We go deep on Bob Dylan for fans, fanatics, and freaks.
We started early in 2022 with the intention of celebrating and examining Bob Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind album in advance of its 25th Anniversary. We built a website, a stream of blog posts, held monthly events, interviewed nearly two-dozen experts (later released as a podcast series), launched a YouTube Channel built a bunch of Dylanology resources, and have been very active on Twitter and Instagram.
The 25th Anniversary of Time Out Of Mind has come and gone, and we’re taking what we’ve learned so far and building and expanding - first with more Bob Dylan and soon with coverage of other artists too.
What Is Freak Music Club?
We’re a bunch of music freaks who think it should be easier - for fans, fanatics or freaks - to go deep on the artists and bands you love. To stay informed, to discover their work, and to connect with other fans.
We share a lot of content for subscribers without any charge, but we’re building a paid subscription/membership program — so our best posts, extended podcasts, bonus episodes, move videos and more are for paid subscribers (we call them Premium Members).
Note: If you became a Premium Member at our regular website, you’re already a ‘paid subscriber’ here - there is no need to join both. And anyone who becomes a ‘paid subscriber’ here will be get Premium Member status and privileges at our website.
If you really love Bob, we think you’ll love a membership:
Interview Podcasts and Videos
So far nearly two dozen serious Dylan experts have joined us for video interviews (now podcasts) and live events - primarily about Time Out Of Mind. Our guests so far have included:
Time Out Of Mind Engineer Mark Howard
Authors Micheal Gray, Howard Sounes, Graley Herren, and others
Musicians Robyn Hitchcock, Wesley Stace, and Jeff Slate
Dylanologists Scott Warmuth, Ray Padgett, ReclinerNotes, and more
Our extended podcasts are 2x or more longer than the free ones, and we’ve put out several bonus episodes are available only to subscribers/members.
So far, all of our interviews and events have been on video, and honestly it’s a better way to experience many of these interviews. Videos are available only to subscribers/members.
Seven Days: Our Weekly Newsletter
An incredible number of Dylan related things happen every day - even if you have time it can be hard to keep up. So we track everything, organize the most important news, links, releases, events, videos, podcasts and more - and send out a prioritized list of the best every Sunday.
Again, there is a free version, but subscribers/members get more info and value-add editorial every week.
Subscribers/members always get full extended versions of all posts as well as bonus subscriber/member only posts.
We also have an old fashioned website full of Resources and information for Dylan fans - like links to the best YouTube videos and an events calendar and more. Some of it is public and free for everyone, but subscribers/members get access to all of it.
For a limited time, new Annual Subscribers/Members get a copy of Jochen Markhorst’s great book: Time Out Of Mind - The Rising of An Old Master. Members in the US get the physical book, International Members get a PDF copy (sorry shipping costs are prohibitive).
Support Our Work and Contributors
Last but not least - we’re fans passionately creating and sharing, but we’re also a business trying to improve the quality and consistency of the music fan experience. That means producing quality content (which takes tools and has costs) and it means that the creators who help us make all this stuff should get paid.
Like most fan content, Freak Music Club has begun with a ton of volunteer effort. But we’re working towards being able to pay the many fans, creators, authors, and experts who contribute - so that they can afford to spend the huge time and effort it takes to create and share.
Your membership funds all of this. Please subscribe/join if you can.