Paul From Minneapolis

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


The previous post, offered up impetuously, is something written a week or so ago as a prospective stand-up line. Delivered by me with my trademark knowing twinkle, it just may work. It's frosting on the cake that it actually works as a summary of domestic politics.

The one before indicates something of what Bob Dylan believed in 1960 about people passionately protesting the execution of a guy like Caryl Chessman. It reads to me like he didn't quite understand it, though in the telling he makes sure not to slam his old friend too hard. What does he mean by Chandler being "fearless:" fearless for thinking the requested song was possible, or fearless for realizing it might not be, or both? (The fact that Bob tells the story now may mean his bafflement remains.)