Monday, March 22, 2010

Take That, Bob Dylan!

I had a nice time with Celtic guitar superstar Tony McManus last night. Tony revealed that two of his pieces will be in the new Neil Jordan film, Ondine.

He also told the following story: a guitarist he knew recently died and was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Newton. His epitaph reads, "Times were sometimes tough, but at least I never made a Christmas album."


Anonymous said...

Well, to be fair, he was a Christian for 2 & 1/2 albums.


Tony McManus said...

No I wasn't!

Miranda said...

Anonymous, pardon my confusion, but who's the "he" in your sentence? Tony, or the dead guitarist?

Jeffrey Shallit said...


Reading compehension problems again.

Anonymous was referring to Bob Dylan.

paul01 said...

Slow train coming?

Anonymous said...

Yes, _Slow Train Coming_, _Saved_ and _Shot of Love_.

Miranda said...

"Reading compehension problems again."

Hey, I caught you in the "When to Doubt the Science Bashers" post. /

Diogenes said...

Some rock critic did a line-by-line analysis of "Jokerman" and concluded the Jokerman was... Jesus Christ.

I listed to "Jokerman" 50 times and concluded the Jokerman was... Bob Dylan.

"Whoa Jokerman, you know what he wants. Oh Jokerman, you don't show any response."

That's Dylan responding to interviewers.