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Sign on the Window

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Not the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but certainly the one you want. We explore Dylan one random song at a time.
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Christmas in the Heart 2020
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! It's CHRISTMAS TIME, which means it's Christmas in the Heart time! Our annual tradition is back for the fourth time around and, like everything in 2020, it's super-sized. Use the timestamps below to navigate the various topics. And if you're looking to drink along with us, may we suggest a drink whenever you hear Kelly's reindeer ears jingle jangle! Christmas in the Heart 1-8 (sorry for poor audio, that ends at 11:40) Best of 2020: #20-11 (17:00) Our Yearly Dylan Rankings (45:00) Christmas in the Heart 9-15 (1:22:00) Best of 2020: #10-1 (1:38:00) The End and Next Year's Song (2:07:00) Full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – or listen to every Christmas playlist combined – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Big 2020 plans y'all. Thanks! Next episode: I don't know what to do now, baby, you got me so hooked
2:08:59
December 22, 2020
120 – "Life is Hard"
Next episode: Year End Extravaganza, beginning with our Song-by-Song rankings for Season 4 in mid-December! Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we close not only Season 4 but also our time in the Blockhouse. In this episode, we talk: Context (3:45) Initial Thoughts (10:30) “In the Summertime” aside (13:00) Best Moments? (20:00) Work Today? (21:45) Real Podcast/Playlist (28:00) Recommendations (37:00) Endings (48:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
53:47
November 19, 2020
119 – "You're No Good"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we visit Dylan's first song from his first album, "You're No Good." In this episode, we explore: Context (5:30) Jesse Fuller (9:40) Song Itself(15:40) We talk about our playlist (28:00, recommendation lots of things — from Alone to Touché Amoré to Hunting of Bly Manor to Nina Simone and Joe South (34:00), before picking our final song of 2020 (46:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: I feel a chilly breeze / In place of memories / My dreams are locked and barred
52:18
October 21, 2020
118 – "Three Angels"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we delve into the back half of New Morning and "Three Angels." In this episode, we discuss: Life with the world on fire (1:00) Context (6:30) Song Itself (7:30) Real Podcast and Playlist (31:00) Recommendations (41:00) Endings ( As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: You give me the blues, I guess you're satisfied
54:39
October 14, 2020
117 – "Eternal Circle"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we go meta with 2020 by listening to Dylan's "Eternal Circle." In this episode... Context (3:00) 1991 SongTalk interview (9:00) Versions (12:00) Song Itself (17:00) Does it work in 2020 (38:30) Real Podcast and Playlist (42:00) Recommendations (55:00) Endings (1:10:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: "The wildest cat from Montana passes by in a flash"
1:17:19
September 28, 2020
116 – "Rainy Women Day #12 & 35"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week is karma for Daniel talkin' shit last episode, "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" from Blonde on Blonde. In this episode, we discuss the usual: Initial Thoughts (6:00) Context (10:30) Versions (18:00) Song Itself — split in 6 ways to view this song [Rebelliousness, Protest, Religion, Random everyday events, autobiographical, its ties into Blonde on Blonde] (26:30) Real podcast and Playlist (52:30) Recommendations (1:06:00) Endings (1:18:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: My eyes danced a circle / Across her clear outline
1:21:38
August 24, 2020
115 – "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need yet hopes to remain the one that you want! As you know, in each episode we randomly select a Dylan song to live with for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we close our last (or is it?) music video month with Blonde on Blonde's "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)." In this episode... Context (5:30) Versions (10:30) Psychedelic music (19:00) Song Itself (22:00) Music Video (38:00) Does this work in 2020 (48:00) Real podcast and Playlist (51:00) Recommendations (57:30) – Aladdin remake; Lion King remake, Sound City, Decline and Fall of Western Civilization, Brother Minor | Lawrence Arms Skeleton Coast, Strike Anywhere Nightmares of the West EP, Margo Price That's How Rumors Get Started, and Taylor Swift folklore Endings (1:13:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: They'll stone ya!
1:16:32
August 10, 2020
114 – "Sweetheart Like You"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we do a long hang with John and Kindra, returned from California, to talk about "Sweetheart Like You" off 1983's Infidels. In this episode, we cover it all.... Four's a crowd (1:00) Drinking Dylan's Heaven's Gate whiskey (4:00) Initial Thoughts (6:00) Context (12:00) Music Video (18:00) Song Itself (33:15) - Verse 1 (33:15)/ Verse 2 (43:00) / Verse 3 (48:00) / Verse 4 (1:00:00) / Verse 5 (1:06:00) Does this work? (1:14:00) Podcast/Playlist (1:23:00) Recommendations (1:40:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: You say my kisses aren't like his / This time I ain't gonna tell you why that is
1:51:58
July 30, 2020
113 – "Pretty Saro"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we go back to 1970 and the Bootleg Series for "Pretty Saro." In this episode, which exists because it has a music video, we talk: Context (5:00) Kelly plays and we talk chords (10:00) Song Version Squads — Acapella, Guitar, Instrumental squads (15:00) Song breakdown (29:00) Music Video and Does this work in 2020? (54:00) We hope to answer the questions of if this is a real Podcast with our episode playlist (1:03:00) and recommendations (1:11:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Cute Hat Alert!!
1:22:28
July 20, 2020
112 – "Series of Dreams"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, four (!) is a crowd as Kindra returns with her brother John to talk 1989's "Series of Dreams." In this episode, you'll not only get the episode outlined below, but also our musical rendition of Dylan's "Series of Dreams" throughout. If you want the full version of the song played here, it'll be available on our Patreon (along with so much else)! John's relationship (3:00) Initial Thoughts (4:00) Context (9:45) Dylan as a chameleon (15:00) Music Video (18:30) Song Itself (32:00) Does this work today? (42:30) Dylan and Dreams (50:00) Real Podcast and Playlist (1:00:00) Recommendations (1:07:00) -- including: The Midnight Gospel, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Guided by Voices, Phoebe Bridgers, Protest the Hero, and Bad Cop Bad Cop As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or listen to our dedicated playlist for this episode – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. If you wanna follow our guests on Instagram: John is @flavinbagel and Kindra is @kindromeda And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: She wants a freeholder / Who owns a house and land.
1:17:57
July 8, 2020
111 – "Thunder on the Mountain"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we summon thunder with the opener to 2006's Modern Times, "Thunder on the Mountain." We start our last (maybe?) Music Video Month with: Context (5:00) Music and openers (9:00) The music video for "Thunder on the Mountain" (14:00) The song itself (30:00) Does this work today? (51:00) We close with our playlist talk (56:00), recommendations and sharing next week's episode! As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Dreams where the umbrella is folded
1:10:56
July 2, 2020
First Listen: "Rough and Rowdy Ways"
Sign on the Window presents, our first listen of Dylan's latest, Rough and Rowdy Ways. We discuss so much in the episode between songs: Kelly's initial thoughts (2:30) Daniel's initial thoughts (5:30) "I Contain Multitudes" (6:00) "False Prophet" (11:00) "My Own Version of You" (14:00) "I've Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You" (19:00) "Black Rider" (22:20) "Goodbye Jimmy Reed" (26:00) "Mother of Muses" (28:45) — with a fun dive into KOL for no reason??? "Cross the Rubicon" (41:30) "Key West" (44:45) "Murder Most Foul" (53:00) Final Thoughts (1:04:00) As always, full show notes at our website. There's also our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Next week: I'll say this, I don't give a damn about your dreams.
1:09:09
June 22, 2020
110 - "T.V. Talkin' Song"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we talk "T.V. Talkin' Song" from 1990's Under the Red Sky. In lieu of everything happening in the world, we've been super-sizing episodes and this is no different. In this episode, we discuss: Rough and Rowdy Ways talk (3:30) Initial Thoughts (7:00) Context (9:00) Versions (10:00) The song itself (18:00) — including Bruce Hornsby's relentless piano, fake anecdotes, Hyde Park, lyrics and lyrical differences Does this work today? (40:00) Playlist (50:00) and Recommendations (1:00:00) Special outro, featuring previously recorded material, to introduce our last Music Video Month (1:12:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: When she was born in Hell's Kitchen, I was living down the line
1:18:45
June 11, 2020
109 – "Dink's Song"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we dive into 1961's "Dink's Song" In lieu of everything happening in the world, we've been super-sizing episodes and this is no different. In this episode, we discuss: Initial Thoughts and Kelly plays the song for us (3:00) Context (10:00) "Dink's Song" — including versions from Josh White, Dave Van Ronk, Caroline Hester, Odetta, and Gabriel Rios (20:30) Does this song work? (40:00) Playlist — including asides on STP, Ru Paul, Vitimin C, and Caroline Hester (45:00) Recommendations (1:10:30) Endings (1:23:30) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out.
1:22:45
May 26, 2020
108 – "Only a Hobo"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we talk only hobo's with "Only a Hobo" Context + "Poor Miner's Farewell," "Tramp on the Street" and "Railroading on the Great Divide" (4:00) Our versions, including Broadside, the McKenzie Tapes, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3, Vol. 9 and Vol.10 (13:00) Song itself (30:45) What is a hobo? (35:00) Kelly's conception of his sound (42:00) Does this song work in 2020? (48:20) Playlist (52:00) Recommendations (1:10:30) Endings (1:23:30) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: ""It will destroy your family, your happy home is gone / No one can protect you from it once you turned it on.''
1:26:41
May 4, 2020
107 – SHOT OF LOVE
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we atone for last week's nonsense by searching through 1981's Shot of Love. After initial thoughts (4:00) and context (8:30), we break down the album. We close with our final thoughts (1:15:00), recommendations (1:20:00) and pick the next episode (1:29:00). Property of Jesus (20:00) Every Grain of Sand (29:00) The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (35:00) Shot of Love (40:00) Heart of Mine (45:00) In the Summertime (51:00) Dead Man, Dead Man (57:00) Trouble (1:02:00) Watered-Down Love (1:04:30) "Lenny Bruce" (1:10:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: One look at his face showed the hard road he'd come
1:32:21
April 9, 2020
Hole in the Earth (No. 26) ≠ "Pink Maggit"
This is Hole in the Earth. We are a podcast listening to a random Deftones song, one at a time, for as long as it takes.  Transpose or stop your life... is what I would say to you if I didn't want to you to join us for Episode 26! This week, we look at "Pink Maggit" from 2000's White Pony.  Kelly and Daniel talk: initial thoughts (3:00) context and Kool Keith (7:00) music and the Deftones influence on others bands (16:00) dive into lyrics (28:00) does this song work in 2020? (49:15) our playlist (56:00) recommendations (1:05:00) pick next week's random Deftones song (1:18:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving the Deftones, or love April Fool's jokes, consider our previous entries and donate to our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be there. Thanks! Next episode: "If you go for your diploma you could join the steno pool / Turn in your teasin' comb and go back to high school!"
1:20:40
April 1, 2020
106 – "Trust Yourself"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we welcome back Kindra as our special guest on what is now our annual St. Patrick's Day episode. We stayed COVID-safe as we chatted "Trust Yourself" from 1985's Empire Burlesque. In this episode we catch up with Kindra (3:00) listen to our quick analysis of "Trust Yourself" from Ep. 66 over shots (6:40) Kelly articulates her mental breakdown (10:30) Song talk (18:20) Does this work in 2020? (30:30) Our world-renowned playlist (45:00) Recommendations featuring Birds of Prey, Frances Quinlan, and Spanish Love Songs Endings and original songs (1:03:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: we need to find Jesus, hearts of stone be damned
1:08:17
March 30, 2020
105 – "Love Minus Zero / No Limit"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we go back to what felt like seven years to our pre-quarantine past to bring "Love Minus Zero / No Limit" for our COVID present. This episode, brought to you by our newest Patron, Stan, looks at : Kelly's musical relationship with the song (4:00) Context (8:30) Cutting Edge, Live '66, Rolling Thunder, Budokan (12:30) Song Itself (28:30) – Verse 1 (31:00), Verse 2 (34:00), Verse 3 (40:20), Verse 4 (49:30) Does the song work? (56:00) Recommendations – featuring Portico Quartet, Iggy Pop, Ratboys (1:10:00) Endings (1:17:15) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. You'll be like Stan and directly supporting an episode. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: our annual debaucherous St. Patrick's Day episode
1:19:36
March 23, 2020
104 – "Baby Stop Crying"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we're back in 1978 with "Baby Stop Crying," off Street Legal.  Kelly has been broken (3:00) "Baby Stop Frying" original song (7:00) Context (12:30) Song itself: storyline, lyrics, "Dog Bumped," choruses (16:45) A roleplay between Jonathan Cott and Bob Dylan (29:30) Playlist (40:30) Recommendations (47:00) Endings (57:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Fractions!
1:00:00
March 9, 2020
103 – "She's Your Lover Now"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, we listen to the lost classic, "She's Your Lover Now." This week, we look at: context (2:30) the various versions – mostly Cutting Edge – of the song (8:45) Verse 1 (32:00) Verse 2 (43:00) Verse 3 (49:30) Verse 4 (55:15) Does it work today? (1:07:00) Recommendations (1:10:00) Next week (1:22:45) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Some asshole hurt you, I'll avenge you and love you, But please be quiet.
1:25:52
March 2, 2020
102 – SELF PORTRAIT
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, by lucky accident tbh, 1970's infamous Self Portrait.  We talk context (3:00), baggage or lack thereof with this record (8:00), what makes a bad album segueing directly into the record (17:00). For song beats, see below. We recommend Terminator, Teebs and Ken Burns' Country Music (1:09:00) and pick our next episode (1:16:00). All the Tired Horses (25:00) Alberta #1 and #2 (29:30) I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (30:30) Days of '49 (33:00) Early Mornin' Rain (34:00) Little Sadie/In Search of Little Sadie (34:20) Let It Be Me (35:35) Woogie Boogie (36:00) Belle Isle (37:15) Living the Blues (39:15) Isle of Wight cuts: Rolling Stone, Quinn, Minstrel Boy, She Belongs to Me (40:00) Copper Kettle (43:00) Gotta Travel On (45:30) Blue Moon (46:30) The Boxer (49:30) Take Me As I Am & Take a Message to Mary (54:10) It Hurts Me Too (57:40) Wigwam (59:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – (we didn't do a playlist this week because we have a whole album to listen to, duh) – and join the conversation on the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Can't you reach?
1:20:44
February 24, 2020
101 – "New Morning"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we start our 4th (!) season with the appropriate "New Morning." We talk context (3:00), the song itself and its horn overdubs, earnestness and chord structure (5:00). We talk our fantastic playlist (29:00) and recommendations for you (35:30) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next time: "What is this shit?"
48:14
February 10, 2020
Christmas in the Heart 2019 Extravaganza
Merry Christmas from Sign on the Window.  We've combined our annual year-end specials into one celebration! In this episode, you'll find our recounting Dylan's Christmas in the Heart (again, though not in the detail we did the previous two years), ranking the 25 Dylan songs we listened to in 2019, and delivering our Top 20 list.  It's a long episode, so time-stamps are below: Part 1 — Christmas in the Heart, tracks 1-8 (2:30) Part 2 — Best of 2019: #20-11 (12:00) Part 3 — Ranking Dylan  (35:30) Part 4 —  Christmas in the Heart, tracks 9-15 (1:03:00) Part 5 — Best of 2019: #10-1 (1:13:00) Part 6 —  Ending, choosing first song of 2020 (2:00:00) As always, full show notes at our website. Our 2019 Christmas playlist is available, as is our combined three-year Christmas celebration. We are still on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: So happy just to be alive / Underneath the sky of blue
2:05:47
December 23, 2019
100 – "Dirge"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. We have FINALLY MADE IT TO EPISODE 100: "Dirge" from 1974's Planet Waves! Kelly and Daniel visit Planet Waves for the first time since Episode 5 (and include a snippet because those early episodes are basically unlistenable!). We talk dirges, marches and music theory; crypticness as an assett; the differing camps one can view this song through and if it works in 2019, our final song of the year! Context (5:00) Initial takes — Kelly recorded "Dirge" Dirges, marches, 4-4 time (7:00) Song Itself and crypticness as an asset(13:30) Camp Sara (20:00) Camp Burnout of 1960s (29:00) Camp "Love" and Society (34:30) Camp Drugs (40:00) Does it work? (42:00) Playlist (46:30) Recommendations (53:00) Endings (1:00:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: We'll choose Episode 101 during our Year End specials in December!
1:02:07
November 11, 2019
099 – "One More Night"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we revisit 1969's Nashville Skyline and "One More Night." In this penultimate episode of Season 3, Kelly and Daniel talk about the dorkiness of the song, "nature" Bob versus "nurture" Bob, generic pop songs and children's TV shows (or, shows from our childhood, like Mr. Face and Stick Stickly, Blues Clues and Scruff McGruff). Conext (2:45) Song Itself (4:30) We're a Real Podcast + Playlist (25:30) Recommendations (31:32) Endings (37:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: EPISODE 100!!!! Oh... I hate myself for loving you.
43:25
November 4, 2019
098 – "Nothing Was Delivered"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we inch toward 100 episodes by going back to 1967's "Nothing Was Delivered." This episode, Kelly and Daniel talk context (3:45), the differing takes and The Byrds cover (8:30), and song's message on politics, religion, drugs and deliverance (14:00). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: For tonight no light will shine on me
51:26
October 28, 2019
097 – "32-20 Blues"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we close out Robert Johnson Month with Dylan's cover of "32-20 Blues." This week, Kelly and Daniel talk context (3:00), where Johnson got the song (8:00), an overview of the song's arsenal (11:00), and why Dylan chose this one (18:00). Does it work? (24:00) and our final thoughts on memory, history and all the things we didn't get to discuss (29:00). We talk playlist (41:00), recommend our respective roadtrips (45:30) and choose our next song, three away from 100 episodes! As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Get plenty of rest
53:56
October 21, 2019
Robert Johnson Month II (Mixed Up Confusion)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan.  We're nearing the end of Robert Johnson Month. This episode, we look at King of the Delta Blues Singers in context (4:00), how Johnson's output has affected us this month (10:30), discuss highlights (19:00) and close looking beyond the record (49:00). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean –  and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:03:24
October 18, 2019
096 – "Pledging My Time"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we continue Robert Johnson Month with "Pledging My Time" off Blonde on Blonde. Kelly and Daniel talk context (5:00), the Cutting Edge (7:30), and dive into what's going on in the song (13:00) featuring clowns, drugs, "come to," and Daniel being a self-proclaimed Bob Dylan loser. We work Robert Johnson in too! As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: All the doctors in Hot Springs sure can't help her none
56:52
September 30, 2019
Robert Johnson Month I (Mixed Up Confusion)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. Today we begin Robert Johnson Month. In this episode, we focus on the Netflix documentary ReMastered as our vehicle to talk our relationship with Johnson's music (4:00), souls (7:00), the 27 Club (12:00), Johnson's life and death (15:00) and close with some IMDb reviews (26:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
35:37
September 23, 2019
095 – "Down the Highway"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we start Robert Johnson Month with "Down the Highway" off 1962's Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. In this episode, Kelly and Daniel hark back to "Outlaw Blues" (episode 6!), talk about the theme of Season 3 (gambling!), Eataly, "Cross Road Blues"  and highways.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Hopin' you'll come through, too
40:00
September 16, 2019
094 – "Summer Days"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we say goodbye to summer (which didn't really happen in the Pacific Northwest...) with "Summer Days" off 2001's Love & Theft. In this episode we coin the "Rockabobby" style (2:15) and dive into the song itself (8:30) for the majority of the episode. We recommend, per usual. We pick next week's song, per usual. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: The start of Robert Johnson Month and our highway journeys
44:09
September 9, 2019
The Supplemental Series, Vol. 7 – Isle of Wight 1969
It's time for another edition of our Supplemental Series. This episode we look back 50 years at Bob Dylan's 1969 Isle of Wight performance. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! See you in time! 
35:35
August 29, 2019
093 – "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week the indomitable "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" off 1975's Blood on the Tracks. Kelly and Daniel go DEEP on this episode of Sign of the Window. To capture the entire narrative, they go verse-by-verse with an intermission, followed by our playlist and recommendations (beginning at 1:25:00!!!!): Verse 1 (17:00) Verse 2 (19:20) Verse 3 (20:45) Verse 4 (22:15) Verse 5 (25:40) Verse 6 (28:00) Verse 7 (31:40) Intermission (36:00) Verse 8 (38:30) Verse 9 (42:00) Verse 10 (45:00) Verse 11 (49:30) Verse 12, the deleted verse (51:30) Verse 13 (57:00) Verse 14 (1:05:00) Verse 15 (1:07:00) Verse 16 (1:11:40) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: They say you can't repeat the past... what do you mean they can't? Of course they can!
1:45:01
August 26, 2019
092 – "Time Passes Slowly"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we got back to 1970 with "Time Passes Slowly" off New Morning. This week Kelly and Daniel briefly talk Scratch and Al Kooper being "cheesed" off (3:00), our versions (9:00) and the song itself (15:00). We closed with our playlist, recommendations and next week's epic selection. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin' in the wall
36:27
August 19, 2019
Music Video Month II
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This episode features Kelly and Daniel in the backyard talking about the last five episodes and the corresponding music videos. Last year we did an episode for each but our music video list was outrageous. This year, we combine it into one. Below are the timestamps for videos. A full list of videos is at our website! Part 1: "Like a Rolling Stone" – Interactive videos (3:00) Part 2: "Duquesne Whistle" – Walkin' down the street (30:00) Part 3: "When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky" – Band as cameo (46:00) Part 4: "Not Dark Yet" – Weird videos that could happen in the 90s (57:40) Part 5: "When the Deal Goes Down" – Celebrity cameos (1:06:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:24:26
August 8, 2019
091 – "When the Deal Goes Down"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we follow Timrod and Scarlet Johansson to the time "When the Deal Goes Down." Kelly and Daniel discuss the song and the Timrod connection (3:00), the song itself (7:00) and dive into the lyrics in regard to recent episodes (13:30). Playlist discussion follows (33:00), followed by recommendations for the week (38:00) and the closing of Music Video Month (45:00). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: lost in the mountains
48:00
July 29, 2019
090 – "Not Dark Yet"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we talk about death with 1997's "Not Dark Yet."  Kelly and Daniel talk context (4:00), the song itself (6:00), the verses and the role of letters in Dylan's songs (12:00). We hype our playlist, share our recommendations for this week and close. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: I'll be with you when the last episode of Music Video Month! goes down
46:48
July 22, 2019
089 – "When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week Music Video Month continues with 1985's "When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky. This week, Kelly and Daniel rehash our initial feelings from episode 66 (2:00), talk context (8:00), the song itself (13:00) and how it works today (24:30). Kelly recommends a few local bands while Daniel reminds people that jazz still exists.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week:  I was born here and I'll die here, against my will.
42:30
July 15, 2019
088 – "Duquesne Whistle"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week our Music Video month continues with "Duquesne Whistle" off 2012's Tempest. This week, Kelly and Daniel talk context (4:00), Duquesne (8:00), Joplin 2011 (12:00) and apply all that the lyrics (17:00) with a few asides – including where we hum "Runaway Train," find out it's Soul Asylum who sings it, then emotionally try to handle the video of it! We talk our playlist (link below), recommendations for this week and force Kelly to guess next week's song, even though it's already been decided! As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: Either you'll love Music Video Month continuing or I'll love it, when the night etc etc
50:40
July 8, 2019
087 – "Like a Rolling Stone"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, it needs no introduction – 1965's "Like a Rolling Stone." Because of the sprawl that can easily occur, we've broken the episode into 8 parts. Transformation – Contexts(3:30) What are you gonna do, chart it out? – The Cutting Edge (11:00) A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss – What's going on? (32:30) A Completely Free Song – the song itself (37:45) He doesn’t seem the type, and I don’t remember seeing him at any of the Cylon parties – does this still work today? (53:30) We're a Real Podcast and the parts have to continue – shilling and playlist(56:00) Are you alive? Yes. Prove it. – Recommendations (1:02:00) The Cylon War is long over, yet we must not forget the reasons why so many sacrificed so much in the cause of these parts - endings (1:10:00) As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: MUSIC VIDEO MONTH CONTINUES! "Duquesne Whistle"
1:12:28
July 1, 2019
Supplemental Series, Vol. 6 - Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Put on your masks if you want us to tell you the truth! Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese is out and we talk about it!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! See you in time! 
40:00
June 27, 2019
086 – "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1969's "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You." This week Daniel and Kelly talk context (3:45), the complexities of the song itself (5:00), how both versions are two completely different songs!, (12:00) and dive into the lyrics. We recommend (22:30) Team Dresch, Mira, talk La Dispute/Gouge Away/Slow Mass and our final – brief!! – thoughts on the end of Game of the Thrones last month.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: How does it feeeeeeeeel? to start Music Video Month, Part II?
43:42
June 24, 2019
085 – "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we explore our first song off Dylan, among other records, "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue." Kelly and Daniel talk context (2:00), Spanish Facts™ (3:00), Charles Badger Clark and "A Border Affair" (17:30) and Dylan's various renditions to close the episode. We talk our playlist for the week, our recommendations and pick next episode's song. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean –  and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: You came down on me like rolling thunder!
49:15
June 10, 2019
084 – "Just Like a Woman"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we return to Blonde on Blonde for "Just Like a Woman." This is a big one and we spend the episode talking context, our myriad versions and what is happening here and how it all connects to even the few songs in this era we've covered on this podcast.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – or just listen to this episode's playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: 400 million people can't be wrong...
1:05:38
June 3, 2019
083 - "Open The Door Homer"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we return to Big Pink for "Open the Door, Homer."  First, who the hell is Homer (8:15)? Then we talk the three extant versions (13:00) and talk about how we still use Big Pink as a comparison for bands today (23:00).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: I was hungry and it was your world
42:37
May 2, 2019
082 - "House of the Risin' Sun"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we travel to the house down in New Orleans they call "The House of the Risin' Sun."  We talk context (3:15), the broadside ballad (7:00), as well as versions by Josh White, Texas Alexandar, the triangle of Dave Van Ronk/Bob Dylan/The Animals, Dolly Parton and alt-J (10:00). We close talking about the house, New Orleans, and taking bets on who is the stranger (35:30). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode:Next week: Open the door, Richard!
56:00
April 25, 2019
081 - "Baby I'm In The Mood For You"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week take a trip back to St. Patrick's Day with our FIRST EVER GUEST as we talk "Baby, I'm in the Mood For You."  Officially a crowd, welcome Kindra to talk the song (6:00), the versions we listened to (10:00), mood, and a bit of Suze (19:00). We talk recommendations and pick our next episode.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: There's a house in New Orleans...
55:38
April 18, 2019
Into The Void - 053 - Pretty Hate Machine
Into the Void isn't the Nine Inch Nails podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Reznor song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we look back on 30 years of PRETTY HATE MACHINE.  This episode is full. Context (2:20) and Daniel's obligatory apology (9:30) followed by the record: - "Head Like a Hole" (12:00) - "Terrible Lie" and "Down In It" (20:00) - "Sanctified" (27:00) - "Something I Can Never Have" (30:00) - "Kinda I Want To" and "Sin" (34:00) - Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series (40:00) - "That's What I Get" (45:00) - "The Only Time" (49:00) - "Ringfinger" (53:00) - "Get Down Make Love" (58:30). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – Every Playlist is Exactly the Same – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: DJ LETHAL, BRING IT ON!
1:24:34
April 1, 2019
080 – "Kingsport Town"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we travel down to northeast Tennessee for "Kingsport Town."  You'll find context (2:00), Kelly's slam poem about Kingsport (4:30), Kingsport and Daniel's relationship to the area (7:00) and our attempt to unpack the song (13:30).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Three may indeed be a crowd, but we'll give it a shot. Relive St. Patrick's Day with us!
40:07
March 25, 2019
079 – "Cry A While"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, our first from Love & Theft since our very first episode, "Cry a While."  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Bad Luck Hand
41:19
March 14, 2019
078 – "Girl From The North Country"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we return to Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (and to Nashville Skyline for the first time) with "Girl From the North Country."  Kelly and Daniel talk Echo and Bonnie (3:00), pull of a quick reaction to our favorite track of last year, "Boots of Spanish Leather," (12:00), go over all the versions we listened to (12:00), note the "Scarborough Fair" connection (26:00) and really dive into the intricacies of Dylan's masterpiece (30:00).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: 2am booty call
56:44
March 4, 2019
077 – "Stack A Lee"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1993's rendition of the classic "Stack a Lee." (Episode cover art from Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix)  This is a huge episode: we talk Lee Shelton and Billy Lyons (5:00), break down the history of the song pre-war with emphasis on Mississippi John Hurt, Frank Hutchison, Ma Rainey (14:30) and post-war (25:30) with emphasis on Archibald, Lloyd Price, Taj Mahal, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. We recommend (1:12:00) and we select a Valentine's Day episode (1:18:00).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: She once was a true love of mine
1:23:10
February 14, 2019
Mixed Up Confusion – Tallest Man on Earth/Minus the Bear
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This week we open Season 3 by looking back on our two months off, bookended by two shows: Tallest Man on Earth in November and Minus the Bear in their final Portland show in December.  We begin with Tallest Man on Earth (3:30)before going to Kelly (15:00) talking "lo-fi hip hop" memes, Bonobo, Little People, and PUP. Daniel (22:30) shouts out the documentary Jazz, '60s playlists, Better Oblivion Community Center; and a few new books. We close with the farewell tour and final Portland show of a band that meant a lot to both of us for over a decade: Minus the Bear (28:00).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
45:31
February 9, 2019
076 – "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week and then get together to discuss. This week, to begin SEASON 3 (!!!), "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" off 2009's Together Through Life.  In the episode, Kelly and Daniel talk context (4:00) as well as tango, Joe Perry, lyrics, and the song in 2019 (12:00). Our weekly playlist is available on Spotify and our two month hiatus is covered on the season's first Mixed Up Confusion coming on Thursday.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: He's a bad man
43:46
February 4, 2019
Top 20 of 2018 (Mixed Up Confusion)
Welcome to the final episode of Sign on the Window's Year End Celebration! In this last episode of Season 2 and of 2018, Kelly and Daniel walk through our Top 20 of anything over the year. This podcast includes: Björk, Zeal & Ardor, BoJack Horseman, The Dirty Nil, Caroline Rose, IDLES, Dumb Gay Politics, Mega Ran, Restorations, Antarcticgo Vespucci, Deafheaven, Killing Eve, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Cursive, Aye Nako, Schaffer the Darklord, Red Dead Redemption 2, Great Collapse, Olafur Arnalds, The Sidekicks, Public Service Broadcasting, Jeff Rosenstock.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next YEAR: Next year! 2019! See you in February!
1:12:59
December 28, 2018
Obits 2018
A huge part of Sign on the Window is acknowledging that we don't live in a vacuum. The world is so much wider than we could possibly know so in a special this year, Kelly and Daniel take a moment to look at the musicians who passed on in 2018. Naturally, the list is huge and not in any way complete. (At our website, you can find a breakdown of sorts.) Below is a timestamp for each month, up to December 1. - January (2:50) - February (13:00) - March (21:30) - April (27:30) - May (33:15) - June (38:30) - July (57:00) - August (59:00) - September (1:06:30) - October (1:13:30) - November (1:22:30) - Closing thoughts (1:34:45). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our Obits 2018 Spotify playlist and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:37:31
December 27, 2018
Song By Song 2018
This year, Kelly and Daniel covered 33 Bob Dylan songs and two full albums.  In this episode, the first of three to close out our 2018, they look back. Daniel compares the pluses and minuses and general trends (11:30); Kelly explains her scientific rankings (7:00) and attempts to bring science to her defense of "Sara" (17:00); Daniel breaks down the decades (26:00) and reveals the final list for the year (34:00). Oh, yeah. What you're really here for... Kelly also ranks our two albums (5:00) – Highway 61 Revisited and Empire Burlesque. It's a tough one (an update at 29:45) that you hope gets concluded by the end of the episode (conclusion [?] 36:30).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
39:24
December 26, 2018
Christmas In The Heart 2018
Ho ho ho! Welcome to the second annual Christmas in the Heart special to start the closing out of 2018! Kelly and Daniel begin the show with a few shoutouts to Josue, Gumshoe Andy, and Sam for the kind words this year (2:30) before getting to Christmas (9:00). Below are time stamps for each song covered:  - "Here Comes Santa Claus" (13:00) - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (16:30) - "Winter Wonderland" (19:30) - "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (22:00) - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (23:30) - "Little Drummer Boy" (26:30) - "Christmas Blues" (30:00) - "O Come All Ye Faithful" (31:30) - "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas" (33:00) - "Must Be Santa" (35:00) - "Silver Bells" (40:15) - "First Noel" (43:45) - "Christmas Island" (45:45) - "The Christmas Song" (49:00) - "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (53:00)  Beyond Dylan there were a few other Christmas songs that we had time for this year (54:30). They also chose next year's song, the first from Season 3, in a special Christmas selection (1:00:00).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next year: The moon and the stars
1:08:28
December 24, 2018
075 – "Shooting Star"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, our last episode of Season 2 (!!) 1989's "Shooting Star."  In this episode, after a quick dobro break (3:30), we talk context (5:30), UNPLUGGED (9:00), ask what this song is about while ranting about the internet (13:00) and see if this song works in 2018 (20:00). After recommendations (27:45), we out until 2019!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next episode: CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART 2019!
41:04
December 10, 2018
074 – "Tombstone Blues"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1965's "Tombstone Blues."  This week we talk context (3:20), compare the original with the Cutting Edge, Real Live and Unplugged versions (7:00), discuss Dylan's use of character (27:00) before some housekeeping – including news that we're on Spotify! Go follow us! (40:00)  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: our final episode of Season 2, after we get some more firetrucks down in hell
52:27
December 5, 2018
The Band Night 5 (Rock Of Ages)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This is the fifth and final episode of November's Band Month! It's here, on Night 5, that The Band performs Rock of Ages!  We talk context (2:00), who's playing horns (6:00), the live album itself (8:00), what night we would go to (30:00) and finish with our own greatest hits (35:30) and a plea to next year!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
47:12
November 29, 2018
The Band Night 4 (Moondog Cahoots)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you're here on Patreon, you're getting this early! This is the fourth episode of November's Band Month! It is Night 4 and everyone's getting a bit sleepy but the The Band is here to perform 1973's Moondog Matinee and 1971's Cahoots. Who doesn't like covers?  Well... we begin with Moondog: - "Ain't Got No Home" (6:30) - "Holy Cow" (9:00) - "Share Your Love With Me"(10:45) - "Mystery Train" (13:30) and an aside on the film, Ghost Dog - "Third Man Theme"(19:00) - "Promised Land" (22:16) - "The Great Pretender" (23:30) - "I'm Ready" — "Saved"(unlistenable, but not enthused) - "A Change is Gonna Come" (25:20)  After a brief pause, it's time for Cahoots: - "Life is a Carnival" (30:00) - "When I Paint My Masterpiece" (33:45) - "Last of the Blacksmiths" (37:00) - "Where Do We Go From Here?" (41:10) - "4% Pantomime" (43:00) - "Shootout in China Town" (47:30) - "Moon Struck One" (52:00) - "Thinkin' Out Loud" (55:45) - "Smoke Signal"(56:15) - "Volcano" (59:45) - "The River Hymn" (1:02:00)  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving folks, we'll be back for our encore: Rock of Ages. We'll save The Last Waltz for another time. See you then!
1:08:51
November 21, 2018
073 – "Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1978's "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power).  In this episode, we discuss what the hell is happened (6:00) from a deep dive into the lyrics, the 1868 Lincoln County War, Mescalero Apaches, Conestoga people, iron crosses, Sara, trains, magnetic fields, and historical intent. We also recommend (30:00) Schaffer the Dark Lord, Mega Ran, Direct Hit!, Antarcticgo Vescuppi, and Saves the Day.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: "There was no concept. No one knew what they wanted to play, no one knew what the music was supposed to sound like – other than Bob."
49:26
November 19, 2018
The Band Night 3 (Stage Fright and Northern Lights – Southern Cross)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you're here on Patreon, you're getting this early! This is the third episode of November's Band Month!  On this night, Night 3, The Band features 1970's Stage Fright and closes with 1975's Northern Lights – Southern Cross. Like strawberry wine, the show begins with Stage Fright: – Strawberry Wine (3:00) – Sleeping (5:40) – Time to Kill (7:30) – Just Another Whistle Stop (9:30) – All La Glory (11:30) – The Shape I'm In (13:30) – W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (16:45) – Daniel and the Sacred Harp (19:15) – Stage Fright (22:00) – The Rumor (24:30)  Final Thoughts on Stage Fright before Northern Lights – Southern Cross (28:30): – Forbidden Fruit (30:15) – Hobo Jungle (32:00) – Ophelia (33:00) – Acadian Driftwood (37:30) – Ring Your Bell (47:00) – Makes No Difference (48:45) – Jupiter Hollow (50:30) – Rags and Bones (53:00)  SEE YOU at Night 4 cahoots, moondogs!
1:02:00
November 17, 2018
072 – "Isis"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week the masterful "Isis" from 1976's Desire.  In this episode, we talk about a few live versions (8:00), who is Isis (14:30) and break down the song itself – including marriage, lonely side-quest Bill, and performativity (17:30). This week we recommend (40:00) our playlist, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Colter Wall. Only 3 episodes left for Season 2!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
49:20
November 12, 2018
Band Month – Night 2 (The Band And Islands)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you're here on Patreon, you're getting this early! This is the second episode of November's Band Month!  On this night, Night 2, The Band features 1977's ISLANDS and closes with 1969's The Band. Right as rain, the show begins with Islands, described by Kelly as akin to "sci-fi merry-go-rounds," "Community hold music," and "half Randy Newman, half SNL theme song," to say nothing of the organ that "turns it into a clown nightmare" and "porny" synths. - "Right As Rain" (4:30) - "Street Walker" (6:00) - "Let the Night Fall" (7:50) - "Ain't That A Lot of Love" (8:45) - "Christmas Must Be Tonight" (10:00) - "Islands" (12:20) - "The Saga of Pepote Rogue" (14:00) - "Georgia on My Mind" (16:30) - "Knockin' Last John" (17:30) - "Livin' in a Dream."  Final Thoughts on Islands (19:00) before the showcase of showcases, THE BAND (22:45): - "Across the Great Divide" (25:30) - "Rag Mama Rag" (29:00) - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (31:30) - "When You Awake" (40:30) - "Up on Cripple Creek" (42:30) - "Whispering Pines" (46:30) - "Jemima Surrender" (50:00) - "Rockin' Chair" (54:30) - "Look Out, Cleveland" (56:15) - "Jawbone" (57:30) - "Unfaithful Servant" (59:40) - "King Harvest (Will Surely Come)" (1:02:45) After insightful final thought (1:07:00), we turn ourselves to Night Three which will feature the Band's third record, Stage Fright from 1970, and the underrated Northern Lights – Southern Cross from 1975. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:11:42
November 8, 2018
071 – "One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1966's "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)."  We talk the evolution of the song from the Cutting Edge and how badass Paul Griffin is on piano and Bobby Gregg is on drums (9:15). This is a song that has many interpretations and we try to sort them out in real time (20:00). We recommend (44:00) Band Month, Björk, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Quiplash.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: What drives me to you is what drives me insane.
48:00
November 5, 2018
Band Month – Night 1 (Music From Big Pink And Post-78)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This is the first episode of November's Band Month!  Tonight, Night 1, features post-1978 tracks and 1968's masterpiece, Music From Big Pink. Before we begin, one must understand the formula for these run of nights (2:00) as well as just who is The Band (5:45). Then, we open with the post-Last Waltz material (9:00): - Jericho songs (10:00) - High on the Hog songs (12:15) - Jubilation songs (14:00)  Before the main event, Music From Big Pink (26:00): - "Tears of Rage" (33:00) - "To Kingdom Come" (37:40) - "In a Station" (38:30) - "Caledonia Mission" (40:45) - "The Weight" (42:30) - "We Can Talk" (50:00) - "Long Black Veil" (52:45) - "Chest Fever" (54:10) - "Lonesome Suzie" (59:00) - "This Wheel's on Fire" (1:01:05) - "I Shall Be Released" (1:05:15)  Night Two will feature the Band's final official album, Islands from 1977, and the inimitable The Band from 1969. See you then.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:12:36
November 1, 2018
070 – "On The Road Again"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week and then get together to discuss. This week, "On the Road Again" off Bringing It All Back Home. In the episode, Kelly and Daniel talk context (3:00), the song itself and The Cutting Edge (15:30) before recommendations (20:20) and closing this short episode. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: You weren't really from the farm
35:25
October 30, 2018
069 – "Bring Me A Little Water"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week "Bring Me a Little Water" off Another Self Portrait.  This week, in a short episode, we talk Lead Belly (3:30), the song (8:00) and milk, honey, slop, beans, coconuts, candy and turnip greens (11:00). After our playlist (14:00), we recommend Hop Along, BETTER CALL SAUL, Restorations and Marissa Nadler.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: a Napoleon Bonaparte mask!
34:00
October 15, 2018
068 – "Went To See The Gypsy"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1970's "Went to See the Gypsy" off New Morning.  In this episode, Kelly and Daniel talk context (3:45), the song itself (6:00), "gypsies" (15:00) and Elvis (22:30)!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: SYLVIE!!!
46:57
October 8, 2018
067 – "Boots Of Spanish Leather"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week, the incomparable "Boots of Spanish Leather."  Daniel and Kelly talk context (3:30), talk Suze Rotolo (6:00), the musicality of "Boots" (16:00), its style (24:00) and the readings of the final verse (28:00). Kelly recommends Black Moth Super Rainbow, by way of Longmont Potion Castle, by way of MC Lars... it'll make sense when you listen! Daniel recommends The Dirty Nil, Defiance, Ohio's The Fear, The Fear, The Fear once again on Spotify, and Community. As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Elvis sighting!
55:39
October 1, 2018
Mixed Up Confusion (1985)
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This week, we dive deep into 1985 to "celebrate" Empire Burlesque!  We look at 80s nostalgia to start, preview the year in music (2:00), assess our choices for June 10, 1985 (6:30), roll through the songs and albums of the year (12:30) with a special emphasis on punk (32:00). Then it's the obligatory Top 10 songs of the year (36:30) followed by 1985 births (52:30).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
56:33
September 27, 2018
066 – EMPIRE BURLESQUE
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1985's Empire Burlesque.  We go deep on context (4:00), "Tight Connection" (8:00), "Seeing the Real You at Last" (8:30), "I'll Remember You" (11:20), "Clean Cut Kid" (13:00), "Never Gonna Be the Same Again" (17:15), "Trust Yourself" (21:00), "Emotionally Yours" (24:30), "When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky" (28:00), "Something's Burning, Baby" (34:00), a weird vocal static that prompted us to get new mics!, "Dark Eyes" (37:00). Kelly recommends our playlist and Life After Beth on Netflix. Daniel suggests Idles Joy as a Force of Resistance., Alkaline Trio, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Waxahatchee (40:30).  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: I'm sailin' away
48:00
September 24, 2018
065 - "Shelter From The Storm"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we delve into "Shelter from the Storm" off 1975's classic, Blood on the Tracks.  In the episode, we talk context (3:30), the various versions we listened to and the density of the lyrics (7:30), and Dylan's relationship with women and utopia (33:30). As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: We're going to 1985.
58:00
September 10, 2018
064 - "Hard Times"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week is 1992's "Hard Times" off Good As I Been to You.  This week, we discuss Stephen Foster's life and work (6:00) and Dylan's take on "Hard Times Come Again No More" (24:00) all while sipping mimosas!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: She took my crown of thorns
43:49
August 20, 2018
063 - "Walkin' Down The Line"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week 1962's "Walkin' Down the Line."  In the episode, Kelly and Daniel talk Kelly's preference to guitar-and-harmonica Bob, hobos and the hobo code, what a heavy headed gal could possibly imply and how to replace this song with Disney classics.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: There's pale drooping maiden who foils her life away
43:34
August 13, 2018
Mixed Up Confusion (Music Video Month: "Dreamin' Of You")
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This week we close out Music Video Month by talking about how we watched music videos (from MTV to VH1 to Fuse, then to YouTube) and which ones were formative (Michael Jackson, Prodigy, TaTu, Refused, Beyoncé, and more!). We also talk about Dylan's "Dreamin' of You." Enjoy the ambiance!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
55:47
August 9, 2018
062 - "Dreamin Of You"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week is "Dreamin' of You" off 2008's Bootleg Series Volume 8: Tell Tale Signs.  Oh, this is also our Rustic Episode, the first we've done outdoors.  We talk Day Dreamin' Davey, Sarah McLachlan, Trent Reznor, prototypes and diminishments, "Standing in the Doorway," as well as oir reflections on the modern.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: It rolls and flows and rolls and flows through the holes in the pockets of my clothes
43:20
August 6, 2018
Mixed Up Confusion (Music Video Month: "Things Have Changed")
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. Today we talk about music videos that tied into movies.  We go everywhere from the casually related ("Eye of the Tiger," "Flashdance," "Streets of Philadelphia") to videos with clips of little consequence ("My Heart Will Go On," "Prince of the Universe," "Danger Zone," "Kiss From a Rose," "I Believe I Can Fly," "Hero") to music videos made with connections to the source material ("The Goonies R Good Enough," "Ninja Rap," "Ghostbusters," "We Don't Need Another Hero," "Deepest Bluest," "Come With Me," "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," "Lose Yourself," "Men in Black" "Vindicated," "Mission Impossible" "Everything is Awesome") to movies in and of themselves ("Batdance," "Partyman," "Wild Wild West" and "Gangsta's Paradise"). We also dive into Dylan's video for "Things Have Changed," his Oscar performance in 2001, his Oscar speech, and 2014 Super Bowl commercial about America.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
1:40:52
August 4, 2018
061 - "Things Have Changed"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week is 2000's "Things Have Changed."  Kelly and Daniel talk about the 892 times he's played this live, the Wonder Boys movie, and tranquil skepticism.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Everything in the way is so shiny today / A queer and unusual fall
39:30
July 30, 2018
Mixed Up Confusion (Music Video Month: "Tight Connection To My Heart")
Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. This is our third of five video Mixed Up Confusions this month. Today is "Tight Connection to My Heart" from 1985.  We begin by diving into videos from the 1980s (3:00) including Janet Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Peter Gabriel, and, of course, Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Then we talk Dylan's baffling "Tight Connection" video (39:00) and, if you're as confused as Daniel, Kelly really put in the time and effort and is considered a leading scholar of this work to this day!  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks!
57:13
July 21, 2018
060 - "Tight Connection to My Heart" / "Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart"
Sign on the Window isn't the Bob Dylan podcast you need, but it's definitely the one that you want! Each week we select a Dylan song at random, live with the song for a week (or two) and then get together to discuss. This week we heard 1985's "Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love)" and "Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart" from 1985's Empire Burlesque.  As always, full show notes at our website. You can also follow along with our weekly real-time Spotify playlist – See That My Playlist is Kept Clean – and join the conversation on Twitter, message us on Facebook, and like on Instagram. And if you're loving us, consider our Patreon. For as little as one dollar you get early access to every episode we do as soon as they're edited (and a dedicated feed just for you) and exclusive content that'll only ever be on Patreon. Thanks! Next week: Wonder Boys
49:59
July 16, 2018