Maybe She Was Thinking Of Dylan Thomas

A few weeks ago, Bob Dylan got himself rounded up by the New Jersey police as a suspected up-to-no good, itinerant, vagrant-type individual.  Described by concerned residents as looking “scruffy” and “eccentric,”  the officers had no choice but to respond to the call that a man was wandering around the neighborhood, alone.

Once apprehended, Dylan was found to be entirely without ID, proving to be a problem as the 20-something gendarmes drew a blank when the culprit claimed to be a Mr. Bob Dylan.  Now under scrutiny as a hypothetical celebrity, the fuzz drove the bemused Bob back to the stadium where the marquee claimed that there was indeed a Mr. Dylan playing in town with the also unknown duo Willie Nelson & John “Ze Coug” Mellencamp.

Everything worked out in the end as there were in fact several staff and crew members available who could vouch for both the existence of such a musician/public figure, and his resemblance to the man in the back of the black ‘n white cruiser.

What can we learn from this escapade?  What lessons can we take from this frightful foray to the dark side of the law?  Namely that Simon & Garfunkel were on to something 40 years ago:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIFbXK0qQ4g

Interesting live bootleg, eh?  Lots more words ‘n references than the album version, enough to give both REM and Billy Joel a run for their money.

Puff The Magic Kitten

Grant Wentzel Smoking Cat

Yes it’s my duty, a sacred trust if you will, to keep you informed of the most important regional news from the always above par upper-midwestern region.

Today, I wish to share with you the trials of young Nebraskan who just wanted that cat to freakin’ chill, man.  So he stuffed it in a bong.  And then the police got involved.  You can read more here.

Tonight’s the Night: Tegan & Sarah

I almost caught them by accident when they opened for Neil Young years ago. They’ve since gone new wave and have a way of tickling that little adolescent girl in us all. (She’s there, trust me… keep looking.)

Feist: Tickets are in!

My cards are on the table.  I’m excited about this one… not Morrissey excited mind you, but gettting there.

Peaches roomie no more, she’s on tour and doing a few select cities here in North America.  Centers of art, culture, and great learning.  Like OSU.  Hey, it’s good for me.

For your listening pleasure, here’s a live version of I Feel It All.