranked among them is Bob Dylan. The reason he is my hero is that it wa ...

10 months ago

The Illusion Of Privacy

Jim Murray · “The peddler now speaks to the countess · Who's pretending to care for him · Saying name me someone that's not a parasite · And I'll go out and say a prayer for him.” · Bob Dylan · Once a week, like clockwork I get a great newsletter from Bob Hoffman at the TypeA Group in San Fra ...

1 year ago

What Is An Influencer, Really?

Jim Murray · This is the first post in what I hope will be on ongoing series of reflections on the state of things here, there and everywhere I look. I will do my best to keep it positive and balanced, but mostly I will try and keep honest and true to the way I see things. You can agree or di ...

1 year ago

What It Really Means To Be A Writer

Jim Murray · One of the first tenets of op/ed blogging is to write about what you know. · One of the things I know best is myself. I was lucky enough to discover at a very early age what I wanted to be in life, and that was primarily a writer. · Not a Canadian writer, or a white male writer ...

1 year ago

What It Really Means To Be A Writer

Jim Murray · One of the first things you learn about op/ed blogging is to write about what you know. · One of the things I know best is myself. I was lucky enough to discover at a very early age what I wanted to be in life, and that was primarily a writer. · Not a Canadian writer, or a white ...

2 years ago

One Writer’s Creative Methodology. Works For Me. Might Even Work For You.

Jim Murray · “I wish I could write you a melody so plainThat would hold you dear lady from going insane · That would ease you and cool you and cease the pain · Of your useless and pointless knowledge” · ~ Bob Dylan, Tombstone Blues ~ · Author in Source Title · There are a number of very good ...

2 years ago

Some Insight Into Storytelling Courtesy of Bob Dylan (And Me)

Jim Murray · Very early on in my life I discovered that I had an instinctual understanding that one of the most important things in life was maintaining a balance. · A balance between what you want and what you need. A balance between generosity and selfishness. A balance between work and pla ...

2 years ago

The Rolling Thunder Revue On Netflix

Jim Murray · This is a documentary that was directed by Martin Scorsese and chronicles a good chunk of the Rolling Thunder Revue, which was this weird traveling minstrel show orchestrated by Bob Dylan in the mid seventies. · Bob was, at that point, more than a decade into his stint as the leg ...

2 years ago

My Soul Is Not For Sale

Jim Murray · How many years can a mountain exist, · Before it is washed to the sea? · How many years can some people exist, 
 · Before they're allowed to be free? · How many times can a man turn his head, · Pretending he just doesn't see? · The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind · The ...

3 years ago

Why Real Writers Have To Write Every Day

Jim Murray · Like most things I write, this is really about me and if it has an application to your existence, well, that’s a nice side effect. · I have been a writer since a couple of weeks after I heard Bob Dylan sing Like A Rolling Stone, in about 1965. I was 18 at that point and more of a ...

3 years ago

What It Really Means To Be A Writer

Jim Murray · One of the first tenets of op/ed blogging is to write about what you know. · One of the things I know best is myself. I was lucky enough to discover at a very early age what I wanted to be in life, and that was primarily a writer. · Not a Canadian writer, or a white male writer o ...

3 years ago

Why You Should, First and Foremost, Write For Yourself

Jim Murray · Like most things in life that last the affair that a writer has with writing starts innocently enough. · It could be the lilt of a classical poem, or a line from a book that you read and knew you would read a dozen times before you your life was through. It could be a turn of phr ...

3 years ago

The Yin and Yang Of Living In The 21st Century

Jim Murray · An Old Year Is Departing · This is not just another Christmas. This is our last chance to eke a little joy out of what has been a pretty joyless year. · It’s been a year when men of good will were hard to find. · It’s been a year of war between the sexes. · It’s been a year of tr ...

4 years ago

Situation Normal….All Fucked Up

Jim Murray · SNAFU was originally a World War II-era military acronym standing for "Situation normal: all fucked up." These days, a snafu is any mistake or problem. · 
Because I am a writer and a businessperson, I tend to live in a constant state of conflict. 
I vacillate between idealism and ...

4 years ago

The Boomer Sees The Darkness & The Light

Jim Murray · This is the third installment in my latest series of posts that hopefully describe what like is like for a professional communications writer in the 21st century. You can find links to the other posts in this series at the end of this post. · The Boomer started blogging back in 1 ...

4 years ago

A BOB DYLAN & GEORGE HARRISON Recording

Nick Mlatchkov · On May 1, 1970 BD & GH have gotten together in the studio for an impromptu session (near 56 min). That's about the same time "Let It Be" LP got released. They mostly go through Dylan songs, with Bob taking the initiative in the beginning. At a certain point they set on GH's 'True ...

4 years ago

Writing. It’s like Heroin Without Any Of The Downsides.

Jim Murray · “There’s no mystery to it and it’s not a technical trick.The scheme is for real….you can manufacture faith from nothing and there are an infinite number of patterns and lines that connect from key to key – all deceptively simple. You gain power from the least amount of effort, tr ...

4 years ago

The Art of Being Patient With Yourself & Persistent With Your Craft

Jim Murray · There’s a passage that I just read in Bob Dylan’s outstanding autobiography, Chronicles Vol 1, where he talks about starting to write his own songs, which is not where he started his career as a musician and singer. He did, in fact, sing nothing but other people’s songs for the f ...

4 years ago

One Writer's View On Why Bob Dylan Won The Nobel Prize

Jim Murray · A big part of the reason that Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize for Literature has to do with the nature of his work and the impact it has had over the past 50 years in our culture. · A lot of people look at this event with a bit of a jaundiced eye. These are people who are basi ...

4 years ago

So What Do The Eagles Have To Do With Advertising?

Jim Murray · Just sitting here with a big bowl of oatmeal, looking out the window and seeing the passive aggressive weather outside. The sun is just coming up, and it looks like it’s gonna be a great day. · But it’s a delusion. Allowing yourself to be seduced by what looks like a beautiful da ...

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