Whatever Colours You Have In Your Mind

Via J-Walk, I enjoyed this summary of what goes on during Bob Dylan’s radio show.

Here are all the topics on which he’s given out Useful Tips:

  • How to Hang Dry Wall
  • What to Pack When You’re Traveling
  • How to Walk Like A Runway Model
  • How to Give Yourself Dreadlocks

Here are some quotes. Almost all are very endearing, it was tough to pick just a few:

  • “The distinctive voice of Aaron Neville. A lot of people think we sing the same.”
  • Re: Tex William’s Brother Drop Dead – “Some people die too soon. Others, you’re kind of hoping. Tex Williams has a song for such a situation.”
  • Re: Howlin’ Wolf – “This next song is entirely without flaw and meets all the supreme standards of excellence.”
  • “The harmonica is the world’s best-selling musical instrument. You’re welcome.” (I’ve never met anyone else who agrees with me on this, but I’m not ashamed to say it – I love the sound of the harmonica! And it’s pretty much because of Bob Dylan.)
  • “A giraffe can go a long time without water. But he wants to see a menu right away.”

After reading all this I instantly wanted to listen to him, but unfortunately all my Dylan albums are still back in my old room at my family’s place. I haven’t moved my CD collection over yet because, well, there’s no shelf over here capable of accommodating it. Perhaps a trip to IKEA this weekend…

2 comments

  1. I would definitely recommend listening to his Theme Time Radio Hour on 6Music (it’s on Listen Again on the BBC site). I find it instantly soothing listening to his voice. Along with this, I would also recommend listening to Adam and Joe’s 6Music show, which is utter genius in every way.

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