Happy 71st birthday, Bob Dylan. May you stay Forever Young.

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.


At dawn my lover comes to meAnd tells me of her dreamsWith no attempts to shovel the glimpseInto the ditch of what each one meansAt times I think there are no wordsBut these to tell what’s trueAnd there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden

Bob Dylan’s 14-disc bootleg “Bob Dylan: 1965 Revisited” is and always will be my favorite collection of music. So many gems to be had here — alternate takes, studio experimentation, live classics (including his first public performance of the Desolation Row — it’s weird how the crowd laughs throughout, misunderstanding its poetic beauty with slapstick comedy; it’s a must-listen track). Seek out this collection by whatever means necessary.

At dawn my lover comes to me
And tells me of her dreams
With no attempts to shovel the glimpse
Into the ditch of what each one means
At times I think there are no words
But these to tell what’s true
And there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden

Bob Dylan’s 14-disc bootleg “Bob Dylan: 1965 Revisited” is and always will be my favorite collection of music. So many gems to be had here — alternate takes, studio experimentation, live classics (including his first public performance of the Desolation Row — it’s weird how the crowd laughs throughout, misunderstanding its poetic beauty with slapstick comedy; it’s a must-listen track). Seek out this collection by whatever means necessary.

"I have no respect for factual knowledge, man. I don’t care what anybody knows, I don’t care if somebody’s a walking encyclopedia. Does that make him nice to talk to? Who cares if Washington was even the first president of the United States? You think anybody has actually ever been helped with this kind of knowledge?"

— Bob Dylan - an interview with Paul J. Robbins of the L.A. Free Press in March 1965

For a few minutes I was hypnotically transfixed by the galaxial revolutions on the wall opposite my desk lamps, caused by the vinyl’s angled reflection on said wall.

The video doesn’t do justice, unfortunately. The record playing is Track 3 of Side 2 on Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ — “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding).

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.

Celebrating the highs and Merlots in life

Celebrating the highs and Merlots in life

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"Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats/
Too noble to neglect/
Deceived me into thinking/
I had something to protect”

Bob Dylan ‘My Back Pages’

georgesjune:

I feel like all I have is a collection of first sentences to stories that will never get written. 

This is how I feel as well. BUT, Bob Dylan felt this way about what would become “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

"Every line in it is actually the start of a whole new song. But when I wrote it, I thought I wouldn’t have enough time alive to write all those songs so I put all I could into this one."

So maybe, just maybe, you can join them all together in a similar fashion as Dylan’s work with AHRAGF?