Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Saturday, November 26, 2005

chasing dylan | then & now...

I make no secret of the fact that I love Bob Dylan, and why should I? Millions of people love Dylan and there must be thousands of writers who spend their time reading about Dylan, researching and writing and thinking about him and his work just as I do and have for quite some time now. But what I want to talk about today and this is totally different from anything else I’ve written, is strictly how Dylan looks and his evolution over time. Not his music so much, though that factors in, but the Dylan of the early days and of the mid-sixties – the one I think of as my Dylan, that is the uber-thin Dylan dressed in black peg-leg pants and a black turtle neck and jacket with his trademark curly and out of control hair and that clear-skinned and free of hair face that held all that at least I wanted to see in him. >>>more.