Introducing The Bloggering Wilburys

A while ago, I picked up a used hard drive for use in some computers I was rebuilding for my friend, Candy, and her home-schooling co-op. This one, though, hadn’t been reformatted before I bought it, and I found a treasure trove stored on its platters.

Pretty much everyone’s heard of the Traveling Wilburys, the family of musicians who spent years working their art in seclusion until someone collected a few of their countless songs and put them out on an album. Well, it turns out that there’s another offshoot of that family out there that turned their creative juices to writing.

They called themselves “The Bloggering Wilburys,” and their posts were kept to a tightly-secured intranet. Only the members of the family could see and react to their words, and for years they have been writing away, commenting about whatever struck their fancy.

Well, the veil has been drawn back. I have a selection of their works, and I’m going to start publishing them here.

There’s a lot of family anecdotes, in-jokes, obscene material, and downright dreck on this hard drive, but there are also some real gems.

I’m also putting out the call for any other bloggers who might have uncovered some of the Wilburys’ work. I know that my hard drive only holds a tiny fraction of their total material. So if anyone else finds a Wilbury posting that they think is worthy of publication, send it along — and be sure to say whether you want credit for unearthing it.

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  • SuperDave

    The Traveling Wilburys actually spent about 10 DAYS at Dylan’s home, for one, creating the first album. Most of that first album was quite spontaneous. Quite an interesting group and story. Your link tells a pretty good story. But, the newest release of (all of) their material, including a DVD which tells their story, is available in stores now. It’s great!

  • Son Of The Godfather


    He’s referring to a different group… The Bloggering Wilburys.

  • Son Of The Godfather

    Son Of The Godfather,

    One post is sufficient. Stop drinking. 🙂

  • SuperDave

    No..Jay referred to the musical Traveling Wilburys in the second paragraph.

  • SuperDave, you’re accepting the COVER STORY. The TRUTH is that Dylan, Petty, Lynne, Harrison, and Orbison paid off the real Wilburys for the material. That wasn’t them on the album — they just engineered the real Wilburys’ singing to sound enough like the stars so they could pass the album off as their own.

    The Wilburys are real. The “fake names of superstars” is the myth.


  • SuperDave

    I never knew any other story. But then I never had reason to question the story. Are you saying the DVD just released is all just fiction? Who are the REAL Wilburys?