April 26, 2013

"Working for him, the whole crew being artisans, this whole thing that rose from the earth — it was a real castle."

"There’s a whale-watching tower. Each room has a theme — there’s a cathedral room, a storytelling room. We set up a tile factory on the property because there’s a million dollars worth of hand-made tile in this house. It’s an extraordinary place."

Him = Bob Dylan. 

23 comments:

Bob_R said...

I think that if I were fabulously rich, having a great house built to my taste would be a really satisfying use of my money.

traditionalguy said...

There is Home Depot for the rest of us, and than there is the Malibu Museum of Home Art for the special people.

Good job Bob.

T J Sawyer said...

Had I been Dylan, I'd have just taken the designer up to San Simeon and said, "Do it like this - but with a modern kitchen." "Oh, and open it up a bit but no changes to the Library."

Surfed said...

Malibu has no sewer system. The houses (er, mansions) all use septic tanks...aging septic tanks. Aging septic tanks leach poo. When it rains storm water saturates the ground and pushes septic tank leachings (human waste anyone?) into the ocean. Storm runoff also goes into the ocean/beach. This runoff takes with it oil and dirt from roads, pesticides from people's yards, and wild animal waste from the hillsides. Malibu's Surfrider beach has failed water quality testing after every rainstorm for the past decade. Take care and make sure you don't go into the water within 72 hours of a rain storm. You don't want to get sick this way.

The city of Los Angeles has mandated that Malibu install a sewer system in the basin above Surfrider Beach by 2019. Commercial properties are mandated to be on the sewer system by 2015.

So, take care when swiming in the waters off Malibu.

El Pollo Real said...

He is risen higher,
riding a sorriso.

El Pollo Real said...

Malibu has no sewer system.

Further south, Encinitas still pumps bacteria offshore: link

wyo sis said...

When you have a copper roofed tower toxic runoff is a worry for the little people.

Lem said...

Oh my goodness.

That's the style of architecture that has always fascinated me. From the time I was a child and my father would drive us trough the posh neighborhoods in the Dominican Republic.

Chip Ahoy said...

A little boy and his family visiting Britain are preparing to visit a castle. They keep the boy's attention, "We're going to the castle. We're going to see the castle. We'll be at the castle real soon." And they do. They turn the bend and finally there the castle stands in all its glory and the boy burst into ill-tempered tears, "I thought it was a bouncy castle!!11!!1?!11"

David said...

Sieze the day!

The Godfather said...

A "manse" is a clergyman's residence. It's a shame to see it used to mean "mansion" when there's a perfectly good word for mansion: "mansion".

Chef Mojo said...

I'm pretty sure there's some boots of Spanish leather around there somewhere...

Ambrose said...

He is always on tour; I wonder if he gets a chance to enjoy his house. "He" is Dylan.

Sam L. said...

I'm glad he's spending--good for the local econamy.

El Pollo Real said...

wyo sis said...
When you have a copper roofed tower toxic runoff is a worry for the little people.

Tangled Up In Verdigris

bagoh20 said...

Was there soft bread?, and wine? maybe a little cheese? Straining sweating artisans with bread, and wine, and cheese, oh my yes! Lets do that, and play a few tunes, and take a deep breath, and smile.

Darrell said...

Any article like that which does not include a picture to illustrate every description mentioned, should be deleted upon posting.

Charlie said...

Up on Housing Project Hill, it's either fortune or fame.

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Mitchell the Bat said...

I own a mansion. I forget the price. Ain't never been there. They tell me it's nice.

I live in hotels. I tear out the walls. I have accountants pay for it all.

Rusty said...

Bob Dylan creates jobs.

Jim Bullock said...

Aging septic tanks leach poo.

Paraphrasing: "... therefore we need a municipal sewer system."

No, we need people to dispose of their own poo. They made the mess, did they not? If the idea is to get rid of migratory poo, a municipal sewer system is only one solution.

"Don't poo on other people." seems both courteous and easily enforced. Perhaps the local governments, owning and administering beaches on behalf of the town or county, could themselves claim they've been crapped upon & seek restitution.

Had I been gifted with someone else's migratory poo, I'd be inclined to demand that the slime of origin freaking fix their mess.

From there, people free ranging their could fix their systems, collaborate to create a shared system, or drive to restaurants in another watershed twice a day.

I think the people causing the problem should be on the hook to solve it, especially when there are multiple solutions.