Thursday, 13 October 2016

Writing - Birds are chained to the sky #bobdylan

Just considering the subject of today's post and along came the news that Bob Dylan was announced as having won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Bob Dylan

I'm sure that there will be some of the establishment, literature snobs looking down their great noses at the award with disdain but I believe that the award to Dylan is a superb.

Born in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota Robert Allen Zimmerman has been singing and writing for five decades. He is 75 years old and has made a massive contribution in words to our western culture. At times he has been a conscience as well as an entertainer. I remember as a teenager his protest songs of the sixties and being impressed. His talent has never waned.

Blowin' in the Wind
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind
Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

Only two verses of the song that was written in 1962 and so much relevance to today. If you want to listen to the whole piece click on the link below.

Publishing progress

Today was supposed to be the day that my tenth Steele novel was sent to the online publisher BUT!!!!!! The site seems to have a problem. That is really frustrating. Here I am ready to go and I'm stymied.
Hold on!
Would you believe it, as I was typing it all went through.

The above is the probable final cover.

God Bless