Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Escapades

Bob Dylan turned 70 a couple of days ago, and this is my favorite among's "Dylan through the years" photographic retrospective.

It shows him the way I imagine him when he is not donning a veneer, playing a role, assuming a guise, or even particularly considering listeners. It is also the way I most want to imagine him: in the act of making great music.

From 1965, this photo was almost certainly taken during the production of Blonde on Blonde, the album that includes, among other desert island songs, "Visions of Johanna."

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