Warmer than Santa Fe

This morning’s Star Tribune tells us that it was warmer in Minneapolis than in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. We’re having a hard time not uncovering the garden and starting seeds — ultimately, we know its still Minnesota and we have to be patient for spring to come.

Bob Dylan recorded a song about Santa Fe with the Band in the famous “Big Pink” sessions which saw a limited release as The Basement Tapes, as well as on various widely-distributed bootlegs. His “Santa Fe” saw its first release on The Bootleg Series, Volume II, although the song remains hardly a fan favorite.

dylan bootleg 1Some years ago we lost the discs to our copy of the first installation in The Bootleg Series. Well, they weren’t so much lost as stolen from our van only to be found a block down the street having been discarded by the thief and subsequently run over. Some people just really don’t care for Bob Dylan.

Thankfully, local singer-songwriter and Bob Dylan enthusiast Martin Devaney made copies of his own for us, so we can still listen to “Santa Fe” any time we’d like.

Martin just mentioned he’s got a few shows coming up in March, including one on St. Patrick’s Day, so if you’re a fan keep an eye on his Facebook page (here). He has always been one of our very favorite songwriters in the Twin Cities. If you’re not familiar with him, give a listen to his last album, House of Rust, below. And while you’re at it, get out there and enjoy this warm weather, but don’t start to uncover those irises and crocuses just yet.

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