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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Dreaming Our Dreams of Dylan

Very cool and I love the one dream that inspires the dude to get and stay sober. I have yet to have a dream about Dylan, but I did wake up and wrote a complete song after falling asleep to “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright.” Sounds like a good read!

"Dylan takes the stage, and Bukowski tells the dreamer that Dylan is going to sing a song just for him; the dreamer cannot make out the lyrics or the music."

If Bukowsi wasn't dead I'd swear this was a recent concert review and not a dream!

That's funny...I went to a Dylan show that was just like that once...he never said a word to the audience the entire show, and I couldn't understand the lyrics at all...may not have been Bob's fault, not a great venue (gymnasium)...but it is an accurate reflection of one of the two Dyaln shows I have ssen

 

I knew you'd be out here R...it's a book about dreams people have had about Dylan...that sort of says it all...

I too am not surprised R (the resident Dylan basher) made an appearance. (And yes, I don't think he hates Dylan, just finds the reverence hard to take.) Actaully that Bukowski Dylan dream sounded like a hoot. It'd make a good scene or even basis for a movie. Personally, I plan to get that book.

Ah, Mr. N.  You nailed it.  I am not interested in fan-based dream-based Dylan odes but that does not mean I will not purchase the multilayered mental labyrinth "Dreams Dreamed by Dylan of Dreamers Dreaming of Dylan." 

But for you true fans....Dream On!

 

 

I wonder where on earth you unearthed this. The guy sounds something like Donovan but lacks Mr. Leitch's genius.

Jackovan is a master of finding that "just right" video for the occasion...

I'd agree that it does lack Donovan's particular acumen...and while the term "genius" is bandied about recklessly, it is good to see that you have not been careless with such terminology Dennis...I'd have no issue mentioning Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Leitch as peers...

I do what I can.

But seriously, a book about dreams about Dylan? Even Dylan has to be thinking WTF. And the 14th in a series of Dylan outtakes and unreleased early versions of songs?  Hard to believe there’s a market for such minutiae. As much as I love Dave Alvin’s music, which is a ton, that’s waaaaay more information than I need. Life is short enough. To each their own. 

I thought mentioning Donovan and genius in the same sentence might raise some hackles and so my work is done.

And done nicely I might add...I knew you were fishing and had to say something...

And with that the holy dream trinity is (almost) complete!

Not so fast RMutt.....

And with that my comments on dreams, both wet and dry, are complete. It does make me wonder if there is interest in the inevitable follow up "Wet Dreaming of Dylan?"