Friday, December 31, 2004

Post Card from Marc Coene

Post Card from Marc Coene
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"With your mercury mouth in the missionary times,
And your eyes like smoke and your prayers like rhymes,
And your silver cross, and your voice like chimes,
Oh, who among them do they think could bury you?

--Bob Dylan

Marc Coene, Gent Belgium has contributed a wonderful collage post card for Bob. It is about 5 by 7 inches. The writing around the edges hints that Marc is thinking about Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (one of my favorits too). Bob appears to be playing left handed guitar in this scene in Flanders!
Thank you Marc, for this super contribution.
(If you see her say hello... -- to Frips!)

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Door Knob Broke

Bob Dylan Revisited....
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Yes, I received your letter yesterday
(About the time the door knob broke)
When you asked how I was doing
Was that some kind of joke?
All these people that you mention
Yes, I know them, they're quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces
And give them all another name
Right now I can't read too good
Don't send me no more letters no
Not unless you mail them
From Desolation Row

--Bob Dylan

Thank'zZ to everyone sending in mail for the Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan Mailart project!
Look for more fantastic mailart to be posted here soon!
(And for Christmas, get her a drum...)

Monday, December 27, 2004

Drawings from RAEL

Drawings from RAEL
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
Here are the 3 sheets of drawings next to the envelope from RAEL.

Mixed Up Confusion

Envelope from RAEL
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"I got mixed up confusion
Man, it's a-killin' me

Well, there's too many people
And they're all too hard to please

Well, my hat's in my hand
Babe, I'm walkin' down the line

An' I'm lookin' for a woman
Whose head's mixed up like mine

--Bob Dylan

This 6 by 9 inch envelope features 8 line drawings -- each one inspired by a Dylan song!

Inside the envelope are 3 more sheets of line drawings (see next post).

Thank'zZ RAEL!!

Sent in by RAEL from the Netherlands.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Happy New Year'zZ

Happy New Year'zZ
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
Have a great new year!

Fasten yer trigger'zZ

The Sticker Dude Strikes Again
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch
As the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

--Bob Dylan

This envelope from Joel Cohen (The Sticker Dude) measures just under 6 by 9 inches. Looks like a printed copy of a Ruud Janssen envelope altered by Joel, with a quote printed on front by Guy Bleus.

On the back is printed; RUUD STICKER DUDE BLEUS ENVELOPE Printed by Ragged Edge Press, N.Y.C.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Joe Dorn

Joe Dorn
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"As the tune finally folded
I laid down the guitar
Then looked for the girl
Who'd stayed for so long
But her shadow was missin'
For all of my searchin'
So I picked up my guitar
And began the next song
--Bob Dylan

This 4 by 6 inch post card comes from California, USA. It is canvas wrapped heavy card board. Photo shows both the front and back of this card.

Ugliest Girl In The World

Theo Nelson
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"The woman that I love she got a hook in her nose
her eyebrows meet, she wears second hand clothes
She speaks with a stutter and she walks with a hop
I don't know why I love her but I just can't stop

You know I love her
Yeah I love her
I'm in love with the Ugliest Girl in the World
--Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter

Received an interesting post card on heavy museum board from Canada. Photo shows both front and back of post card.

Monday, December 20, 2004

A letter from home...

"She got a letter once in a while and her face broke into a smile
As she showed them to the people from next door.
And she bragged about her son with his uniform and gun,
And these things you called a good old-fashioned war.

Oh! Good old-fashioned war!

--Bob Dylan

Hay... I found this envelope posted on Sylvia Sometimes blog. It seems to fit the Bob Dylan mailart theme somehow :)
Thank'zZ Sylvia!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

I can see through your masks

I can see through your masks
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

--Bob Dylan

The card and envelope come from Joel Cohen (The Sticker Dude) In New York City. Ficus sent me the post card in September and I added my egg head stamp to it and passed it on to Joel. He now returns it with a Dylan image, his own image, and a Dylan quote (from "Masters Of War") all stamped onto the card.
Thank'zZ Joel!

Monday, December 13, 2004

My Cup'a Meat

My Cup'a Meat
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"I like to do just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet,
But guarding fumes and making haste,
It ain't my cup of meat.
Ev'rybody's 'neath the trees,
Feeding pigeons on a limb
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here,
All the pigeons gonna run to him.
Come all without, come all within,
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.
--Bob Dylan

A 4 by 5 inch envelope and bright pink booklet (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2004) titled "Top Meat" --poetry and word art by John M. Bennet. Thank'zZ John!

4th Time Around

4th Time Around
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
When she said,
"Don't waste your words, they're just lies,"
I cried she was deaf.
And she worked on my face until breaking my eyes,
Then said, "What else you got left?"
It was then that I got up to leave
But she said, "Don't forget,
Everybody must give something back
For something they get.

--Bob Dylan

This 5 by 7 inch post card comes from Michael Leigh in Merry olde England. Thank'zZ Michael!
4th Time Around came to mind as I viewed yer card! Except for the eyes part. Dylan's eyes are pretty damned hard to break...

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Everything Is Broken

Everything Is Broken
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Broken lines, broken strings,
Broken threads, broken springs,
Broken idols, broken heads,
People sleeping in broken beds.
Ain't no use jiving
Ain't no use joking
Everything is broken."

--Bob Dylan

A collage assemblage by Ed Giecek, 2004. Approximagely 15 by 15 inches on plywood. Collage elements include guitar strings, picks, vintage original sheet music, magazine clippings, harmonica case, cassette tape, bit of an old record, key chain souvenir from a Dylan concert, and several original linocut carving prints.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

And the first one now will later be last...

Sylvia Sometimes
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'."

--Bob Dylan

Here is the first mailart received for Bob Dylan's 64th Birthday! It comes from Sylvia Sometimes, Somverville MA, USA. Thank you Sylvia!

The large brown envelope is decorated with a poitalistic Dylan image. The collage inside is awesome! A wonderful piece, Sylvia.

All in all -- a fantastic start for the Dylan project.

And as Dylan points out above, it is the first one now... but later this blog entry will be buried under new entries, so it will become "last" in the list (thank'zZ Bob). And thank'zZ again Sylvia!!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Back of letter to Sticker Dude

Back of letter to Sticker Dude
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
Back side of a letter to The Sticker Dude. I got several mailing'zZ ready to go out today with announcements for the Dylan Birthday mailart call!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Bob Dylan Revisited....

Bob Dylan Revisited....
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
Bob's birthday is May 24, not May 23.

Correction (...already!)

Bob Dylan's Birthday on May 24!!!

Thank'zZ for the correction Don!

(Hay... I didn't miss it by much!)

Friday, December 03, 2004

First response...


Got this e-mail from Don Mabie (aka Chuck Stake) in Calgary Alberta:

"RIGHT ON Ed! GREAT SHOW! I will spread the word and send some stuff. I wanted to do a Bob show for his 61st birthday and call it Highway 61 Revisited but I never did the show. I dont think there has ever been a Bob show and it IS about time. Cool, Don"

Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan!

Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan!
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
Happy Birthday Bob!

Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan

May 23, 2005