The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind


For those who endorse awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature, the question might be: Why did the Swedish Academy wait so long? For those who oppose: A songwriter?

But there is never an expiration date on the acknowledgment of excellence, and Mr. Dylan is much more than a songwriter. One may quarrel that the award delays what appears to be the inevitable recognition by the academy of novelists Haruki Murakami and Philip Roth, among others, or that a composer for musical theater like Stephen Sondheim is the place to begin if songs are considered literature. But no one who knows Mr. Dylan’s work and its impact on his and subsequent generations of authors and composers can dispute its high quality.

To the point of whether the words to songs comprise literature: It is the rare lyric that can stand on its own without the rhythm the music provides. The irony of assessing Mr. Dylan’s words absent the accompaniment is that he changed popular music by discovering and then exploring, repeatedly and often magnificently, new ways to set distinctive narratives to melody and rhythm as in “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Like a Rolling Stone.” There is no comparable body of work, regardless of standard of measurement, by any other artist of the rock era.

~ Jim Fusilli, excerpt from Yes, Bob Dylan Deserves the Nobel Prize


The Morning Call!


Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out

Opposite Day*



  • Source: This isn’t happiness
  • *Opposite Day is an unofficial holiday, that is generally observed whenever it is declared, where every action is modified so that meaning is negated. It is usually observed among children, and rarely lasts an entire day. Once Opposite Day is declared, statements mean the opposite of what they usually mean.

David Bowie


David Bowie 1947-2016

Source: this isn’t happiness

Monday Morning (First Day Back Post-Holiday)


Source: Snoopy and Woodstock sleeping (via thesensualstarship)


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Source: Charlie Brown & Sleepy Snoopy via Mennyfox55

Dec 24: 64° F



Notes: Image Credit for Calvin and Hobbes (You Call This December?). Temperature map: Gizmodo

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week


Source: mennyfox55

And. The Day After…


The leftovers!

Source: thesensualstarfish

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


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