Thursday, August 31, 2006

Time Out of Mind

Aging hipsters gonna work it out.

Jonathan Lethem's interview with Bob Dylan in the new issue of Rolling Stone has this gem:
"I wrote these songs in not a meditative state at all, but more like in a trancelike, hypnotic state. This is how I feel? Why do I feel like that? And who's the me that feels this way? I couldn't tell you that, either. But I know that those songs are just in my genes and I couldn't stop them comin' out."
Yeah, right on.

To quote another Dylan version of the same: "It Ain't Me, Babe (No, No, It Ain't Me)."

As I suggested in this early draft of a "spontaneous theory" soon to appear in META/DATA, it's the not-me.

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