"You've been with the professors
And they've all liked your looks
With great lawyers you have
Discussed lepers and crooks
You've been through all of
F. Scott Fitzgerald's books
You're very well read
It's well known"
Ballad of a Thin Man by Bob Dylan
HWY 61 Revisited
Yesterday during the day I was thinking of this song and these lyrics --- This made me think of The Great Gatsby --- A couple things I picked-up from that book was 1). how Jay Gatsby's library contained books which were hollow inside. They were just fake. And, 2). beyond just the little details, a main lesson here is that money cannot and does not buy intellect, passion, morality, justice, karma, taste and class!
I later heard the NEWS of "Bob Dylan being awarded Pulitzer Prize for music" on Red Eye
and when I awoke I thought about it all.
And, thus, by current, modern-day-standards, one may be considered "rich" or wealthy and may have big-modern-day-home, fancy cars w/ fancy shiny rims, lots of "bling-bling" (diamonds and fancy jewelry) and be "livin' large" however, again, some things don't change from when The Great Gatsby was written = money doesn't buy intellect, passion, morality, justice, karma, taste and class!
Bob Dylan is a poet. His music is poetry. His life is poetry. The way he lives and views life is poetry.
And it's better than allot of the shit that is "published" by "publishing houses" and "poetry magazines" and most of the crap that professional academics create (by fear of "publish or perish") and flood the market with because of their "ivory tower" monopoly in the world of publishing.
Well, that's okay. In this case the "cream has risen." And Bob Dylan has profoundly touched more people than if he would be a well tenured, well published professor anywhere in the U.S.
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