05 October 2007

Bob Dylan Message

Remember that Bob Dylan movie that starts with him wielding card captions to Subterranean Homesick Blues?

Well, you can now send your own messages via Master Zimmerman. Totally cool.

I had wondered aloud if that wasn't Greg Corso crossing camera at the very end? Or maybe Larry Ferlinghetti.

But the great and good Richard Wells puts me firmly to right with his comment:

"That would be the Bard, Allen Ginsberg," quoth Ricardo, "author of one of the 20th century's greatest poems, "Howl," which still can't be read over the radio for fear of US gov't persecution. (Pacifica Radio on the Left Coast just aired it, but Pacifica in NYC declined in fear of fines.)

The other character is Bobbie Neuwirth, Dylan's 'road manager', and all around flak catcher.

Little Known Fact is that Donovan helped hand-letter the first set of signs - ultimately not used in the vid. I think Don has been weeping ever since."

1 comment :

rwells said...

That would be the Bard, Allen Ginsberg, author of one of the 20th Cent. greatest poems, "Howl," which still can't be read over the radio for fear of US gov't persecution. (Pacifica Radio on the Left Coast just aired it, but Pacifica in NYC declined in fear of fines.) The other character is Bobbie Neuwirth, Dylan's "road manager," and all around flak catcher. Little known fact is that Donovan helped hand letter the first set of signs - ultimately not used in the vid. I think Don has been weeping ever since.