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Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues - A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE.

There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes.

The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.

"It’d go off the newsstands in a week if they printed the real truth … [like] a plain picture … a tramp vomiting, man, in the sewer.

And next door to the picture, Mr. Rockefeller … Just make some kind of collage, which they don’t do.

There’s no ideas at Time magazine.”

Dylan heckles Time reporter Horace Judson and rants about the magazine


I was watching Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 earlier today and there is a segment in there an excerpt from this interview is shown. 

Reminded me of my previous post and how much of a struggle it is for these magazines to stay relevant and maintain some sense of integrity in today’s world. The blurry line between their sense of authority and propaganda is highlighted and amplified each time an issue come out. 

Of course, Bob figured this out about 50 years ago in 1965. 

Respect.

He is about to turn 70. He still tours, and tops the charts—but is he a golden oldie, or a tarnished one?

A few years ago a concert promoter took the BBC television series “Walking with Dinosaurs” and turned it into a stage show that toured the world’s indoor arenas. Seen from one angle, it was an enterprising move. Seen from another, it was quite unnecessary. The world’s arenas were already crawling with dinosaurs, in the form of old rock stars.

The early years of the 21st century have been the age of the veteran in rock and pop. Records are now trumped by live music, a field where the oldies can dominate. The golden age of popular music, the Sixties, is just close enough for the central figures from it to be still on the road. The Rolling Stones do a world tour every few years; Paul McCartney, with a small child to think about, does a short tour every few months. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, now a doddery old teddy bear propped up by a dazzling young band, turns out every other year. Simon & Garfunkel, not always on the best of terms, manage a month here and a month there.

And then there is Bob Dylan.

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Bob Dylan is reported to have signed a six-book deal that includes two follow-ups to his 2004 best-selling memoir “Chronicles: Volume One”.

Publishing industry website Crain’s New York Business.com cited several industry insiders as saying the deal with Simon & Schuster would also include a book based on the 69-year-old singer-songwriter’s satellite radio show on Sirius XM.

Simon & Schuster on Wednesday declined to comment on the report.

"Chronicles: Volume One", the first of a planned three-volume memoir, earned much acclaim and spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004.

Dylan then hosted a weekly show on Sirius XM from 2006 to 2009, in which he played a diverse array of music from his vast personal collection, told jokes and recited poetry.

It was not clear what topics the other three books in the reported deal would cover.
- Reuters

Bob Dylan is reported to have signed a six-book deal that includes two follow-ups to his 2004 best-selling memoir “Chronicles: Volume One”.

Publishing industry website Crain’s New York Business.com cited several industry insiders as saying the deal with Simon & Schuster would also include a book based on the 69-year-old singer-songwriter’s satellite radio show on Sirius XM.

Simon & Schuster on Wednesday declined to comment on the report.

"Chronicles: Volume One", the first of a planned three-volume memoir, earned much acclaim and spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004.

Dylan then hosted a weekly show on Sirius XM from 2006 to 2009, in which he played a diverse array of music from his vast personal collection, told jokes and recited poetry.

It was not clear what topics the other three books in the reported deal would cover.

- Reuters

google just got better!

"It’s like power-steering in a car; once you get used to it, you won’t be able to search without it" - Google Search VP Marissa Mayer

She was talking about the newly launched Google Instant.

Here are a few of the core features in Google Instant (From the Google Blog):

  • Dynamic Results - Google dynamically displays relevant search results as you type so you can quickly interact and click through to the web content you need.
  • Predictions - One of the key technologies in Google Instant is that we predict the rest of your query (in light gray text) before you finish typing. See what you need? Stop typing, look down and find what you’re looking for.
  • Scroll to search - Scroll through predictions and see results instantly for each as you arrow down.

If that didn’t make sense, watch this video where Google Instant is explained in more detail:

Also, watch this video featuring Bob Dylan. I think Google have found this year’s Superbowl ad:

I think they’ve chosen the perfect song for this!

(This blog gets it’s name from the album that song is on!)