Seven Breezes Blowin'...

'Tis the song, the sigh of the weary.
Hard times, hard times, come again no more.
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door.
Oh, hard times, come again no more.
Bob Shed
Jean's Cabin

Richard Batey spotted the insert from an old Jean Ritchie lp & convinced himself that it bore a striking resemblance to the famous Dan Kramer photo of Dylan & Sarah at the cabin door. While it is a well known fact that Richard has severely damaged his eyesight while surfing the 'Net atop his riding lawnmower, he's an old buddy of mine & well, one thing led to another & oh hell, here it is...

It may be just a case of "musicians posing in quaint derelict buildings," a phenomenon that has afflicted performers as diverse as R.E.M. and The Amazing Rhythm Aces (as well as Jean Ritchie and Bob Dylan). But the "research" has led us in & out of lifetimes (unmentionable by name) to the similarities between The Ballad of Hollis Brown & Stephen Foster's Hard Times and the multiple takes of Kramer's photo. Exclusive info & Jean Ritchie links provided by Jon Pickow! Who's Jon Pickow? Read & find out!

So you, dear reader, must be the judge. The thumbnails at left will hurl you headlong into the ditch of what each one means... If you prefer to ride past the destruction in the ditches, you can go back to the Dylan Sights & Sounds page, but you'll miss a helluva tempest in a teapot.