Monday, October 20, 2014

Dylan Testifies

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. Songs like "Let Me Rest on a Peaceful Mountain" or "I Saw the Light"—that's my religion. I don't adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that. I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity. The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs. 
Taken from the Wiki page.

Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you're about will come true. It's a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it's a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It's best to keep that all inside.  
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook: 1956-1966

A poem is a naked person...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

He May Not Be So Rotten After All

While on the subject of Sex Pistols alumni (see below):

The once hard stool of the former Mr. Rotten's reputation gets a serious softening in this recent BBC interview. Given for the occasion of promoting his new autobiography, Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored, the former Sex Pistol even manages a little dew to the eyes.

And just in case you missed the intended message of his music, he puts it thusly:
Really my message from my music is really learn to love each other properly, because you only get one go at it.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Did Sid Do It?

It's long been assumed that Sid Vicious (nee John Ritchie) killed girlfriend Nancy Spungeon, if accidentally (as suggested in the Alex Cox movie).

England's The Mail claims "explosive" new evidence indicates that someone else may've been involved. A new documentary by Brit Alan G. Parker, who's been researching the project for 24 years, attempts to make Sid's case.

If you're interested, the movie is called Who Killed Nancy?

This just in: You can now see it on YouTube here.