Sunday, February 2, 2014


a super bowl commercial at a cost of 16 million dollars, thank you

Chrysler has since removed the commercial —
because what's the point in sharing?


vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Let’s hear it for Bob and thank him for bringing it all back home after all these years.

Luster said...


Maybe it was the loss of a lamb after trying to save it all day or maybe it was in the context of Pete Seeger, but the ad made me very sad. Dylan selling cars, selling "made in the USA." There's something happening here but I don't know what it is.

stay true,

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Good morning Vassilis and Mike,

Indeed, bringing it all back home. . .but something's happening here but I don't know what it is. . .what else is new with Blind Boy Grunt?

More concerned, Mike, with your lamb loss. Very sorry to hear. You're taking contradiction here in good stead next to real life and real work.

May things improve! he says, sitting on his crushed tailbone.

all's well, Bob

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Dear Mike,

If you haven't, with Rachel, read EB White's essays from his little farm in Maine (with lambs) you might enjoy. He's now over-looked. Fuddy-duddy. Perhaps the same, how some, not you, are looking at the Bob Dylan Super Bowl commercial. He was never and will never be Pete Seeger. He said that, loudly, 50 years ago! He's more Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and somehow he survived. Lip-synching and all. Looked a bit botoxed, too, if you ask me, and it's all part of the Elvis culture Dylan rides in. Outlaw and a bit selfish, as opposed to Seeger's agrarian and earth driven knowledge. Dylan's more akin to Woody Guthrie, the rascal. Pete's from royalty, dressed down and re-made, and not nearly as original as Dylan or Woody who burn from their own destiny, whether we like it or not, they could care less. Pete has heart. Talks to us. Dylan, Woody, James Dean, Monroe, Elvis: all troubled and dazzling. Dylan's hardly advocating Asian sweatshops — as the liberals this morning are screaming — he's singing to America. Now America, made of cars, four in any given driveway. All these liberals with their cell phones and screens don't seem to be aware of any sweat shop until their icon makes this supposedly fatal mistake of showing the obvious. Life is cruel. Life is joy. Drive on, driver.

all's well, Bob

Luster said...

Beautifully, insightfully said. We forget sometimes, don't we?

stay close,