November 11, 2013

Charles P. Pierce — who "back[s] up to nobody in my respect and love for The Master" — is irked that somebody else is writing about Bob Dylan.

"Songs of his I could not understand in my youth mean more to me now than a lot of Scripture does," but when he reads Elizabeth Wurtzel expressing all manner of reverence for Dylan, Pierce shifts to being one of the many here among us who feel that Dylan is but a joke. "Desolation Row" —  for just this one moment — becomes "one of the great stand-up comedy routines." Because nothing's funnier than a heart-attack machine.

8 comments:

Michael said...

He should be irked. I am irked.

traditionalguy said...

Even Dylan lovers are feeling discontent.

Smilin' Jack said...

"Desolation Row" —  for just this one moment — becomes "one of the great stand-up comedy routines."

Sorry, but Dylan's no better at comedy than he is at singing.

surfed said...

The beauty of Bob is that there's a Bob for everyone.

Crimso said...

"Because nothing's funnier than a heart-attack machine."

I don't know. Nailing your scrotum to the pavement is pretty close.

betamax3000 said...

They're selling Tickets to Carrot-Top
They're Painting the Fake Dog Poop Brown
The Comedy Club is Filled with Hecklers
The Circus is in Town

betamax3000 said...

And Ezra Pound and T.S. Elliott
They Walk into a Bar
While Buddy Hackett Makes Funny Faces
And Banters With Jack Paar

Sam L. said...

I pity both da fools!