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The Rhymes they are A-Changin’

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Blog Guy, I read in a Reuters story that some previously unpublished lyrics by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan are going up for auction this month.

Yes, it’s an incredible window into the creative process. The lyrics are heavily annotated, sometimes in crayon, so you can actually see how they evolved.

People may be very surprised at the earliest versions of some of the legendary legend’s classics.

Can you give us examples?

Sure. There are unedited first drafts of “Blowin’ in the Window,” “Don’t Give it a Second Thought, it’s Okay,” and “Like a Pebble that Rolls If You Kick It.”

Gives whole new meaning to “air guitar”

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Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown?

Yes, Krasnoyarsk. It is the goofiest spot on earth.

I was wondering, do they have a space program?

flying guitar vertical 240Indeed they do, and it’s a strange one.

No! Why doesn’t that surprise me?

The folks there wanted to be the first to shoot a guitar into space, and yesterday they succeeded.

A guitar? What’s the name of this program?

“Stairway to Heaven,” I believe.

Hmm. And where did the guitar launch director sit?

At the instrument panel, of course.

Did they have their own launch pad?

You bet, the Stratocaster.

Okay, even you couldn’t make up stuff this stupid. Is rock music getting popular in Krasnoyarsk?