Thursday, May 15, 2003

pie in the sky

“Yesterday and today have been exceptional days for dramatic clouds.  This morning’s view out my window looks a little like the blueberry sour cream pie Joey picked up from Marie Callendar’s over the weekend.  There are layers of dark blue, gray blue, light blue, sky blue and a layer of white, cumulous clouds emulating the sour cream and whipped cream.  It’s also much colder today than yesterday.”  --a journal entry on October 29, 2002 at 7:40 a.m.  Today’s clouds reminded me of that entry, but here in mid-May the there’s much more blue sky, and fewer dark gray clouds.

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope that it can be done, then they see that it can be done -- then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
--Francis Hodgson Burnett

If you didn't click on the Bob Dylan link below, here's what you missed:

He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, May 24, 1941. As a child he learned to play guitar and harmonica. In high school he started a rock band called the Golden Chords. Early influences included folk musician Woody Guthrie, country-blues singer Hank Williams and gospel-trained rocker Little Richard.

Influential Dylan recordings include: The Times They Are a Changin', Blowin' in the Wind, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Mr. Tambourine Man, and Like a Rolling Stone.

"Despite his coarse, nasal, and somewhat grating singing...(a producer predicted success for the performer with)...street-urchin charm, and a Chaplinesque stage presence."
--Current Biography, World Musicians, Wilson Biographies

"Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to narratives." --AMG Biography

"Elvis Presley freed your body. Bob Dylan, he freed your mind."
--Bruce Springsteen

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