Saturday, May 28, 2005

Never Say Goodbye!

"You're beautiful beyond words,
You're beautiful to me.
You can make me cry.
Never say goodbye.
--Bob Dylan
"Never Say Goodbye"

             Everything Is Broken            

Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan" mailart project! I'll be working on some further documentation (besides this website) to mail to particpants. This might take a few months to get ready (no promises!).

These mailings also arrived on or near Bob's birthday:
From Karen Wood in Big Bear Lake California, an 8.5 by 11 inch mystical Dylan drawing! From Annie Label Art in Queensland Australia, a collaged envelope with Dylan image. From Timothy R. O'Neal in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, an 7.5 by 9.5 inch envelope with rubber stamping and a collaged / rubber stamp card with Dylan images inside.

Thank you once again to all particpants!

--Ed Giecek, May 28, 2005.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Happy 64th Birthday Bob Dylan

Happy Birthday

Bob Dylan!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

We're Idiots Babe

We're Idiots Babe
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth, Blowing down the backroads headin' south. Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth, You're an idiot, babe. It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe."
--Bob Dylan "Idiot Wind"

Another big envelope of goodies from Chuck Stake in Calgary Alberta Canada including the 3 ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and the egg head'zZ manipulations shown here! Many thank'zZ Chuck!

Sew Me Up

Sew Me Up
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Well, when the pipeline gets broken and I'm lost on the river bridge. I'm cracked up on the highway and on the water's edge. She comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with thread, Well, if I go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed."
--Bob Dylan "From A Buick 6"

This 4 by 5 inch postcard has sewing thread embroidery added and comes from Vanessa Holt in Cheshire England. Thank you Vanessa!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it, And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it, Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin', But I'll know my song well before I start singin', And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall."
--Bob Dylan "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall"

A double sided decorated 6 by 9 inch envelope from Francoise Andre in Sambreville Belgium. Thank'zZ Francoise!

Businessmen Drink My Wine

"All along the watchtower, princes kept the view. While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too. Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl, Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl."
--Bob Dylan "All Along The Watchtower"

Alan Turner in the UK mailed in this 4 by 6 post card.

Thank you Alan!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Down The Highway

"So, I'm a-walkin' down your highway
Just as far as my poor eyes can see.
Yes, I'm a-walkin' down your highway
Just as far as my eyes can see.
From the Golden Gate Bridge
All the way to the Statue of Liberty.
--Bob Dylan "Down The Highway"

Carlo Brisotto in Oderzo Italy sent in this 5 by 7 inch color photo of the highway inside of a decorated envelope with birthday wishes for Bob. Thank you Carlo!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Ain't My Party

"Silent weekend, My baby she gave it to me. Silent weekend, My baby she gave it to me. She's actin' tough and hardy. She says it ain't my party. And she's leavin' me in misery."
--Bob Dylan "Silent Weekend"


A heavy duty (very thick) 5 by 7 inch postcard from Marlene Russum Scott in Oak Park Illinois. Thank you Marlene!

Pillbox Hat

"Well, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat. Yes, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat. Well, you must tell me, baby, How your head feels under somethin' like that, Under your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat"
--Bob Dylan "Leapord-Skin Pill-Box Hat"

A 4 by 6 inch postcard mailed in by JK Post in Utica New York. Thank'zZ JK!

Three Angles

"Three angels up above the street, Each one playing a horn, Dressed in green robes with wings that stick out, They've been there since Christmas morn."
--Bob Dylan "Three Angles"

I recevied three postcards for Bob Dylan this week. The first one (5 by 9 inches) is from Pati Bristow in Lost Altos California:
Pati Bristow
A colorful collage postcard (4 by 6 inches) came in a large envelope from Colleen Worley in the UK:
Colleen Worley
The 5 by 7 inch postcard below came from Remy Penard in Limoges France.
Remy Penard
Thank'zZ everyone!!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Between a Mobile and Memphis

Between a Mobile and Memphis
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Now the rainman gave me two cures,
Then he said, "Jump right in." The one was Texas medicine, the other was just railroad gin. An' like a fool I mixed them, An' it strangled up my mind,
An' now people just get uglier, An' I have no sense of time. Oh, Mama, can this really be the end, To be stuck inside of Mobile With the Memphis blues again.
--Bob Dylan "Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again"

Obvious Front in Milan Illinois has done it again!
Between Memphis and a Mobile
This time it is a wonderful "mobile" in which every handmade piece is a play on words of Dylan's "Stuck Inside of Mobile..." song! It came complete with fishing line and is ready to hang up! Many thank'zZ for this masterpiece!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Desolation Row

Desolation Row
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"They're selling postcards of the hanging, They're painting the passports brown, The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, The circus is in town, Here comes the blind commissioner, They've got him in a trance, One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, The other is in his pants, And the riot squad they're restless, They need somewhere to go, As Lady and I look out tonight, From Desolation Row"
--Bob Dylan "Desolation Row"

This 10 by 14 inch collage with paint and wax on canvas board is from Kris Nelson in Oceanside California. Thank you Kris!!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Jurgen O. Olbrich

Jurgen O. Olbrich
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"I sang the song slowly, As she stood in the shadows, She stepped to the light, As my silver strings spun, She called with her eyes, To the tune I's a-playin', But the song it was long, And I'd only begun"
--Bob Dylan "Eternal Circle"

Two post cards from Jurgen O. Olbrich in Kassel Germany. Thank you Jurgen!


Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Freedom just around the corner for you, But with the truth so far off, what good will it do? Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune, Bird fly high by the light of the moon, Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman."
--Bob Dylan "Jokerman"

Mailart envelope (top half of photo) and art card (lower) from Fabio Sassi in Bologna Italy. Thank you Fabio!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Ye Shall Be Changed

Ye Shall Be Changed
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed, In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows, The dead will arise and burst out of your cloths, And ye shall be changed"
--Bob Dylan -- "Ye Shall Be Changed"

A 4 by 6 inch collage card from Jose Roberto Sechi in Brazil. Thank you Jose!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Time Passes

Time Passes
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"Time passes slowly up here in the mountains, We sit beside bridges and walk beside fountains, Catch the wild fishes that float through the stream, Time passes slowly when you're lost in a dream."
--Bob Dylan "Time Passes Slowly"

A 4 by 6 inch post card from Eddie Nero in Eugene Oregon. Thank'zZ Eddie!

Romance from Chile

Romance from Chile
Originally uploaded by Ed Giecek.
"No llores, mi querida, Dios nos vigila, Soon the horse will take us to Durango. Agarrame, mi vida, Soon the desert will be gone. Soon you will be dancing the fandango."
--Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy "Romance In Durango"

This collage came from Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna in the Republic of Chile. Thank you Orlando!