For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Went To See The Gypsy



Today the gypsies gather at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the French Camargue, culmination of their annual Romany pilgrimage. Bob Dylan attended this festival in May 1975. Today is also Bob Dylan's seventieth birthday. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock may have measured out his life with coffee spoons, but I've measured out mine with Dylan albums and gigs. Happy Birthday, Bob, and may you stay Forever Young.

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Perhaps you have already posted on the origins and the specifics of your fascination with Dylan, but in case not, I would love to hear about them Robert.

ksam said...

Ahh perhaps that explains all the Dylan we keep hearing on the radios as we pass thru Spain!

am said...

"Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe."
(John Muir)

All those connections. Thanks for these links today!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I didn't think he had ever been young Robert - he always looked older and wiser than his years. (sorry)

The Solitary Walker said...

That's a great idea, Bonnie! I'll do it.

Yes, that'll explain it, Karin, though the Spanish are crazy about Dylan, birthday or not! I'm following your trip. You seem to be having a wonderful time.

I knew you would like those connections, as I do, am ...

... and Pat, yes, from the evidence of those early songs he certainly seemed older than his years ...

Val said...

happy birthday Bob - and looking forward to your Bonnie inspired blog!

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for visiting, Val!

Luiza said...

A huge Dylan fan in my teens and twenties I have moved on (from repetitive playing) but hearing a Dylan song always makes my heart sing. Happy birthday Mr Dylan.

Surfing your Blog and loving it.

Happy 900th Robert.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks, Luiza!