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The Dylanologist may be accused of having a greater passion for the music of Bobby D. than most doctors would recommend, but this will not stop him from helping others augment their knowledge and appreciation of his (immense) body of work. So, for all Dylanophiles, aspiring Dylanologists, and even casual fans, here are a few links that might be of interest:
Expecting Rain: As close as anything comes to a Dylan blog, this terrific site provides tons of Bob-centered and Bob-related material every day, many of which would be of interest to the general music fan. Lots of good links to explore also.
Dylan Tree: The site to go to for those looking to deal in Dylan bootlegs (the proper term is "audience recordings"), a must for anyone who wants to hear Dylan at his best. Though most of the site is dedicated to trading of CD's via mail, there is also a new bittorrent feature which allows tech-savvy users to directly download entire concerts to their hard drives.
Dylan Pool: A huge Dylan community which allows you to guess which songs Bob will be performing each tour and which scores and ranks you based on your performance. Create a profile, list the concerts you've attended and even browse a fan forum at this site.
Dylan MP3's: One of a number of sites which offer select live performances for direct download. The version of Highlands in particular is mesmerizing.
Bob Dates: Can't remember whether Bob played Like A Rolling Stone at that show you saw five years ago? No matter, this site catalogues every single Dylan performance from the mid-90s forward in an easy-to-navigate format, with reviews penned by audience members for almost every show.
There are a lot more good ones out there, of course - not to mention Dylan's official site at bobdylan.com, which also has live tunes available under to performances section - but these few sites can serve to get you started. Happy browsing!