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November 01, 2016


well done David, as always

David, Thanks so much for this. I've been trying to figure out why there was such an outcry over Dylan getting the Nobel. I'm sure there are many reasons, but I'm also sure the fact that he doesn't need it, never wanted it, doesn't care really gripes the members of our illustrious cadre who are obsessed with networking and career mongering. I can just see the thought bubbles: "I've sucked up so much, and I haven't gotten anything. It's not fair."

I continue to be so happy about this Nobel. The years of Bringing It All Back Home and John Wesley Harding are one of the great achievements of any writer, then there's the rest of his work. I can't wait to get my copy of the lyrics.


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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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