August 22, 2013

According to the divorce docs, the couple owns an asset described as 'Bob Dylan Hair.'"

"Here comes the story of Bob Dylan's hair... which apparently belongs to the ex-wife of Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach...."

Only one Bob Dylan song contains the word "divorce":
She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam, I guess
But I used a little too much force
"Tangled Up In Blue."  Tangled up?! You might want to use a comb on that.

8 comments:

surfed said...

What possesses people to own stuff like that? Now if it was Ringo's hair.....

surfed said...

Addendum: Has Bob ever used a comb? Is there an extant picture of him with combed hair (other than as a child)?

Hunter said...

Probably my favorite Dylan song, and my favorite stanza at that. There is a dry humor in that phrase "but I used a little too much force"

Smilin' Jack said...

According to the divorce docs, the couple owns an asset described as "Bob Dylan Hair."

When I have hay fever and laryngitis at the same time, I get "Bob Dylan Voice."

Mike said...

Rolling Stone put out a video "25 Years of Rolling Stone" when I was still teaching, and it had the best live clip of Dylan singing "Tangled" that I've ever seen. As I recall, he had eyeliner or something going on, giving him a slightly ominous appearance, and he sang some of the stanzas with anger, biting off the words and spitting them out. Now that's performance art.

Lydia said...

The hair's a relic.

So, is he the Buddha or a saint? Or our very own Orpheus, whose head "was supposed to have been transported to Lesbos, where it was enshrined and visited as an oracle."

eddie willers said...

He rhymed "outrageous" with "contagious" on the song Isis.

For that alone he has my respect.

Drew W said...

Dylan did write at least one song specifically about divorce (I always assumed his from Sara), called "We Better Talk This Over," a sharp tune from the generally underrated Street Legal:
"This situation can only get rougher/Why should we needlessly suffer?/Let's call it a day, go our own different ways/Before we decay . . ."