“Really the truth is just a plain picture. A plain picture of, let’s say, a tramp vomiting in the sewer. You know, and next door to the picture Mr. Rockefeller or Mr. C. W. Jones on the subway going to work. You know, any kind of picture. Just make a collage of pictures.” — Bob Dylan
Archive for the ‘Dylan’ Category
Tags: Austin Kleon, Bob Dylan, Collage
Tags: Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Bob Dylan, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Highway 61 Revisited, Just Kids, National Book Award, Patti Smith, Robert Johnson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Virginia Woolf
These are the best books Bat Terrier read this year. (Disclosure: no books by friends on this list.)
- Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Mark Polizotti
- Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, Elijah Ward
Tags: Bob Dylan, Restless Farewell, Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal‘s John Jurgensen recently opined that Bob Dylan, who at age 69 seems content to wear cowboy hats and croak his way through revamped, often unrecognizable versions of his songs, should finally hang it up and retire.
So should the Voice of a Generation finally quit voicing and make his final Restless Farewell before sauntering off to the shuffleboard circuit? Vote below and feel free to add your opinions in the comments.
Tags: Bertolt Brecht, Bob Dylan, Dale Smith, poetry, Slow Poetry, Stasi, The Atlantic
Tags: Alex Ross, Evan Lavendar-Smith, Gertrude Stein, Jonathon Cott, Julian Barnes, logtherapy, Maxine Chernoff. Victor Frankl, poetry
These are the best books Bat Terrier has read this year. Of course, the year isn’t done, and this list might change. But so far, these books all look like contenduhs.
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(Full disclosure: No books by friends listed here.)
- Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Julian Barnes
- The Evolution of the Bridge, Maxine Chernoff
- Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
- Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, ed. Jonathon Cott
- From Old Notebooks, Evan Lavendar-Smith
- The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, Alex Ross
- The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, Gertrude Stein