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Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Everyone has a favorite Zimmerman

I was reading Mark's blog this evening and saw that his favorite Dylan song is "Ballad of a Thin Man". Quite a good choice on his part as it is clearly one of Dylan's best in my book as well. Earlier I had a talk with the lady Lauren & she revealed that her personal Dylan song is "Tangled Up In Blue", another fantastic pick. And for years my Dad has told me of his love for "Joey" off the "Desire" album. (probably my favorite Dylan album) As for mine, I will go with "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" from the "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" album. Never (in my opinion) has Dylan ever sounded as nasty as when he sings "started out on burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff / everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough / yes but the joke was on me, there was nobody there to even call my bluff / i'm goin' back to new york city, i do believe i've had enough!". Amazing.

So what is YOUR favorite Dylan song?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

To Ramona

Ramona, come closer,
Shut softly your watery eyes.
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise.
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike, get deathlike at times.
And there's no use in tryin'
T' deal with the dyin',
Though I cannot explain that in lines.

Your cracked country lips,
I still wish to kiss,
As to be under the strength of your skin.
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes I'm in.
But it grieves my heart, love,
To see you tryin' to be a part of
A world that just don't exist.
It's all just a dream, babe,
A vacuum, a scheme, babe,
That sucks you into feelin' like this.

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
By worthless foam from the mouth.
I can tell you are torn
Between stayin' and returnin'
On back to the South.
You've been fooled into thinking
That the finishin' end is at hand.
Yet there's no one to beat you,
No one t' defeat you,
'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad.

I've heard you say many times
That you're better 'n no one
And no one is better 'n you.
If you really believe that,
You know you got
Nothing to win and nothing to lose.
From fixtures and forces and friends,
Your sorrow does stem,
That hype you and type you,
Making you feel
That you must be exactly like them.

I'd forever talk to you,
But soon my words,
They would turn into a meaningless ring.
For deep in my heart
I know there is no help I can bring.
Everything passes,
Everything changes,
Just do what you think you should do.
And someday maybe,
Who knows, baby,
I'll come and be cryin' to you.

- Bob Dylan

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

rough list of songs being worked on

as of 8/5/09

- lay down your weary arms
- a boat with too many michaels
- yes i know what day it is
- no i'm not a fucking architect
- frida shoes, dylan's blues, amelia's hat
- the mission
- tired of the casual goddess
- danaesque
- ghost songs
- come on carol
- wondering
- the black & white photographer

what has he been doing?

recording recording recording recording.......etc

more updates soon. i have a wedding to attend.

congrats to my friends ian & katie!

photo by iain macadam