The Corona (typewriter) plague of (possibly) pilfered lyrics…

Update December 8, 2022

Well Bob has finished the Europe leg of his concert series. But not without some controversy…as in total forgery…yes, the signed copies of his new tome, The Philosophy of Modern Song, came with a letter specifying the signature as that of Bob. But lo and behold, fans started comparing sigs and found they were quite similar. With little points, no less. Predictably, the publisher was initially furious and defiant, but later came crawling out of the woodwork with the confirmation that, yes, this was an autopen realization of Bob’s signature. And if that were not enough malarky, now Bob has come forth claiming Vertigo as the reason! I am now waiting for the Greek chorus. It just doesn’t get any more weird than this…

Or can it. Alfred Hitchcock did a good job with Vertigo.

Then Mel Brooks upstaged him with the goofy High Anxiety, which spoofed all of the Hitchcock movies…

Will there be an Act Three?

Or will it just be Cry me a River, until the Bob machine can find some new way to make money…

I can hardly wait…

Update October 21, 2022

Now Liz Truss is gone, and possibly the pound. While Bob sings his heart out at the Palladium.

Roll on, Bob…

Update October 9, 2022 (also the birthday of John Lennon)

Well now it looks like Pres. Biden actually attempted to troll “Armageddon” over the crisis in Ukraine, which is not unlike the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago. This is unfortunate, but it is not impossible that he is following some sort of.a script. His aides, etc, are trying to re-spin this and get him to pull back from such an inflammatory statement.

However, based on this, we can perhaps define a possible worse-case-scenario of Dylan et al attempting to use the energy of the Zauberflote to their own ends…namely “A Hard Rain’s a’gonna Fall”. I would not be surprised at an attempted redo, though I would be thoroughly dismayed and disheartened if any such shenanigans were going on…

I will posit, however, the possibility that this is NOT “Armageddon” per se, but may be “Minnegeddon”, which I have been telling you about…where the truth finally comes out about what happened to Wolfgang Mozart, and by inference, ironically, not only to me but possibly to John Lennon.

Yes, let that sink in…

I will be posting more on this later…

In the meantime, a bridge in Crimea critical to keeping the Russians supplied, was blown up yesterday. It may have been an accident. Still, it gives Ukraine an advantage, at least for the moment…

History is upon us…

Update October 3, 2022

Well, Bob has been out of the country for a while, starting his Europe leg in Norway and proceeding to Germany…odd coincidences in that when I saw the Queen in Edinburgh long ago, she was there to welcome the King of Norway. And Bob’s German sites are not far from…Hamburg…

Bob may be thinking he is using the energy of the Mozart vortex to keep the lid on whatever it is he doesn’t want us to know about. That’s not what’s happening, of course…but he doesn’t know that. Even if he figured it out, he wouldn’t believe it. His ego is that large. Really…

So, since that time he’s been away, the Queen is gone. And so is Florida.

What’s next?

I don’t suppose Bob will put Key West on hold for a while…or take a collection either…

I guess time will tell…

Original post…September 25, 2022

Not long after my visit to Mankato to (finally) see Bob Dylan perform the CV-19 plague reared its ugly head. Bob had been planning to tour in Japan, and then make major appearances in the US, including the Hollywood Bowl and Forest Hills. He finally had a new album of his ‘own’ music, instead of the standards covers he had been doing for some time.

Ironically, it was at about that time that I began to catch on to what he had been doing all along that had had a significant effect on me. The odd coincidences were piling up…and, of course, his threatening and malevolent presence when he contacted me did little to assuage my concerns. I was already wary…I just did not know of what or why…

Gradually, after examining the lyrics of a number of songs, including Jokerman and the album,Tempest, I began to have a sneaking suspicion that an early draft of Titan, the first episode in my saga Piper to the Alternative, might have made its way into Dylan’s hands…

Why on earth? I could not figure out…but there were enough odd references to make me want to dig deeper…

Knowing what I did about how comfortable Bob seemed to be appropriating the work of others, both in music and art, I had little doubt that if he got his hands on something he considered useful, he would have no qualms about ‘incorporating’ my work into ‘his’…

However, ironically, it seems that the plague — the symptoms of which, oddly, create an environment not unlike that which Wolfgang Mozart had no choice but to endure — seemed to have lifted the cover off of the underlying pilfering and deceit that has been going on. As if a curtain had been lifted, things that Bob had been doing under cover began to appear increasingly clear. In the greatest possible irony, that which had been concealed was now revealed…

So now Bob is back on the road again. He played shorter and more modest US legs. He played the same set every night. The appreciative audiences sit and tap their feet. Some even fall asleep. Even with the new songs of R+RW the audiences are by and large welcoming and accepting. He is, after all, like a cozy old sweater you can always sink into and feel better. But there is no outrage, no hystrionics…and without Bob realizing it, he is finally revealing more and more about what happened long ago and why…

He doesn’t seem in the least aware that he has hoist himself with his own petard…

In fact, now that he’s starting a Europe leg, I can hardly wait to see what mysteries will finally be revealed…

How about one involving the Nightingale and St. John? Hmmm…..

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