Influences


with the sounds of Francois Villon / echoin thru my mad streets / as I stumble on lost cigars / of Bertolt Brecht / an empty bottles / of Brendan Behan / the hypnotic words / of A.L. Loyd / each one bendin like it's own song / an the woven spell of Paul Clayton / entrancin me like China's plague / unescapable / drownin in the lungs of Edith Piaf / an in the mystery of Marlene Dietrich / the dead poems of Eddie Freeman / love songs of Allen Ginsberg / an jail songs of Ray Bremser / the narrow tunes of Modigliani / an the singin plains of Harry Jackson / the cries of Charles Aznavour / with the melodies of Yevtushenko / thru the quiet fire of Miles Davis / above the bells of William Blake / and beat visions of Johnny Cash / and the saintliness of Pete Seeger 
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

i'm standing there watching the parade / feeling combination of sleepy john estes. jayne mansfield. humphrey bogart / mortimer snurd. murph the surf and so forth
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bringing It All Back Home, released March 1965 by Colombia Records.

the fact that the white house is filled with leaders that've never been t the apollo theater amazes me. why allen ginsberg was not chosen t read poetry at the inauguration boggles the mind / if someone thinks norman mailer is more important than hank williams, that's fine. i have no arguments an i never drink milk
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bringing It All Back Home, released March 1965 by Colombia Records.

i would not want t be bach. mozart. tolstoy. joe hill. gertrude stein or james dean / they are all dead
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bringing It All Back Home, released March 1965 by Colombia Records.



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