inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #151 of 175: the System Works (dgault) Fri 31 Jan 03 23:09
    

<watadoo>,  I read that post fast and thought
you'd bought a software package called "Swampthing"
to do your road managing.

Hey,  it might work.  You could wire it up to display the right
thing to say in any situation on the inside of your mirror shades.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #152 of 175: Bill's Burrows (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 06:43
    

But it would require a big fan to cool it, something way bigger than
what I usually stuff in my pants.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #153 of 175: Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sat 1 Feb 03 09:49
    
David,

I think I covered most of the Kemp stories in the book.  Now I can
tell you Kemp stories AFTER the book.  Like the time Louie and I went
to the Chabad telethon with Kinky.  But Louie and I were pals by then
so there was no real drama.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #154 of 175: Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sat 1 Feb 03 09:50
    
To all,

Thanks for all the interest.  It's been fun.  I'll poke in here from
time to time the next few days so if you want to know anything else,
fire away!
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #155 of 175: Scott Ashkenaz (sashkenaz) Sat 1 Feb 03 10:38
    
Ratso, Is there any bio of Kinky which you can recommend? I've only
found things which include him as a supporting player.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #156 of 175: Bill's Burrows (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 10:46
    

Please don't be a stranger, Mr. Sloman.  Keep poking as long as you're
comped.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #157 of 175: Gary Lambert (almanac) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:01
    

Indeed! It's been swell having both of you here, Ratso and Michael! In
fact, I hope you both might find time to poke around other parts of the
Well and see if you dig it. Either or both of you would be welcome
permanent additions to this wacky li'l 'hood.

BTW, my only, very indirect, personal experience regarding Lou Kemp came
in the form of the enormous smoked Whitefish that Lou would annually
send from Alaska to the offices of Bill Graham Presents during the eight
years I worked there, and which Bill would ceremoniously lay out in the
company kitchen for all the employees to enjoy. Needless to say that Lou
Kemp, in my experience, is a frickin' saint! ;-)
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #158 of 175: David Gans (tnf) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:08
    

You know, we have an entire conference devoted to Bob: <dylan.>

You who are reading this off-WELL can't go there, but you could join the WELL
and participate!
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #159 of 175: Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:20
    

MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Smoked whitefiiiiiiish...!
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #160 of 175: sonically gorgeous with no real content (watadoo) Sat 1 Feb 03 15:30
    
<watadoo>,  I read that post fast and thought
you'd bought a software package called "Swampthing"
to do your road managing.

Hey,  it might work.  You could wire it up to display the right
thing to say in any situation on the inside of your mirror shades.<<<

There aint no software that can do this: 
http://home.pacbell.net/watadoo/whit2.jpg


 
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #161 of 175: Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:27
    
We were the lucky reciepients of Kemp's smoked fish largesse on that
tour.  I remember Joni Mitchell in utter disbelief that we'd be eating
fish for breakfast!
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #162 of 175: Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:29
    

She knew not the transcendental pleasures of lox, sable, and whitefish????
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #163 of 175: "First you steal a bicycle...." (rik) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:33
    
Canadian, and from the plains.   The word "shiksa" comes to mind.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #164 of 175: outside the law and honest (tbessoir) Thu 6 Feb 03 08:44
    
Really enjoying the book. A great read. 

Maybe you covered this and I missed it. How did Mick Ronson come to be on 
this tour?
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #165 of 175: Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sat 8 Feb 03 08:59
    

        It takes a friend to make you laugh
        A smack on the back
        Someone who knows right where you're at
        A friend in town who just heard you're around
        And came by to see how you're getting along
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #166 of 175: Michael Simmons (michaelsimmons) Mon 10 Feb 03 20:09
    
      To sashkenaz: there is no, nor has there been, a bio of Kinky. 
But if you read his mystery novels, you get a very accurate -- albeit
fictionalized -- self-portrait of the real Kinkster.
       Self-portrait.  Cannot escape those Dylan refs.  I feel like
Weberman...
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #167 of 175: Berliner (captward) Tue 11 Feb 03 02:53
    
Just don't act like him and you'll be okay. 
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #168 of 175: Dan Mitchell (mitchell) Tue 11 Feb 03 05:10
    
Yet, Kinky's garbage may be far more interesting than Dylan's was.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #169 of 175: Berliner (captward) Tue 11 Feb 03 07:06
    
If you like cigar butts. Although he may be contravening the Trading
With The Enemy Act. 
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #170 of 175: Adam Powell (rocket) Tue 11 Feb 03 14:26
    
The book is excellent, Mr. Sloman.

Someone mentioned Stew. Are there other lyricists out there that Dylan
likes? Beck springs to mind, or (less likely) Farrell, KRS-ONE, or Yauch.

Of course, there have been so few lyricists worth paying attention to in
the last 20 years, I'd be surprised if Dylan listens to any of it. And 90%
is hip-hop. (Does Dylan listen to hip-hop?)
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #171 of 175: jules n. binoculars (xian) Tue 11 Feb 03 15:12
    
i remember dylan praising prince very highly in rolling stone, but
that must have been fifteen years ago now.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #172 of 175: Dan Lynch (ndjd88) Tue 11 Feb 03 17:23
    

few lyricists worth paying attention to in the last 20 years??
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #173 of 175: Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Tue 11 Feb 03 22:59
    
Hello again,

Ronson coming along was Neuwirth's doing.  He got friendly with Ronson
and Ian Hunter.  
There's a new bio of Kinky Friedman that's about to be released.  Go
to Kinky's web page www.kinkyfriedman.com for more details.

Kinky's garbage should be quarantined.

I remember reading somewhere that Dylan liked Nick Cave's work a lot. 
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #174 of 175: Dan Lynch (ndjd88) Wed 26 Feb 03 14:11
    

Kinky Friedman will be appearing at J&R Music World in NYC on March
12th to promote his new video.
  
inkwell.vue.173 : Larry "Ratso" Sloman: On the Road with Bob Dylan
permalink #175 of 175: School of Caffeinated Prose (mmarquest) Mon 5 May 03 13:08
    
Just read this whole topic. Very fascinating. Will probably go out and
get the book. Thanks all.
  



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