Tuesday, September 27, 2005

How many documentaries,
must one man watch ...

Little-known facts you missed if you didn't watch the new Bob Dylan documentary on PBS:
  • As a child, played "Froggy" in the "Little Rascals."
  • Newport folk festival crowd was actually booing because the refreshment stands ran out of Nehi.
  • Text of note slipped to hospital attendant by Woody Guthrie: "Please get this strange little man out of my room."
  • Dylan credited with popularizing the Jewish Afro, a style single-handedly killed in 1975 by Gabe Kaplan.
  • Took his name not, as many think, from Dylan Thomas, but from Luke Perry's character on "90210."

Um ... OK, I didn't actually watch it. But I plan to get the DVD.

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