Tuesday, January 09, 2007

11 reasons to read Chronicles I

by Bob Dylan
  • "There'd be no future for that stuff in the future."

  • "A couple of times, I hooked up with a girl I knew from the Cafe Wha?, a waitress who was good to the eye."

  • "The place had an overpowering presence of literature and you couldn't help but lose your passion for dumbness."

  • "Up until this time I'd been raised in a cultural spectrum that left my mind black with soot."

  • "She'd usually be with the type of guys that looked like private detectives."

  • "Delores was wearing a long beaver fur coat over a nightgown that looked like a dress."

  • "I crammed my head full of as much of this stuff as I could stand and locked it away in my mind out of sight, left it alone. Figured I could send a truck back for it later."

  • "I felt myself sitting there and degenerating into boorishness, felt like two parts of my self were beginning to battle."

  • "I just got a cosmic hit in the pants. I probably should have been wearing steel underwear."

  • "Be like Gene Kelly and go singing in the rain even in a downpour. If I did that I'd get pneumonia."

  • "It might be interesting to try the conventional life for a while."

And I just like this, from Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat:
"Well, you must tell me, baby, how your head feels under something like that."

If this doesn't help explain why I like Dylan, I really am not sure what else to say.

(Except maybe this.)


Courtney said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

One of the first times I laughed today. Thanks, Kate!