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martes, 9 de septiembre de 2008

R.E.M. will give a concert in Lima

Spanish version

A great new have just came and we are happy to announce here in our web: the american rock band R.E.M. has included Peru in his fall tour 2008.

Their official web site has set that they are added some more cities in their south american tour, which will start on october 24th in Dallas and will include also Mexico D.F., Bogota, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile.

Peru will recieve the rock group leaded by Michael Stipe on november 14th at Jockey Club del Peru.

Here the tour schedule:

October 24th: Dallas, Nokia Theatre (with Old 97s)
October 26th: New Orleans Voodoo Festival
October 29th: Bogota, Colombia, Parque Simon Bolivar
November 1st: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Club Ciudad BA
November 3rd: Santiago, Chile, Movistar Arena
November 4th: Santiago, Chile, Movistar Arena
November 6th: Porto Alegre, Brazil, Zequinha Stadium
November 8th: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Arena
November 10th: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Via Funchai
November 11th: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Via Funchai
November 14th: Lima, Peru, Jockey Club Del Peru
November 16th: Caracas, Venezuela, Caracas Festival
November 18th: Mexico City, Auditorio National

Related links:

R.E.M. official webpage

My Dylan Chronicle in a Spanish Magazine

Desolation Post web page. In the item number 17 my chrinicle appears
(click on the imagen to see in detail).

Spanish version

This is not a recent new, but, anyways, I would like to share it with you. My chronicle about my first Dylan concert, "Chronicle of an Announced Dream" has been issued in Desolation Post, one of the most important Dylan magazines in Spain.

Although the article was written to share my experiences with Bob "face to face", live (my dream that came true) it was created also to point ouit that Im not the only one. There are thousands of good music fans here, some of then that like to mantain annonymous, but most of them just "behind the stage"; all of them with knowledgment and preferences appreciables about rock, jazz, blues or even classic music. And lots of them, like me, took up the packages that time, to fly to Buenos Aires and not to miss that only one chance for us, who are in this part of the world.

I'd like to thanks to the managers of Desolation Post for this chance of publish my work and to spread it. You can read my chronicle just clicking here.

lunes, 8 de septiembre de 2008

Martin Scorsese 's Shine a Light Trailer

¿You are not still decided to see the last Scorsese's movie? well, now you can see the Shine a Light's trailer, an advance of this revealing documentary that is now on theathers of Lima. The director of Raging Bull and The Departed show us with masterfully, the magic of this four riders of the Apocalypse...

The Scorsese's Rolling Stone

Scorsese and the Stones. (*)

It is not a secret to anyone that one album of The Rolling Stones will be always near Martin Scorsese's stereo, and in his CD case, some of them (or all) will have a preferent place. If not, you can wonder how many times it is possible to hear "Guimme Shelter" in his movies (for example in Casino or in Goodfellas).

And his golden dream of catching in the ecran the magic that these four long-heired men have spreaded on stages, was done where they accepted to be part of Shine a Light, a documentary, or a silent work under the shadows of the musicians, who over, behind the stage, or in the studio, get naked, nearly unexpectedly. The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan is the place where all the power of the band concentrated, in two prerformances that they gave, together with guests like Buddy Guy and Jack White, and not to forget Christina Aguilera. All this to point out the importance and, after all, the permanence that these rebels of the humid and vibrant tonge have through generations.

And, this rockumentary is on theathers now. So, let's not miss it and enjoy that movie, because with the music of the Stones and the touch of Scorsese, the quality is guaranteed.

Related links:

Cine schedule
New in El Comercio (spanish)
Complete report in El País (spanish)

Image: Newspaper El País

lunes, 18 de agosto de 2008

A Dylan poem book will be issued

Bob Dylan and El Apostolado from El Greco. A Barry Feinstein photography.

Spanish version

The literary talent of Bob Dylan so claimed, discussed and even prized with a Pulitzer is widely accepted . And this time, we will have time to confirm and enjoy it. A book with 23 poems of his own, never published before, and that was in a drawer for more than 30 years, will be issued.

The poems that will be part of a photography book, were found by Barry Feinstein, a well known photographer in the music scene, who, while checking his archives and papers in his Woodstock home, found the poems with 75 photos.

In those years (60's), Feinstein encouraged Dylan to write notes for his photographs (that would be published soon in a book). The poems were born then.

The book will be issued next november with the title: “Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric: The Lost Manuscript.

Related Links:

Barry Feinstein, official web page
New In newspaper La República (spanish)
New York Times review

Soul songwriter Isaac Hayes dies

Spanish version

Once of the big voices of the soul has gone. Isaac Hayes whose baritone voice and enchantement was an important influence in the american music from the 70's on, was found dead in his home in Memphis, Tennesee.

His life was full of happy and desperated stories, however, his talent wrapped all, and, with the years accuired and an enough artistic maturity reached with them, he became the top voice of Stax Records, the music company who spreaded soul, funky and R&B, rythms, ignored for the "white" radio stations in the early times.

Otis Reading, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MG's, The Staples, John Taylor are some of the names who are known below this company but, among all of them, Hayes used to shine with all his splendor.

For those one who don't know who is him even with these dates above, we can point iut also that Hayes was the voice for "Chef" the character in the irreverent cartoon South Park.

Here, in our Dylan window, as a sort of homage, we publish a video of the song that Hayes composed for the movie Shaft, with whom he would win an Academy Award for Best Song.

martes, 12 de agosto de 2008

Dylan will issue new material in Tell Tale Signs

The mytical songwriter gives to his avid fans, once again, new and interesting rarities, outtakes, and demos in his new issueTell Tale Signs, which will be in stores on october 7th.

Tell tale Signs will be part of his saga called The Bootleg Series; this one will be the Nº 8 of it and will appear in 3 formats:

1) 2 CDs featuring 27 songs plus a 60 page booklet with rare photos and in-depth notes by author Larry "Ratso" Sloman

2) As above plus Bonus CD with additional 13 live songs, plus 150 page deluxe photo book of Bob Dylan "singles" from around the world, plus 7" vinyl single of "Dreaming of You" and "Ring Them Bells" (the latter is a Bob Dylan Pre-Order Store Exclusive).

3) Four 180 gram vinyl LPs featuring 27 songs plus the 60-page booklet as above.

Here the track listings:

2CD Edition

Disc One
1. Mississippi 6:04 (Unreleased, Time Out of Mind)
2. Most of the Time 3:46 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
3. Dignity 2:09 (Piano demo, Oh Mercy)
4. Someday Baby 5:56 (Alternate version, Modern Times)
5. Red River Shore 7:36 (Unreleased, Time Out of Mind)
6. Tell Ol' Bill 5:31 (Alternate version, North Country soundtrack)
7. Born in Time 4:10 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
8. Can't Wait 5:45 (Alternate version, Time Out of Mind)
9. Everything is Broken 3:27 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
10. Dreamin' of You 6:23 (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
11. Huck's Tune 4:09 (From Lucky You soundtrack)
12. Marchin' to the City 6:36 (Unreleased, Time Out of Mind)
13. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:40 (Live, August 23, 2003,Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)

Disc Two
1. Mississippi 6:24 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
2. 32-20 Blues 4:22 (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)
3. Series of Dreams 6:27 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
4. God Knows 3:12 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
5. Can't Escape from You 5:22 (Unreleased, December 2005)
6. Dignity 5:25 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
7. Ring Them Bells 4:59 (Live at The Supper Club, November 17, 1993,New York, NY
8. Cocaine Blues 5:30 (Live, August 24, 1997, Vienna, VA)
9. Ain't Talkin' 6:13 (Alternate version, Modern Times)
10. The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore 2:51 (Live, June 30, 1992,Dunkerque, France)
11. Lonesome Day Blues 7:37 (Live, February 1, 2002, Sunrise, FL)
12. Miss the Mississippi 3:20 (Unreleased, 1992)
13. The Lonesome River 3:04 (With Ralph Stanley, from the album Clinch Mountain Country)
14. 'Cross the Green Mountain 8:15 (From Gods and Generals Soundtrack)
Deluxe edition contains this extra cd and vinyl 7:
Disc Three (Deluxe Set Only)
1. Duncan & Brady 3:47 (Unreleased, 1992)
2. Cold Irons Bound 5:57 (Live at Bonnaroo, 2004)
3. Mississippi 6:24 (Unreleased version #3, Time Out of Mind)
4. Most of the Time 5:10 (Alternate version #2, Oh Mercy)
5. Ring Them Bells 3:18 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
6. Things Have Changed 5:32 (Live, June 15, 2000, Portland, OR)
7. Red River Shore 7:08 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
8. Born in Time 4:19 (Unreleased version #2, Oh Mercy)
9. Tryin' to Get to Heaven 5:10 (Live, October 5, 2000, London,England)
10. Marchin' to the City 3:39 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
11. Can't Wait 7:24 (Alternate version #2, Time Out of Mind)
12. Mary and the Soldier 4:23 (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)

7" Vinyl ( Exclusive)
1. Dreamin' of You 6:23 (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
2. Ring Them Bells 4:59 (Live at The Supper Club, November 17, 1993,New York, NY

Now the golden question: Will it come to Peru? trying to be not so pesimistics, we believe that it can be hardly possibly that the 2 cd version can be brought, some months after the issue. But at least, and thanks to God, we have Internet and its lots of possibilities to get the album finally.

martes, 5 de agosto de 2008

Joe Satriani in Lima

Spanish version

Lima, our little great city will see tonight (in some hours) the mytical guitarist Joe Satriani, considered one of the best musicians ever.

Satriani is not only a experimentalist that have given the best contribution to the genre of instrumental music based in guitar. He even have colaborated with the creation of some intruments in the eternal pursue of new sounds, like the Peavey JSX amp.

Many people consider his style like too much technical, or too much cold even but it cannot be denied the high quality of his arrangements in Surfing with the Alien (his best known album) nor the big influence he has left as inheritance in musicians that conform top bands in the heavy metal scene today like Metallica and Megadeth.

I will post videos of the great concert soon.


jueves, 31 de julio de 2008

Help for Thomas

After the tragic facts around Thomas's passing away, we are awared that he is not resting in peace yet, while the investigations continue through the Italian police department to find out really what happened, his body cant be given back to Germany where his relatives await. The repatriation cost is very expensive, so some friends are making a collection of money to support the family, via Paypal in the forum The Never Ending Pool. Here¡s the link:

The Never ending Pool, for Thomas, with a little help from my friends

The donnation button is on the left side, up in the top page of the thread.

miércoles, 30 de julio de 2008

A words for Thomas

Thomas in Rotterdam with other fans, 2005.

This morning, visiting, as always, the most popular web page about Bob Dylan, Expecting Rain, I was learned about a bad new, Thomas Eckhardt was passed away. He was gone to eternity doing what he loved the most: following Bob Dylan each time he used to go to Europe. Just when he was playing in Italy, a tragic car accident occured. This was two weeks ago. But from my corner here in Lima I wasnt awared but until today, in this cold winter morning of this month.

From his webcam.

I met Thomas via Internet in 2004 as far as I can remember, just when I was surfing through From this time on, we started to exchange emails , mails, postcards, pictures and any new about Bob Dylan Thomas was a real fanatic and he had'nt any doubt in put the backpack on and follow the Master each time when he crossed the sea in his Never Ending Tour, and he wasnt alone, Thomas used to do this with other people who, hypnotized by his music -like him- were the eternal Bob fans, his unconditionals.

Email from him

I used to envy him and dreamed of having the chance to see Dylan even one time. When I did it, in march, I wrote him an email with a link to this blog when I told everything about this experience. From this time I knew less about him. What was about him? is hard to know when thousands of kilometers separate a friend from you and life stuff doesn't allow you to be in touch as much as you wish. And I wasn't awared that Thomas, like a Quijote, was following the Master, once again in his european tour.

This time, however, God has called him to be at his side. I will miss the few lines he used to write (the email above is an exception), and about I complained always, the joy with which he told about each one of his adventures around Bob and his enthusiasm. And the email I wrote him two weeks ago will be not replied and it will remain only these sad words in this little blog remembering.

Rest in peace friend Thomas

martes, 15 de abril de 2008

Chronicle of an announced dream (complete)

Spanish version

This is the story of a dream that started one afternoon of January while chatting with a friend. A dream that turned into a crusade and that couldn’t fulfill its target, however, it was the impulse to grab the packages and to start the odyssey to reach it. And that target was called Bob Dylan.

The Great White Wonder, Mr. Tambourine Man, the Trovadour. Bob Dylan, the eternal roving traveler, who hangs around the world in an endless tour, since years ago. Never ending tour, the endless trip, that I used to follow from the screen of the cibercafe’s computers since 1995 and with my imagination only since 1990. They were other times: you had to wait 15 minutes to see a web page wide open, half an hour to load a picture and pay 5 soles (1.5 dollars) for one hour of Internet service; but I didn’t care, Internet was my window to the world and the only one way of knowing and having the trovadour a little bit closer in this part of the world.

Because only cities like Toulouse, Roma, Sevilla, Berlin, Kansas, Dallas, Toronto, Sapporo were part of Robert Allen Zimmerman’s visit calendar, a man who can be able of play a repertoire of songs in ten different ways; and that’s the transcendental part of his shows, the reason why there’s big demand of his fanatics who load and upload on Internet the audios, pictures and videos of each one of them, and, after all, the reason why the powerful validity and influence of this singer on the contemporary music is, stronger than ever.

But this side of the world seemed not to appear in the artist’s schedule. Except for furtive and amazing performances in Chile in1993, Argentina in 1998 (as an invited singer of The Rolling Stones), Mexico and Brazil; Peru seemed to be condemned to see Dylan and his Never Ending Tour from far away only. And from bad to worse, in those times when I was poor and undocumented, it would have been impossible to me even to dream of taking a plane immediately to reach my idol in some of these places.

But suddenly, in an afternoon of January 2008, everything changed. A friend from Germany gave me the new, via chat. Bob was planning a South American tour. I couldn’t believe it !!! Dylan would be close again ¡!! And there were no more words to say: I had to see him. It was now or never more.

Peru, once again was not part of this tour. And I started a media- campaign to make it know and ask shows managers to bring him here. And, although this project could not reach the results, this put over the top the fact that more people than those ten guys who form the Bob Dylan Club Peru from 2002, were thinking like me and wanted the same: to see Dylan live, to have a rock legend on stage, to be included in the world music maps. Lots of them wrote to me and supported my intention, lots of people who share with me the same taste in Dylan music, lyrics, everything.

And with those new energies, I decided to put in practice the quotation that says: if the mountain doesnt't come to Mahoma, Mahoma goes to the mountain. And this is what I would do.

I found for someone who can buy me the ticket to the show, I made a reservation for a plane ticket, opened up my money box, collected my coins from nowhere. I spent all january and february working so hard to achieve my goal. And, although Buenos Aires is a old known lady to me, anyways it was so nice to me to see it again with the musician on its stage. A good friend from this city accepted to buy me the ticket to the show and then, in that moment, I knew that all was done, for my happiness...

Second part

An antology night

Buenos Aires, march 14th, the airplane landed two hours and a half late and full of old men, women, cruing children full of handbags and packages. The exhaustion feeling was terrible and it was so hot, but the expectation matained me stood up like a tree. After having left the suitcases in the ruin-room i rented, I run to find the person who had my little treasure: my ticket to the concert of my life

Bob Dylan had performed brightly in Dallas, Guadalajara, México D:F. Sao Paulo, Rio and Santiago de Chile.The critics fell down under his enchantement, even though the master had a little bit serious with his public, cold even indifferent, but if, on the other side he gave us a high quality performance from the beginning to the end, we could forgive him all. And that was precisely that I commented with Lorena, the girl who carried in her bag my precious treasure, here in a mall in the zone called Liniers where we were killing the thirst with a very cold beer. Of course she withouth being a Dylan fan understood me: having crossed hundreds of kilometers to see Dylan live was a very high reason.

Now, with the ticket in hands, I couldn't sleep that night; the expectation was growing, I thought hardy if he opened up the show with Rainy day.... like in Mexico, if some daring girl would climb the stage to hug him, if he would do something bozarre, and the most important, if I would be close enough to see all this.

March 15th the big day. In front of the National Congress Javier was waiting for me; he was other one of the braves, from the Bob Dylan Cub Peru, who crossed South America to be in the show. Whit him and other friend, we would meet later, in a few hours, in Velez Sarsfield stadium to seeRobert Zimmerman and his howls, who changed the rock music in this late 50 years, live. It didn't matter what the rest of the world said about his voice, I loved his rough and tired yellings that made history.

Javier and me in the previous celebration to the Dylan concert.

Unforgettable Trovadour

Then continued
Spirit On The Water; a discret sound of harmonic opened the song and , y you wasn't anymore in Velez Sarsfield,but in a little unknown Grenwich Village's coffee house, listening to an old bluesman between the shadowns and lights of a simple stage, giving smooth and elegants with his cavern voice, out of time. The organ solo and the guitar who showed up once more was so simple like absolute.

When everything was wrapped in a whisper, the pounding of drums announced Things Have Changed. That song is so appreciated by who writes this, and made Bob suddenly felt emboldened to run some small steps dance while playing the organ.

Then Dylan played Workingman's Blues # 2 with lyrical touches and moving us to the ground with lines such as "No man or woman knows / the time the sadness will come / In the dark I hear the night birds sing / I can hear the breathing the lover / I sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the corridor / Sleep is like a temporary death ...

And almost without respite executed another great classic: Just like a woman.

He opened this song with a spectacular harmonica solo which left the audience without reaction. His voice twisted in a lamentreally deep and vibrant when he said "She makes love just like a woman" and then in the opening stanzas, all welcome, and I mean everyone in the stadium because the sound was a great echo.

El track just closed with another harmonica solo that meade me think in those old lyrics trovadours that hypnothysed with their verses ad turn the beloved one into inmortal. Unforgettable.

Honest with Me fue la siguiente. El público finalmente ya parecía enganchado, aunque conservaba sus modismos. No al loquerío ni a los gritos y silbidos destemplados. Y dejen cantar al Señor de la Pandereta. Y luego la ovación cerrada. Pero de pronto, todo se sumió de nuevo en un susurro. Bob empezó a cantarnos sobre lo ancestral, la vida y la muerte, la sabiduría que se acrecenta con la lucha... era When the Deal Goes Down; y de allí apareció otro gema: Highway 61 Revisited. Las notas que seguían a los coros me parecieron lúgubres pero sensuales a la vez, otra vez destacaba la primera guitarra soltando agudas sonatas que se interrumpían por silencios y luego volvían a sonar.

En Nettie More, ocurrió para mí, algo inpensado: a mitad de canción, el público empezó a aplaudir al compás de ella. Las ovaciones vinieron desde las tribunas y fueron seguidas por los espectadores de a pie, los que estabamos sentados y llegaron hasta los pies de Dylan quien inmutable, seguía cantando.

Summer Days venía perfectamente para el momento en que nos citábamos para ver a nuestro ídilo: una noche despejada y calurosa propia del fin del verano bonaerense, la luna brillando con todo su esplendor justo sobre el escenario, el viento que pasaba de cuando en cuando refrescándonos. Y los teclados del protagonista sonando alegres y vibrantes.

Like a Rolling Stone siguió, o apareció mas bien, como rodando, desparramándose desde el escenario hasta las butacas, pasando por el campo y entre las rendijas de las tarimas hasta el grass y luego subiendo hacia las tribunas. Nadie quedó a salvo de ella. Y aquellos embrujados ya como yo, se atrevían a cantarla y a sentirla vibrar dentro de nosotros. La performance estuvo brillante y la gente ovacionó al final de pie un buen rato.

Parecía el fin, las luces se apagaron. Pero yo sabía que eso no era todo, así que no me moví de mi asiento. A mi lado algunos comentaban las incidencias, otros compraban gaseosas, se levantaban, otros se iban. ¡Se iban ! no lo podía creer... ¿acaso no sabían que allí mismo vendría lo mejor? y claro que vino, porque ahí mismo las luces volvieron para el encore con Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again . Bob aparecía de nuevo sobrio e inmóvil frente al órgano pero ejecutando el tema con maestría junto a sus músicos que se lucieron esa noche y ante el público que se rendía y ya comenzaba a dejarse llevar, ya no se sentaron esta vez, todos de pie, continuaban con el show.

De pronto, veo delante de mí, a una rubia que lentamente comienza a avanzar por entre los pasillos formados por las filas de asientos. Todos, seguridad incluídos, mientras embelesadamente miraban al escenario, no notaron a la susodicha que atravesó el cordon que separaba la zona Vip con la Vip Gold (las primeras localidades). Entonces fue que decidí segurla, y para bien porque en un santiamén, estaba a 50 metros del escenario, junto a uno de los parlantes.

No lo podía ceer, era mi sueño hecho realidad, Bob super cerca de mí y esta vez pude verle hasta la expresión de su rostro, la franja blanca que adornaba los lados de su pantalón, sus rugosas manos arrancándole notas al órgano. Todos los de esa zona, estaban de pie, cantando y aplaudiendo ordenadamente. Un loco a mi delante era el único que bailaba. Yo lo seguí.

Luego de aquello, Dylan presentó a su banda, fue lo único que dijo al público en toda la noche, para luego deleitarnos con All Along the Watchtower. Una gigantesca banderola con el ya clásico logo Dylan del ojo servía de pared a los artistas.

Dylan cantaba y a ratos se acomodaba, ora poniendo un pie hacia atrás, ora el otro, ora reclinándose hacia un lado. Tras esta joya, tanto Bob como sus músicos se juntaron al frente como para hacer una venia respectiva, pero no se animó a decir palabra. Estuvieron casi un minuto contemplando el estadio en pleno, hasta que hicieron oídos del clamor y volvieron a sus lugares para regalarnos otro gran tema, un himno del rock llamado Blowin in the Wind. No tengo palabras para describir esa maravilla, simplemente véanla y disfrútenla.

El show terminaba y los presentes nos resistíamos a aceptarlo. Dylan y su banda, nuevamente al frente, miró a su público cautivo de lado a lado que de pie lo ovacionaba rabiosamente. Observó lentamente, primero a su derecha, luego al centro. Sus músicos murmuraban. De pronto se fijó en mi zona. Allí la gente aplaudía, silbaba y pedía más. Todos de pie, pero nadie sobre las sillas ni haciendo más aspaviento que eso. Entonces yo comencé a dar saltos y a agitar los brazos, a llamarlo. Tenía un bolso de cartón en la mano donde estaba mi polo del show. Con éste, le hacía señas. ¿Acaso tenía alguna chance de ser vista entre los 10 mil o 15 mil asistentes?.

Sin embargo lo que a continuación diré no es un producto del delirio porque vi que Dylan detuvo una fracción de segundos su "paneo" visual que iba de vuelta al centro del escenario, para mirar de nuevo hacia mi zona, hacia mí. Era simplemente mi delirio. Y no había nadie más que yo saltando como loco, haciendo señas y descollando entre la multitud, me volteé luego para asegurarme de ello. Todos estaban solamente aplaudiendo.

Y así fue el final de una gran noche, una velada perfecta e inolvidable para quien vivía por primera vez una experiencia de esa naturaleza, y para quien haya tenido la suerte de repetirla, porque significó ver allí a un hombre discreto y sencillo de sombrero y traje frente a mí y saber que tienes frente a ti, al mismo tiempo, a quien revolucionó la música contemporánea, quien se atrevió a desafiar a los puristas en Newport con una guitarra eléctrica, quien fue el primero en atreverse a salir maquillado como un mimo en una gira multitudinaria, quien ganó el Principe de Asturias, y doctorados Honoris Causa en muchas Universidades del mundo, quien infuenció a los Beatles y a tantas otras figuras del rock, quien es nominado al premio Nobel desde hace más de diez años, y finalmente, quien es una leyenda viviente de la música que hizo historia.

A night that, no doubt about,I will never forget que nunca olvidaré.

jueves, 24 de enero de 2008

Tickets on sale to Bob Dylan in Argentina and Chile

The tickets to Bob Dylan shows in Argentina and Chile is already on sale. Theres no indications, until now, about how to buy them online, this operation can be done only inside their territories. Here the prices:

Chile ( San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium)

Tickets on sale from tuesday january 22nd de with 20% off if yo u buy with Ripley Card, throug PuntoTicket system:

Platinum: $115.000 ($135.000)
Golden: $80.000 ($100.000)
Cancha: $20.000 ($30.000)
Tribuna Fundadores: $55.000 ($65.000)
Tribuna Campeones: $30.000 ($40.000)
Galería Norte: $15.000 ($18.000)

Argentina (Estadio Velez Sarsfield)

The tickets prices

campo vip 1 a 380 pesos,
campo vip 2 a 330 pesos,
campo vip 3 a 280 pesos,
platea baja preferencial a 220 pesos,
platea baja a 170 pesos,
platea alta a 90 pesos
general con acceso a campo a 75 pesos.

miércoles, 23 de enero de 2008

Petition letter

This is a petition letter that we have spreading among our contact lists. It is necessary that we can disseminate it as much as we can. The list of poeple who have joint our project is also included in this post. We will join forces and wil attract the attention of the media if we collect more signatures.

PETITION: Bob Dylan in Peru – South American tour 2008

This letter pretend to spread a blog that reflects a petitory for Bob Dylan to come to Peru.

Bob Dylan in Peru

(Spanish version) Bob Dylan en Peru

As it is known, Bob will be on tour next february and Peru is one of the countries not included (as always) in the list of countries that will luckily will have the Master in their stages. Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay, Chile y México have already confirmed shows.

I know that who write this is a Dylan fan but I think that, achieving this goal through a blog, goes on besides a personal dream. If a big singer, band, painter or sport player with worldwide recognition thinks in doing a Latin American tour, the same countries will be the first ones in have him among them.

Peru is outside of the World cultural map from decades. With some great exceptions (Roger Waters, Yes, to mention some of them) always, who have visited us are outdated groups and out of routine. And not to say about those one-album-artists that sound so loud in poor radio stations, or that ones who issue one fashionable song that people will forget soon, but here will be always well received. They always get a place in our stages.

We have to change the story and to do something important that set our country in the Worldwide panorama. Let’s erase, through this Project, the idea they have about us like a delayed banana-country whose people lives inside ourselves running behind their own tails.

The blog is oponed and who wants to write about this topic can send me to my mails their reports, articles, chronicles, comment, Photo or videos and I will upload on it with its respective signature.

Also you can send me your complete name and location to make the signature list that will be distributed among the media to pay their attention about this cause (with copy to your contacts and to me).

My emails:

You can click in the “Demand it” button-link (at the bottom of the blog) where I have booked my asking and maybe through this way we can collect more signatures. And, if you disagree with this purpose, please only spread this request among your contacts.

Thanks for your time and hope your help


Carla Vanessa
Bob Dylan Club Peru
BOb Dylan en Peru

Signature list

Hildebrando Perez - Lima
Christopher Rollason - Metz, Francia
Nancy Castro - Lima
Vladimir Terán - Lima
Carla Vanessa - Lima
Dennis Dávila - Lima
José Gaillard - Lima
Martin Santivañez Lima
Iván Barrionuevo - Lima
Guillermo Ramírez - Lima
Renato Odar- Lima
Javier Jaramillo - Lima
Miguel Avalos - Lima
Olga Infantes - Lima
Rosalyn Polanco - Lima
Oliver Batz-Alemania
Quique Max - USA
Omar Becerra - Lima
Yris Aréstegui - Lima
Gian Carlo Mantilla - Lima
Bernardi Bringas
Paul Saavedra -Lima
Sandro Medina - Lima
Maria Del Carmen de De Gorbitz
Luis Alberto De Gobitz
Karl Erik Andersen - Noruega
Thomas Eckhardt - Alemania
Livio Pastorino - Lima
Javier Rubio del Valle - Lima
Alberto Vásquez Encalada - Lima

PD: plus 21 people who visited the Demand it page.

The taxes barrier

María Iribarne

A topic that was on top long time ago, and was the central point in Peruvian media lately, is about the taxes that is applied to all shows considered non cultural or non artistic.

This charges was so varied and so expensives, compared to other countries, that they represented an important barrier when someone wanted to organize a mega-show in our country.

It is known that city hall governments of Peru used to collect for these shows (which were considered as “any cultural interest-events”, and, therefore, they were affected with taxes) 15% of the total collecting, plus the so called “Impuesto a la renta” (income tax) for all artist who doesn`t live here (30%), also, the Peruvian Association of Authors and Composers (APDAYC for its initials in Spanish) collects a percentage for the copyright (6%).

Its also included 19% for the selling tax (Impuesto General a las Ventas) and this kind of megashows doesn’t escape of it (but folk concerts does, for example).

Actually and thanks to a law project created and impulsed for the congress-woman Luciana León, the city hall tax was eliminated and the incoming tax was reduced to 15%.

There is no doubt that her idea had a lot of acceptance, and have had had a happy history that contrasted the idea that people don’t enjoy the big shows while the rest of the world does. And here, there are some examples: Börk, Toto and Soda Stereo (this last band from Argentina) performed in Lima in December 2007. Also, we can mention the big amount of people (more than 10 000 souls) that filled the Monumental arena for the wonderful show that Roger Waters gave in march 2007.

However, beside all this auspicious causes that could change the cultural scenary of Peru, it is mandatory that the State, through its cultural institutions, promote this kind of shows. And there was a big step done: the president García, in December, stated in favor of this kind of shows and the reduction of the taxes; but beside this, it is necessary the promotion of our country as a cultural showcase, as a country where people enjoy and understand the importance of this events that enrich the way of thinking of a community who share it.

And finally, understand that rock music is inside in the category of cultural interest – shows, as much as ballet or classical music. Rock music is not seen anymore like a hippies and hobos and delinquent – music in any part of the world.

As the musician Gerardo Manuel said, rock is culture. And who is not able to accept this undeniable truth is, definetly out of time.

Related Links
Falta de infraestructura impide realización de grandes eventos (Spanish - Diario El Comercio)¿Por qué los grandes grupos de rock no llegan al Perú? (Spanish - Diario El Comercio)
Apdayc culpa a municipios por altos impuestos a espectáculos (Spanish - Diario Correo)
Congreso peruano aprobó rebaja de impuestos a los espectáculos no deportivos (Spanish - Diario La República)

lunes, 21 de enero de 2008

The Ignored Peru

Errased from the artistic and musical map, here it is a resumé about who pass only next to us

Carla Vanessa

For a reason or another, or maybe for the same reason (we are not business place for big artists) Peru is always outside of the cultural map of the world. When an important singer or band looks to South America to plan a visit, they only see Mexico, Argentina, Brasil and sometimes Chile, like possible places to perform. Curiously the countries who form the Andian region are put aside.

Here is a list of artist / groups who have come only nex to Peru. Maybe you, dear readers, can complete it:

U2 (and with an embarrassing story ; the showed in their big screens, in a concert in Buenos Aires, a list with all south American countries, with their flags and all, except Peru)

Paul Mc Cartney
Rod Stewart (he cancelled at last minute)
Michael Jackson (personally i hate his music but I include him because he represent the pop music and culture of the 80s – also cancelled at last minute)The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan (He came to Chile in a anti – Pinochet concert in 1993, in a Rolling Stone tour as invited artist in Buenos Aires, 1998m and If my memory doesn’t fail me, performed in a Rock in Rio concert).

And more names will follow….

Why Peru can’t have Bob Dylan in concert?

Iván Barrionuevo L.

Bob Dylan the great american songwiter has trascended the limits of the music. Nominated to the Nobel Prize of Literature and winner of Principe de Asturias Prize, Dylan has mixed song and poetry in a masterpiece that determinate the sentimental education of millions of people. Also he has been a reflex of a spirit of an era that looks for the answers in the wind.

Dylan is not only a musician and songwirte but a poet and writer and his lyrics became in a catalyzer of the social concerns of America in the 60s and was crownded as one of the referents of the pop culture in the last fifty years.

Bob Dylan will start a south American tour and Peru can’t miss that chance. The fans of Bob Dylan in Peru are more than thousands of people. The point is that, this people have a good cultural formation, lots of them are opinión leaders and selective with their musical choices.I t’s true that Bob Dylan is not a massive artist here, but he can gather a lot of people who will be ready to pay even to hear some words from him. Let’s not forget that he is a living legend of the folk rock.

We won’t have another Dylan and maybe Peru won’t have another chance to have him in our stages, singing and playing his wonderful lyrics: God hear to us and bring us the great Bob