March 25, 2017

"I said I wanted to get some outside stuff, and I looked out the window and saw it was getting darker and darker... There wasn’t very much thought to it."

Said Don Hunstein, the man who took the photograph that's on the cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" — quoted in his NYT obituary. He was 88.

That photograph has been stared at by a lot of people and inspired many, many fantasies — especially of what it should be like to have (or be) a girlfriend.



IN THE COMMENTS: Paddy O said:
Reminds me of a dream I once had. Was it even my dream? It wasn't. It was a dream I once heard about. A dream Meade had one day many years ago, a dream of freewheelin' with a blog hostess.

20 comments:

rehajm said...

Put a coat on!

Paco Wové said...

I'm afraid that when I look at that cover, all I can think of is "gusanos".

Ambrose said...

Mario Batali's first restaurant was in a building in the background. Much later of course.

Bay Area Guy said...

I love the album cover, and have always loved the album cover, first as a kid, now as a grown-up.

Who doesn't love walking thru a big city, arm and arm, with a pretty girl?

As a kid, I looked forward to those moments, now I look back fondly!

n.n said...

So sweet. A visual affirmation of equal and complementary.

Laslo Spatula said...

I find that photo sweetly sexy.

I'm not even imagining her naked. At this particular moment.

I am Laslo.

Paddy O said...

Reminds me of a dream I once had. Was it even my dream? It wasn't. It was a dream I once heard about. A dream Meade had one day many years ago, a dream of freewheelin' with a blog hostess.

Sebastian said...

How can a man be freewheelin' tethered to a girl?

traditionalguy said...

We were young once and innocent Boomers. And then the LBJ's crazy Asian War blew it all up.

Meade said...

Hilarious, Paddy.

David said...

Sebastian said...
How can a man be freewheelin' tethered to a girl?

If you read the history of that romance, it was a loose tether. She was Hot Stuff but not the only Hot Stuff. I was in love with her, just from the photo. But it didn't last.

rcocean said...

Bob Dylan is listed at 5-7 but looking at that picture, I think someone is squeezing an inch or two in.

I'm always struck at how short/scrawny a lot of Rock'n'Roll stars are. Seems to be true of pop singers too. Guess if you're tall - you don't need to sing.

rcocean said...

Elvis of course, was an exception.

David Baker said...

If there's a single factor attributable to Bob Dylan's success, it's this album cover.

traditionalguy said...

We came of age watching and singing the Mickey Mouse Club theme song. Then Zimmerman wrote songs more in tune with LBJ's crazy Asian War.

antiphone said...

"...conservative powers forbid subversive ideas to have direct access to the public discourse. Such ideas get first trivialized and sterilized, and then they are safely incorporated back within mainstream society, where they can be exploited to add new flavors to old dominant ideas."

tim maguire said...

That's a famous picture? He looks rediculous. Especially the hair. Like a child pretending to be an adult. Sad.

madAsHell said...

Wasn't there a blog entry about the woman on the album cover?

madAsHell said...

Yes, I think there was. She died in 2011.

Hmmm.....2011? Six years ago. I need to get a life.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

"No, no, no, it ain't me babe."