Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Lil Bit O' Dylan

She said "Where ya been ?" I said "No place special?"
She said "You look different" I said "Well I guess"
She said "You been gone" I said "That's only natural"
She said "You gonna stay ?" I said "If you want me to, Yeah!"

Isis oh Isis you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzling rain.
Ya hadda be there.


  1. One of my faves, Lou, and thanks for listening. There's no middle ground with Dylan, methinks. You either love him or hate him. It's the rare person who can take him or leave him.

    That said... "Desire" is also one of my favorite Dylan albums (of which I have many). But "Desire" is very special... many, many great memories related to that "fifth day of May" line... and the times that led up to it. "Desire" was a soundtrack, of sorts.

  2. You either love him or hate him.

    Count me in the latter, sorry. I've never understood the attraction - and I've tried.

    He's a fantastic lyricists - but he should not sing his own songs. Ever.

  3. Not having been there, I'll refrain from commentary.

    Come over to my place. You are entitled to an award. Although you aren't mentioned by name, you qualify.

    That's all I'm saying.

  4. You definatly had to be there - I think Dylan is generational... the music was part of the times and who we were are the memories are so strong with a Dylan background!

  5. Kris: You are NOT alone. My friends are evenly divided on Dylan, re: the love/hate thingie. As for me? It's LURVE... BIG-TIME!

    Jim sez: Not having been there, I'll refrain from commentary.

    I'll only go so far as to say "a good time was had by ALL." At the time. The ending was less than happy.

    Cynthia sez: I think Dylan is generational...

    Very true, to a certain extent. But... I've had conversations with 20-somethings in record stores that knew more about Dylan than I ever will... which is amazing, in and of itself. Dylan is truly a "man for the ages." Having him as the bard o' my youth was just... well, wonderful.


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