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  • 1. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST - 2 -
  • 2. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST ROLE REVERSAL: DYLAN PANHANDLES FROM BLACKS WHO HE CLAIMS ARE STEALING HIS MONEY WITH FOOD STAMPS, WELFARE ETC. - 3 -
  • 3. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST LISTENER’S GUIDE TO BOB DYLAN’S TEMPEST By A. J. WEBERMAN, DYLANOLOGIST Copyright © 2014 YIPPIE MUSEUM PRESS 318 3RD AVENUE SUITE 520 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10010 All rights reserved. ISBN-13: 978-1480102194 ISBN-10: 1480102199 - 4 -
  • 4. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST INTRODUCTION BOB DYLAN, RACISM AND THE TEMPEST IN A TEA PARTY a Boston tea party don't mean the same thing . . . as it did in the newborn years before. even the meanin' of the word has changed. ha (Bob Dylan Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1964) In A Listener’s Guide to Tempest it will be demonstrated that some of Bob Dylan’s views in this CD mirror those of the Tea Party. But Dylan, whose - 5 -
  • 5. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST thoughts are hidden in subtext can go further: President Obama is a covert Muslim who should be stoned to death; a crypto-socialist because of the progressive tax structure he wishes to create; he argues that Obamacare is a means of keeping the poor alive at the expense of the rich. In Soon After Midnight we learn that he opposes gay marriage and that he hates Bill Clinton for having an affair with Monica Lewinsky. In Early Roman Kings he made reference to George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin and accused Trayvon of casing homes in Sanford, Florida. There are however, some major differences between Dylan and the Tea Party. In Early Roman Kings Dylan states his belief that African-Americans have a genetic pre-disposition to violence and will turn America into Detroit. The vast majority of the Tea Party is not racist, according the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dylan’s hatred of Blacks is nothing new in his career and he embedded racist messages in his song poems beginning in 1962. This may be incompressible to many but it is true none-the-less. One reason for that no one will believe this is because Dylan wrote Blowin in the Wind, the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. But we will discover that if you pick up on certain dog whistle words in the - 6 -
  • 6. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST song like “White” and “banned” you get a different message. How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind. “How many roads” how many courses or paths in life “must a man” must someone who looks like a human being “walk down” live down such as the creation of slums, generations of single welfare mothers, dangerous public schools, engaging in rape, murder, theft, corruption “Before you call him a man?” before the Whites realize that the “nigger”1 is part of a “genetically challenged” race and can never amount to anything more than a male servant, a subordinate, “man” as in ‘Man Friday’ which is in reality more like a “boy.” Black were always portrayed as servants in Hollywood movies. 1. Dylan is a racist and racist poetry often contains the concept of the “nigger.” For me to use the word “African-American” rather than “nigger” when translating his racialist poetry is politically correct bullshit. Racists don’t say “I say old boys shall we lynch that African-American?” they say “Let’s go hang that fuckin’ nigger!” You constantly hear the word nigger out on the street. These are the terms I believe this racist is thinking in. - 7 -
  • 7. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Dig it: unless “man” had two meanings the first two lines of Blowin’ in the Wind are redundant because he is already a man, so why not call him that to begin with? “Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail” yes and how long will it take before White supremacist apartheid (who ever heard of a black dove?) that brought racial peace and stability to South Africa, sails effortlessly across the ocean to America. “Before she sleeps in the sand?” and becomes a part of America history? “Sand” as in the sands of time “Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly” yes and how many times must the loose cannon “niggers” become suddenly enraged, commit gun crimes ‘fly off the handle’ “Before they're forever banned?” before they are treated in the same way as South Africa treated its Black majority? Under the former system of apartheid, “banned” meant to deprive a person suspected of illegal activity of the right of free movement and association with others “The answer” the final solution to the ‘Negro question’ in America “my friend” one who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the civil rights movement “is blowin'” is spreading “in the wind” in something that destroys “wind” as in ‘the winds of war.’ On another level the answer is to treat “niggers” just as they did - 8 -
  • 8. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST in the Old South, the answer is in White vigilantism, lynch ‘em and let ‘em blow (cause to move by means of a current of air) in the wind because that is the only language these vicious animals understand! Also “roads” as John Cecil Rhodes a mining magnate and politician in South Africa and a violent and brutal racist who used forced labor tactics as a means of founding De Beers Diamonds. Dylan would adopt “diamond” as his symbol for apartheid and South Africa. Isis: I was thinkin' about turquoise, I was thinkin' about gold I was thinkin' about diamonds And the world's biggest necklace “I was thinkin' about turquoise” I was thinking about a gemstone that is produced in South Africa “I was thinkin' about gold” I was thinking about South Africa, the largest producer of gold “I was thinkin' - 9 -
  • 9. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST about diamonds” I was thinking about DeBeers diamonds, Dylan’s symbol for South Africa and apartheid “and the world's biggest necklace” and the South African “niggers” who put burning tires around the necks of informants who ratted out the African National Congress for money. Blowin in the Wind is actually a variation of Billie Holliday’s song Strange Fruit, which is about lynching: Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Dylan sure put one over on all you assholes who hate me and bar me out there, because this song became the anthem of the civil rights movement. He made monkeys out of you all you dumb shits! In Ballad of a Thin Man we learn about Dylan’s true thoughts regarding the Civil Rights Movement: Now you see this one-eyed midget Shouting the word ‘now’! And you say, for what reason? And he says, how? And you say, what does this mean? And he screams back, you're a cow - 10 -
  • 10. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Give me some milk Or else go home Because something is happening here But you don't know what it is Do you, Mister Jones “Now you see this one-eyed” now the reporter sees a single minded “midget” a man belonging to a class much smaller than what is considered standard, a minority group, who is a monster, a bogeyman, a bogey “Shouting the word ‘NOW’" demanding Freedom Now! This was the slogan of the Civil Rights Movement “And you say, ‘For what reason?’” and you, the reporter, are sympathetic to him and ask for his rationale “And he says, ‘How?’” but the African-American has copped an attitude and is not interested in providing an explanation, he just wants what he believes he has coming to him “And you say, ‘What does this mean?’" and the reporter says to himself wait one cotton pickin’ minute, this ain’t the story book civil rights Negro, this is an extortionist “And he screams back, ‘You're a cow’” and he reiterates his demand and he protests that you are a cash cow you White Devil “Give me some milk” give me some free money, - 11 -
  • 11. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST welfare I don’t want to earn it; Dylan’s Tarantula, “you can keep my cow as i now am on the road to freedom” “Or else go home” or else go back to your home office and file an unfavorable story about Blacks – fat chance “Because something is happening here / But you don't know what it is / Do you, Mister Jones?” because the Blacks are putting one over on you and your support of the Civil Rights Movement is misguided and unwarranted. Check out this translation of one verse of his most famous rock and roll single Like a Rolling Stone: You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat Ain't it hard when you discovered that - 12 -
  • 12. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He really wasn't where it's at After he took from you everything he could steal “You used to ride on” you once were moved by way of an intangible force or impetus: The President rode into office on a tide of discontent “the chrome horse” and you voted for American political candidates “horse” as in dark horse candidate who supported regimes that practiced apartheid such as the Republic of South Africa (South Africa is the world’s biggest producer of chrome) “with your diplomat” so the State Department maintained diplomatic relations with South Africa because the South Africans “carried on his shoulder” shouldered a burden, as in the White Man’s Burden of having to uplift inferior races and cultures such as “a Siamese” a closely connected or very similar; twin “cat” slang for a Black man, the South Africans also had to deal with the burden of living with “niggers.” “Ain't it hard when you discovered that” ain’t it hard for Whites to really believe “He really wasn't where it's at” that apartheid was an evil system and was worthy of economic and political sanctions “After he took from you everything he could steal” after you learned that apartheid was “stolen” from Jim Crow, a practice that originated with Whites in America. “Steal” to use, appropriate, or preempt the use of another's idea. In other words, apartheid is as American as apple pie. - 13 -
  • 13. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST This verse is reminiscent of a poem by Rudyard Kipling entitled The White Man’s Burden is which he justifies and encourages American imperialism in the Philippines. Now you tell me racism isn’t embedded in these verses? I will tell you that you are either a stupid person who never interpreted poetry before or a Dylan lovin’ liar. I could translate these poems in their entirety and show a consistent embedded racist theme but this book is about Tempest. If you missed this covert meaning you are not alone. I started Dylanology believing there was a Left Wing message embedded in Dylan’s lyrics and that he was a profound thinker – not just some simple minded Jewish wanna be cracker – barrel philosopher who even calls himself “Cracker Boy” in his book Tarantula. Now this is even more unbelievable. Not only does Dylan hate Blacks, he also likes Nazis and the KKK and believes the Holocaust was exaggerated to justify the existence of the State of Israel. Dylan was not always a Jewish traitor and historical revisionist. In Talkin John Birch Society Blues 1962 he wrote, “Now we all agree with Hitler’s' views / Although he killed six million Jews.” In With God On Our Side 1962 he wrote “though they murdered six million in the ovens they fried / The - 14 -
  • 14. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Germans now too have God on their side” however, at an unknown point in time, Dylan began omitting this verse from the song. Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1964, “I talked with one of the sons of Germany” I spoke with a Nazi who was really nothing more than a patriotic German. The word “son” can be looked at in two ways. It can mean a young man or a patriot, as in “sons of the American Revolution “while walkin’ once on foreign ground” while visiting East Germany “an’ I learned that he regards Adolf Hitler as we here in the states regard Robert E. Lee” I and learned that he regards Hitler as a misguided patriot. In Some Other Kinds of Songs 1964 Dylan ridiculed Israelis for not forgiving the Nazis and expressed sympathy for the mass murderer Eichmann and the high-ranking Nazi and Hitler henchman Rudolph Hess who was the only prisoner at Spandau Prison after being convicted of War Crimes at Nuremberg. Dylan calls him a “hermit.” irma goes t’ Israel an’ writes me that there, they hate nazis much more ‘n we over here do. eichmann dies yes, an’ west germany sends eighty-year-old pruned-out gestapo hermit off t’ the penitentiary. - 15 -
  • 15. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In his book Tarantula 1965 he wrote, down with you sam. down with your answers too. Hitler did not change history. Hitler WAS history Down with America, Uncle Sam, and your reasons for fighting in World War II. What Zimmerman is saying here is that Hitler was not a leader who was a charismatic demagogue who imposed his genocidal and militaristic ideas on Germany, but Hitler came to power because of history – that is the Treaty of Versailles imposed unfair harsh penalties on Germany and the German people. Never a bad word about Hitler of Nazism from Herr Zimmermann. In Promoting Democracy--An Obsession Whose Time Has Passed crypto-Nazi Ron Paul stated: Promoting democracy is now our nation’s highest ideal. Wilson started it with his ill- advised drive to foolishly involve us in World War I. His utopian dream was to make the world safe for democracy. Instead, his naiveté and arrogance promoted our involvement in the back-to- back tragedies of World War I and World War II. It’s hard to imagine the rise of - 16 -
  • 16. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Hitler in World War II without the Treaty of Versailles. Also from Tarantula “we must be willing to die for freedom (end of fact) now what I wanna know about the fact is this: could Hitler have said it?” “Freedom” represents the free world - the countries of the world that have democratic and capitalistic or moderately socialistic systems rather than communist or totalitarian systems. In other words Hitler was not such a bad guy because he opposed Communism. Only good words about Hitler and Nazis from Bob Dylan! In his autobiography entitled Chronicles 2004 Dylan called Hitler a towering figure and put him on the same level with Churchill and FDR, Hitler, Churchill, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt—towering figures that the world would never see the likes of again, men who relied on their own resolve, for better or worse, every one of them prepared to act alone, indifferent to approval-indifferent to wealth or love, all presiding over the destiny of mankind and reducing the world to rubble. In Chronicles 2004 Robert Allen Zimmerman continued to express sympathy for Adolf Eichmann, who would have put him in an oven: - 17 -
  • 17. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Auschwitz was one of the Nazi death camps in Europe and Adolf Eichmann, the chief Nazi Gestapo organizer who’d managed them, had been put on trial recently in Jerusalem. He’d escaped after the war and was captured by the Israelis at a bus stop in Argentina. His trial was a big deal. “Gestapo organizer?” Zimmerman makes Eichmann into a death camp victim “Organize” death camp jargon for stealing or scrounging clothing, food etc. that frequently made the difference between life and death “manage [the death camps].” “Manage” as in succeed in accomplishing or achieving, especially with difficulty. SS Commander Reinhard Heydrich disclosed to Eichmann in autumn 1941 that all the Jews in German-controlled Europe were to be murdered. In 1942, Heydrich ordered Eichmann to attend the Wannsee Conference where Germany's anti- Semitic measures were set down into an official policy of genocide. Eichmann was given the position of Transportation Administrator of the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question", which put him in charge of all the trains that would carry Jews to the death camps in the territory of occupied Poland. Eichmann was never in charge of the death camps. “His trial - 18 -
  • 18. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST was a big deal.” Dylan implied that his trial was blown out of proportion; Tarantula, “so i shoot dope once in a while. big deal.” On the witness stand Eichmann declared he was merely following orders, but his prosecutors had no problem proving that he had carried out his mission with monstrous zeal and relish. The Nuremburg prosecutors failed to prove that Eichmann was not just following orders and all they could prove was that he just got overly enthusiastic in doing so “Eichmann had been convicted and his fate was now being decided. There was a lot of talk about sparing his life, even sending him back to Argentina, but that would have been foolish” no one talked about freeing him and sending him back to Argentina except other Nazis and Bob Dylan “Even if he was set free he probably wouldn’t last an hour” setting him free was the wrong thing to do not because it was immoral, but because it would be impractical. Chronicles continued, “The State of Israel claimed the right to act as heir and executor of all who perished in the final solution” they claimed the right to do this to receive reparations from Germany as all these money grubbing Jews were interested in was gelt “The trial reminds the whole world of what - 19 -
  • 19. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST led to the formation of the Israeli state” it was only a show trial to justify the existence of the “Zionist entity.” What a sick motherfucker. So it should come as no surprise that in Tempest’s Narrow Way we discover Bob Dylan is an Israel-hating, anti-Zionist Jew. The Tea Party is pro-Israel and they are not Holocaust deniers and Hitler admirers as is Robert Allen Zimmerman. Not only did Dylan admire Nazis, he also admired the Klan and Robert Allen Zimmerman, ex-bar mitzvah boy, wrote this in Chronicles 2004: The ex-Klansman David Duke from Metairie in Jefferson Parish had been elected to the Louisiana State House of Representatives and he was being interviewed. He said that welfare wasn't working and that workfare would be better; make people on welfare work for the community instead of getting a free ride. He also wanted to put prisoners from state pens on work programs. Didn't want them getting a free ride, either. I hadn't seen Duke before; he looked like a movie star. Dylan liked David Duke’s ideas. Factor this into the equation when you decide if Dylan is a racist or not? “Work programs?” The Klansman David Duke wanted to bring back chain gangs, a form of torture!! - 20 -
  • 20. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST The “movie star” David Duke paid a plastic surgeon to make him look like was Colonel Ben Cameron, the head Klansman from Birth of a Nation: When I knew Dylan he was a Zionist and he was supporter of the State of Israel and the Jewish Defense League. In retrospect he was a good guy with a substance abuse problem. I was a Leftist anti- Israel self-hating Jew at this time intent on digging my own grave, however, I had never supported Nazis. I must admit that Dylan has had periods of sanity. After he became disillusioned with Christianity he wrote Neighborhood Bully a fairly literal song about Israel and the Jews: The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land He's wandered the earth an exiled man. Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn He's always on trial for just being born. He's the neighborhood bully. - 21 -
  • 21. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He also wrote License to Kill. Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool And when he sees his reflection, he's fulfilled. Oh, man is opposed to fair play He wants it all and he wants it his way. Now, there's a woman on my block She just sit there as the night grows still. She say who gonna take away his license to kill? “Now he worships at an altar of” now the Nazi honors and loves as a deity “a stagnant pool” a gene pool showing little or no sign of activity or advancement; not developing or progressing since it is very narrow “pool,” an available supply, the use of which is shared by a group “And when he sees his reflection” and when he sees the manifestation or result of inbreeding, someone with the same racial characteristics as himself, more like a “pure breed” dog than a human being, “he's fulfilled” he has achieved all the potential he is ever going to achieve because he has made himself genetically inferior and subject to congenital disease “Oh, man is opposed to fair play” oh, the Nazis are opposed to an honorable standard of behavior when it comes to the distribution of wealth “He wants it all and he wants it his way” the Nazis want all the wealth by stealing it from others “Now, there's a woman on my block” now there’s a - 22 -
  • 22. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Rabbi who is an obstruction and a hindrance to the Nazis “She just sit there as the night grows still” she waits there as evil Jew hatred again increases as it once did and always has and always will “She say who gonna take away his license to kill?” who is going to off these Nazi pigs? By 1990 Bob Dylan had reverted back to his anti-Israel thinking of the mid-1960’s. Why? Ha’shem had smote Robert Zimmerman with HIV/AIDS. He recalls this in Scarlet Town and The Tempest, on this his latest CD. Having an incurable disease made him hate the world and since he is part of the world, hate himself. The Palestinian uprising where children armed only with rocks (that could not have possibly injured anyone) faced Israeli soldiers using rubber bullets gave Dylan an opening to express the contempt he had previously expressed for his own race. After the Intifada Dylan began his attack on Israel in his LP Under the Red Sky in which he used very simple, almost childlike language as in Handy Dandy 1990: Handy dandy, he got a stick in his hand And a pocket full of money He says, Darling, tell me the truth, how much time I got? She says, “You got all the time in the world, honey.” - 23 -
  • 23. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Handy dandy he got a stick in his hand” Israel has a weapon backing up its sovereignty and as a result can negotiate from a strong hand “and a pocket” bank account “full of money” full money from wealthy American Jews “He says, ‘Darling, tell me the truth, how much time I got?’” Israel asks the United States how much time does it have to solve the Palestinian question “She says, ‘You got all the time in the world, honey’” and the United States responds, take your time baby, it’s only been 42 years that the Palestinians have been in refugee camps, honey, as in a land flowing with milk and honey, Israel. There is a similar theme in Unbelievable 1990: It's undeniable what they'd have you to think It's indescribable it can drive you to drink. They said it was the land of milk and honey now they say it's the land of money. Who ever thought they could ever make that stick. It's unbelievable you can get this rich this quick. “It's undeniable” it’s impossible to deny “what they'd have you to think” what the Israelis would have American Jews believing about the Palestinian uprising “It's indescribable” it’s exceeding description “it can drive you to drink” it can force the American - 24 -
  • 24. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Jewish community to drink in a lot of information about Israel “They said it was the land of milk and honey” the Zionists said Israel was a land flowing with milk and honey as it says in the Bible “now they say it's the land of money” now it is a greedy militaristic country “Who ever thought they could ever make that stick?” who ever thought that the Jews, who in the past had never produced their own weapons, could do so now? “It's unbelievable you can get this rich this quick” it is beyond comprehension that you could become wealthy by selling these arms on the world market to every tin- horned dictator in Central America. It was a natural progression for Dylan to begin comparing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazis treatment of the Jews in The Levee’s Gonna Break: Some people on the road carrying everything they own Some people got barely enough skin to cover their bones “Some people on the road carrying everything they own” the Palestinians were forced out of Israel in 1948 and had to leave behind whatever they couldn’t carry with them “Some people got barely enough skin to cover their bones” and this act was perpetrated by victims of Nazi death camps. - 25 -
  • 25. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Put on your camp clothes, mama, Put on your evening dress Few more years of hard work, Then there’ll be a 1,000 years of happiness “Put on your camp clothes” put on your death camp Nazi SS uniforms rather than your striped death camp prisoners uniforms, “mama, put on your evening dress” put on the clothes that signify your moral decline “Few more years of hard work” a few more years of repression of the indigenous - 26 -
  • 26. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST population, a few more years of emulating the Nazis whose slogan was “Freedom Through Work” originally in German: Arbeit macht frei. This motto above the main gate greeted all who entered the Auschwitz “then there’ll be a 1,000 years of happiness” then Israel will enjoy the “Thousand Year Reich” a thousand years of Nazi rule that Hitler never lived to see. Some Holocaust deniers start out being anti- Zionist but it is not a big jump from hating Israel to denying the major factor in its existence. In the case of Robert Allen Zimmerman, Jew boy from rural Minnesota (an area with a high German-American population and few minorities) he had already adopted a pro-Nazi attitude in his youth, thanks partially to his worship of a neo-Confederate named Raymond Gooch, who gave him a place to crash when he first came to New York City. Dylan crossed the line into evil in Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum, which is about the Labor and Likud Parties in Israel, when denied the extent of the Holocaust: Well a childish dream is a deathless need And a noble truth is a sacred creed My pretty baby, she's lookin' around She's wearin' a multi-thousand dollar gown - 27 -
  • 27. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Well, a childish dream” well, let me explain, listen up, the unrealistic idealistic dream of the State of Israel existing in the hostile environment of the Middle East “is a deathless need” is the desperate need of a people who do not wish to be again subject to Nazi genocide “And a noble truth” and the grand and stately truth that the Jews must not be subject to another Holocaust because they are stateless “is a sacred creed” is an unquestionable formal statement of religious and secular Zionist belief “My pretty” but my considerable in size “baby” truth, love, intellect “she's lookin' around” hunting, inquiring, investigating and she is questioning if the number of people killed in the Holocaust was exaggerated in order to justify the establishment and existence of the State of Israel, “She's wearin'” bearing, carrying, and maintaining “a multi- thousand dollar” a belief that hundreds of thousands of Jews, rather millions, were murdered “gown” and this belief is based on the findings of academics; “gown” a distinctive outer robe worn by those pretending to be scholars such as the Nazis at the Institute for Historical Review, a front group dedicated to Holocaust denial. Dylan joined his - 28 -
  • 28. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST idol David Duke and the Hitler of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in this belief. Holocaust deniers are crypto-Nazis, they are not revisionist historians. First of all they all know the Holocaust took place but deny it in order to further Nazism. Most people were disgusted by Nazism due to its insane genocidal nature so the Nazis want to convince people that this pathology did not exist so people will be attracted to Nazism once again. They are well aware that unlike themselves, not too many people are into gassing babies. Holocaust deniers also want to deny the last Holocaust so when they perpetrate a new one they can deny that one too. Another motivation of the Nazi Holocaust denier is to de-legitimatize the necessity for the existence of Israel, because the Holocaust was what convinced the world to give the Jews their own State. The Nazi despises Israel because the existence of Israel makes it much harder for the Nazi insect to kill Jews since, unlike the Jews in Nazi Germany, Jews in Israel are not unarmed. Nazism is about - among other things - the killing of Jews; it is a criminal conspiracy to commit mass murder. Finally these Holocaust denial vermin want to desecrate the - 29 -
  • 29. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST memory of those who perished. They’ve taken everything from these Jews and now they want to take their deaths from them and make them into non- persons. In an interview with Bill Flannigan in April 2009 Dylan was asked about Hitler: BF: Do you think actors have to be sincere? BD: Not at all. Mae West wasn’t. She was just who she was on the screen. Just like Jimmy Stewart and Burt Lancaster. Yeah, Lon Chaney, too. BF: Could that mean that Alec Guinness is Hitler? BD: Well sure, a part of him is. But of course he’s not Hitler. And neither is anybody else. Hitler was Hitler. BF: Do you remember images of Hitler from growing up? BD: No, not growing up. He was dead by the time I was four or five. I never had a real understanding of that. BF: Never had an understanding of what? BD: How you take a failed landscape painter and turn him into a fanatical mad man who controls millions. That’s some trick. I mean the powers that created him must have been awesome. - 30 -
  • 30. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST BF: Well, the social and economic conditions of the Weimar Republic were so different than now. BD: Yeah sure, looking back in hindsight, you can see that someone would have to take control. But still, it’s so perplexing. Like why him? You could see that the man’s a total mutt. No Aryan characteristics whatsoever. You couldn’t guess his ancestry. Brown hair, brown eyes, pasty complexion, no particular type of stature, Hitler mustache, raincoat, riding whip, the whole works. He knew something. He knew that people didn’t think. Look at the faces of the millions who worshipped him and you see that he inspired love. It’s scary and sad. The torch of the spoken word. They were glad to follow him anywhere, loyal to the bone. Then of course, he filled up the cemeteries with them. BF: It brings to mind Hitler talking to the crowd in Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl. BD: Yeah, it’s clear as day. Dylan began with a statement that on its surface says nothing “Hitler is Hitler.” Why is Dylan being non-judgmental here? Then when asked about Hitler and Nazism Dylan replied that “I never had a real understanding of that.” What he is saying here is the way the history of Hitler and the Nazis was taught to him in school and the way the media portrays it - 31 -
  • 31. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST was false. This takes the interviewer by surprise “Never had an understanding of what?” as he senses that Dylan is about to defend Nazism. Dylan responded, “How you take a failed landscape painter and turn him into a fanatical mad man who controls millions. That’s some trick. I mean the powers that created him must have been awesome.” Who took a failed landscape painter and turned him into a dictator? What sinister, behind the scenes power created him? What group has enough power to control the world? The Zionist Jews more often than not get this distinction, in forgeries such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Flannigan is starting to see that Dylan is fucking demented. Instead of asking him “What hidden powers created Hitler and Nazism?” he says “Well, the social and economic conditions of the Weimar Republic were so different than now.” Dylan was not talking about social and economic conditions; he was talking about some sinister conspiracy that installed Hitler and the Nazis. “Yeah sure, looking back in hindsight” looking back at the establishment of the State of Israel “you can see that someone would have to take control” you can see that the Zionist Jews put Hitler in power. Note: Dylan is not talking about Hitler, he is talking about these mysterious conspiratorial forces. Dylan’s only objective to Hitler is that he was not racially pure enough to be a symbol of Nazism: - 32 -
  • 32. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST You could see that the man’s a total mutt. No Aryan characteristics whatsoever. You couldn’t guess his ancestry. Brown hair, brown eyes, pasty complexion, no particular type of stature, Hitler mustache, raincoat, riding whip, the whole works. Dylan continues, “He knew something. He knew that people didn’t think. Look at the faces of the millions who worshipped him and you see that he inspired love. It’s scary and sad.” Hitler knew that people’s emotions were more important than their thoughts and he inspired the emotion of love in the German people. Dylan had to qualify his remarks with “this is scary and sad” rather than “frightening and tragic” but then he calls Adolf Hitler “The torch of the spoken word” “torch” anything regarded as a source of enlightenment, guidance, etc. the torch of Nazism. “They were glad to follow him anywhere, loyal to the bone.” The German were justified in their loyalty to Hitler “Then of course, he filled up the cemeteries with them” however he was a poor military tactician. What all this boils down to is that the much loved Bob Dylan is a hardcore self-hating racist pig who embraces conspiracy theories that could have originated with Lyndon LaRouche. He is the lowest form of a Jew on the planet earth. - 33 -
  • 33. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In his latest Rolling Stone interview evidence suggested that when Dylan claimed he was transfigured into Robert Zimmerman, the LA Hell’s Angel leader who died in a motorcycle accident, this was really a metaphor for George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin in a widely publicized case in which George Zimmerman became a symbol of racism. HAS DYLAN EMBRACED ROMAN CATHOLICISM? Transfiguration is Roman Catholic doctrine. He told us that he has been in touch with Catholic theologians. He said he wanted to make Tempest a more religious CD although “religious” means political in his symbolism. He also stated: These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil motherfuckers can rot in hell. Why was Dylan so upset by the use of word Judas when he used it numerous times in Frankie - 34 -
  • 34. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Lee and Judas Priest? For these and other reasons such as references to “the mother of our Lord” and poetic verses opposing gay marriage it is possible that Robert Allen Zimmerman has become a Roman Catholic. In any event welcome to Dylan’s Second Christian period. You are probably wondering by now why I still devote so much time to Bob Dylan if think he is schtick dreck and have little faith he can ever overcome his genetic challenge of self hate. The answer is simple. To fuck him up! He reads everything I write to get an idea how much I have gotten into his poetry, into his head. My books are best read by Bob Dylan when his HIV causes him to contract an opportunistic infection and his world turns gray and spooky like he used to make it for me when I hung around his studio and he wouldn’t turn on the lights as the sun set and everything took on a dim gray electric tinge and I was coming down from caffeine pills looking out the window at three angels mounted on the walls of Saint Anthony’s church on Sullivan and Houston. It was then that this scumbag would tell me, “Al, if you get into my life I might gain a soul.” Gain a soul? What could that mean? Hey that didn’t even sound like Bob Dylan making a death threat like that! Or did it? In I’m Gonna Miss You When You Go Dylan wrote: - 35 -
  • 35. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Situations have ended sad Relationships have all been bad. Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud. But there's no way I can compare All those scenes to this affair Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go. “Situations” a critical, trying, or unusual state of affairs: problems with Weberman “have ended sad” have ended sadly for me as he got one over on me with his shenanigans but they might also end sadly for Weberman, in fact he might meet his end “Relationships have all been bad” my personal relationship with Weberman turned out badly for me. I was nice to the guy and he screwed me over “Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud” my relationship with Weberman can best be described as being similar to that of French poet Arthur Rimbaud who became disenchanted with his relationship with his critic Paul Verlaine. During a drunken argument in Brussels, Verlaine shot at Rimbaud, hitting him once in the wrist “But there's no way I can compare / All those scenes to this affair” but I can’t compare all that literary drama to the Dylan / Weberman affair since Verlaine never went through Rimbaud’s trash, he never brought a thousand - 36 -
  • 36. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Rimbaud fans to Rimbaud’s crib for Rimbaud’s 30th Birthday Party, etc. “Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go” boy will I be happy when Al is dead. In Idiot Wind Dylan wrote that “One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzing around your eyes” one day Weberman will be in his grave and will hear the sound of zippers opening, flies opening, and it will be people pissing on his grave. Dylan has threatened me, wished for my death, predicted I would end up in prison and be raped “you’ll know all about it love it will fit you like a glove when the night comes fallin’ from the sky” denigrated me, called me a Nazi, a pig, everything in the book. All I can say in response is the motto of the Jewish Defense Organization – Death to Nazi Scum. How does he respond to my allegations of racism and Nazi sympathies? Just the same as Pee Wee Herman would, “I know you are but what am I?” This is what Dylan had to say in Rolling Stone. Everything people say about you or me they are saying about themselves. Ever notice that? In my case there is a whole world of scholars, professors and Dylanologists and everything I do affects them in some way. And you know in - 37 -
  • 37. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST some ways I’ve given them life. They’d be nowhere without me. Bob Dylan has given me life. Ha! I assume he meant he has given me a source of vitality; an animating force. But in reality he gave me death, his existence made me waste a good deal of my life on someone who is not a world class thinker. So I look at the word “life” as Slang; a sentence of intellectual imprisonment lasting until death do him part. - 38 -
  • 38. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST PAY IN BLOOD Well I'm grinding my life out steady and sure Nothing more wretched than what I must endure I'm drenched in the light that shines from the sun I could stone you to death for the wrongs that you've done But sooner or later you'll make a mistake I'll put you in a chain that you never will break Legs and arms and body and bone I'll pay in blood but not my own. - 39 -
  • 39. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Well I'm grinding “grind” as Informal performing a laborious task or routine: the daily grind of touring my life out to my very last breath steady and sure “steady” continuously as in a steady gig. “Sure” physically secure or dependable a sure footing. Bob Dylan goes on tour, plays his music, writes his poetry, records his CDs – and he pays his taxes with regularity. Even I can’t call him a bum. Nothing more wretched than what I must endure and as such he finds that there is nothing more inferior in quality, nothing worse short of hell, than having a “socialist parasite” like Obama in the White House who wants to tax the top 2% which of course Bob Dylan is a part of I'm drenched: I am soaked “soak” Slang to overcharge a person in the light that shines from the sun by a person or thing considered as a source of radiant glory like Obama I could stone you to death I could kill you employing your own favored method of execution because I know you are really a Muslim mole. Stoning people to death is mandated by Shar’ia law for the wrongs that you've done for your welfare state policies But sooner or later you'll make a mistake but eventually you will screw up and everyone will know you are a thieving “nigger” I'll put you in a chain that you never will break and when this finally happens I will do to you what you have done to me with the IRS only literally. I will see that you return to your rightful role, that of a servant or slave “chain” - 40 -
  • 40. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST as captivity bondage: threw off the chains of slavery and you will never escape into civilized society again. I will limit your Legs “legs” the ability to last or sustain success, especially by appealing to an audience: a presidency that has legs and arms “arms” power or authority: the long arm of the federal law and body “body” as in legislative body such as the U.S. Congress and bone “bones” as the fundamental plan or design, as of the platform of Democratic party I'll pay in blood but not my own. In Dylan’s symbolism “blood” is death. This is from Dylan’s Long Ago Far Away: “The war guns they went off wild the whole world bled its blood. Men's bodies floated on the edge of oceans made of mud.” If the poem is about Obama and Dylan will pay - get revenge on; requite in blood (or death) “but not my own” then I can only conclude this is a threat on the President’s life couched in poetry. Night after night, day after day They strip your useless hopes away The more I take, the more I'll give The more I die, the more I'll live I've got something in my pocket make your eyeballs swim I've got dogs could tear you limb from limb I'm simpering around the southern zone I'll pay in blood but not my own. - 41 -
  • 41. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Night after night, day after day that is continuously, unrelentingly, monotonously they strip they rob you of wealth or property your useless futile hopes away hope: something that is hoped for or desired such as wealth. Additionally HOPE was an Obama campaign slogan. The more I take, the more I'll give the more money I take in from my occupation the more taxes I have to pay due to the progressive income tax. The more I die the sicker I get “die” as in to cease existing, especially by degrees the more I live the more I will live on at tax payers’ expense under Obamacare. Dylan believes it is a shame that there is no more social Darwinism where those who can afford medical insurance live and those who cannot can use Emergency Room care or die. I've got something in my pocket I have got financial means, I have a money supply as in The cost of the trip must come out of your own pocket make your eyeballs “eyeball” as in the eyeball on American currency so it becomes make your currency swim “float” Economics: to find a level in relationship to other currencies solely in response to the law of supply and demand: Obama allowed the dollar to float to new lows against the Euro. Also make you roll your eyes back in your head - 42 -
  • 42. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST like a Minstrel Show character which is really what you are Obama! I've got dogs could tear you limb from limb if necessary I will return to days of Jim Crow where vicious dogs were set on Negros (as Blacks were called back then even in the liberal media) to prevent them from polluting the White race with their inherently inferior genetic makeup by allowing them near White girls I'm simpering I am a simpering wimp “wimp” Slang: a timid person: around the southern zone and I am afraid to state in plain terms that I favor the Confederacy, slavery, Jim Crow, segregation. Also “zone” as a section of an area or territory established for a specific purpose, as a section of a city restricted to a particular type of race. - 43 -
  • 43. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In the latest Rolling Stone interview Dylan said slavery screwed up America and there were better ways to end it than the Civil War. The crypto-Nazi Ron Paul said the same thing because both of these neo-Confederates were on the side of the South. I'll pay in blood but not my own (in your dreams you will). Low cards I would have got But I'll play this hand whether I like it or not I've sworn to uphold the laws of God You can put me out in front of a firing squad I've been out and around with the riding men Just like you my handsome friend My head is so hard it must be made of stone I'll pay in blood but not my own. Low humble in status or character; lowly: of low birth cards something, such as an advantageous circumstance I would have got I would have got had I been born a Black man but I'll play this hand whether I like it or not but I am not going to spend my life bitching about the raw deal I got from racist America, I will do what I can to succeed with whatever I have even if I don’t like doing it I've sworn to uphold the laws of God and Dylan believes there is justification for this in the Bible “man must work by the sweat of his brow.” You can put me - 44 -
  • 44. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST out in front of a firing squad you might think the following is treasonous I've been out and around with the riding men I have come out of the closet and hooked up with the Knight Riders of the Klu Klux Klan and joined them in their crusade and African- Americans. This makes little sense considering Dylan (Zimmerman) is Jewish Just like you my handsome friend just as you have my handsome, liberal fan who has enough money to live in White neighborhoods and send their kids to private schools etc. but wants the children of the poor Whites to bear the brunt of having to attend school with young blacks who think Cryptology is the study of the Crypts. My head is so hard my brain is hard-headed stubborn; willful it must be made of stone these ideas about race must be set in stone I'll pay in blood but not my own blah blah blah Another politician pumping out the piss Another ragged beggar blowin’ you a kiss You've got the same eyes that your mother does If only you could prove who your father was Another politician pumping out the piss another politician named Obama pumping money into the economy, and pissing taxpayer money away when no matter how much money you throw at the problem you cannot solve it because it is genetic and cultural. - 45 -
  • 45. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan wrote, Look out kid They keep it all hid Better jump down a manhole Light yourself a candle Don't wear sandals Try to avoid the scandals Don't wanna be a bum You better chew gum The pump don't work 'Cause the vandals took the handles. - 46 -
  • 46. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Look out kid / They keep it all hid” hey naive White boy, hey son, be on your guard against the liberal Democratic government because they have a hidden agenda “Better jump down a manhole” you all better gain access to an underground structure like the Klan or the White Citizens Council “Light yourself a candle” get yourself some hope! Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie 1961, “Where do you look for this candle that's glowin' / where do you look for this hope that you know is there.” “Don't wear sandals” don’t make yourself into a martyr like Jesus Christ who wore sandals “Try to avoid the scandals” don’t marry a colored and do damage to your reputation and character by public disclosure of immoral behavior; miscegenation which was a crime for hundreds of years in many U.S. States! “Don't wanna be a bum” don’t wanna be a lazy and shiftless person, especially one who seeks to live solely by the support of others, like a welfare “nigger” “You better chew” you better meditate on, ponder; ‘chew a problem over’ “gum” sticking together with other Whites like gum, like glue “The pump don't work” pumping welfare money into the Black community doesn’t work “Cause the vandals” because the liberals who purposely damage and destroy public institutions such as Congress, the Supreme Court “took the handles” have taken the means of enforcement used to keep this uncivilized race in line - the ax handles - 47 -
  • 47. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST have been taken away from the Southern racists, like restaurant owner Lester Maddox, who distributed ax handles to all his costumers to be used to keep the “nigger’s” in their place. Lester Maddox subsequently became Governor of Georgia. In Only a Pawn in Their Game describing the racist who kept the Blacks in line by shooting Medgar Evers, one of their leaders, Dylan wrote that “a handle hid out in the dark.” Another politician pumping out the piss / Another ragged beggar another politician named Obama pumping money into the economy, and pissing taxpayer money away along with his counterpart, another imperfect, indigent collector of food stamps, disability, Obamacare etc. rather than a productive individual blowin’ you a kiss who is repaying you, kissing your Black ass and voting for you. Dylan was asking if there is a flaw in America democracy. Did the 2012 Presidential Election results prove him right? People in the states with high populations of Blacks most getting Government benefits voted 97% for Obama. The Hispanics didn’t give a rat’s ass about abortion, gay marriage and other precepts of the Roman Catholic Church and also went overwhelmingly for Obama so they could get their benefits. In 2008, about 28.2 million people - 48 -
  • 48. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST used food stamps compared to about 33.5 million in 2009 and 40.3 million in 2010. The population of the United States is around 311,907,122, meaning that almost 15 percent of U.S. residents use food stamps. Mitt Romney agreed with Dylan and told attendees of a $50,000-a-plate dinner that 47% of Americans - those who back President Obama - are "victims" who are "dependent upon government" and "pay no income tax." He noted: "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." Romney reiterated this belief after the election: "What the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked." Romney's campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, listed a few specifics: "Whether it was free contraceptives for 18 to 29 year-old women, DREAM Act waivers, student loan interest rate cuts for college students, and other initiatives geared toward energizing their coalition. They succeeded." Romney: "It's a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they'll vote for you. ...Immigration we can solve, but the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with." - 49 -
  • 49. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Many Blacks and Hispanics would have voted Democratic even if there was no Food Stamp Program, however they would not have turned out in the numbers they did. According to Tea Party favorite Rep. Paul Ryan “The surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race. When we watched Virginia and Ohio coming in, and those ones coming in as tight as they were, and looking like we were going to lose them, that’s when it became clear we weren’t going to win.” If Dylan had one drop of honesty in him he would have campaigned for Romney just as Springsteen did for President Obama. Instead he accepted a prize from Obama. You've got the same eyes that your mother does “mother” A creative source; an origin. You have the same genetic inheritance as the source from which you sprang, that is a given If only you could prove who your father was there is no disputing that however the question arises who your father was and where were you born as you do not have a valid birth certificate and instead have a forgery. “Prove” Law to establish the authenticity of for example a birth certificate. - 50 -
  • 50. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST So whadya know? Dylan is a Birther and believes that Obama was not native born so according to the Constitution is disqualified for holding the office of the Presidency of the United States. I suppose you can forge a single birth certificate. But how do you forge a birth announcement and get it in newspapers found in hundreds of libraries across the country including the Library of Congress? Did Obama’s parents know this would become a matter of contention when their Black son would run for the office of President of the United States decades later so they gave the newspaper false information? Dylan being a Birther proves beyond a reasonable that Bob Dylan is a moron who probably believes in other idiotic conspiracy theories such as 9/11 was an inside job etc. - 51 -
  • 51. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Another possibility here is that this line refers to a theory put forth by Joel Gilbert, a DVD producer and leader of Highway 61 Revisited, a Dylan tribute band. Gilbert is also an intellectual and did the research for the definitive biography of Zev Jabotinsky, The Lone Wolfe. Dylan made a reference to the Lone Wolf as Jabotinsky in Tough Mama. Gilbert produces serious DVD’s such as Farewell Israel, detailing the Iranian nuclear threat, and fanciful ones based on the myth that Paul McCartney is dead. When Joel did a DVD entitled Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years a reviewer opined: “Only Dylanologist A. J. Weberman mentions, in passing, that Dylan was addicted to heroin in the late 1970s, still reeling from his recent divorce and dislocation. He was, indeed, a lost soul—and Jesus found him.” Joel’s latest creation is Dreams from My Real Father. The New York Times reported: And a new anti-Obama DVD is dropping into voters’ mailboxes, claiming that the - 52 -
  • 52. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST president is the love child of an illicit relationship between his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party loyalist…Mr. Gilbert will not say where he received the money to distribute his movie — he claims to have sent out four million copies. “It’s a private company, so we don’t disclose who’s part of it,” he said. He also blamed the mainstream media for not looking deeper into the story he uncovered, telling The New York Times, “I hope you’re not angry or jealous that I beat you to it and might win the Pulitzer Prize.” So If only you could prove who your father was might be a reference to Joel Gilbert’s widely circulated DVD alleging that Obama’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Black 1950’s Communist. I told Joel he was exploiting the racist belief that “All coons look alike” but Joel is genuinely convinced Frank Marshall Davis is Obama’s pops. He is not consciously disseminating “black” propaganda. Although Joel denies it, the money to distribute millions of Dreams of my Real Father in battleground states may have come from Bob Dylan. I doubt if the - 53 -
  • 53. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Hudson Institute or the Zionist Organization of America would get behind this one because part of Joel’s theory is that Obama’s mama posed for dirty magazines along with Lenny Bruce’s wife, Kitty Bruce. When it was shown to Republican focus groups it was immediately rejected. Once he got Kitty Bruce mixed up in this I knew we were in fantasy land. Ann Dunham or Margret Meade do not fit the “profile” of porn stars. Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine You gulped it down and you crossed the line Man can't live by bread alone I'll pay in blood but not my own. Someone must have slipped someone placed or inserted smoothly and quietly a drug something to stupefy or dull with or as if with a medicine in your wine in your taste in entertainment, wine as in wine and dine You gulped it down you swallowed my songs hook line and sinker: “swallow” Slang believe without question and you crossed you encountered in passing: His path crossed mine the line my lyrics Man can't live by bread alone and these lyrics state that man cannot live a Communist atheist materialist way of life and be happy but you haven’t got an inkling of this I'll pay in blood but not my own sure you would. - 54 -
  • 54. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST How I made it back home nobody knows Or how I survived so many blows I been through hell what good did it do? You bastard I'm supposed to respect you? I'll give you justice - I'll fatten your purse Show me your morals that you reverse Now hear me holler, hear me moan I'll pay in blood but not my own. How I made it back home nobody knows How I had sex back home nobody knows “made” Slang To have sexual intercourse Or how I survived so many blows Vulgar Slang “blow” to perform fellatio on I been through hell what good did it do? I have been through Hell and have yet to find a cure for my STD You bastard I'm supposed to respect you? And after all I suffered I am supposed to respect you? Dylan disrespected Obama when Dylan came to play at the White House. He didn’t show up for rehearsal or photo ops with the President and was curt when he thanked him for having him. I pointed out on The Call, a conservative website, that the reason Dylan did this was because he was a racist I'll give you justice - I'll fatten your purse sarcastic: I will do the right thing and not give you a campaign contribution, also “purse” as a symbol of homosexuality as in “If you call me a fag again I’ll hit you with my purse!” Show me your morals that you reverse because you support marriage between two perverts reverse - 55 -
  • 55. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST turned backward in position, direction, or order. “Pervert” from Old French pervertir, from Latin pervertere to turn the wrong way, from per- (indicating deviation) + vertere to turn Now hear me holler, hear me moan now I can tell you what I really think because we are not meeting in person I'll pay in blood but not my own who wants Dylan’s blood anyway when it’s HIV Positive? This was a result of Dylan’s sex addiction so who is the real degenerate? People who are born gay? Or Bob Dylan who choose to go on a bareback (probably anal) fuck fest. He is the real pervert. Ha! ha! So Dylan should think of other minorities to go down on other than the gays. You get your lover in the bed Come here I'll break your lousy head Our nation must be saved and freed You've been accused of murder - how do you plead? This is how I'll spend my days I came to bury, not to praise I'll drink my fill and sleep alone I'll pay in blood but not my own. You get your lover in the bed this is a reference to the death of Osama Bin Laden who was killed in his bed. Dylan wanted to fly him back to the United States and give him a fair trial. Come - 56 -
  • 56. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST here I'll break your lousy head this is a reference to torturing terrorist suspects in order to obtain intelligence information Our nation must be saved and freed / You've been accused of murder - how do you plead? Our country is in the hands of a dictator who can kill at will. This is a reference to the use of drones and the kill list of Americans carrying out terrorist acts from abroad like Anwar Al-Awlaki who inspired the Fort Hood massacre of American soldiers This is how I'll spend my days came to bury, not to praise Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar (Obama), not to praise him. Dylan sympathizes more with the enemies of America than he does with Americans. Again this sounds like Ron Paul, who like Dylan, opposes the Patriot Act, wants to close Guantanamo and stop the CIA from using advanced interrogation techniques. Dylan had this to say about Obama in the Rolling Stone interview: So what are we talking about? People changing their minds? Well who are these people that changed their minds? Talk to them. What are they changing their minds for? What’d they vote for him for? They should have voted for somebody else if they didn’t think they were going to like him! Look, I only met him a few times. I - 57 -
  • 57. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST mean, what do you want me to say? He loves music. He’s personable. He dresses good. What the fuck do you want me to say? The president, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen, was in Madison on the same day Dylan performed. When he came back after the encore he said: “Don’t believe the media. I think it’s going to be a landslide.” Previous to that he’s also quoted as having said, “We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today.” The media was predicting an Obama victory. The second remark is grammatically incorrect and sounds like street talk. But all this is pretty freakin’ mild compared to what he wrote in Pay In Blood. - 58 -
  • 58. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST SOON AFTER MIDNIGHT I'm searching for phrases To sing your praises I need to tell someone It's soon after midnight And my day has just begun I'm searching for phrases I am trying to invent catch phrases, political slogans like FOWARD To sing your praises sarcastic: to sing the praises of Obama I need to tell someone I need to inform America, give evidence It's soon after midnight and my day has just begun it is at a time of - 59 -
  • 59. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST extreme darkness in America and my day – a period of opportunity or prominence: Every defendant is entitled to a day in court – has just begun is just starting, I am just starting to expose Obama and the Democratic Party. A gal named Honey Took my money She was passing bye It's soon after midnight And the moon is in my eye A gal named Honey someone with sugary or ingratiating words like Obama has Took my money took my tax money She was passing (pauses) to “pass” to be accepted as a member of a group by denying one's own ancestry or background, Obama was passing himself off as a person with the same morals as a Whiteman or possibly passing himself off as a Christian when in reality he was a Muslim bye It's soon after midnight we are in a very “dark” as in a “darkie” period of American history And the moon and something once believed to be unreasonable or unattainable such as having a Blackman in the White House is in my eye is on my mind because it has become a reality, it is in my face. - 60 -
  • 60. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST My heart is cheerful It's never fearful I've been down on the killing floors I'm in no great hurry I'm not afraid of your fury I've faced stronger walls than yours My heart is cheerful my will is hearty; ungrudging; enthusiastic It's never fearful it is confident it is going to win in the end I've been down on the killing floors I know that someday there will be enough votes on the floors of House and Senate to kill - revoke - Obamacare I'm in no great hurry I will wait until the Right time comes I'm not afraid of your fury I am not afraid of reprisals I've faced stronger walls than yours I have been barred previously because I was mistakenly perceived as a Leftist. Does Dylan think he is going to face reprisals for poetry that no one except me and a few rock poets here and there understand? This guy is in lala land. Charlotte's a harlot Dresses in scarlet Mary dresses in green It's soon after midnight And I've got a date with the fairy queen Charlotte's a harlot the Democrats, who held their 2012 convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, - 61 -
  • 61. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST are political whores who will go against conventional morality in order to get votes Dresses in the Democrats have an outer covering or appearance; guise: an ancient ritual in modern dress scarlet being flagrantly immoral or unchaste: scarlet thoughts. Mary a male homosexual who takes the passive, feminine role dresses in green is easily duped or deceived; gullible It's soon after midnight things are at their worst, their darkest And I've got a date and there is a particular point or period of time at which something is expected to happen as in set a date for a wedding with the fairy queen that is a date for a same sex wedding “Fairy” and “Queen” are two derogatory terms for homosexuals. In Watch the River Flow Dylan wrote, “If I had wings and I could fly” if I was a fairy, a fag “I know where I would go” to Hell. Dylan wrote this in the liner notes to Another Side of Bob Dylan: michelangelo would've wept if he saw but once where charlie slept (whoa, charlie, i'm afraid you've stepped beyond the borders of being kept) what price what price what price disgrace for sleepin' on a cherub's face? - 62 -
  • 62. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Even a homosexual like Michelangelo would have felt sorry for this kid named “charlie” who allowed his dick to get sucked in return for a place to crash. They chirp and they chatter What does it matter? They lie and dine in their blood Two timing slim Who's ever heard of him? I'll drag his corpse through the mud They chirp and they chatter they tweet and they go into chat rooms What does it matter? what does it matter - the outcome is already known – Obama / Biden will get the nomination They lie and dine in their blood they lie about ending the war and thrive on blood of dead soldiers Two timing slim that cheating con man Bill Clinton who spoke at the convention Who's ever heard of him? Sarcastic: Clinton is a former United States president I'll drag his corpse through the mud even after Clinton is dead I will remind people that his name is mud. Informal someone who is disgraced “Clinton’s name is mud for having anal-oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the White House Oval Office.” - 63 -
  • 63. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST God only knows what kind of kinky sex Dylan engaged in or how many times he engaged in it with how many different women before he contracted HIV. He was into Gomorraey, which is one step beyond Sodomy. It's now or never More than ever When I met you I didn't think you do It’s soon after midnight And I don't want nobody but you It's now or never more than ever this is a reworking of a Nixon campaign slogan NOW MORE THAN EVER, also an Elvis tune, “It’s now or never our love can’t wait kiss me my darling I’m yours tonight.” When I met you I didn't think you would do I never liked Richard Nixon and was a Goldwater supporter as I revealed in Chronicles It’s soon after midnight soon it will be too late and America would have turned completely dark And I don't want nobody but you but now looking back I realize I can’t be picky and choosey and I support Nixon-style Republicans. Nixon: We're going to [put] more of these little Negro bastards on the welfare rolls at $2,400 a family--let people like Pat Moynihan and Leonard - 64 -
  • 64. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Garment and others believe in all that crap. But I don't believe in it. Work, work--throw 'em off the rolls. That's the key. I have the greatest affection for them [blacks], but I know they're not going to make it for 500 years. They aren't. You know it, too. - 65 -
  • 65. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST SCARLET TOWN In Scarlet Town, where I was born There's ivy leaf and silver thorn The streets have names that you can't pronounce Gold is down to a quarter of an ounce - 66 -
  • 66. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST The music starts and the people sway Everybody says, "Are you going my way?" Uncle Tom still workin' for Uncle Bill Scarlet Town is under the hill. In Scarlet Town in a flagrantly immoral or unchaste state of mind: scarlet thoughts Note the similar usage of the word “scarlet” as in the previous poem where I was born where I was destined, or seemingly destined, from birth: a person born to contract a fatal disease There's ivy there is “Ivy” Informal a university in the Ivy League leaf any of the sheets of paper bound in a book, each side of which constitutes a page, there are medical books put together by top notch scientists and silver articulate, easily made known thorn pain “thorn” as something that causes sharp pain The streets have names that you can't pronounce nameless people have been pronounced dead Gold something regarded as having great value or goodness: a cure for AIDS is down to a quarter of an ounce is scarce The music starts you must face the music Informal: to confront the consequences of one's actions and the people sway the other patients move without being stable, as if threatening to fall Everybody says, "Are you going my way?" all the other HIV Positive patients ask are you going to die as I am going to? Uncle Tom Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a man who is abjectly servile - 67 -
  • 67. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and deferential to his master still workin' for Uncle Bill still doing research for money, for the big pharmaceuticals, rather than for humanitarian reasons Scarlet Town is under the hill HIV/AIDS is considered a death sentence. Scarlet Town in the month of May Sweet William on his deathbed lay Mistress Mary by the side of the bed Kissin' his face heapin’ prayers on his head So brave so true, so gentle is he I'll weep for him as he’d weep for me Little Boy Blue come your blow horn In Scarlet Town, where I was born Scarlet Town in the month of May Dylan was stricken with disseminated histoplasmosis on May 26, 1997 Sweet William on his deathbed lay and almost died Mistress Mary a woman with ultimate control over something: the mistress of the ward by the side of the bed “bed” accommodations for a single person at a hospital or institution: a contagious disease ward with 30 beds Kissin' his face kissing goodbye Informal to be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless heapin’ prayers on his head and administering the last rites So brave so true, brave, true? Dylan was pissing in his pants when his HIV became AIDS so gentle is he he is fragile, that is lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate I'll weep for him as he’d weep for me I will mourn or - 68 -
  • 68. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST grieve: wept for him because it is really me I am referring to, me Bob Dylan the only one in the world I feel sorry for Little Boy Blue come your blow horn Gabriel, blow your horn and take me to my grave. Sugar Baby 2001, “Look up, look up, seek your Maker, 'fore Gabriel blows his horn” In Scarlet Town, where I was born in HIV town where I was reborn into a nightmarish life. Scarlet Town, in the hot noon hours, There's palm-leaf shadows and scattered flowers Beggars crouching at the gate Help comes, but it comes too late On marble slabs and in fields of stone You make your humble wishes known I touched the garment, but the hem was torn In Scarlet Town, where I was born Scarlet Town in the hot HIV in hot pursuit of Dylan’s life and his body temperature is high in an attempt to repel an infection noon hours a time of life and death confrontation as in the movie High Noon There's palm-leaf there is a leaf of a palm tree, carried as an emblem of victory or success shadows that are merely faint representations of reality and scattered flowers and the best representatives: the flowers of medicine occur or fall at widely spaced intervals Beggars crouching desperate people bending in a servile or timid fashion; cringing, bowing at the gate at a means of access: the gate to a cure - 69 -
  • 69. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Help comes, but it comes too late now HIV AIDS is a manageable disease but back then it was considered fatal On marble slabs in mortuaries and in fields of stone and in graveyards You make your humble wishes known amid death you make your simple desires for life known I touched the garment, but the hem was torn Touching the Hem of Jesus' Garment (Luke 8:40-48) In this verse we read that a woman who had been subject to bleeding for 12 years touched Jesus' garment and was instantly healed however when Dylan sought a miraculous cure he could not duplicate this, as there was no hem to touch In Scarlet Town, where I was born because HIV/AIDS is still in incurable disease. In Scarlet Town, the end is near The Seven Wonders of the World are here The evil and the good livin' side by side All human forms seem glorified Put your heart on a platter and see who’ll bite See who will hold you and kiss you good night There's walnut groves and Maplewood In Scarlet Town cryin' won't do no good In Scarlet Town the end is near having HIV/AIDS generates false hope that the end to the suffering it causes is near The Seven Wonders of the World are here because of advances in science The evil and the good livin' side by side the virus and my T-cells living side by side All human forms all - 70 -
  • 70. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST documents with blanks for the insertion of details or information: prescription forms seem glorified seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case Put your heart on a platter put your trust in a medical facility “platter” a meal or course served on a platter such as a hospital meal and see who will bite see who will cut into you with a sharp instrument such as a scalpel See who will hold you see who will help you maintain a given condition, situation, or action: The nurses held the patients’ attention and kiss you good night and monitor your condition There's walnut groves and Maplewood there is plenty of wood for the undertaker to make into coffins In Scarlet Town cryin' won't do no good when you have HIV/AIDS that is demanding or requiring immediate action or remedy: a disease crying out for a cure will have no effect on your situation. In Scarlet Town, you fight your father's foes Up on the hill, a chilly wind blows You fight 'em on high and you fight 'em down in You fight 'em with whiskey, morphine and gin You've got legs that can drive men mad A lot of things we didn't do that I wish we had In Scarlet Town, the sky is clear You'll wish to God that you stayed right here In Scarlet Town, you fight your father's foes when you have HIV/AIDS you must fight any disease that you have a tendency to acquire due to genetic - 71 -
  • 71. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST pre-disposition Up on the hill, a chilly wind blows from the graveyard where Abraham Zimmerman is buried a death might be in the wind for Robert Allen Zimmerman because you can change your name but you can’t change you genes You fight 'em on high and you fight 'em down in you fight both external and internal threats to your immune system You fight 'em with whiskey, morphine and gin you fight them with pain killers You've got legs you got several contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner of a competition between the virus and your T-cells that can drive men mad and this can be maddening A lot of things we didn't do that I wish we had a lot of anti-viral drugs could have helped however when I contracted HIV/AIDS they were unavailable In Scarlet Town the sky in HIV land the future is clear is plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable – a cure You'll wish to God that you stayed right here you’ll wish to God your condition remains stable. “Sky” as future from Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts “The next day was hanging day the sky was overcast and black.” Set 'em Joe, play "Walkin' the Floor" Play it for my flat-chested junkie whore I'm staying up late, and I'm making amends While we smile, all heaven descends If love is a sin, then beauty is a crime All things are beautiful in their time - 72 -
  • 72. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST The black and the white, the yellow and the brown It's all right there in front of ya in Scarlet Town Set 'em Joe “set” compose music to fit a given text. To write (words) to fit a given melodic line play "Walkin' the Floor" play a plaintive country western song about worry Play it for my flat-chested junkie whore warn those who might contract the disease because of certain risk factors I'm staying up late, and I'm making amends I am working overtime making amends for my previous behavior, sounds like the 12 Step Alcoholics Anonymous program While we smile, all heaven descends while we are complacent and tacitly approve people are going to hell If love is a sin, then beauty is a crime if making love is wrong then being attracted to beautiful woman is something to be regretted as in it is a crime that he died young All things are beautiful in their time all women are beautiful at different ages The black and the white, the yellow and the brown Blacks, Whites, Asian, and Hispanic It's all right there in front of you in Scarlet Town all that sex is coming right back at ya, in Scarlet Town. Dylan already knew he was HIV positive when he married Carolyn Dennis, an African-American and had a child with her. The first reference to a blood disease that affected his immune system appeared on Empire Burlesque recorded between July 1984 - 73 -
  • 73. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and March 1985. The recording was released on June 8, 1985. So assuming Dylan was referring to HIV / AIDS in I Ain’t Never Gonna Be The Same Again, March 1985 would be the latest date that Dylan could have become aware of his disease although it is likely he became aware of it much earlier. In the poem in question Dylan wrote: Now you're here beside me, baby You're a living dream [nightmare]. And every time you get this close It makes me want to scream. You touched [a slight attack, as of a disease a touch of bronchitis] me and you knew That I was warm [having or causing a sensation of unusually high body heat] for you and then I ain't never gonna be the same again. You give me something to think about, baby Every time I see ya. Don't worry, baby, I don't mind leaving [dying] I'd just like it to be my idea. Now, I can't go back to what was, baby I can't un-ring the bell. [I will always have the virus in my bloodstream] You took my reality And cast it to the wind I ain't never gonna be the same again, - 74 -
  • 74. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST So there you have it, Dylan writing about his affliction from the first person. Dylan’s daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis- Dylan, assuming she was full term, was conceived early in May 1985 and was born January 31, 1986. Desiree was conceived at a point in time when judging from his poetry (and poems that would follow) Dylan already knew he was HIV Positive. There is no way to tell how many times Dylan had unprotected sexual intercourse before conception took place and not every act of vaginal intercourse spreads AIDS. I don’t want to believe this about someone who I have devoted so much time to but the facts seem to speak for themselves. Desiree’s single mother did not list Dylan as the baby daddy on Desiree's birth certificate. In June 1986, Dylan finally married Carolyn Dennis. The couple divorced in October 1992. Their marriage and child remained a secret until the publication of a Dylan biography in 2001. Carolyn Dennis said they took advantage of a California law that allowed them to seal their marriage certificate. The settlement in their divorce was also sealed. In Chronicles Dylan put the date of detection of his infection allegorically circa 1987 however as stated poetic evidence reveals he was writing about his affliction in 1984 and 1986. He did this to conceal the fact from those who read - 75 -
  • 75. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST between the lines of Chronicles that knowing he was HIV positive, he had unprotected sex with Dennis. Dylan was definitely HIV Positive during their marriage. Although The Disease of Conceit recorded in 1989 is not written from the first person when you put it together with I Ain’t Never Gonna Be The Same Again and other poems along with Dylan having contracted disseminated histoplasmosis it spells A-I- D-S: There's a whole lot of people suffering tonight From the disease of conceit. Whole lot of people struggling tonight From the disease of conceit. “There's a whole lot of people suffering tonight” there are innumerable, countless people suffering from a symptom of some disorder of epidemic proportions “From the disease of conceit” from HIV/AIDS. Why “Conceit?” arrogance, Dylan had an unduly high opinion of his own abilities when it came to avoiding sexually transmitted diseases “Whole lot of people struggling tonight” many people are strenuously engaged by a problem caused by “the disease of conceit” by HIV/AIDS. Comes right down the highway Straight down the line Rips into your senses - 76 -
  • 76. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Through your body and your mind. Nothing about it that's sweet The disease of conceit. “Comes right down the highway” comes right out of the American public where it first reached epidemic proportions “Straight” through a heterosexual person “down the line” into the battle area closest to the enemy; the front “Rips” tears, HIV subjects you to a vehement attack entering “into your senses” into your sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell “Through your body and your mind” and does not forget a goddamn thing “Nothing about it that's sweet” nothing about it that is pleasing, it is immoral “The disease of conceit” about HIV/AIDS. There's a whole lot of people dying tonight From the disease of conceit, Whole lot of people crying tonight From the disease of conceit, “There's a whole lot of people dying tonight” AIDS reached epidemic proportions and was considered a fatal disease when this poem was composed “From the disease of conceit” from HIV/AIDS “Whole lot of people crying tonight” many people are demanding an immediate remedy “From the disease of conceit” for HIV/AIDS. Note use of “crying” as in Scarlet Town. - 77 -
  • 77. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Comes right out of nowhere And you're down for the count From the outside world, The pressure will mount, Turn you into a piece of meat, The disease of conceit. “Comes right out of nowhere” suddenly it appears several years after infection “And you're down for the count” as the HIV disease progresses, - 78 -
  • 78. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the T-cell count goes down from a normal count of 500-1500 cells in a cubic millimeter of blood (a drop, more or less) down to as low as zero. When the T- cell count goes below 200, there is an increased risk of opportunistic infections, and when the T-cell count drops below 50, the risk rises dramatically. Also “down for the count” as a knockout in boxing. Also as in Knocked Out Loaded, the title of a Bob Dylan CD – down for the T-cell count with a high viral load “From the outside world” from opportunistic infections “The pressure will mount” the state of urgently demanding notice and attention will surface “Turn you into a piece of meat” it will turn you into a corpse “The disease of conceit.” Conceit is a disease That the doctors got no cure They've done a lot of research on it But what it is, they're still not sure “Conceit is a disease” HIV/AIDS is a disease “That the doctors got no cure” that is still incurable even now in 2011 when this book was written “They've done a lot of research on it” there has been a lot of scientific study of the HIV/AIDS virus “But what it is, they're still not sure” but it is still a mystery. - 79 -
  • 79. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST There's a whole lot of hearts breaking tonight From the disease of conceit Whole lot of hearts shaking tonight From the disease of conceit. “There's a whole lot of hearts” many people’s central and innermost physical parts “breaking tonight” are being weakened and destroyed in health; overwhelmed with adversity “From the disease of conceit” from HIV/AIDS “Whole lot of hearts shaking tonight” there are numerous human beings trembling in fear, there are many people trying to get rid of a disease “shake,” Slang; to get rid of, ‘couldn't shake this cold’ “From the disease of conceit” from HIV/AIDS Steps into your room Eats your soul Over your senses You have no control. Ain't nothing too discreet About of disease of conceit. “Steps” enters abruptly and unwanted into a situation “into your room” into your life “Eats” and causes persistent annoyance and distress, eats away “your soul” your innermost being “Over your senses” over that which you perceive by a physical sensation such as your bowels “You have no control” you have no authority over your body and you become - 80 -
  • 80. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST incontinent “Ain’t nothing too discreet” sarcastic; there is nothing one would wish to hide like the fact it makes you shit in your pants “About of disease of conceit” about HIV/AIDS. There's a whole lot of people in trouble tonight From the disease of conceit, Whole lot of people seeing double tonight From the disease of conceit, “There's a whole lot of people in trouble tonight” there are numerous people experiencing a condition of pain, disease, and malfunction “From the disease of conceit” from HIV/AIDS “Whole lot of people seeing double tonight / From the disease of conceit” about 75% of AIDS patients develop eye problems of some sort. The retina is most commonly affected. Tiny retinal hemorrhages and cotton-wool spots are early signs of infection and are often detected during an eye exam. Give ya delusions of grandeur And a evil eye Give you idea that You're too good to die, Then they bury you from your head to your feet From the disease of conceit. “Give ya delusions of grandeur” AIDS HIV will cause you to experience psychotic episodes such as - 81 -
  • 81. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the one Bob Dylan underwent in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he was detained by the police after experiencing temporary insanity, probably due to an adverse reaction to his medication “And a evil eye” and these episodes often involve paranoia; “Evil eye” a look or stare believed to cause injury and misfortune to others “Give you the idea that / You're too good to die” give you the delusion that you are not spoiled and ruined and you will not succumb to the virus “Then they bury you from your head to your feet” then they put you in your grave “From the disease of conceit.” - 82 -
  • 82. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST THE EARLY ROMAN KINGS The story here is that Bob Dylan is racist pig scum bag. He focuses his hatred mainly on Black men although he has problems with Black single mothers (like his ex-wife Carolyn Dennis was for a time). I think that I am the only one in the world that openly believes this since many people point to the marriage with Carolyn Dennis as proof just the opposite is true. But remember what we learned in Scarlet Town – Dylan had HIV when he married her and could have infected her with it. So that explains the contradiction and a lot more about the character of Robert Allen Zimmerman. This tune has a typical black blues beat. All the early Roman kings In their shark skin suits Bow ties and buttons High top boots All the early all those belonging to an initial stage of development: Africans are an early form of human life Roman “roamin’” wandering aimlessly in search of pleasure kings King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929-1968 In their shark skin suits in the clothing of - 83 -
  • 83. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the Whiteman Bow ties neckwear like Black supremacist Farrakhan and The Fruits of Islam wear and buttons and a round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment: an Obama campaign button High top boots “booted” Slang an unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Last to get hired first to get fired. Drivin' the spikes in Blazin' the rails Nailed in their coffins In top hats and tails Fly away over Fly away flap your wings Fly by night Like the early Roman kings Drivin' forcing to go through or penetrate: drove the needle into his arm the spikes in “spike” Slang for a hypodermic needle. Shooting dope Blazin' shooting rapidly and continuously: Machine guns blazed the rails “rail” to express objections or criticisms in abusive language: “nigger’s” shooting each other over a perceived diss Nailed Slang To stop and seize; catch: Police nailed the suspect in their coffins finally getting the justice they deserve – death In top hats high hats, symbols of civilization and tails and the posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body. To put it bluntly Dylan believes that - 84 -
  • 84. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the reason some black people’s asses stick out is because there was once a tail attached to it. Fly away over die Fly away flap your wings fly away you little angels Fly by night engage in your illegal scams – as in a fly by night business Like the early Roman kings like a bunch of “nigger” gangbangers always do. Coming down the mountain Distributing the corn Speeding through the forest Racing down the track You try to get away They drag you back Tomorrow is Friday We'll see what it brings Everybody's talking Bout the early roman kings Coming down the mountain a Black political leader like Martin Luther King: - 85 -
  • 85. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST "I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, King was assassinated Distributing the corn the corn: Slang something considered trite, dated, melodramatic, or unduly sentimental, disseminating rabble rousing speeches about an alleged White on Black crime Speeding through the forest “speed” to further, promote, or expedite a legal action, someone is being railroaded in the “forest” the cites “forest” as a dense area, the inner city, a Black ghetto. Hard Rain “I've stepped in the middle of seven sad [deplorable] forests.” Racing down the track these ideas are spreading throughout the racist black communities that are located on the wrong side of the tracks. “Race” a local geographic population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics. “Tracks” as the boundary, formerly often delineated by train tracks, that separates two neighborhoods of different social class: grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. You try to get away you try to move to a decent community, a gated community in Sanford, Florida for instance They drag you back then your dope-dealing, gangbanging son, who is living with his mama and has been suspended from school visits you and starts to case White people’s pads Tomorrow is - 86 -
  • 86. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Friday and he thinks his future holds nothing but a menial position “Friday” as in “Man Friday.” We'll see what it brings so I am going rip off a crib and see what the stolen items fetch Everybody's talking Bout the early roman kings everybody is talking about that jive gangbanging “nigger”, Trayvon Martin, and George Zimmerman, the neighborhood patrol volunteer who killed Trayvon in self defense but is going to be lynched by the Black community that is always looking for an excuse to riot and loot, and Zimmerman getting off the hook will provide that excuse. Dylan sounded like burn out and like a total space case in the recent Rolling Stone interview but I know that he is not and he was up to something. He talked about being transfigured with another Robert Zimmerman, a Hell’s Angel who died in a motorcycle accident, but you know which Zimmerman he was really transfigured with? Bob: Yeah, poor Bobby [George Zimmerman]. You know what this is called? It’s called transfiguration. Have you ever heard of it? Well, you’re looking at somebody. [that … has been transfigured?] I’m not like you, am I? I’m not like him, either. I’m not like many - 87 -
  • 87. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST others. I’m only like another person who’s been transfigured. How many people like that or like me do you know? Transfiguration: you can go learn about it from the Catholic Church, you can learn about it in some old mystical books, but it’s a real concept. It’s happened throughout the ages. Nobody knows who it’s happened to, or why. But you get real proof of it here and there. It’s not like something you can dream up and think. It’s not like conjuring up a reality or like reincarnation – or like when you might think you’re somebody from the past but have no proof. It’s not anything to do with the past or the future. So when you ask some of your questions, you’re asking them to a person whose long dead. You’re asking them to a person that doesn’t exist. But people make that mistake about me all the time. I’ve lived through a lot. Have you ever heard of a book called No Man Knows My History? It’s about Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. The title could refer to me. Transfiguration is what allows you to crawl out from under the chaos and fly above it. That’s how I can still do what I - 88 -
  • 88. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST do and write the songs I sing and just keep on moving. “So when you ask some of your questions, you’re asking them to a person whose long dead. You’re asking them to a person that doesn’t exist.” What Dylan is saying here is that George Zimmerman is a dead man already because his fate has been sealed by the media and by the African- American community. “Transfiguration is what allows you to crawl out from under the chaos and fly above it.” The key words here are “crawl out” as they trace back to an early single called Please Crawl Out Your Window: Why does he look so righteous while your face is so changed Are you frightened of the box you keep him in While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange Their religion of the little ten women That backs up their views but your face is so bruised Come on out the dark is just beginning. “Why does he look so righteous” why does the Democratic Party and the Federal Government think what it is doing to White people is morally justifiable “while your face” while your race “is so changed” is being changed and polluted by the Civil Rights Movement “Are you frightened of the box you keep him in” are you afraid of the ballot box, are you afraid - 89 -
  • 89. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST to vote for Republicans who don’t believe in integration? “While his genocide fools” while the Democratic Party’s race mixing, mix master politicians who plan to dilute, then virtually exterminate, the White race through miscegenation “and his friends” and their friends; the Earl Warren Supreme Court “rearrange” put into a new social order and arrangement “Their religion of the” their “religion” a cause pursued with zeal; such as that of an activist jurist “little ten women” of the Supreme Court of the United States with less (little) than ten justices “That backs up their views” that supports with their legal decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education, the Democrats push for Civil Rights and integration “but your face is so bruised” but it is your race that is being blackened, discolored, “niggerized”, by being forced to associate with a bunch of coons “Come on out” sarcastic; come on out, be part of it “the dark” the race mixing with the darkies “is beginning” has just taking its first steps to fruition. Can you please crawl out your window? Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you How can you say he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to. “Can you please crawl” can you please crawl” advance slowly, feebly, laboriously “out your window?” and disregard the faith you have in your - 90 -
  • 90. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST political party? “Use your arms” use your power, White Power, also use an administrative or functional branch, as of an organization, like the local Republican Club, which is an arm of the Republican Party “and legs” and become active. Also vote in one of several contests that must be completed successfully in order to determine the winner of a competition, vote in a political primary “it won't ruin you” it will not reduce you to poverty or bankruptcy as the Democrats claim it will “How can you say he will haunt you” how can you say the Democrats will continually pervade the American political scene because of their actions during World War II and the Great Depression “You can go back to him any time you want to” sarcastic; you can go back to the Depression Era Democrats anytime you want to as they have not changed since the 1930’s! Returning to Early Roman Kings: They're peddlers and they're meddlers, they buy and they sell They destroyed your city, they'll destroy you as well They're lecherous and treacherous, a hell-bent for leather Each of them bigger than all men put together - 91 -
  • 91. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Sluggers and muggers wearing fancy gold rings All the women going crazy for the early Roman kings. They're peddlers and they're meddlers the darkies are dope peddlers who handle something idly or ignorantly; tamper and destroy people’s lives They buy and they sell they buy and sell dope They destroyed your city they destroyed cities like Camden, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan They'll destroy you as well and you might be murdered because of their actions They're lecherous and treacherous they cheat on their wives and eventually abandon her and her family A-Hell bent for leather moving recklessly fast Each of 'em bigger than all men put together each one thinks he is going to get away with it despite the power of law enforcement. Sluggers slugger - a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches and muggers mugger - a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street) Wearin fancy gold rings wearing bling flashy, ostentatious jewelry; "the rapper was loaded with bling" All the women going crazy for the early Roman kings all the rap fans going crazy for them gangsta niggas! I can dress up your wounds with a blood-clotted rag I ain't afraid to make love to a bitch or a hag If you see me coming, and you're standing there - 92 -
  • 92. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Wave your handkerchief in the air I ain't dead yet, my bell still rings I keep my fingers crossed like the early Roman kings. I can dress up your wounds I can make any injury or slight to your feelings or reputation look better with a blood-clotted rag with a Slang “rag” a newspaper specializing in sensationalism. At one point in his career Dylan would write songs based on newspaper accounts of bloody racist activities against Blacks I ain't afraid to make love to a bitch or a hag I am not afraid to write songs like The Ballad of Hattie Carroll, about a decrepit Black maid, a bitch who had it coming If you see me coming, and you're standing there Wave your handkerchief in the air The Ballad of Hattie Carroll contained the line “Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears / Bury the rag deep in your face / For now's the time for your tears” if you see me coming it would be wise to surrender I ain't dead yet, my bell still rings I am old but I can still write songs and play music. Subterranean Homesick Blues “Ring bell hard to tell if anything is gonna sell” I keep my fingers crossed “finger” to mark (a score) with indications of which fingers are to play the notes – I also play and compose music like the early Roman kings. I can strip you of life, strip you of breath Ship you down, to the house of death - 93 -
  • 93. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST One day you will ask for me There'll be no one else that you'll wanna see Bring down my fiddle tune up my strings I'm gonna break it wide open like the early roman kings I can strip you of life, strip you of breath I can send you to the gas chamber were you will choke to death Ship you down to the house of death or send you to prison One day you will ask for me one day you will ask to meet with me, the devil There'll be no one else that you'll wanna to see because you will wish to sell your soul to me Bring down my fiddle, tune up my strings as in The Devil Went Down to Georgia I'm gonna break it wide open I am going to open up the wide open, sinful (as in “open city”) gates of Hell for you like the early Roman kings like you have done for White America. I was up on Black mountain the day Detroit fell They killed them all off and they sent them to hell Ding-dong daddy, you're coming up short Gonna put you on trial in a Sicilian court I've had my fun, I've had my flings Gonna shake them all down like the early Roman kings. I was up on Black mountain I seemed to be a fan of Martin Luther King, I was dealing with the mountainous problem of the Negro in America. - 94 -
  • 94. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Blowin In The Wind “How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?” how many years can the mountainous, insurmountable Black problem exist before they are put on boats and sent on an involuntary one-way trip back to Africa? the day Detroit fell the day when Detroit became a city with a Black majority They killed them all off and they sent them to hell after the “nigger’s” killed off the White population by turning the city into a living hell Ding-dong daddy, you're coming up short Mayor Ding Dong of Detroit, who can’t keep his ding dong in his pants, you have been caught looting public funds Gonna put you on trial in a Sicilian court going to see that Whites get a chance to convict you then kill you I've had my fun, I've had my flings “fling” a brief sexual relationship Gonna shake them all down going to extort money from companies that want to do business with Detroit City like the early Roman kings just like the corrupt “African-American” politicians do time and time again. This is what Dylan had to say about Blacks in Rolling Stone. This country is just too fucked up about color. It’s a distraction. People are at each other’s throats just because they are a different color. It’s the height of insanity and it will hold any nation back – or any - 95 -
  • 95. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST neighborhood back. Or anything back. Blacks know that some Whites didn’t want to give up slavery – that if they had their way they would still be under the yoke, and they can’t pretend they don’t know that. If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood blacks can sense that…If slavery had been given up in a more peaceful way, America would be far ahead today. What Dylan is saying here is that Blacks are fucking up this country and it is distracting America from its economic and cultural goals. When he says “People are at each other’s throats” he means the Blacks are mugging, assaulting and murdering Whites although most crime is Black on Black. It is true that there are not many White on Black muggings. Black crime and the Brothers and Sisters who protect criminals with NO SNITCHING tribalistic behavior not only “holds neighborhoods back” it destroys them. Dylan went on to say the Blacks can smell a racist implying they are animals with an enhanced sense of smell due to their being the missing link between homosapien erectus and primates - large nostrils and lips, fur instead of hair, long arms and backsides that protrude. According to Dylan racism runs in the White man’s blood. Finally we get to see - 96 -
  • 96. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the real Bob Dylan when he says there were better ways to end slavery and the Civil War was morally wrong. This is pure Ron Paul: Tim Russert: I was intrigued by your comments about Abe Lincoln. "According to Paul, Abe Lincoln should never have gone to war; there were better ways of getting rid of slavery." Ron Paul: Absolutely. Six hundred thousand Americans died in a senseless civil war. No, he shouldn't have gone to war. He did this just to enhance and get rid of the original intent of the republic. I mean, it was the iron fist… Russert: We'd still have slavery. Ron Paul: Oh, come on, Tim. Slavery was phased out in every other country of the world. And the way I'm advising that it should have been done is do like the British Empire did. You buy the slaves and release them. How much would that cost compared to killing 600,000 Americans and where it lingered for 100 years? I mean, the hatred and all that existed. So every other major country in the world got rid of slavery without a civil war. I mean, that doesn't sound too radical to me. That sounds like a pretty reasonable approach. - 97 -
  • 97. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST TIN ANGEL SIR WILLIAM GOOCH The only way I could make sense of this poem was to substitute A. J. Weberman for “the boss” boss as the leader of a political organization. Eventually “the boss” gets shot and becomes a “twisted bin.” Dylan is implying that I perverted or twisted garbage by using it as a tool to spy on persons of interest to the public? I invented garbology, the scientific study of garbage. I “twisted his bin” and a lot came out of it. Tin Angel is basically a re-working of Black Jack Davey: - 98 -
  • 98. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST At night the boss came home Inquiring about his lady The servant spoke before she thought "She's been with Black Jack Davey Rode off with Black Jack Davey". Tin Angel only has four characters, “the boss” me, the “servant,” the communists “the lady” Dylan, the lady’s lover Ray Gooch. Tin Angel begins: It was late last night when the boss came home To a deserted mansion and a desolate throne Servant said boss the ladies gone She left this morning just before dawn It was late it was a long time ago last night in a period of darkness when the boss when a professional politician who controls a party or a political machine: A. J. Weberman, the Chief Cultural Commissar of the Dylan Liberation Front2 came home came home as in something was brought home to him mentally to a deserted mansion to a folksong heaven that Dylan had created then deserted Sweetheart Like You: “They say in your father's house, there's many mansions Each one of them got a fireproof floor. “Fireproof floor” to protect 2. At this time I called myself its “Minister of Defense.” However I was removed from that post after Dylan creamed me. - 99 -
  • 99. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST you from the raging fires of Hell. In Lone Pilgrim he sang: The call of my master compelled me from home No kindred or relative nigh I met the contagion and sank to the tomb My soul flew to mansion on high” And a desolate throne and an empty throne that Bob Dylan, the King of folk rock once sat on when he wrote the greatest Leftwing songs since Woody Guthrie Servant a Communist as in Maggie’s Farm: I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more Well, when she talks to all the servants About man and God and law Everybody says She's the brains behind pa She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more. “I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more” I ain’t gonna work for Communism’s mother, creator, Karl Marx no more; “Well, she talks to all the servants” he lectures all his followers “About man” about humanism “and God” and how it will replace God “and law” and how this ties into economic laws “Everybody says / She's the brains behind pa” everyone agrees Marxism is the ideology of the Soviet Union “She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four” Marxism is antiquated and outdated yet - 100 -
  • 100. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST pretends to be contemporary. Marx wrote Das Kapital in 1867 and it is not applicable to modern economics. A Communist said boss the ladies gone said that the old Bob Dylan the Leftist is gone She left this morning just before dawn she left early in life just before something began to be perceived or understood: The realization of the danger of Communism soon dawned on Bob. You got something to tell me, tell it to me man Come to the point as straight as you can Old Henry Lee chief of the clan Came riding through the woods and took her by the hand You got something to tell me, tell it to me man if you have something to impart to me make it into a message song and record it! Come to the point make your political point as straight without deviating from what is considered socially normal, usual, or acceptable; conventional on the Left as you can as is possible considering the unconventional dude who is writing these poems. The Communist explained to Weberman that Old Henry Lee Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818) was an early American patriot who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia. Lee was also the father of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. - 101 -
  • 101. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Old Henry Lee” is Ray Gooch. Gooch was this sleaze ball from the West Village who sold meth to Dave Moore a guy who lived next door to me at 146 Sullivan Street. Moore told me “Ray” told him that he was Dylan’s heroin connection. He never mentioned the name Gooch. Gooch was aligned with George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party and might have been part of a cell that existed in the West Village during the early 1960’s. Daniel Burroughs, a Jew who passed himself off as a Nazi was in this cell. Dylan crashed at Ray’s pad when Dylan first came to New York. Gooch was also a smack dealer and gun dealer with Mafia connections. He worked at a clandestine location in Brooklyn turning opium into heroin. A real piece of work! He hated Jews and his favorite expression, according to Dave Moore, was “Guns for the Arabs, sneakers for the Jews.” Ray Gooch’s antecedent, Sir William Gooch, like Old Henry Lee was a colonial governor of Virginia chief of the clan and Ray Gooch had been Klansman when he lived in Virginia and was a Confederate in his thinking. So what happened to Dylan’s politics was that this piece of shit, Ray Gooch, this gooch- bag Came riding through the woods came out of the rural South Rural in some remote place in some neck of the woods and took her by the hand took Dylan in hand Figurative took control of someone; assumed - 102 -
  • 102. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the responsibility of guiding someone, took away Dylan’s Jewish faith and turned him into some kind of weird freak, a Jew who admired Nazis and Klansmen. Gooch was Schtick dreck (Yiddish for a piece of filth). The boss he lay back flat on his bed He cursed the heat and he clutched his head He pondered the future of his fate To wait another day would be far too late The boss he lay back flat I was level with the ground; horizontally on his bed over my grave, I was digging my own grave with my lifestyle He cursed the heat I cursed the pigs he clutched yet I held on tightly to his head to the drug he had a head on, pot He pondered I reflected deeply on a subject the future of his fate of how to become famous. “fate” as a final result or consequence; an outcome. To wait another day would be far too late and I believed in the Black Panther Party slogan “seize the time.” Go fetch me my coat and my tie And the cheapest labor that money can buy Saddle me up my buckskin mare If you see me go by put up a prayer Go fetch me my coat emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc. Dylan: “Idiot wind blowing through the buttons of - 103 -
  • 103. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST our coats” and my tie something that connects or unites; a link And the cheapest labor that money can buy and your students from your class in Dylanology at the Alternate University Saddle me up my buck skin mare get me a black dude to back me up like Eric Williams “buck” offensive a young Black man and “skin” as person's complexion a brown skin. Decades after the fact Eric told me he had visited Dylan after Dylan saw him at the Dylanology Field Trip If you see me go by Dylan darted out when he saw the crew in front of his crib put up a prayer join the protest. “prayer” as the request of a complainant, as stated in a complaint that the court grant the aid or relief solicited. Well, they rode all night, and they rode all day Eastward, long down the broad highway His spirit was tired and his vision was bent His men deserted him and onward he went Well they rode all night and they rode all day Weberman and presumably the servant (the Communist) both pursued Dylan Eastward about Communism as in Eastern Bloc nations long on the broad highway of which Weberman was tolerant: had broad views regarding Communism His spirit was tired Weberman’s strong loyalty or dedication: team spirit was overused; hackneyed: a tired communist ideology and his vision and his unusual competence - 104 -
  • 104. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST in discernment or perception of the future his intelligent foresight: a leader of vision was bent was determined to take a course of action: I was bent on destroying Dylan also bent out of shape distorted His men deserted him and onward he went Jerry Rubin, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and David Peel signed a letter that was published in the Village Voice ordering me to leave Dylan alone. - 105 -
  • 105. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He came to a place where the light was dull His forehead pounding in his skull Heavy heart was racked with pain Insomnia raging in his brain He came to a place where the land was dull he came to Dylan’s studio where, as stated, Dylan would leave the lights off to spook me out His poor head his not adequate in quality; inferior. Also brain filled with folk music: “Poor” as folksinger; to Dylan’s folk fans who witnessed his concerts being disrupted; Tarantula, “you were also there when they castrated that poor boy in public.” Down The Highway 1961 “So, I'm walkin' down your highway / Just as far my poor eyes can see.” Tonight I Will Be Staying Here With You 1969, “If there's a poor boy on the street” if there is a folksinger in Greenwich Village, street, an area of a city like Wall Street “Then let him have my seat” then let him have my position of prominence “'Cause tonight I'll be staying here with you” because presently I intend to devote my time to getting high. His poor head pounding in his skull repeating Dylan lyrics over and over that had been pounded into his brain Heavy heart was racked with pain he had sympathy for the Vietnamese due to the Holocaust Insomnia raging in his brain and he told - 106 -
  • 106. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST me about this after he popped several caffeine citrate pills sometimes called “No-Doze.” Well he threw down his helmet and his cross handle sword He renounced his faith he denied his lord Crawled on his belly put his ear to the wall One way or another put an end to it all Well he threw down his helmet Weberman put forth the football helmet he would wear during riots and his cross handle sword and the Crusade he would lead against the war in Vietnam He renounced his faith he denied his lord he renounced Judaism and denied that God existed Crawled on his belly became a snake in the grass put his ear to the wall eavesdropped on me by recording a personal phone call One way or another put an end to it all one way or another he put an end to our relationship, perhaps the strangest in all of literary history. He leaned down cut the electric wire Stared into the flames and he snorted the fire Peered through the darkness caught a glimpse of the two Hard to tell for certain who was who He leaned down he relied on for assistance: Lean on me for help cut the electric wire an open telephone connection Stared into the flames - 107 -
  • 107. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Informal “flame” to insult or criticize provokingly, as on a computer network and he snorted a rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a pig does the fire some very intense, repeated attacks or criticism: answered the fire from her political critics Peered saw something partially or dimly through the darkness through his ignorance about my poetry caught a glimpse obtained a brief, incomplete view of the two of the man and his art Hard to tell for certain hard to establish beyond a doubt or question; indisputable who was who which was the real Bob Dylan, the left wing superficial meaning of his poems or the rightwing philosophy embedded in them that reflected Bob Dylan the man, the true Bob Dylan. Will the real Bob Dylan please stand up. He lowered himself down on a golden chain His nerves were quickening every vein His knuckles were bloody he sucked in the air He ran his fingers through his greasy hair He lowered himself down Weberman reduced in value, degree, or quality on a golden on a very favorable or advantageous; a golden opportunity chain a series of related or connected facts, events, etc. His nerves his brazen boldness; effrontery: had the nerve to deny it were quickening becoming more rapid in every vein in every particular turn of - 108 -
  • 108. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST mind: spoke later in a more serious vein. His knuckles were bloody he would not knuckle under he sucked in sucked in conned the air media hosts for airtime He ran his fingers “finger” Slang to inform on. He told everyone I was using junk Through his greasy through his “greasy” suggestive of grease in slickness or slipperiness, a greasy politician hair politics. “Hair” as politics: Tarantula, “your hair in chains.” Brownsville Girl 1986, “Ruby was in the backyard hanging clothes she had her red hair tied back.” Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1964 “can't see Jericho / the wind is tyin' knots / in my hair.” Tarantula, “gloria talks of the fish in her finger with her hair dyed pink.” To the Left in Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1964, “how many hands have t' be raised / before hair will grow back on the white house head?” Love Henry 1993, She took him by his long yellow hair, And also by his feet. She plunged him into well water, where It runs both cold and deep. “She took him” the Left accepted him, conned him “by his long yellow hair” because of his exaggerated journalistically inaccurate politics, “yellow” as in “yellow journalism” “And also by his - 109 -
  • 109. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST feet” and also because of his ambition to get his foot in the door of show biz “She plunged him” caused him to risk losses for the possibility of considerable gains “into well water,” into exploiting sorrow “where it runs both cold” Informal (of a seeker) far from the object of a search “and deep” yet still profound in its own right. Tin Angel continues: They looked at each other and their glasses clinked One single unit inseparably linked Got a strange premonition there's a man close by Don't worry about him he wouldn't harm a fly They Gooch and Dylan looked at each other and their glasses clinked they got high together One single unit “unit” medicine the quantity of a drug necessary to produce a specific effect inseparably linked that you can become addicted to Got a strange premonition got an early warning of a future event; forewarning there's a man close by there is somebody watching me shoot up Don't worry about him he wouldn't harm a fly why “harm” instead of “hurt?” Over-statement. Weberman was dangerous. From behind the curtain the boss crossed the floor He moved his feet and he bolted the door Shadows hiding the lines in his face With all the nobility of an ancient race - 110 -
  • 110. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST From behind the curtain from behind the Iron Curtain. Jokerman “Well, the rifleman” the KGB or MVD, the Soviet intelligence services, “rifle” to search vigorously: ‘rifling through my drawers to find anti- Soviet literature’ “is stalking” is engaged in the act of following stealthily “the sick” those who are sick of Soviet Communism “and the lame” and the weak and ineffectual; unsatisfactory to the Soviet regime, social parasites “Preacher man” American Communists “seeks the same, who’ll get there first is uncertain” who will be the first to bring totalitarianism to the United States, the CPUSA or the KGB is a tossup “Night sticks and water cannons, tear gas” all instruments used to suppress the right to demonstrate against the Soviet regime “padlocks” prisons, gulags “Molotov cocktails” improvised weapons invented by the Soviet Communists now used against their own people “and rocks” and Communist doctrine “rock” as in “upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it (Matthew 16:18).” “behind every curtain” brutal repression in every country behind the Iron Curtain. “False-hearted judges” a rubber stamp judiciary untrue to their innermost feelings who have been instructed to convict dissidents “dying” whose credibility is drawing to an end, declining “in the webs” because of something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares and entangles - 111 -
  • 111. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST such as nonexistent plots against the Soviet State “that they spin” that they provide an interpretation of in a way meant to sway public opinion “Only a matter of time” it is going to be in the foreseeable future “‘til night” until the present push for democracy “comes steppin’ in” intervenes and progressively destroys this evil ideology, and death and rigor mortis sets in. From behind his communist perspective the boss the Commissar of Culture crossed Informal to interfere with; thwart or obstruct: Don't cross me the floor a story or level of a building. He moved his feet he satisfied his ambition and he bolted the door and locked himself out of my life Shadows a vestige or inferior form hiding the lines the ancestry or lineage in his face of his race. “Face” as “Race” as in the promise of racial equality after the revolution in The Hour When The Ship Comes In “The will respect every face on the deck / The hour that the ship comes in.” With all the nobility of an ancient race despite the fact he was a full-blooded Jew. In Idiot Wind Dylan wrote: I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind I can’t remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes don’t look into mine The priest wore black on the seventh - 112 -
  • 112. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST day and sat stone-faced while the building burned I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the springtime turned Slowly into Autumn “I noticed at the ceremony” I noticed at an event performed on a special occasion like my 30th Birthday Party “your corrupt ways” your desire to get publicity “had finally made you blind” had finally made you unable to comprehend, made you blind to the repercussions and consequences of your acts “I can't remember your face anymore” it is hard for me to believe you are of the Jewish race because of what you did to a fellow Jew “your mouth has changed” your particular manner of speaking, filled with slogans that you mouth but really do not understand or believe is no longer like that of a Jew “your eyes” your thoughts “don't look into mine” don’t share any ancestral commonality. “The priest” is Weberman (In Chronicles Dylan wrote that he resented being labeled, “High Priest of Protest” Planet Waves Liner Notes 1974, “priests in overhauls glassy eyed” radicals who wished to overhaul my career filled with illusory thoughts) “wore black” spoke words that have extremely unfortunate and dire consequences; bringing ruin, praised Blacks - 113 -
  • 113. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “on the seventh day” on Sunday when the Bob Dylan 30th Birthday Party went down “and sat stone-faced while the building burned” and did nothing after someone started a fire in front of my townhouse “I waited for you on the running boards” I got my revenge for this and other travesties when I came after you like a gangster in Chicago doing a drive by from the running board of a Model T only I used a bicycle “near the cypress trees” employing a tactic similar to the punishment of the Old South, also cypress trees are used to adorn tombs “while the springtime turned” while the season of your growth turned “Slowly into autumn” slowly into a period of your decline. Returning to Tin Angel: She turned she was startled with a look of surprise With a hatred that could hit the skies You're a reckless fool I could see it in your eyes To come this way was by no means wise She turned she turned against him she was startled with a look of surprise she was taken off guard by the immensity of the event With the hatred that could hit the skies with hatred that would last far into the future You're a reckless you are characterized by careless unconcern fool politician Slow Train: “In the home of the brave, Jefferson turning over in his grave / Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan” I could see it - 114 -
  • 114. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST in your eyes I could see it in your thoughts when I was with you To come this way was by no means wise to go through with this Birthday Party was by no means wise, to come around my home was foolish. Get up stand up you greedy lipped wench And cover your face with some other consequence You are making my heart feel sick Put your clothes back on double quick I told Dylan Get up stand up wake up and take a stand you greedy excessively desirous of food you fucking pig lipped wench you whore who paid lip service to the Left And cover music a cover version your face your Jewishness with some other consequence with some other song extolling the virtues of a Jew hater, as you did with George Jackson You are making my heart feel sick I am sick of this already Put your clothes back on double quick find the words to write such a song just as you did in the past and do it quickly. “Clothes” as words as in Talkin’ Clothes Line “Then they started to take back their clothes / Hang'em on the line.” “Line” a sentence. Silly boy you think me a saint I’ll listen no more to your words of complaint You've given me nothing but the sweetest lies Now hold your tongue and feed your eyes - 115 -
  • 115. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Silly boy you think me a saint you idiot Weberman you think I am an icon of your politics I’ll listen no more to your words of complaint I will listen to more to your words of complaint about my current bag Reminiscent of I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine “Arise, arise,” he cried so loud / In a voice without restraint / “Come out, ye gifted kings and queens / And hear my sad complaint / No martyr is among ye now / Whom you can call your own / So go on your way accordingly / But know you’re not alone” You've given me nothing but the sweetest lies you have given me nothing but lies that pleased yourself rather than giving me the meaning of my poems Now hold your tongue and feed your eyes now can your rhetoric and feed you mind, your thoughts. I’d have given you the stars and the planets too But what good would these things do you? Bow the heart if not the knee Or never again this world you see I told Dylan that I’d have given you the stars I would have given you one who is highly celebrated in a field or profession and the planets too and followers - a person who accepts the leadership of another But what good would these things do you? Bow the heart if not the knee give in at least partially - 116 -
  • 116. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Or never again this world you see or you will be purged from the world of Leftwing folk music. Oh please let not your heart be cold This man is dearer to me than gold Oh my dear you must be blind He's a gutless ape with a worthless mind Oh please let not your heart be cold Weberman, find some sympathy for this Ray Gooch character somewhere This man is dearer to me than gold he means the world to me. In Chronicles Dylan wrote, “Ray wasn't like that. He wasn't somebody who would leave any footprints on the sands of time, but there was something special about him.” Oh my dear you must be blind I told Dylan you must be without forethought or provision; unaware: entered into the scheme blind He's a gutless he is lacking substance; weak or insignificant ape a mimic or imitator of Nazis with a worthless mind with a Nazi political ideology. Also Gooch is everything he labels the blacks as, cowardly, more of an animal than human being with low intelligence. You've had your way too long with me Now it’s me who will determine how things will be Tried to escape he cussed and cursed You'll have to try to get passed me first - 117 -
  • 117. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST You've had your way too long with me you have gone through my trash, brought the mob to my crib, told everyone I was using junk now I am going to have my way with you Now it’s me who will determine how things will be I will do so forcefully Tried to escape tried to get away he cussed he uttered obscenities and cursed and he cursed Ecclesiastical to put under a ban or an anathema; excommunicate Just Like A Woman to the folkies “Your long time curse hurts but what’s worse is this pain in here I can’t stay in here ain’t it clear that I just don’t fit” You'll have to try get passed me first but Weberman could not get passed Dylan without being jumped and thrown to the ground, nor could he get past Dylan intellectually. I dared not let your passion rule You think my heart the heart of a fool And you sir you cannot deny You made a monkey of me what and for why I dared not let your passion rule if I would have allowed your passion to rule you would have killed me. In Idiot Wind Dylan sang “You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn’t enough to change my heart.” You think my heart the heart of a fool you believe my innermost being is that of a Communist politician And you sir And you Weberman you cannot deny / You made a monkey of me you made a junkie - 118 -
  • 118. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST of me, monkey as in “monkey on my back” what and for why for no good reason. I’ll have no more of this insulting chat The devil can have you I’ll see to that Look sharp or step aside Or in the cradle you'll wish you died Then out of nowhere Gooch chimes in: I’ll have no more of this insulting chat it is time for less talk and more action The devil can have you I’ll see to that I will send you to hell with the rest of the Jews Look sharp having an edge or point; not rounded or blunt have sharp Aryan features or step aside or get in the line where you are going to be gassed Or in the cradle in a place of origin; a birthplace Israel was the cradle of Judaism you'll wish you died I’ll have no more of this insulting chat: This is reminiscent of Arthur McBride which tells the story of Dylan’s interaction with the folk community "Oh no," says the Sergeant, "I'll have no such chat And neither will I take it from snappy young brats / For if you insult me with one other word / I'll cut off your heads in the morning" The devil can have you I’ll see to that This is also reminiscent of Arthur McBride “And their old rusty rapiers that hung by their sides / We flung them as far as we could in the tide / "Now take them up, - 119 -
  • 119. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST devils!" cried Arthur McBride / "And temper their edge in the morning!" The gun went ‘boom’ and the shot rang clear The first bullet grazed his ear Second ball went right straight in And he bent in the middle like a twisted bin The gun “gun” as guitar as in John Wesley Harding “John Wesley Harding was a friend to the poor [friend to the folk community as previously defined] he traveled with a gun in every hand” went boom made a deep resonant sound like a bass line and the shot the song rang clear resonated “clearly” as in easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct. The first bullet “bullet” printing a heavy dot used to highlight a particular passage found on record popularity charts meaning the song is moving up in sales grazed his ear barely touched his “ear” his responsiveness to the sounds or forms of spoken language: Al had a good ear for poetry Second ball went right straight in second song belonged to the political or intellectual Right and was conventional to an extreme degree And he bent Weberman was rendered submissive; subdued in the middle in the middle of his career like a twisted “twist” an unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion - 120 -
  • 120. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST bin “bin” also called dust bin rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc. (I went through Dylan’s trash). He crawled to the corner and he lowered his head He grabbed the chair and he grabbed the bed It would take more than needle and thread Bleeding from the mouth he's as good as dead He crawled he moved slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground to the corner to the corner of Bleecker and Elizabeth and he lowered his head and he felt ashamed He grabbed he had obtained unscrupulously grabbed the spotlight the chair a position of prominence and he grabbed he took hurriedly the bed a spot in the graveyard It would take more than needle and thread it would take more than exposing the thread that united by poetry - my heroin addiction: From A Buick 6 “I got this junkyard woman….She comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with thread” Bleeding “hemorrhaging” to undergo a rapid and sudden loss from the mouth as a spokesman he's as good as dead he is worthless to the Dylan Liberation Front! “You shot my husband down, you fiend!” “Husband? What husband? What the hell do you mean? - 121 -
  • 121. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He was a man of strife, a man of sin, I cut him down, and I throw’d him to the wind” You shot my husband down you fiend you shot Weberman’s theories down and Weberman was a Jew you “fiend!” Gooch was a dope fiend Husband what husband what the hell do you mean? Jew what Jew, he was a poor excuse for one He was man of strife he was a disturber of the peace or of public order a man of sin a communist and race mixer “sin” something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong. Nettie Moore: “I'm the oldest son of a crazy man” I am the inheritor of the works of someone with a degenerative nervous system disorder – Woody Guthrie “I'm in a cowboy band” Informal “cowboy” a person who is an irresponsible or unscrupulous operator / Got a pile of sins to pay for…” wrote a whole lot of lying communistic songs I cut him down cut down to size to deflate the self- importance of and I throw’d him to the wind Psalm 18:42 “then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.” Hear this she said with angry breath You too shall meet the lord of death It was I who brought your soul to life And she raised her robe and she drew out a knife - 122 -
  • 122. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Hear this she said with angry breath “breath” - an indirect suggestion You too shall meet the lord you will also encounter a man of renowned power or authority of death who has the power of termination or extinction of something: the death of imperialism. It was I who brought your soul to life it was I who articulated your most sacred beliefs in the embedded meaning of my poetry. Just like he said in Rolling Stone “And you know in some ways I’ve given them life. They’d be nowhere without me.” And she raised her robe and she drew out a knife and Gooch was going to taste Jewish justice! “Robe” as justice Drifter’s Escape: Well, the judge he cast his robe aside.” “Blade” or “knife” as circumcision One More Cup of Coffee “Your daddy” the antecedents of the Jewish people “he's an outlaw” share the guilt for the death of Christ “And a wanderer by trade” and as an equal exchange, a tradeoff, were exiled for two thousand years, the wandering Jews “He'll teach you how to pick and choose” Judaism will teach you how to select with great care, to be convinced you are part of God’s Chosen People “And how to throw the blade” and how to perform circumcision to separate Jews from the goyim, the non-Jews. His face was hard and caked with sweat His arms ached and his hands were wet You're a murderous queen and bloody wife If you dont mind I’ll have the knife - 123 -
  • 123. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST His face was hard and caked with sweat he had the bearing of an evangelist. Chronicles “Ray Gooch had flowing, wavy, blond hair like Jerry Lee Lewis or Billy Graham, the evangelist-the kind of hair that preachers had. The kind that the early rock-and-roll singers used to imitate and want to look like. The kind that could create a cult. Gooch wasn't a preacher, though, but he knew how to be one and he could be funny. He said if he preached to farmers, he'd tell them about plowing the furrows with seeds of love and then reaping the harvest of salvation. He could preach to businessmen, too. He would say stuff like, ‘Sisters and brothers, there's no profit in trading in sin! Everlasting life is not bought and sold.’ He had a sermon for just about anybody” His arms ached he was aching to use a gun from his collection and his hands were wet and he was into the production of intoxicants You're a murderous queen Jewish Queen Ester had all of Haymen’s men hung and bloody wife Samson’s wife Delilah, was also a Jew If you dont mind I’ll have the knife surrender your Judaism to me. We're two of a kind and our blood runs hot But we're no way similar in body or thought All husbands are good men is all I knew Then she pierced him to the heart and his blood did flow - 124 -
  • 124. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST We're two of a kind and our blood runs hot we are both violent; raging: a hot battle when it comes to “niggers” But we're no way similar in body but we come from different racial background “body” a number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group or thought philosophical or intellectual ideas typical of a particular time or place German thought in the 19th century All husbands all Jews are good men is all I knew Then she pierced him to the heart and his blood did flow “flow” to exhibit a smooth or graceful continuity: The poem's cadence no longer flowed gracefully. His knees went limp and he reached for the door His doom was sealed he slipped to the floor He whispered in her ear this is all your fault My fighting days have come to a halt His knees went limp Gooch preceded haltingly or unsteadily also not firm or stiff like his dick. In Chronicles Dylan told us that Gooch lived with Chloe Kiel, but never had sex with her and he reached for the door and he tried to lay the blame on others - at (someone's) door as a charge that holds someone responsible: Lay the blame at Sarah’s door. His doom his fate, especially a tragic or ruinous one was sealed was kept secret as in a sealed indictment he slipped as he made an error in conduct or thinking; a mistake to the floor and he hit bottom He whispered - 125 -
  • 125. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST in her ear he told her in no uncertain terms, Sooner or Later (One of Us Must Know) to his former folk fans after they booed him and called him Judas. “When you whispered in my ear and asked me if I was leaving with you or her / I didn’t realize just what a did hear / I didn’t realize how young you were” this is all your fault my fighting days have come to a halt my fighting days, my struggle, Mein Kampf, Hitler’s autobiography have ended. She touched his lips and kissed his cheek He tried to speak but his breath was weak You die for me I will die for you She put the blade to her heart and she ran it though She touched Dylan dealt with, touched on a topic in passing his lips which mirrored Gooch’s insolent talk “lip” and kissed his cheek and appreciated his impertinent boldness: had the cheek to insult blacks. He tried to speak Gooch tried to speak out to talk freely and fearlessly, as about a public issue but his breath was weak however the breath of his knowledge was lacking persuasiveness, unconvincing: a weak argument You die for me you found me highly desirable to die for Informal remarkable or highly desirable I will die for you and I felt the same She put the blade to her heart Dylan thought about the fact that deep down, in his heart of hearts he was a Jew (we already defined “blade” as - 126 -
  • 126. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Jew”) and she ran it though and he went over the salient points or facts and realized he had acted against his own self interest. All three lovers together in a heap Thrown into the grave forever to sleep Funeral torches blazed away Through the towns and the villages all night and all day All three lovers Dylan, Ray Gooch, Weberman together in a heap garbage heap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter Thrown Informal to cause confusion or perplexity in; disconcert or nonplus: We didn't let our worries throw us into the grave into important; crucial grave matters forever to sleep forever to ponder sleep on it Funeral an end or a cessation of existence torches carry a torch for to be in love with, especially unrequitedly blazed away shined or were resplendent with: blazing faggot Through the towns New York town and the villages and Greenwich Village all night and all day So in this soap opera or epic poem, however you want to look at it, Dylan shoots Weberman and he collapses like someone who distorted the true purpose of garbage? Then Dylan kills the Nazi, presumably within himself and then kills himself. What this tells me is that Weberman and Gooch were - 127 -
  • 127. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST major influences in Dylan’s life. Me thinks Dylan is running out of things to write about. - 128 -
  • 128. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST NARROW WAY In the Introduction to A Listener’s Guide to the Tempest I gave you an idea of what pathological scum I am dealing with here so take this into account when you read the attacks on Israel in the following translation of Narrow Way: I'm gonna walk across the desert, 'til I'm in my right mind. I won't even think about, what I left behind Nothing back there anyway, that I can call my own Go back home, leave me alone It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday - 129 -
  • 129. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST I'm gonna walk across the desert I am going to walk across the Negev Desert and leave Israel 'til I'm in my right mind and only then will I return to my rightwing way of thinking I won't even think about, what I left behind I don’t even want to think about this racist, theocratic, repressive socialist, leftist state that I abandoned Nothing back there anyway, that I can call my own despite the fact that I am a Jew there is nothing I can identify with Go back home, leave me alone the Jews should abandon the area and return to Europe so that they will not bring more hatred on the anti-Zionist Jews like me It's a long road, it’s a long road to peace. In Lonesome Day Blues Dylan wrote: Yeah the road's washed out Weather not fit for man or beast Funny, how the things you have the hardest time parting with Are the things you need the least “Yeah the road's washed out” the course, the roadmap to peace, is drained of energy and - 130 -
  • 130. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST effectiveness; completely exhausted “weather not fit for man or beast” the political climate has become intolerable “Funny, how the things you have the hardest time parting with” it is ironic that the things you have the hardest time returning to the Palestinians like the West Bank and Gaza “Are the things you need the least” are the things that are holding back peace and threatening your continued existence. It’s a long and narrow way it’s a barely adequate or successful (especially in the phrase a narrow escape) way out of bad situation If I can’t work up to you If I can’t make aliyah - Hebrew ascent, from to ascend; (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel; students making aliyah you'll surely have to work down to me someday you will surely want to come to America some day. Ever since the British burned the White House down There's a bleeding wound, in the heart of town I saw you drinking, from an empty cup I saw you buried, and I saw you dug up Ever since the British burned the White House down The British burned down the White House in 1814. This was the only time a foreign power was able to occupy the American capital. The British also occupied Jerusalem after the Ottoman Turks left so - 131 -
  • 131. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the line becomes ever since you occupied a foreign land There’s a bleeding wound, in the heart of town there is a deadly problem in the heart of the Middle East I saw you drinking from an empty cup I realized the futility of the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel amid all these hostile powers I saw you buried I first bought the Zionist version of things that “buried” covered from sight; hid, covered-up the truth and I saw you dug up then I got the goods on the Zionists “Dig up” to learn or discover by careful research or investigation: dug up the evidence; dug out the real facts. It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday Look down angel, from the skies Help my weary soul to rise I kissed her cheek, I dragged your clown You broke my heart, I was your friend 'til now. Look down angel from the skies find your way to the earth oh messiah in the near future Help my weary soul to rise let me truly rise up, not in the Zionist’s sense I kissed her cheek I kissed Israel’s ass I dragged your plough I never pressured you into turning your swords into ploughshares You broke my heart I was your friend 'til now but you double crossed me with the intifada and I now am your enemy. - 132 -
  • 132. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In the courtyard of the golden sun You stand and fight or you break and run You went and lost your lovely head For a drink of wine and a crust of bread It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday In the courtyard of the golden sun In Wedding Song, in which Dylan proclaimed his undying allegiance to Israel and Judaism, he wrote: Ever since you walked right in the circle's been complete I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street In the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun In Wedding Song Bob used courtyard to mean a sovereign's governing body, including the council of ministers and state advisers and jester to mean the foolish United States. So “in the courtyard of the golden sun” becomes under the influence of the United States You stand and fight or you break and run you fight the issue of a Palestinian state or you break off negotiations with the Palestinians. You went and lost your lovely head Israel you are acting irrationally For a drink of wine and a crust of bread all - 133 -
  • 133. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST because of some material gain Israel derives from the settlements in the West Bank. We looted and we plundered on distant shores Why is my share not equal to yours Your father left you your mother too Even death has washed it's hands of you It's a long road it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday We looted we “looted” Informal took things of value, such as gifts, received on one occasion and we plundered robbed of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage: plunder a rich American Jew during the Yom Kipper War on distant shores in other countries where Jews lived in the Diaspora Why is my share not equal to yours why is a greater burden placed on American Jews than on Israelis? Your father left you your mother too you inherited plenty of money from your forbearers Even death has washed it's hands of you wash (one's) hands of to refuse to accept responsibility for. Even after Israelis have self immolated to protest their plight you refused to take responsibility for your own economy and military. This is hard country, to stay alive in Blades are everywhere, and they're breaking my skin I'm armed to the hilt and I'm struggling hard You won't get out of here unscarred. - 134 -
  • 134. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST It's a long road it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday This is hard country to stay alive in “hard” resistant to blast, heat, or radiation. Used especially of nuclear weapons. Blades are everywhere missiles are everywhere. “Blade” as “missile” in It’s Alright Ma: Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child's balloon Eclipses both the sun and moon To understand you know too soon There is no sense in trying. “The darkness at the break of noon” The Darkness at the Break of Noon is an anti-Communist book by Arthur Koestler. Additionally “darkness at the break of noon” as an image of that which occurs during a cataclysmic event such as a nuclear bomb being dropped on a city causing a cloud of radioactive dust to block out the sun “shadows” causes a shadow government of exiled leaders to be formed; a shadow cabinet. Also stalks “even the silver spoon” even the Democratic President John F. Kennedy who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth “The handmade blade” the domestically produced weapon, the Russian ICBM which has the tapered outline of a blade “the child's balloon” - 135 -
  • 135. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Sputnik, the round Russian primitive satellite. Also “balloon” as “trial balloon” as in the Cuban Missile Crisis “Eclipses both the sun and moon” are in space or in orbit and this is why they block out the sun and moon “To understand you know too soon” and if you understand the imminent danger “There is no sense in trying” sarcastic; it makes no sense in trying to fight Communism. Narrow Way continues: and they're breaking my skin they are penetrating my thin borders: skin as a usually thin, closely adhering outer layer I'm armed to the hilt and I'm struggling hard when I visit Israel I have body guards who have combat experience armed struggle You won't get out of here unscarred you won’t get out of this Zionist fantasy without being deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury. You got too many lovers, waiting at the wall About a thousand tons, I couldn't count them all Yesterday, I could've thrown them all in the sea Today, even one, may be too much for me It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday You got too many lovers, waiting at the wall you have too many bombs waiting at the Israeli West Bank Security Barrier About a thousand tons, I - 136 -
  • 136. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST couldn't count them all equal to about a thousand tons of dynamite, almost as powerful as an atomic weapon Yesterday, I could've thrown them all in the sea In Let Me Die In My Footsteps Dylan wrote: If I had riches and rubies and crowns I'd buy the whole world and I'd change things around I'd throw all the tanks and the guns in the sea For they all are mistakes of our past history Today, even one, may be too much for me but today even one of them can take me out and I fear it, especially if it is an atomic bomb. Cakewalking baby, you could do no wrong Put your arms around me, where they belong I won't take you on a roller coaster ride Lay my hands all over ya, tie you to my side It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday. Cakewalking baby Israel described in Tarantula, the poetic novel I forced Dylan into publishing by bootlegging it and showing him all the money I had made: “she's a phantom” Israel possessed Phantom Fighter Jets at this time “& mouth like an oven” and she utters words about the Holocaust without conviction and understanding “she - 137 -
  • 137. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST dances on a cake of islam” she exists on top of earlier Islamic civilizations “cake” layer or deposit of compacted matter, a “tel” as in Tel Aviv. Long and Narrow Way continues: you could do no wrong sarcastic: you cannot commit an invasion or a violation of another's legal rights. Put your arms use your weapons, especially firearms: troops bearing arms; ICBMs, bombs, and other nuclear arms around me where they belong to protect Jews because that is what their purpose should be rather than to oppress Palestinians I won't take you on a roller coaster I refuse to take you on an event marked by abrupt, extreme changes in circumstance ride take for a ride Slang to deceive or swindle you Lay my hands all over ya send in all kinds of hired hands, Israeli lobbyists tie you to my side make sure you are inextricably tied to my political side. I've got a heavy stacked woman, with a smile on her face And she has crowned my soul with grace I’m still hurting from an arrow that pierced my chest I'm gonna have to take my head and bury it between your breasts It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday - 138 -
  • 138. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST I've got a heavy “heavy” Slang of great significance or profundity stacked learned – “stacks” the area of a library in which most of the books are shelved woman religious Marist belief with a smile on her face who is happy about her race “face” as “race” as in The Hour The Hour When The Ship Comes In, “the sun will respect every face on the deck the hour that the ship comes in.” And she has crowned my soul with grace and Mary, the Mother of God, has brought me the words of the King of the universe and brought me to a state of being protected and sanctified by the favor of God I’m still hurting from an arrow I am hurting from a love of Judaism that pierced that penetrated into or through something my chest my wealth I'm gonna have to take my head I am going to have to take a person who leads, rules, or is in charge; a leader, chief, or director: the head of the Roman Catholic Church and bury it embed; sink it to bury a nail in plaster between your breasts between your seats of affection and emotion: "Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast" (Shakespeare). It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way / If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday Been dark all night but now it's dawn The moving finger is moving on You can guard me while I sleep Piss away, the tears I weep - 139 -
  • 139. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday Been dark it has been difficult to understand; obscure all night, but now it's dawn but now it is beginning to be perceived or understood: Realization of the danger of the Jewish State soon dawned on us. The moving finger a degree of participation; a share in supporting Israel is moving on will be no longer. Also a poem by Omar Khayyam: The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it You can guard me you can maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion: guard what you say about Israel while I sleep while I am in a state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep; dormancy Piss away the tears I weep and recklessly waste my words of warning like the money I would be pissing away in support of Israel It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday I love women, and she loves men We've been to the West and we going back again - 140 -
  • 140. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST I heard a voice at the dusk of day Saying, "Be gentle brother, be gentle and pray." I love women, and she loves men I love woman the Israeli army likes men: a group of people willing to obey orders We've been to the West we have been to the West Bank and we going back again and we shall return there again I heard a voice, at the dusk “dusk” poetic “gloom” Saying, "Be gentle brother, be gentle and pray" I heard God saying in a time of gloom, make peace brother make peace and pray It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way If I can’t work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday MELLENCAMP’S ISRAEL HATING SONG John Cougar Mellencamp eloped with his pregnant girlfriend Priscilla Esterline at the age of 18 and became a father in December 1970, six months after he graduated from high school. His daughter Michelle became a mother at age 19, making Mellencamp a grandfather at 37. John began his career in a band called Trash. Mellencamp is conversant with rock poetry and played on the same bill as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson during the “Cracker Boys” tour. Dylan’s anti- Israel poems, and the fact that he is a diehard Leftist - 141 -
  • 141. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST into helping America’s farmers inspired him to write The Bloody Red Eyes of the Rodeo Clown. Well there's blood on the hands of the rich politicians Red is the color of the sand and the sea Blood on the hands of an arrogant nation Who start all the bleeding Over their policies "Well there's blood on the hands of the rich politicians" the American politicians who allowed themselves to be bribed by special interest groups who support Israel and by people like Jack Abramoff are responsible for the bloodshed in the Middle East, "Red" bloody, filled with death "is the color" is the influence "of the sand" of the history of Israel, as in 'the sands of time' also the Negev "and the sea" its people, also the Red Sea. "Blood on the hands" death on the conscience, the responsibility "of an arrogant nation" Jews have been called arrogant time and time again "Who start all the bleeding" who start the bloodshed in the Middle East "over their policies" over their policy of oppression of the Palestinians, apartheid; note the word "their" this - 142 -
  • 142. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST is the key to the fact that this poem is about a country OTHER THAN the United States. So she blamed it all on whispering secrets She blamed it on the moon and the sky She thought she broke the back of the city She thought she thought she knew she had lied “So she blamed it all on whispering secrets" Israel did not take responsibility for the righteous hatred it deserved but blamed it on prejudice and covert Jew hatred as in a whisper campaign Jew hatred that was not made openly known, crypto-anti-Semitism, shades of the movie A Gentleman's Agreement about discrimination against the Jews "She blamed it on the moon" Israel blamed Jew hatred on its intellectuals reaching for something unattainable "and the sky" and trying to preserve the future of the humanity "She thought she broke" Israel mistakenly believed it had divided with violence "the back of the city" the Arab part of Jerusalem which is in back of the Old City "She thought" Israel tried to convince itself of this but "she knew she had lied" when the Arabs started rioting during the intifada Israelis - 143 -
  • 143. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST realized it was not that easy to break the Palestinian spirit. She changed direction with the gas fires burning Racing for protection what could she possibly find Children with no legs out on the highways crawling Looking for an angel but they ran out of time "She changed direction" Israel changed political direction "with the gas fires burning" as a result of the Holocaust the crematoriums, the gassings "Racing for protection" trying to find a safe haven "what could she possibly find?" why pick Palestine "Children with no legs" a country with no support, on its last legs "out on the highways crawling" whose people were driven out by the Jews to Gaza and the West Bank in Palestinian Diaspora "Looking for an angel" and who looked for a leader to guide them "but they ran out of time" but they were killed and dispersed before they could find one! - 144 -
  • 144. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST She had blood on her face so she had to get even She hemorrhaged and bled all over the land There's blood on the hands of those that keep silent Who won't count the bodies dead in the sand "She had blood on her face" the Jews suffered so much death that it was embarrassing; 'egg on your face' "so she had to get even" she wanted revenge "She hemorrhaged and bled all over the land" so she took it out on the Palestinians "There's blood on the hands of those that keep silent" there's responsibility on those who don't mention this fact "Who won't count the bodies dead in the sand" and who refuse to count the bodies of dead Palestinians in the entire history of this struggle. So you can feast on your stories but it won't stop the bleeding When the truth is found the house will surely fall down There's blood on their mouths of all lies and liars The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown Well, there's blood in the streets from the lies and liars The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown "So you can feast on your stories" so you can control the media in America "but it won't stop the bleeding" but it won't stop the resistance "When the truth is found" when Americans realize they are being - 145 -
  • 145. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST manipulated "the houses surely fall down" the House of David, Israel will be destroyed "There's blood on their mouths of all lies and liars" the media, the American Enterprise Institute, AIPAC, the Hudson Institute etc "The bloody red eyes" the bloodthirsty thoughts, the one who guides, is the 'eyes and ears of' "The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown" Mellencamp is not the brightest light on the Christmas tree. Although there is plenty wrong with Israel its enemies are much worse and want to destroy the American way of life the John sings the praises of. John would not have the guts to write about Islam, would he? BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S ANTI-ISRAEL SONG - 146 -
  • 146. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Rocky Ground is from Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball. It is about Israel and probably was inspired by Bruce’s idol, Bob Dylan. (i’m a soldier!) We’ve been traveling over rocky ground, rocky ground “I'm a soldier!” I am a member of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) “We've been traveling” I have been going about in the company of a particular group “over rocky” over steadfast or stubborn; unyielding “ground” an area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle: The soldiers held their ground in Gaza. Rise up shepherd, rise up Your flock has roamed far from the hills The stars have faded, the sky is still The angels are shouting “glory hallelujah” “Rise up” (arise) to come into being; originate: as in Bruce hoped that a new spirit was arising among Israeli youth. Also make Aliyah. Aliyah is a Hebrew word that means "ascent," or "going up." According to Jewish tradition, returning to the Land of Israel is an ascent from exile or the galut (swamp) “shepherd” a commanding officer who - 147 -
  • 147. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST presides over, watches over, or guides a group of people under the leadership of one person as a platoon or battalion commander “rise up” revolt “your flock” you armed forces “has roamed far from the hills” has ventured into occupied territory far past the hills of Judea surrounding Jerusalem “The stars have faded” the future of the State of Israel; its destiny (often used with the) has gradually disappeared “the sky is still” the future is without movement; the peace process is standing still. “The angels are shouting "Glory hallelujah" the leaders of Israel are happy about this. “Angel” as a spirit that guides. Forty days and nights of rain have washed this land Jesus said the money changers in this temple will not stand Find your flock, get them to higher ground Flood waters rising and we’re Canaan bound “Forty days and nights of rain have washed” a great catastrophe, the great flood, the Holocaust has allowed you to rid yourself of corruption or guilt; cleanse or purify: wash sins away when it comes to the treatment of the Palestinians “this land” by the land of Israel, “Jesus said the money changers in this temple will not stand” this is the kind of hypocrisy that Jesus Christ objected to when he threw the money changers out of the temple “Find your flock” detect - 148 -
  • 148. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the true nature or character of; expose the fact that those under your command are killers “get them to higher ground” get your soldiers on higher moral ground “The floodwater's” flood in the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah - another Holocaust “rising, we're Canaan bound” is increasing and coming to an ancient region made up of Palestine or the part of it between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Tend to your flock or they will stray We’ll be called for our service come judgment day Before we cross that river wide Blood on our hands will come back on us twice “Tend to your flock or they will stray” manage the activities your soldiers with great care of they will deviate from a moral, proper or right course; err and commit war crimes. “We'll be called for our service” Americans will be called to account for their government’s support for the armed forces of Israel come judgment day “Before we cross that river wide” before America sends troops over the Atlantic Ocean to fight alongside the Israelis “The blood on our hands will come back on us twice” America better think twice as their will be casualties in the Middle East and casualties from terrorism in the United States (I'm a soldier!) - 149 -
  • 149. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST You use your muscle and your mind and you pray your best That your best is good enough, the lord will do the rest “You use your muscle” you move or force with strength: they muscled pro- Israeli legislation through Congress “and your mind” a group that embodies certain mental qualities: the Jewish mind “and you pray your best” you make a fervent request or entreaty for military support “That your best is good enough” so that you can maintain military superiority in the region “the Lord will do the rest” sarcastic and as God’s chosen people you will be protected. You raise your children and you teach them to walk straight and sure You pray that hard times, hard times, come no more You try to sleep, you toss and turn, the bottom’s dropping out Where you once had faith now there’s only doubt You pray for guidance, only silence now meets your prayers The morning breaks, you awake but no one’s there “You raise your children and you teach them to walk straight” you bring native born Israelis into the world and teach them the uninterrupted; consecutive - 150 -
  • 150. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST traditions of the past “and sure” that have served you well in the past “You pray that hard times, hard times come no more” you hope that history will not repeat itself “You try to sleep” you try to have a peaceful period in Israel – sleep as a state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep “you toss” you toss people’s homes, “toss” as in search – the cops tossed the pad “and turn” and turn Palestinians into informants “turn” as in to switch one's loyalty from one side or party to another “the bottom's” the 99% “is dropping out” is withdrawing from participation in the pro- Israel game “Where you once had faith now there's only doubt” where you once could count on the United States backing you up today there is only doubt “You pray for guidance” you hope for advanced weaponry from the United States “guidance” as in any of various processes for guiding the path of a missile, by means of built-in equipment “only silence now meets your prayers” only America refuses “The morning breaks, you awake but no one's there” and new day comes and Israel is on its own “We've been traveling over rocky ground, rocky ground There's a new day coming We've been traveling over rocky - 151 -
  • 151. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST ground, rocky ground (I'm a soldier!) We've been traveling over rocky ground, rocky ground. Springsteen took the leftist pro-Islamist line on Israel instead of thinking things out for himself. This is a shame because I consider him my mureed (follower). When he played on the Jersey Coast, before he got famous Joe Kivak would go to see his show and give him a copy of the East Village Other with my articles about rock poetry in them. That is where my mureed learned to write poetry. He even sings “The backstreet girls are listening to the records in AJ ways” but the lyrics read “the D.J. plays.” Then he wrote Adam Raised a Cain which sounds to me more like “Alan where is the key” and is about someone who spends his time looking into someone else’s purse. There were other references to me in Springsteen’s poetry when he wrote about Bob Dylan, many of them positive for a change. So Springsteen has a lot to thank me for and should not endanger my existence by hoping to destroy the State of Israel. The reality here is that anyone who opposes the existence of the State of Israel, in light of previous history, opposes the existence of the Jews. If you love the Palestinians go to the West Bank and do a concert. You can’t do that in Gaza because under Islamic law secular music is banned. One other thing that Bruce should remember: Israel has nuclear - 152 -
  • 152. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST weapons and if its existence is threatened it will use them raising the radiation levels and making the Middle East a ghost town. What would happen to New Jersey if gas were $50 a gallon? So this time asshole, if there is another Holocaust it’s gonna be a whole new ballgame. Dylan’s sickness spread to his pudgo son Jesse Dylan. Look at some of the causes Jesse is into: “BOYCOTT APARTHEID ISRAEL: To bring to wider notice the unpunished crimes of this rogue state Israel is probably the single biggest threat to world peace, and manipulates the USA and Britain to do its dirty work.” “PALESTINIAN REFUGEES RIGHT TO RETURN - AL-AWDA Our mission is to support Palestinian refugees and their right to return to their homes and lands of origin in Palestine.” “SAVE AL-AQSA MOSQUE FROM BEING DEMOLISHED BY ISRAEL To prevent Israel to blow up Al-Aqsa Mosque Al Aqsa Mosque was the second Masjid on earth. It was built 40 years after the Ka’ba in Makkah.” “THE BIG CAMPAIGN - BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in line with this call from Palestinian civil society until Israel complies with International Law.” Jesse Dylan is tied in with the self-hating Jew George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. - 153 -
  • 153. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST - 154 -
  • 154. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST LONG AND WASTED YEARS “I kicked a heroin habit in New York City. I got very, very strung out for a while, I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had about a $25-a-day habit and I kicked it.” - Bob Dylan to Robert Shelton. No one believed me when I wrote that Dylan was a dope addict but it was true, just as no one believes me when I write other seemingly outrageous stuff about Bob Dylan. No one believed Galileo when he said the earth wasn’t flat. Galileo was even sent to the inquisition for affirming that the earth was a sphere. The truth of the matter was that Galileo was a genius and figured things out others could not because he was way ahead of his time. Now Bob is sorry he messed with dope. The title of this poem refers to drugs: Long involving substantial chance; risky: long odds and - 155 -
  • 155. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST wasted Slang showing signs of habitual drug abuse “I am wasted on smack as I write this” years period in my life. It's been such a long, long time Since we loved each other and our hearts were true One time, for one brief day, I was the man for you It's been such a long, long time / Since we loved each other and our hearts were true “true” as in reliable; accurate: a true heartbeat. It has been quite awhile since my heart was strong enough for me to shoot dope One time, for one brief day only for a very short time I was the man for you I was in control of you rather than visa-versa “man” Slang a person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority – You the man when it comes to dugi! Last night I heard you talking in your sleep Saying things you shouldn't say Oh baby, you just might have to go to jail someday Last night I heard you talking in your sleep during a dark period in my life I heard you singing about the virtues of opiates “sleep” as heroin: The Mighty Quinn “Nobody can get no sleep there’s someone on everyone’s toes but when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody’s gonna wanna dose.” Saying things you shouldn't say singing the praises of heroin while there was a loose cannon named A. J. - 156 -
  • 156. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Weberman telling the world that you were a heroin addict Oh baby, you just might have to go to jail someday that pig Weberman could have sent me to 100 Center Street for possession of narcotics and my career would have been set back or ruined. Is there a place we can go? Is there anybody we can see? Maybe, it's the same for you as it is for me Is there a place we can go? Is there a rehab center or a hospital like the one the Feds ran in Lexington, Kentucky where I can kick my habit? Is there anybody we can see? Is there a doctor that specializes in addiction Maybe, it's the same for you as it is for me maybe most addicts don’t really want to be addicts? I ain't seen my family in twenty- years That ain't easy to understand They may be dead by now I lost track of them after they lost their land I ain't seen my family in twenty years I haven’t written a poem about dope in decades That ain't easy to understand that is not easy to grasp the meaning of They may be dead by now these poems may no longer have significance or relevance I lost track of them “track” a distinct selection from a sound recording, such as a phonograph record or compact - 157 -
  • 157. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST disk, usually containing an individual work or part and the scars left from dull needles on junkie’s arms after they lost their land after these song lost their “land” an area or realm: drug induced fantasy land. Shake it up baby twist and shout You know what it's all about What you doing out there in the sun anyway Don't you know the sun can burn your brains right out Shake it up baby “shake” to upset by or as if by a physical jolt or shock: Dylan was badly shaken up by Weberman twist alter or distort the intended meaning of “Weberman twisted the meaning of my poems” and shout Slang - abuse with coarse language: call me all sorts of names like slimy junkie, doper You know what it's all about because you realized I was writing about heroin What you doing out there in the sun anyway why is Weberman suddenly famous Don't you know the sun can burn don’t you know that all this publicity can get you killed “burn” as to execute or kill with fire: burning heretics at the stake burn your brains right out don’t you know that being famous can cause you to get your brains blown out. My enemy crashed into the dust Stopped in dead his tracks and he lost his lust He was run down hard and he broke apart He died in shame he had a iron heart - 158 -
  • 158. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST My enemy “enemy” as addiction: Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat) “I fought with my twin, that enemy within, 'til both of us fell by the way / Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees while the law looks the other way” crashed Slang “crash” to undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an after effect of drug-taking into the dust “dust” Slang for heroin Stopped dead in his tracks “tracks” Slang for needle marks on the skin from multiple intravenous injections, considered an indication of habitual drug use and he lost his lust Dylan lost his “lust” an overwhelming desire or craving: a lust for junk. He was run down hard his health deteriorated due to HIV and he became “run down” and he broke apart so he stopped using dope He died in shame when his addiction died out it was an occasion for regret, disappointment, etc. he had an iron heart he once had had a constitution that was strong, healthy, and capable of great endurance: an iron constitution so he could handle junk. I wear dark glasses to cover my eyes There are secrets in them I can’t disguise Come back baby if I ever hurt your feelings I apologize I wear dark glasses to cover my eyes / There are secrets in them I can’t disguise heroin use - 159 -
  • 159. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST causes the pupils of the eyes to become constricted (smaller). The term "pinned pupils" is sometimes used to describe this action Come back baby if I ever hurt your feelings I apologize if this offends my fans I am sorry. Two trains running side by side Forty miles wide, down the eastern line You don't have to go I just came to you cause you’re a friend of mine Two trains two ways of life, train as in “There’s a slow train coming” there is a Christian lifestyle coming that has taken some time to arrive running ongoing over a period of time side by side forty miles wide next to one another however there is gap between them that is insurmountable down the eastern line when I lived in the East, in Greenwich Village in New York City You don't have to go song from that folk period If You Gotta Go Go Now. I just came to you cause you’re a friend of mine He Was A Friend of Mine – another song from that same period. Positively Fourth Street: “You got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend / When I was down you just stood there grinning” you have a lot of nerve to claim to be my fan, when I was an obscure folk singer you just loved it! I think that when my back was turned The whole world behind me burned - 160 -
  • 160. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long isle I think that when my back was turned / The whole world behind me burned I think that when I was not looking people tried to cheat me in drug deals – “I got burned on that nickel bag, it turned out to be weak” It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle it’s been a long time since I was wedded to my heroin addiction. We cried on that cold and frosty morn We cried because our souls were torn So much for tears, so much for these long and wasted years We cried we were in great pain on that cold during a time characterized by repeated failure and frosty lacking warmth or enthusiasm the new plan had a frosty reception morn beginning - it was not easy to kick junk We cried because our souls were torn I was unhappy because my innermost being was torn - disrupted by the pull of contrary forces, I was still junk hungry but wanted to kick for good So much for tears, so much for regrets so much for these long and wasted years so much for my fucked up smack addiction. Dylan not only did damage to himself with his addiction but he spread it to other rock musicians - 161 -
  • 161. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST including John Lennon, who he turned on to smack. His songs singing the praises of heroin convinced other rock poets to try it and led to a lot of human misery. If there is a Hell, this guy is going there. - 162 -
  • 162. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST THE TEMPEST THE TITANIC: A METAPHOR FOR DYLAN’S CAREER You think Dylan gives a shit about the people who perished in the Titanic disaster? He’s probably happy the great ship went down because it gave him something to base an allegory on. This poem is about Dylan’s career not about the Titanic. In Desolation Row Dylan wrote, Praise be to Nero’s Neptune The Titanic sails at dawn And everyone is shouting Which side are you on? - 163 -
  • 163. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST And Ezra Pound and T. S. Elliot Fighting in the Captain’s tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fisherman hold flowers Between the windows of the sea Where lovely mermaids flow And nobody has to think too much About Desolation Row “Praise be to Nero’s” Nero - Emperor of Rome (54-68) who set the Great Fire of Rome (64). His cruelty provoked widespread revolts, which led to his suicide. “Neptune” Roman Mythology the god of water so this line becomes sarcastic: Thank God for Stalin, who extinguished Hitler! “The Titanic sails at dawn” the doomed Communist Revolution, “Ship” as Revolution from The Hour That the Ship Comes In, effortlessly began to take over the world after World War II ended and peace dawned upon it. “And everybody’s shouting which side are you on?” “Shout” as protesting as we have already seen it used in Ballad of A Thin Man. So everyone is angrily asking which side are you on the Communists or the Fascists? Which Side Are You On was a communist folksong about Harlan County Kentucky coal miner’s attempts to form a union. “And Ezra Pound and T. S. Elliot” two fascist poets “Fighting in the Captain’s tower” are towering figures leading the fight against Communism “While calypso singers laugh at them” - 164 -
  • 164. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST while Communists like Harry Bellefonte, who gave Dylan his first break ridicule them “And fisherman hold flowers” and Zimmerman displays the best examples of his art “Between the windows of the sea” having seen a window of great opportunity open “Where lovely mermaids flow” where Communist union maidens like Joan Baez sing flowing English Ballads “And nobody has to think too much about Desolation Row” and nobody have to give any consideration to the consequences of Leftwing folk music on society. In Eleven Outlined Epitaphs commenting about an article in Newsweek Magazine that revealed that Bob Dylan was really a Jew named Robert Allen Zimmerman Dylan wrote that he did want to be known as “Zimmerman” using a similar word “Fisherman” but what was worse was the magazine identifying him as a Jew or a “fish.” fishermen - - i've suddenly been turned into a fish but does anybody wanna be a fisherman any more 'n i don't wanna be a fish Dylan described Joan Baez as a mermaid in Tarantula, “on sweet mermaid she sings of ideals, - 165 -
  • 165. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST different formulas & wild cookbooks / dark Scary…crippled mermaid singing & listen that's her singing now & she meows too.” The pale moon rose in its glory Out or’ western town She told a sad, sad story Of a great ship that went down The pale the feeble as in a pale effort moon rose unrealistic expectations of fame and fortune as in the expression reaching for the moon came into existence; originated in its glory because of a highly praiseworthy asset: Bob’s talent is his crowning glory. Out or’ western town while he lived in the mid-West town of Hibbing, Minnesota She told a sad but it would foretell a tragic story “sad” as in causing sorrow or gloom; depressing sad deplorable; sorry story - Of a great ship that went down of someone who achieved wealth and fame but it all went down the drain. “Ship” as in when one's ship comes in when one has become successful or wealthy. T’was the 14th day of April Over the waves she rode Sailing into tomorrow To a golden age foretold T’was the 14th day of April Dylan began his career copying Woody Guthrie who, in Dust Storm - 166 -
  • 166. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Disaster, wrote “On the 14th day of April of 1935, there struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky. You could see that dust storm comin', the cloud looked deathlike black, And through our mighty nation, it left a dreadful track” Over the waves she rode over a rising trend that involved large numbers of individuals: a wave of rock and roll Dylan “rode” rode out survived, outlasted Sailing into tomorrow going effortlessly into the 1960’s To a golden age foretold all the way to the Golden Age of folk music and eventually the Golden Age of folk rock. A “Golden Age” is the most flourishing and outstanding period in the history of an art. The night was black with starlight The seas was sharp and clear Moving through the shadows The promised hour was near The night the entertainment industry: artists often perform at night was black with starlight was filled with stars of the folk singing world throwing light on the situation of Negros The seas something that suggested the ocean in its overwhelming sweep or vastness: a sea of controversy was sharp and was harsh or biting in tone or character: sharp criticism of Jim Crow and clear and easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct Moving arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion: a moving account of the - 167 -
  • 167. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST assassination of Medgar Evers through the shadows through an imperfect imitation or copy. The promised an indication of forthcoming excellence as in a career showing considerable promise hour a significant time as in the Dylan song The Hour That The Ship Comes In was near. Lights were holding steady Gliding over the foam All the lords and ladies Heading for their eternal home Lights Dylan’s ideas “light” something that provides information or clarification: threw some light on the question of racism were holding were retaining attention or interest: Dylan can hold my interest steady and were unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast leftist thinking Gliding moving effortlessly over the foam over the beer drinking customers at Gerdes Folk City “Foam: as a mass of bubbles of air or gas in a matrix of liquid film, especially an accumulation of fine, frothy bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid, as from fermentation. All the lords and ladies all other the poets and musicians Heading for their eternal home dying out and heading for obscurity, extinction. The chandeliers were swaying From the balustrades above The orchestra was playing - 168 -
  • 168. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Songs of faded love The chandeliers the “niggers” were hanging like chandeliers after they had been lynched was swaying and this was swaying the emotions of Jews and Whites. Dylan exploited this feeling in many of his poems From the balustrades above from the barriers that had been erected to separate Blacks from Whites and keep the colored folks in their place The orchestra the Communist Party USA who was orchestrating the Civil Rights Movement “orchestrate” to arrange or control the elements of, as to achieve a desired overall effect: the Communist Party orchestrated a successful civil rights campaign was playing was using or manipulating the Civil Rights Movement, for their own interests: played the Blacks against the Whites Songs of faded love Leftwing songs advocating race mixing, integration, “fade” to cause to lose brightness or whiteness as in skin color. The watchman, he lay dreaming As the ballroom dances twirled He dreamed that the Titanic was sinking Into the underworld The watchman Dylan the Rightist “watchman” as in the night watchman from Visions of Johanna “We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight / - 169 -
  • 169. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Ask himself if it's him or them that's really insane” we can hear Dylan throw some light on a subject and ask if it’s the Left or him that’s insane he lay dreaming he was nodding out As the ballroom dances twirled as he was high on heroin just like he was in Mr. Tambourine Man, the greatest poem ever written extolling the virtues of opiates, “Cast your dancin’ spell my way I promise to go under it.” He dreamed that the Titanic was sinking he dreamed that his life was deteriorating in quality or condition and he had sunk to a new low even for him Into the underworld by pretending to embrace the thinking of the underground criminalized Communist Party USA. Leo took his sketchbook He was often so inclined He closed his eyes and painted The scenery in his mind Leo took his sketchbook Dylan took a brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story He was often so inclined and he was willing to slant (incline) these stories He closed his eyes and painted he closed his thoughts to the truth and depicted vividly in words The scenery the Left wing scene in his mind that he experienced. Cupid struck his bosom And broke it with a snap The closest woman to him - 170 -
  • 170. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He fell into her lap Cupid cupidity a strong desire, especially for possessions or money; greed struck his bosom destroyed his beloved Rightwing ideals And broke it with a snap and he broke with them to snatch or grasp suddenly and with eagerness a chance to go to become famous The closest woman to him he fell into her lap and because of his opportunism he became a lap dog for the CPUSA. Dylan would have done everything short of sucking a cock to become famous. He heard a loud commotion Something sounded wrong His inner spirit was saying That he couldn’t stand here long - 171 -
  • 171. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He heard a loud commotion he heard the CPUSA booing him when he gave his speech to the Emergency Civil Liberties Union (ECLU) Honorary Dinner during which Dylan was crowned COMSYMP3 OF THE YEAR Something sounded wrong his speech was not what these commies wanted to hear His inner spirit was saying that he couldn’t stand here long his true self told him that he could not play this roll any longer and take a stand for Soviet 3. Cold War jargon for Communist Sympathizer - 172 -
  • 172. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Communism when in reality he was a political conservative and an admirer of Barry Goldwater. He staggered to the quarter deck No time now to sleep Water on the quarter deck Already three feet deep He staggered he arranged in alternating or overlapping time periods: I staggered the shots of smack so I would not get a chippie. Also to walk or cause to walk unsteadily as if about to fall like a junkie nodding out on the street to the quarter deck “deck” twelve bags of heroin in glassine bags held together by a rubber band No time now to sleep it was difficult to maintain my dope habit – sleep as in The Mighty Quinn “nobody can get no sleep there’s someone on everyone’s toes but when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody’s gonna wanna dose.” (better line here would be “everybody’s gonna overdose”) Water on the quarter deck /already three feet deep and that quarter of a deck of smack was already starting to get Dylan into some hot water that would grow deeper and deeper and eventually drown him. - 173 -
  • 173. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Smokestack was leaning sideways Heavy feet began to pound He walked into the whirlwind The skies sprang all around Smokestack was leaning sideways the stuff he produced, filled with smoke and mirrors, was moving to the political right heavy feet began to pound the fans began to show their displeasure at his concerts. Also his desire to get his foot in the door of rock and roll began to pound in his brain He walked into the whirlwind this would result in him encountering a destructive force or thing. In Something There is About You Dylan wrote, “I was in a whirlwind now I’m in some better place” The skies the future sprang all around would free him from the prison of the Left and folk music “Spring” Slang To cause to be released from prison or other confinement. The ship was going under The universe had open wide The roll was called up yonder The angels turned aside The ship was going under the revolution as in The Hour That The Ship Comes In was sinking The universe had opened wide Dylan could now write any darn thing he pleased The roll was called up yonder - 174 -
  • 174. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and he could play rock and ROLL The angels turned aside and folksingers like Woody Guthrie were no longer influencing him and guiding him. Lights down in the hallway Flickering dim and dull Dead bodies already floating In a double bottom hull Lights down in the hallway the luminaries in their basement venues which they feel will eventually lead to their playing at concert halls. “Hall” as concert hall from Visions of Johanna: Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously And when bringing her name up He speaks of a farewell kiss to me He's sure got a lotta gall to be so useless and all Muttering small talk at the wall while I'm in the hall How can I explain? Oh, it's so hard to get on And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn “Now, little boy lost” now Dylan’s former fan who is lost by his Dylan’s new seemingly meaningless lyrics “he takes himself so seriously” is deeply involved in the Movement “He brags of his misery” he is arrogant and protests against the Government. Also he brags that he hates Dylan - 175 -
  • 175. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST much more than the other folkies do “he likes to live dangerously” but don’t mess with the Government or with Bob Dylan “And when bringing” and when causing to become apparent to the mind “her name up” the name Johanna, poetry “He speaks of a farewell kiss to me” his old folk fans or folknicks say they are through with Bob Dylan and are going to kiss him goodbye “He's sure got a lotta gall to be so useless and all / Muttering small talk at the wall while I'm in the hall” the folkies have a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will because they are ineffective muttering aged lyrics at the wall most people have against folk music while Dylan is giving concerts in packed halls “How can I explain? Oh, it's so hard to get on” how can I make them understand that it is hard, difficult to achieve the degree of fame that I did and “get on” stage “And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn” and these visions of poetry they kept me on the charts past the early part of my career. Lights down in the hallway flickering dim and dull folk singers in obscure venues barely illuminating America with dim and dull folk music who come and - 176 -
  • 176. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST go “flickering” as in Visions of Johanna “Lights flicker from the opposite loft” Dead bodies already floating and their careers already dying In a double bottom to twice the lowest or least favorable position hull that will soon be discarded The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk that is often useless. In Idiot Wind Dylan told me “You’re on the bottom.” The engines then exploded Propellers they failed to start The boilers overloaded The ship’s bow split apart The engines an instrument, or means of accomplishment in this case song such as Like A Rolling Stone then exploded then increased in popularity suddenly, sharply, and without control Propellers they failed to start a person that propels failed to have a positive effect on his audience The boilers those in a state of agitation; seething overloaded were overloaded with new information and lyrics they could not understand The ship’s bow split apart his Left Wing fans began to split. Passengers were flying Backward, forward, far and fast They mumbled, fumbled, tumbled Each one more weary than the last - 177 -
  • 177. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Passengers fans Informal a person who normally participates only passively in an activity were flying underwent an explosive reaction; burst Backward, forward, far and fast all throughout his audience They mumbled they talked indistinctly; usually in a low voice behind Dylan’s back. Positively Fourth Street, “I know the reason you talk behind my back I used to be among the crowd you’re in with.” fumbled Football to drop a ball that is in play. They dropped the ball tumbled spilled or rolled out in confusion or disorder: His fans tumbled out of the concert hall. Each one more weary than the last each one more sick of Dylan than the last. The veil was torn asunder Between the hours between twelve and one No change, no sudden wonder Could undo what had been done The veil was torn asunder Dylan’s disguise as a lefty splintered just as Leftwing groups have a tendency to do Between the hours between twelve and one during a very dark period in Dylan’s life No change, no sudden wonder no change in the attitude of his fans due to their bewilderment about his music and words Could undo what had been done could get him to return to being a comsymp and folknick. The watchman lay there dreaming At 45 degrees - 178 -
  • 178. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He dreamed the Titanic was sinking Drummin’ [Coming] to her knees The watchman lay there dreaming Dylan remained there composing his dream-like poems At 45 degrees and they were now on 45 rpm singles like Like A Rolling Stone etc. He dreamed the Titanic was sinking Dylan believed his career and art was making an impression; becoming felt or understood: The meaning finally sank in Drumin’ to her knees because of the rock and roll music he was playing that often had a loud drumbeat. Or Coming to her knees causing other artists to give up their place of the record charts - bring someone to his knees is to force someone into submission. Wellington he was sleeping His bed began to slide His valiant heart was beating He pushed the tables aside Wellington he was sleeping Dylan was getting high on meth, smack, coke His bed began to slide his foundation in life began to go unattended or unacted upon: Let the matter slide. His valiant heart was beating he was pushing it by endangering a once strong heart he pushed the tables aside the odds were he was going to end up another rock star who accidentally overdosed. “Table” actuarial - 179 -
  • 179. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST table, statistical table - a table of statistical data. In Slow Train Dylan wrote: I had a woman down in Alabama, She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic, She said, "Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out, You could die down here, be just another accident statistic." There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend. I had a woman down in Alabama” I knew someone when I was enslaved by drugs “She was a backwoods girl” she got my poetry backwards, making it into a Leftwing diatribe when in reality I was far to the Right, she played my poetry backwards and discovered backward masking “but she sure was realistic” but despite Weberman’s inability to understand my poetry he was right on about certain things “She said, ‘Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your messin’ and straighten out’” say boy, you gots to quit messin’ with dope, get yourself straight son! “You could die down here, be just another accident statistic” you could OD and become just another dead rock star “There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend” there’s an idea that took a long time to take hold “around the bend” coming to cure my insanity. When someone is “around the bend” they are nuts. - 180 -
  • 180. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “Backwards” as backward masking; I played “Oh winds which rush my tail to thee so it may flow and be” from If Dogs Run Free 1970 backwards and came up with “If Mars invades us” and I played “Ain’t no reason to go into town” from Time Passes Slowly 1970 backwards and came up with ‘Don’t expose me.’ I asked Dylan about this during the Weberman / Dylan Telephone Conversation and he said, “I never said ‘don’t expose me’ in New Morning what’s that?” I told him “You play a part of it backwards…” and he responded, “And it says ‘don’t expose me’? Oh fuck man Jesus why don’t you play an Andy Williams record backwards?” A. J.: “You know that it is there as well as I do because you put it there!” Dylan sighed twice. I sent news of this to Jann Wenner and it was covered by Rolling Stone. It was the first reported instance of backward masking. Glass of shattered crystal Lay scattered roundabout He strapped on both his pistols How long could he hold out? Glass lines on a glass surface of shattered broken into many small pieces crystal meth, coke Lay scattered roundabout were everywhere to be seen He strapped on he put a tourniquet on his arm as in - 181 -
  • 181. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Country Pie, “Saddle me up a big White goose / Tie me on and turn her loose” both his pistols and used a device for “shooting” dope – his works How long could he hold out? how much long would it be until his addiction caught up with him in one way or another? His men and his companions were nowhere to be seen In silence then he waited for Time and space to intervene His men his connections as in “the man” and his companions “companion” a person who accompanies or associates with another; other slimy junky rock musicians were nowhere to be seen were keeping a low profile In silence in secret then he waited for time and space God to intervene “intervention” as in “drug intervention program.” In the liner notes to Highway 61 Revisited Dylan wrote, “On the slow train time does not interfere.” Then in Slow Train he wrote, “There’s a slow, slow train comin’ round the bend” referring again to Christianity. Dylan was wise to turn to Christianity to cure himself of heroin addiction because he could not have done it without a God. Dylan could have been contender in the moral arena of life. But he relapsed and blamed his junk-hunger on Christianity. My co- - 182 -
  • 182. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST author, Michael Canfield, a Vineyard Christian Fellowship member who ran their suicide line became friendly with Dylan during Bob’s First Christian Period. The passageway was narrow There was blackness in the air He saw every kind of sorrow Heard voices everywhere. The passageway the act or process of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another was narrow was lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow Christian rules There was blackness the ideas appeared to emanate from a source other than the actual point of origin such as the Bible. Used chiefly of intelligence operations: black radio transmissions in the air “air” as in “on the air” reinforces the meaning of the word “blackness.” He saw every kind of sorrow he saw every sorry televangelist Heard voices everywhere heard many people saying they spoke for Jesus “voices” as a medium or agency of expression: a Minister that serves as the voice of the Almighty. Alarm-bells were ringin’ To hold back the swellin tide Friends and lovers clinging To each other side by side - 183 -
  • 183. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Alarm-bells were ringin’ Dylan was warned To hold back the swellin tide to hold back from his recordings his feelings about the rising tide of Christianity that had swept over him Friends and lovers clinging to each other his most devoted fans had to “cling” - resist separation from him side by side as each new Jesus LP came out. “Side” is Slang for phonograph record. Mothers and their daughters Dylan’s young female fans Descending down the stairs Jumped into the icy waters Love and pity sent their prayers Mothers and their daughters Dylan’s first and second generation fan base Descending proceeding or progressing downward, as in number down the stairs into the basement of record sales Jumped formed an unfavorable opinion or judgment hastily: jump to conclusions about Dylan’s Christian period into the icy waters after they heard songs they believed were devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of disdain Love and pity sent their prayers those with undying love for Dylan and those who felt sorry for him sent protested against his Christian Period. The rich man, Mister Astor Kissed his darling wife - 184 -
  • 184. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST He had no way of knowing It'd be the last trip of his life The rich man, Mister Astor the rich rock and roll singer Bobby Dylan Kissed his darling wife kissed his money goodbye He had no way of knowing he didn’t realize It'd be the last trip of his life this would his last Christian LP “trip” to make a mistake: tripped up on the last question. Calvin, Blake and Wilson Gambled in the dark Not one of them would ever live to Tell the tale or disembark Calvin, Blake and Wilson a law firm, a stock brokerage house, an accounting firm gambled in the dark took a chance on Dylan not knowing how this Christian music would sell Not one of them would ever live none of them would be allowed to support themselves to tell the tale if they told a malicious story, piece of gossip about Dylan during this time or disembark of if they gave up managing his money and had him declare bankruptcy. Jump ship Figurative to leave any post or position; to quit or resign, especially when there is difficulty with the job. Brother rose up 'gainst brother In every circumstance They fought and slaughtered each other - 185 -
  • 185. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In a deadly dance Brother a male person belonging to the same profession as another or others; fellow member rose up against brother fought one another in every circumstance due to their monetary greed “circumstances” financial status or means They fought and slaughtered each other they fought over money and “slaughtered” criticized one another unmercifully In a deadly dance moving in a pattern that would bring financial ruin to Dylan. They lowered down the lifeboats From the sinking wreck There were traitors, there were turncoats Broken backs and broken necks They lowered down they reduced in value, degree, or quality the lifeboats Informal a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices From the sinking “sink” to lose value – the Iranian currency is sinking wreck a person or thing that has suffered ruin or dilapidation There were traitors, there were turncoats Dylan had become a traitor to his race and religion then a turncoat to Christianity Broken financially ruined; bankrupt backs being owed or due from an earlier time; in - 186 -
  • 186. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST arrears: back pay and broken necks and a lot of Dylan’s people wanted to break his neck. The bishop left his cabin To help others in need Turned his eyes up to the heavens Said: The poor are yours to feed The bishop left his cabin Dylan the Christian left his confinement in or as if in a small space or area To help all those in need and went back to helping his fellow Jews – the Israelis - writing songs like Neighborhood Bully Turned his eyes up to the heavens turned his thoughts to the God of the Hebrews Said: The poor those eliciting or deserving pity; pitiable: couldn't rescue the poor fellow are yours to feed minister to; gratify: fed their appetite for Jesus. David the brothel-keeper came out Dismissed his girls Saw the water getting deeper Saw the changing of his world David the brothel-keeper after Dylan left Christianity his insatiable sexual appetite came out came out of the closet and into the open again. Bob began to frequent prostitutes as normal women couldn’t satisfy his depraved sexual desires dismissed his girls and he refused to accept or - 187 -
  • 187. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST recognize; rejected: dismissed the chances of catching an Sexually Transmitted Disease as highly improbable. Saw the water getting deeper and as a result got into some deep trouble just as he did with his heroin addiction Saw the changing of his world and saw his entire world change overnight. He expressed the same sentiment in World Gone Wrong a CD in which he wrote about his blood disease. Jim Bakker smiled He never learned to swim Saw the little crippled child And he gave his seat to him Jim Bakker James Orsen "Jim" Bakker is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister, convicted felon, and a former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of a popular evangelical Christian television program. A sex scandal led to his resignation from the ministry. The corrupted former Christian, Bob Dylan brought down by sex addiction smiled expressed cheerful acceptance or equanimity: We smiled at the bad weather and kept going He never learned to swim he never learned to conform to the norm – In Open The Door Homer he wrote “There’s a certain way a man must swim if he expects to live off the fat of the land.” Saw the little crippled child he realized he was disabled, damaged and impaired as in a crippling - 188 -
  • 188. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST disease And he gave his seat to him and this became his new role – seat as a position of authority or eminence. He saw the starlight shining Streaming from the east Death was on the rampage But his heart was now at peace He saw the starlight he saw God in Heaven shining closer than he had ever seen God Streaming Computer Science “stream” to transmit data in real time from the east from the Holy Land Death was on the rampage Dylan’s T-cell count had dropped and his HIV had turned into AIDS. As a result he contracted Disseminated Histoplasmosis, an AIDS- linked opportunistic infection that comes from dry bird droppings. But his heart was now at peace this fungus had attacked his heart and might have been fatal, and then Dylan would have rested “at peace”. They battened down the hatches But the hatches wouldn’t hold They drowned upon the staircase of brass and polished gold They battened down the hatches they prepared for an imminent disaster or emergency But the - 189 -
  • 189. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST hatches wouldn’t hold but the anti-viral drugs cultured in eggs that are hatched failed They drowned they got into deep water upon the staircase because of one of a series of actions, processes, or measures taken to achieve a goal of brass that was going to be reached because of bold self-assurance and polished and because of doctors who had no imperfections or errors; flawless: gave a polished presentation gold and seemed to have great value. Leo said to Cleo I think I’m going mad But he’d lost his mind already Whatever mind he had Leo said to Cleo Dylan told his doctor But he’d lost his mind already but he’d lost his caution already “mind” to be careful about: Mind your manners! Whatever mind he had whatever caution he had, which was not much He tried to block the doorway To save all those from harm Blood from that open wound Pourin’ down his arm He tried to block he tried to interrupt or obstruct the doorway the threshold: the point that must be exceeded to begin producing a given effect: the AIDS threshold was reached when he contracted - 190 -
  • 190. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST histoplasmosis To save all those from harm to save all of his white blood cells from being destroyed by the AIDS virus Blood death from that open wound from that unhealed wound to the blood’s immune system left him vulnerable Pourin’ down his arm and came to destroy something that strengthens or protects as in the phrase armed against infection. Petals fell from flowers ’til all of them were gone In the long and dreadful hours the wizards kiss played on Petals fell from flowers Dylan’s hospital room was filled with flowers ’til all of them were gone until all the bacteria that had attacked his heart had been destroyed In the long and dreadful hours in the hours of life and death the wizards kiss played on AIDS, the sorcerers’ kiss, the devils’ kiss, played on, remained in his body or “play on” as in the book about AIDS by Randy Shilts, The Band Played On. The host was pouring brandy He was going down slow He stayed right to the ending Was the last to go The host biology: the animal in which another organism lives was pouring brandy was congratulating himself for living through this He was - 191 -
  • 191. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST going down slow he had been steadily deteriorating and for a while it looked like he was not going to pull through, not going to make it He stayed right to the ending however he stayed alive Was the last to go and did not abandon ship Figurative: to leave a failing enterprise. There were many, many others Nameless here forever more They never sailed the ocean or left their homes before There were many, many others they were countless people who died because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic Nameless here forever more too many to include here They never sailed the ocean they never had the vast backlog of sexual experience that Dylan had; they contracted it from blood transfusions or left their homes before and had never been diseased before. The watchman he lay dreaming the damage had been done He dreamed the Titanic was sinking and he tried to tell someone The watchman he lay dreaming Dylan the poetic chronicler of events wrote the damage had been done the injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person had already occurred He - 192 -
  • 192. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST dreamed the Titanic was sinking he dreamed he was deteriorating in quality or condition: The patient is sinking fast and he tried to tell someone and he wrote about it in his poems. The captain barely breathing Kneeling at the wheel Above him and beneath him 50,000 lungs of steel The captain a person in command: a captain of the music industry barely breathing almost dead Kneeling at the wheel making recordings like Time Out of Mind in which he gave into his fears of death and admitted he had been brought to his knees by the disease. Also “wheel” as torture Above him superior to him in rank, position, or number; greater than and beneath him in a lower position than him 50,000 lungs4 of steel numerous determined AIDS patients protesting in organizations such as ACT-UP “lungs” as in at the top of one's lungs as loudly as one's voice will allow. “Wheel” as LP in Lo and Behold: 4. Most of the transcriptions of this verse read “50,000 tons of steel” because people just don’t fucking listen. - 193 -
  • 193. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Now, I come in on a Ferris wheel An’ boys, I sure was slick I come in like a ton of bricks Laid a few tricks on ’em “Now, I come in on a ferris wheel” I got famous for selling records that pushed revolution. In Eleven Outlined Epitaphs Dylan wrote, “ferris wheel runs in california park an' the sky trembles. turns red.” Tarantula; “the opium ghost ‘neath the ferris wheel on the side of the highway.” “An' boys, I sure was slick” and good ole boys I did a deceptively smooth job of it “I come in like a ton of bricks” I come in like a violent revolutionary. Also when I came on the folk scene I made myself seem like a good fellow; a helpful and trustworthy lad “Laid a few tricks” I composed a few deceptive protest songs that I had a knack for writing at the time “on 'em” on the suckers. He looked over at his compass and he gazed into its face Needle pointin’ downward He knew he lost the race He looked over at his compass he reviewed his moral compass: anything which serves to guide a person's decisions based on morals or virtues and he gazed and he looked long and fixedly in wonder into its face into the Jewish race which instilled morality in him Needle pointin downward his morality came from - 194 -
  • 194. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST a prior source or earlier time: passed downward through the ages He knew he lost the race and this told him he had lost the morality of his race. In the dark illumination He remembered bygone years He read the Book of Revelations and he filled his cup with tears In the dark illumination in the insight that being close to death brought him He remembered bygone years he re-examined his checkered past He read the Book of Revelations he read about the world coming to a tragic end due to disease and he filled his cup with tears and this matched his lot in life. When the Reapers task had ended Sixteen hundred had gone to rest The good, the bad, the rich, the poor the loveliest and the best When the Reapers when the virus had obtained as a result of effort task had ended its objective sixteen hundred had gone to rest numerous hookers contracted a terminal disease the good the good hookers who gave you your money’s worth the bad the ones that did not the rich the high priced escorts and call girls the poor the street hookers the loveliest the prettiest and the best and the pros. - 195 -
  • 195. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST They wait at the landing And they tried to understand But there is no understanding On the judgment of Gods hand They wait at the landing Informal “land” to cause to arrive in a place or condition: promiscuity will land you an STD and they tried to understand But there is no understanding on the judgment of Gods hand but there was no understanding of why God chose them to get this disease or not to get it. The news came over the wires And struck with deadly force Love had lost its fires All things had run their course The news interesting or important information not previously known or realized it's news to me came over the wires was transmitted to his doctors and struck with deadly force and a drug was able to fight the infection and kill the bacteria Love had lost its fires what Dylan termed his “Love Sickness” had lost its ability to kill him all things had run their course the infection had run its course. The watchman he lay dreaming Of all things that can be He dreamed that the Titanic was sinking Into the deep, blue sea - 196 -
  • 196. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST The watchman Dylan he lay “lay” to cause to be in a particular condition dreaming which was a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration of all things that can be of a cure for AIDS/HIV He dreamed “dream” psychology to suffer delusions; be unrealistic you're dreaming if you think you can be cured that the Titanic was sinking that Bob Dylan was making an impression; becoming felt or understood into the deep into a profound in quality or feeling blue sea vastness of unhappiness. - 197 -
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  • 198. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST DUQUESNE WHISTLE - 199 -
  • 199. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In Duquesne Whistle Bob Dylan is referring to the Duquesne spy ring. - 200 -
  • 200. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like it's gonna sweep my world away I wanna stop in Carbondale and keep on going That Duquesne train gon' rock me night and day Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin' listen to that Nazi Weberman spouting his rhetoric like a whistle blower, exposing alleged wrong-doing. Fritz Joubert Duquesne was a South African Boer who was a Nazi secret agent, military officer, big game hunter, saboteur, and journalist. Imprisoned on numerous occasions, he narrowly avoided execution by firing squad and once escaped from prison by feigning paralysis. While spying for Germany, he and 32 others were arrested - 201 -
  • 201. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST in the FBI's 1941 takedown of the Duquesne Spy Ring. The movie classic The House on 92nd Street was based on Duquesne. So I am a Nazi and not Dylan. In this book I will present evidence that proves that despite the fact he is Jewish, Bob Dylan is a Nazi sympathizer and Holocaust denier. He is the Nazi loving pig, not me. Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin' / Blowing like it's gonna sweep my world away Listen to that Nazi Weberman blowing off like he is going to wipe out my heroin addiction with a single stroke “sweep” as often used with away: The exposure in effect swept away his habit or sweep as clean up, clean up his act I wanna stop in Carbondale I want to do up some dugi. This is similar to Champagne Illinois another song about heroin, “I certainly do enjoy, Champagne Illinois.” This is an example of the alcohol/heroin metaphor found in Country Pie: “Just like old saxophone Joe when he’s got the hogshead up on his toe oh me oh my love that country pie.” “Up on his toe” is similar to a line in Mr. Tambourine Man where Dylan wrote “my toes too numb to step” meaning he can’t dance or get high and then he asks Mr. Tambourine Man to “cast your dancing spell my way I promise to go under it.” What all this adds up to is simply I wanted do shoot some smack and keep on going and continue being a schmecker - a Jewish - 202 -
  • 202. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST junkie That Duquesne train gon' rock me night and day but the Nazi Weberman, with his pig mentality, is going to hassle me about my dope habit night and day “rock” to disturb the mental or emotional equilibrium of; upset: news of Dylan’s addiction rocked New York town. You say I'm a gambler, you say I'm a pimp But I ain't neither one Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Sounding like it's on a final run You say I'm a gambler you say I am a capitalist pig as in Woody Guthrie’s song I Ain’t Got No Home In the World Anymore “gamblin’ man is rich and the working man is poor and I aint got no home in this world anymore” you say I'm a pimp you say I am a pig who panders to the Left But I ain't neither one but I am something you haven’t thought of Al because you were unable to pick up on the embedded meaning of the majority of my poetry Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing listen to that Nazi Weberman spouting off his theories Sounding like it's on a final run sounding like the underground newspaper he works for is folding. Run as in the production achieved during a period: the East Village Other had a final press run of 15,000 copies. - 203 -
  • 203. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like she never blowed before Blue light blinking, red light glowing Blowing like she's at my chamber door Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing listen to that Nazi Weberman denouncing me in front of my crib during the Bob Dylan 30th Birthday Party, a day that will live in the anals of infamy Blowing like she never blowed before reaching new lows of hatred, ridicule Little light sarcastic: much public attention: brought the scandal to light blinking shining intermittently, as in signaling doom red light glowing cops called in to stop a riot instigated by police informant who I had identified as such on a previous occasion. This - 204 -
  • 204. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST informant, who had infiltrated Vietnam Vets Against the War had witnessed his fellow soldiers in Vietnam being killed and maimed and when he returned to the United States ended up in a mental institution. From then on he was determined infiltrate and destroy the Left. Blowing like she's at my chamber door messing with me in front of my townhouse, endangering my wife, my children, forcing me to leave my beloved Greenwich Village. Fuck this idiot wind, I wanna see fucker dead. That is why I detect an image of an LED blinking on a handgun then turning to red which indicated the laser pointer was activated after someone chambered a few rounds of ammunition. Dylan was packing because he was his own bodyguard. He had a carry permit when I knew him. Dylan was always asking me “You want to go for a ride, Al?” I asked “Where to?” He replied, “Oh down near the old Brooklyn Navy Yard. We can get a good look at the river.” You smilin' through the fence at me Just like you always smiled before Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like she ain't gon' blow no more - 205 -
  • 205. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST You smiling through the fence at me you are going through my garbage again and having a great time of it Just like you've always smiled before just like you did before you agreed to cease and desist. Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing listen to the stinking Nazi Weberman lying Blowing like she ain't gon' blow no more because he only pretended he wasn’t going to stalk me anymore. After Dylan did the Bangladesh Benefit Concert I promised to lay off but went back to the trash anyway where I was confronted by Sarah, Dylan’s wife, an event that led to Dylan jumping me on Elizabeth Street. It was an unfortunate confluence of events. Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing? Blowing like the sky's gonna blow apart You're the only thing alive that keeps me going You're like a time bomb in my heart - 206 -
  • 206. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing? Can’t you hear that Nazi Weberman writing? Blowing writing like the sky's like his future “sky” as future from Trails of Trouble “I walked down by the river, I turned my head up high. I saw that silver linin' / That was hangin' in the sky” gonna blow apart going to be demolished from Dylan blows to his head You're the only thing alive that keeps me going you’re the only thing alive that I would like to see dead and this keeps me going - going around the block on my bicycle stalking you You're like a time bomb in my heart you caused my emotions to explode into violence. Dylan came from behind and attacked me on Elizabeth Street. He sings about “The laughter down on Elizabeth Street” in Journey through White Heat. There's a neon light ablaze in the green smoky haze, And laughter down on Elizabeth Street And a lonesome bell tone in that valley of stone Where she bathed in a stream of pure heat “There’s a neon light” there’s a superstar, Tell Me 1983, “Tell me, do those neon lights blind your eyes?” tell me does stardom deprive your thoughts of perception and insight? “ablaze” emotionally aroused; ‘ablaze with - 207 -
  • 207. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST anger’ “in this green” in this new to me but productive “smoky” really quick “smoke” to go and proceed at high speed, to smoke Weberman out “haze” hazing; beating “laughter” ridicule of the great revolutionary A. J. Weberman “down on Elizabeth Street” Dylan attacked me on Elizabeth Street between Bleecker and Houston “And a lonesome bell tone” and the death bell tolled for A. J. Weberman and the Dylan Liberation Front as he faced the music; Can’t Escape From You 2008, “The dead bells are ringing” “in that valley of stone” in the city street surrounded by brick buildings that became the area where Weberman would finally be punished, “stoned” “where she bathed in a stream of pure heat” where that maggot who calls himself “A. J.” bathed in a steady flow and succession of punches for a change rather than bathing in the spotlight or limelight. Also “pure” as racially pure; ‘pure White heat’. I can hear a sweet voice steadily calling Must be the mother of our lord Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like my woman's on board - 208 -
  • 208. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST I can hear a sweet I can hear a sarcastic: pleasing to the mind or feelings, gratifying voice an agency through which is communicated another's purpose, policy steadily unwavering in purpose; steadfast calling “call” to communicate or try to communicate with by telephone: I recorded a telephone call. Must be the mother sarcastic must be the “mother” conscience of our lord to a man who has mastery in a given field or activity as Dylan does in the field of poetry, must be Weberman on the phone Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing listen to the Nazi Weberman talking Blowing like my woman's on board talking as if I was once a leftist, I once took on board those politics but sold out. The truth was Dylan was a rightwing racist on the down low but I had no idea of this at the time. Take on board Definitions: To accept (new ideas, situations, theories, etc. Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like it's gon' blow my blues away You old rascal, I know exactly where you're going I'll lead you there myself at the break of day Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing blowing like it's gon' blow my blues away “blow” as in blow a joint of marijuana, listen to Weberman selling pot You old rascal you disreputable person I know exactly where you're going to prison I'll lead you there myself at the break of day “break” as in to force one's way out of; - 209 -
  • 209. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST escape from: break jail. I did federal time after my dog bit a mailman. In Journey Through Dark Heat Dylan described what my first “bid” period of incarceration would be like: I can't provide for you no easy answers, Who are you that I should have to lie? You'll know all about it, love It'll fit you like a glove When the night comes falling from the sky. “I can’t provide for you no easy answers” I can’t prepare to answer a question that will arise when you are in prison “Who are you that I should have to lie?” you think I am going to put myself in a position where I am subject homosexual rape, lie as in assume a prone position “You'll know all about it, love” you will learn about homosexual rape “It'll fit you like a glove” it will fit you like an anal cavity search, like a big black dick up your ass “When the night comes falling from the sky” after you get incarcerated in the near future. I can hear your trembling heart beat like a river You must have been protecting someone last time I called. I've never asked you for nothing you couldn't deliver I've never asked you to set yourself up for a fall. - 210 -
  • 210. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “I can hear your” I can hear Weberman’s “trembling” full of fear and anxiety “heart” his most important and essential part “beat” beat the drum for freedom “like a river” in great abundance “You must have been protecting someone” you must have been acting as your own lawyer “last time I called” the last time I called to order marijuana or while a mutual friend, perhaps Lord Oliver Foot, called in while I listened “I've never asked you for nothing you couldn't deliver” all I asked you for was some weed which you could have easily delivered wherein you asked me for something I could not deliver, as one delivers a performance, you asked me to deliver revolutionary songs when I did not believe in them. Not only that but they would have brought the heat down on me “I've never asked you to set yourself up for a fall” and I never asked you to deliberately get yourself busted, however, this is what you were asking me to do when you wanted me to be part of the anti-war movement while I was addicted to heroin and subject to arrest. “Protection” as an attorney “I Shall Be Released 1967, They say ev’ry man needs protection They say ev’ry man must fall Yet I swear I see my reflection Some place so high above this wall - 211 -
  • 211. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “They say every man needs protection / They say that every man must fall” they say every connection needs a good attorney, they say every man must take a fall, slang for getting arrested “But I swear I see my reflection” but I swear I see my connection “somewhere so high above this wall” on the street and wasted. I wake up every morning with that woman in my bed Everybody telling me she's gone to my head Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like it's gon' kill me dead I wake up every morning with that woman in my bed I come to the realization each day that I have contracted in incurable Sexually Transmitted Disease – HIV. “Bed” as to have sexual relations which is found in Maggie’s Farm: I ain’t gonna work for Maggie’s pa no more No, I ain’t gonna work for Maggie’s pa no more Well, he puts his cigar Out in your face just for kicks His bedroom window It is made out of bricks The National Guard stands around his door Ah, I ain’t gonna work for Maggie’s pa no more - 212 -
  • 212. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more” I ain't gonna work for the Soviet Union, the father of Communism no more, “Well, he puts his cigar” well he puts his Communist propaganda pushing Civil Rights “Out in your face” out in the White race’s midst “just for kicks” just to cause trouble, so he can get his version of kicks “His bedroom” but his sexual moirés, “bedroom” as sexually suggestive; ‘a bedroom comedy’ as dictated by the Communist Party of the USSR “window” as an interval of time during which certain conditions or an opportunity exists - a window of sexual vulnerability “It is made out of bricks” bars inter-racial marriage as the White Russian race must be preserved, it’s sexual policies are dictated by Party stalwarts, “brick” a reliable person. “The National Guard stands around his door” and that makes the Communists no different than Southern racists. Alabama Governor George Wallace stood at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in a symbolic attempt to block two Black students from enrolling at the school. They were escorted inside by members of the federalized National Guard. “Face” as race; in regard to James Meredith’s enrollment at the University of Mississippi; Oxford Town 1963, “Guns and clubs followed him down / All because his face was brown.” I wake up every morning with that woman in my bed Everybody telling me she's gone to my head all the Doctors are - 213 -
  • 213. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST advising me that it will eventually destroy my brain Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing listen to that Nazi Weberman blowing smoke Blowing like it's gon' kill me dead writing that my HIV is gonna kill me dead when it is not. Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing? Blowing through another no good town The lights on my lady's land are glowing I wonder if they'll know me next time 'round Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing? Can’t you hear that Nazi Weberman doing his Dylan translations wherein he belittles me and characterizes me as the lowest scum on earth? Blowing through another no good town being expressed in another no good book The lights the knowledge, the wisdom, the enlightenment on my lady's land are glowing in my poetry is outstanding I wonder if they'll know me next time 'round I wonder if after I am dead the meaning of my poetry will ever be expressed properly, not in the crude fashion Al does it. Dylan must really fuckin’ hate the fact that he got stuck with me as the primary Dylan critic not on his pad. But let’s say there were other rock critics who were able to pick up on Dylan’s embedded meaning. Would they sing the praises of his racism - 214 -
  • 214. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and self-hatred? They would come down on him like a ton of bricks. This is some stupid shit here expressed in a complex manner. If Dylan thinks the scholars of the future are going to discover the meaning of his poetry he is wrong. You got to have lived through it and witnessed Dylan’s career unfold and more importantly played an important part in its development; you got to be into all kinds of drugs, politics and music of a certain period to understand it. Like Dylan started out on the street and no college professor is ever going to know that street like I know it. I’m the only game in town. In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. I wonder if that old oak tree's still standing That old oak tree, the one we used to climb Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like she's blowing right on time I wonder if that old oak tree's still standing I wonder if that old lynching tree is ready to go back into action and terrorize the “niggers” into behaving? That old oak tree, the one we used to climb you know, the lynching tree from years back which I protested against in ostensibly anti-racist Blowin in the Wind and used to climb to the top of the record charts Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing blowing like she's blowing right on time listen to the - 215 -
  • 215. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST way that Nazi Weberman translates my poems. That hypocrite is in sync “right on time” with my views on “niggers.” He is conversant with racialist thinking and is a little too articulate when it comes to expressing racists view, especially when Blacks are involved. I intend to express Dylan’s views on race as articulately as possible in order to demonstrate that it is not stupidity that motivates him but pure evil. As a Dylanologist I am sworn to portray Bob Dylan in the worst possible light and as time goes on that becomes easier and easier. THE VIDEO There is no disputing the fact that the video that accompanies Duquesne Whistle Blowin' is about a stalker who relentlessly follows a beautiful woman. I believe this video has allegorical content and stalker represents me. In reality Dylan was the stalker and not me as he drove around my block on his bicycle until he saw me on Elizabeth Street. He stalked me like prey came up from behind me, choked me, then threw me on the sidewalk and got on top of me then began to bang my head against the sidewalk. Some hippies pulled him off. Because this went down one block from the Bowery (skid row) two bums asked me “Did he get much money?” They thought I had been - 216 -
  • 216. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST rolled. I told him that was Bob Dylan, he’s a millionaire he doesn’t have to come down to the Bowery an’ roll drunks. The video opens with a shot of John Lennon who was a close revolutionary associate of mine for several years. The next thing we see is a homeless person utilizing the garbological method that I invented, going through trash. I should get a cut of whatever he finds. The stalker in the video, the Weberman figure, has a rose that he wants to give to the woman he is stalking. In Love Minus Zero No Limit Dylan wrote this about the Left’s rose-colored empty promises of a higher hourly wage “People carry roses make promises by the hour.” But the pretty woman wants no part of this street urchin so she maces him. The stalker steals another rose and he goes after her again however this time he knocks someone off a 12 foot ladder. He is then apprehended by the police and sent to jail. I attended the Graduate School of Survival at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Finally the fun begins. The dude who fell off the ladder and broke his arm gets his crew together, snatches the stalker, kneecaps him and beats the shit out of him then dumps him on the street when who just happens to come strolling down – Dylan and his posse. Meanwhile the stalker is hallucinating that the chick - 217 -
  • 217. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST digs him. Dylan nonchalantly walks over the Weberman like he was a piece of trash, not a human being. This video doesn’t bother me in the least because no one knows this actor is portraying A. J. Weberman. - 218 -
  • 218. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST When this video first hit the streets many observers were wondering why all the violence? The answer is simple, the stalker is A. J. Weberman – Dylan hates me and would like to hit me in the knees with a baseball bat. In 1971 Dylan loved to threaten me. Dylan would tell me while I was coming down from caffeine citrate after hanging out all day with him in his studio as the sky grew progressively gray. “Al, if you get into my life I might gain a soul.” I get it. The girl in the video! Dylan told me if I ever messed with his wife he would beat the shit out of me and I had messed with her that very day when he came after me on Elizabeth Street and that lonesome bell tolled in that valley of stone as I - 219 -
  • 219. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST bathed in his pure white heat. The woman in the video is Sarah Dylan. The Gasolio Brothers? There is no such group. Live in concert. This is the sickness implying that many Jews gassed during the Holocaust are actually alive. He will get his someday. One of the first videos I posted on You-Tube was called Rock Doves. I subsequently removed it. - 220 -
  • 220. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In the early 1970’s I became friendly with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. - 221 -
  • 221. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Here I am going through trash. Then something weird happens. The trash comes alive and I get a bullet in me. - 222 -
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  • 224. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Note the badge. Dylan said I had a pig mentality. Said I outta wear a badge. - 225 -
  • 225. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Note the open door. I had plenty of opportunity but I passed it up. - 226 -
  • 226. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Dylan would have liked to shut me up. - 227 -
  • 227. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST In Chronicles Dylan said he broke his hand as a metaphor for getting HIV/AIDS. - 228 -
  • 228. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST After Dylan attacked me on Elizabeth Street he ripped off my FREE BOB DYLAN DLF button and threw it to the ground. Just before I am dumped someone throws a small object out the window of the van. - 229 -
  • 229. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Here I am, a stalker who got what was coming to him for interfering with a superstar’s life and career. Walk all over to intimidate and maltreat someone or something. - 230 -
  • 230. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST REALITY AS OPPOSED TO DYLAN’S FANTASY Forty years ago Bob Dylan was one proud Jew. Now Dylan is in the land of sick, self-hating and Israel hating Holocaust denial psychopathology. As a researcher for the Jewish Defense Organization I have witnessed a progression that Jews like Zimmerman make from anti-Zionism to Holocaust denial. Alfred Lilienthal was the first Jew to come out against the State of Israel in a piece for Readers Digest Magazine. From there Lilienthal went on to claiming that the Diary of Anne Frank was a forgery and speaking at Holocaust denial meetings of the Institute for Historical Review, a Nazi front group. I have witnessed a similar progression take place in Bob Dylan. He started out by writing pro- Hitler lines in his 1965 book Tarantula and the liner notes to his LPs after he crashed with a Nazi named Ray Gooch. From there he embedded racist subcontent in his lyrics. Then, during his Christian period, he wrote that the Jews were forever cursed and exiled for having killed Christ. Next he protested against Israeli suppression of the intifada in Under the Red Sky. He went on to compare Israel to Nazi Germany and finally wrote that hundreds of thousands, not millions of Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. His latest CD also contains - 231 -
  • 231. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST embedded racist content. So we are really not dealing with a human being here. We are trying to understand schtick dreck. - 232 -
  • 232. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST ROLL ON JOHN - 233 -
  • 233. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST JOHN LENNON WAS A MEMBER OF THE DYLAN LIBERATION FRONT (button reads FREE BOB DYLAN DLF) This is allegory here that traces the history of Bob Dylan’s career and it is not really about John Lennon. In fact if Dylan had gotten busted for smack I bet he would have “rolled on John.” Doctor, doctor tell me the time of day Another bar is empty, another penny spent Doctor, doctor In 1961 Dylan’s career was failing and he needed a doctor, a psychiatrist, after he threatened to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Also the doctor as to falsify or change in such a way as to make favorable to oneself: Dylan doctored his bio to make him look romantic tell me the time of day tell me how my act can fit into the present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends: You must change with the times and folk is where it is at Another bar is empty another venue without an audience; vacant or unoccupied another penny spent another song that I composed depleted of force or strength; exhausted. “Penny” as “song” in Only a Hobo: A blanket of newspaper covered his head As the curb was his pillow, the street was his bed. One look at his face showed the hard road he'd come And a fistful of coins showed the money he bummed. - 234 -
  • 234. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “A blanket” something with the ability to cover so as to inhibit, suppress, and extinguish “of newspaper” of songs based on newspaper articles, or of unfavorable reviews “covered his head” concealed his intellect “As the curb” as the fact he was being deliberately held back “was his pillow” was something that mitigated or relieved this adverse effect; Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie 1961, “And yer pillows of feathers turn to blankets of lead” “the street” MacDougal Street, the village “was his bed” was the unlikely place that would supply his foundation in show business or his grave “bed” as a small plot of land “One look at his face showed the hard road he'd come” one look at his being a Jew and an American folk musician indicated that for him to get anywhere was a miracle “And a fistful of coins” and his grasp of a large number of songs that he had created, coined “showed the money he bummed” showed that he could use his imagination, obtaining ideas for free then transforming them into art. He turned around and he slowly walked away They shot him in the back and down he went He turned around “turn around” as in to turn things around in his favor and he slowly walked away and he slowly walked away from the Village folk scene They shot him in the back his cowardly folk - 235 -
  • 235. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST fans backstabbed him as in Positively Fourth Street, “I know the reason you talk behind my back, I used to be among the crowd you’re in with” and down he went and down he went in their estimation. Shine your light Movin' on You burned so bright Roll on, John Shine your light light up people’s lives with knowledge Bob Movin' on then move on You burned so bright you were so intelligent, you got burned out Roll on, John however, you are still doing your thing From the Liverpool docks to the red-light Hamburg streets Down in the quarry with the quarrymen Playing to the big crowds, playing to the cheap seats Another day in the life on your way to your journey then From the Liverpool docks dock: to deprive of a benefit or a part of one's wages, especially as a punishment: The musicians union docks its member for dues to the red-light Hamburg streets to McDougall Street where many a career stopped as if it had been signaled to do so by a red light and where the Reds, the - 236 -
  • 236. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Communists, flourished Down in the quarry with the quarrymen way down in underground basement venues like the Gaslight or the Café Wha? with those who extract facts, for example by careful searching: finally quarried out the politics of Marxism from hundreds of sources. Playing to the big crowds, playing to the folk crowd at Gerdes Folk City In Positively Fourth Street, written to his folk fans, Dylan said, “I know the reason you talk behind my back, I used to be among the crowd you’re in with.” playing to the cheap seats playing to tourists Another day in the life on your way to your journey then all part of the game on the road to fame. Sailin' through the trade winds bound for the South Rags on your back just like any other slave They tied your hands and they clamped your mouth Wasn't no way out of that deep dark cave Sailin' moving fast or effortlessly through the trade winds through the vicissitudes of or relating to trade or commerce, the music trade magazines like Billboard bound in bonds or chains; tied with or as if with a rope a bound prisoner also bound, for the South for the slavery of dope addiction Rags Slang a newspaper specializing in sensationalism or gossip in this case Newsweek Magazine on your back that would not get off Dylan’s back and tried to destroy him with an article that alleged he did not write - 237 -
  • 237. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Blowin’ In The Wind just like any other slave just like any other communist. In Tangled Up In Blue he wrote: I lived with Emma on Montague Street In a basement down the stairs There was music in the cafes at night And revolution in the air Then he started into dealing with slaves And something inside of him died Dylan lived with anarchists like Emma Goldman when he was in the basement of his career and was part of the civil rights movement. Ashley Montague (Montague Street) was a prominent sociologist who pushed integration. Dylan started to climb the stairs of success and “There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air” but then he started dealing with the Communists “Then he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of him died.” They tied your hands the Commies made sure all your songs were politically correct and they clamped your mouth clamp down: to become more strict or repressive; Stalin clamped down on deviationism Wasn't no way out of that deep dark cave there was no way out of that gulag. - 238 -
  • 238. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST I heard the news today, oh boy They hauled your ship up on the shore Now the city gone dark, there is no more joy They tore the heart right out and cut you to the core I heard the news today, oh boy I heard my songs when they were based on newspaper articles They hauled Informal they compelled you to go, especially for trial your ship your revolution as in The Hour that the Ship Comes In up on the shore to the side of the Soviet Union “shore” as land; country. Often used in the plural: far from our native shores. Now the city gone dark, there is no more joy now Dylan hates himself for selling out his ideals They tore the heart right out they forced him to take out the very essence of his thoughts and cut him to the core censored his core beliefs. Put on your bags and get 'em packed Leave right now, you won't be far from wrong The sooner you go the quicker you'll be back You've been cooped up on an island far too long Put on your bags bag it Slang cease discussion of an issue: Finally in disgust I told my debating opponent to bag it Leave right now, abandon the political Right you won't be far from wrong however you will be on the wrong side of the issue The sooner you go the quicker you'll be back the sooner you leave your Goldwaterite thinking the sooner you can - 239 -
  • 239. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST return to it as an influential force You've been cooped “coop” Slang a prison up on an island far too long. You’ve been in Greenwich Village located on Manhattan Island too long. I fixed that and drove him out of the Village. Dylan may or may not have deserved this at the time but in retrospect the Holocaust denying maggot had it coming. Dylan would tell me time and time again, “Al, you been in the city too long.” Slow down you're moving way too fast Come together right now over me Your bones are weary, you're about to breathe your last Lord, you know how hard it can be Slow down you're moving way too fast I am nothing but a Leftwing song hustler “fast” as acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously: made a fast buck writing protest songs Come together right now over me when I should be uniting the Rightwing Your bones “bones” the fundamental plan or design, as of the plot of a book are weary are discontented or bored by the long continuance of something like message songs you're about to breathe your last you are about to sing your last topical song Lord, you know how hard other poets know how oppressive - 240 -
  • 240. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and unjust in nature or effect it can be forcing someone to write poems they don’t believe in can be. What a laugh! Dylan was sorry he sold out his rightwing political beliefs and the only way he could express them was to embed them poetically in a fashion that went over 99.999% people heads. Roll on, John, roll through the rain and snow Take the right-hand road and go where the buffalo roam They'll trap you in an ambush before you know Too late now to sail back home Roll on, John, roll through the rain and snow live on Bob through disaster as in Hard Rain Gonna Fall Take the right-hand road take a Rightwing course in life and go where the buffalo go and go where the true America of our forefathers lies They'll trap you the liberals and leftists will force you to be politically correct in an ambush in before you know by launching a sudden attack made from a concealed position Too late now to sail back home too late now to express my true Rightwing ideas. Tyger, tyger burning bright I pray the Lord my soul to keep In the forests of the night Cover 'em over and let him sleep - 241 -
  • 241. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Tyger, tyger death, death burning bright full of promise and hope of going to paradise I pray the Lord my soul to keep I hope I don’t end up in Hell for what I have done and for what people think I represent In the forests of the night in the vast graveyard of the universe Cover 'em over and let him sleep let me rest in peace not in Hell. Lennon did dig Dylan and had to be restrained from punching me out by Yoko on at least one occasion after I said some bad shit about Bob. None- the-less Lennon, Ono and I became friends and co- revolutionists despite our differences about Dylan. - 242 -
  • 242. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST JOHN LENNON YOKO ONO The Beatles were aware of my work. On October 25, 1968 I published Hey Jude, A Message to Dylan in the underground newspaper The East Village Other. It was immediately reprinted by the International Times in London. The International Times was connected with the Indica Bookshop run by a dude name Barry Miles (but known just as “Miles”) where I hung out in the summer of 1967. John and Yoko met at this counter-cultural landmark and Paul McCartney helped keep the bookstore alive. McCartney and Lennon were hardcore. This article - 243 -
  • 243. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST totally freaked out the world of rock poetry. Someone on the outside was inside now, and his name was Weberman. In June 1969 John and Yoko recorded Give Peace A Chance. One verse of it reads: Let me tell you now Everybody's talking about Revolution, evolution, mastication Flagellation, regulation, integrations Meditations, United Nations Congratulations When I listen to this at approximately 1 minute 18 seconds, I don’t hear the word “revolution.” I hear “Weberman.” “Everybody's talking about Weberman, evolution” everybody is talking about the Dylanologist Weberman who is making a gradual development to a more complex form of rock and roll criticism “mastication” and this involves the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics “Flagellation” but can often mean beating poetry to death “regulation” because it means applying a principle, rule, or law designed to control its ambiguity “integrations” and also entails the act of combining two distinct literary concepts into an integral whole; the integration of poetry and prose “Meditations” after having thought deeply about the words lesser used meanings “United Nations” - 244 -
  • 244. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST America and England united by Weberman’s translations. “Congratulations” congratulations mate, jolly good. - 245 -
  • 245. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST So it makes sense that I was tight with John Lennon and Yoko Ono and in the early 1970’s. One night, while visiting with him and Yoko on Bank Street I followed John Lennon into the bathroom. Hey the dude was naked anyway so what difference did it make? Anyway Lennon looked at my stubble covered face and remarked, “A. J. you should shave in the night, shave in after it gets dark.” I forgot how I responded but the minute he said this Mean Mister Mustard came to mind. Was Lennon giving me a hint about the subcontent of this poem? I think so. Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park Shaves in the dark trying to save paper Sleeps in a hole in the road Saving up to buy some clothes Keeps a ten bob note up his nose Such a mean old man Such a mean old man “Mean Mister Mustard” Weberman who cannot cut the mustard Slang to come up to expectations when it comes to interpreting poetry “sleeps” is in a state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep “in the park” in a stadium where artists like the Beatles attract large audiences, he only has a small underground following “Shaves” only touches or barely grazes in passing “in the dark difficult to - 246 -
  • 246. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST understand; obscure: poetry that is large in scope and dark” in substance. It is also concealed or secret; mysterious and he is in the dark as to its meaning “trying to save” trying to save, rescue paper the underground press, the East Village Other; paper as in a newspaper. “Sleeps” is asleep to the truth “in a hole” because of a fault or flaw: There are holes in his arguments “in the road” in a way, path, or course in life “Saving up” making unnecessary; obviating: saved me the time of figuring out these lyrics for myself “to buy” informal to believe especially whole heartedly or uncritically: couldn't buy into that idea “some clothes” something that conceals or disguises also words as in words clothed in hatred “Keeps a ten-bob” keeps a lot of Bob Dylan “note” the characteristic vocal sound made by a musical instrument, Dylan’s music and lyrics up his nose in his curiosity: Informal the nose considered as a symbol of prying: Keep your nose out of my poetry. “Such a mean old man” such a man who studies meaning: mean as act as a symbol of; signify or represent: In this poem, the budding flower means opium. Such a mean old man such a man who is low in social status His sister Pam works in a shop She never stops, she's a go-getter Takes him out to look at the queen Only place that he's ever been - 247 -
  • 247. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “His sister Pam” Weberman’s other persona “works in a shop” looks for something with the intention of acquiring it “She never stops” he pulls out all the stops Informal To deploy all the resources or force at one's disposal: AJ pulled out all the stops when he went through Dylan’s trash “she's a go- getter” he goes and gets the garbage. “Takes him out” takes the trash out of the bag “to look at the queen” to see how Dylan’s wife is living “Only place that he's ever been” Weberman lives in a garbage can “Always shouts out” always makes a loud cry about what he has found which is “something obscene” something repulsive; disgusting “Such a dirty old man” who has acquired the trash by illicit or improper means, who is covered with dirt from this endeavor “Dirty old man” dirt as malicious or scandalous, someone who digs up the dirt on Dylan. I first met John and Yoko after the group I headed, the Rock Liberation Front, started a mini-riot in the offices of their manager, Allen Klein. "Klein come clean / Where's the buck fourteen?" "You'll wonder where the money went / When Klein runs a charity event" shouted 20 sign-carrying members of the Rock Liberation Front - 248 -
  • 248. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST as we marched in front of "Klein the Swines" plush offices at 1700 Broadway. Some RLFers were carrying bushel baskets of rotten apples, tomatoes and lettuce in order to implement the RLF’s FREE FOOD FOR STARVING MUSIC EXECS PROGRAM which was based on the assumption that if Klein and Co. had to rip-off the starving people of Bangla-Desh for bread, they must be a bunch of hungry mothers. This RLF action was inspired by Rolling Stone ex- editor Peter McCabe, who, about a week before the demo, had pointed the finger at Klein in an article in New York Magazine. The piece concerned the rather obvious fact that the cost of the Bangla Desh Concert Benefit Album was highly inflated and implied that ABKCO (Klein's Co.) was pocketing $1.14 per album sold - and considering the LP would probably sell 3 million copies, that wasn't chicken feed. A few days after McCabe's story hit the streets Klein called a press conference in his office on Monday, February 28, 1971. He made sure the underground press was notified because the McCabe article had accused him of excluding the Underground Press from other press conferences. Klein's big mistake was sending an invitation to the NY ACE, since they tipped the RLF to what was happening. Five RLFers showed up on Monday, including Ann Duncan, Minister of Art, Frank Rose (now at Wired), Minister of Information, two photographers and myself. - 249 -
  • 249. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST After casing the place and finding that everything worth stealing had been removed we began to listen to Klein do his thing; that is, lie like a motherfucker. "I didn't make a cent; in fact we actually lost money on the disc. We did it for the starving people of Bangla, Desh. I'm gonna sue New York Magazine for six million." Klein said he gave $2.00 an LP to Phil Spector for studio (it was recorded live) and mixing costs-multiply that by 3 million and you've got six million dollars going to Spector who was worth-twice that at the time. In the middle of all this bullshit Spector wobbled in and began a super indignant riff about how the press was trying to do a number on Klein. When a straight reporter dared to question Klein, he was met with obscenities from Phil who soon challenged him to a fist fight, but just as the guy was about to slug - 250 -
  • 250. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Spector, an ABKCO heavy moved in and grabbed him. Then Ann began to cross examine Klein - "How are we supposed to take your word on these figures - are we going to believe capitalist pigs?" Phil went over to her and began to harass her. Ann moved somewhere and Phil followed her, then began to literally step all over her. "You swine," Ann screamed and Spector couldn't believe his ears, "Did you hear what she called me?" he demanded of everyone. Meanwhile I began to grill Klein about what I believed to be the album's inordinately high production costs - "You sure you ain't gettin a kickback from the printers? Maybe on the next deal with them they don't charge, eh?" "Stay in the garbage can!" yelled Phil. "Go back to the 1950's Spector," I retorted. "Why don't I you sell some more hotdogs in front of Dylan's house, Weberman?" he whined. Finally Klein told me to shut up 'cause I know nothing about the business. Then a Capitol Records exec, who was there to deny some info given "by mistake" by a Capitol VP to McCabe, pinned the press release regarding the upcoming RLF action against ABKCO. This dude recognized me from the time we picketed Capitol over their refusal to press the Bangla-disc at cost. I had told him we were holding a tribunal for his company downstairs and they'd better send their best attorney or else we'd have to assign them a legal aid - 251 -
  • 251. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST lawyer who would plead them guilty. He didn't dig my humor. He showed the release to AK who said, "I think it's time to show Mr. Weberman out." Suddenly 2 of his heavies came out of the woodwork and grabbed me. I broke loose and shoved one toward the window. If not for a ledge, in front of it, he would have gone thru it - then 20 flights down. Meanwhile, Phil had grabbed Ann and was holding her up against a wall by the throat yelling "Call your man off, those are feds he's fighting. Call him off or else I'll karate chop you in the throat." And this is the man that Yoko Ono, author of Sisters Oh Sisters, hires to produce her records? Finding Ann intractable, Spector came over to me and announced he was gonna do the job the heavies had failed at. I grabbed him by the collar, then slapped his face - "The next time I hit you, capitalist scumbag, it'll be a punch in the nose and you’ll never be able to snort coke again!" Then I felt this tremendous hand clasp around my wrist and a big dude pulled us apart. Four more "heavies" appeared and they escorted me out peacefully ... up until Phil came from behind screaming how he was gonna do me in. I tried to break loose again to "waste the mother fucker" when the Capitol exec flipped. "We gave you the opportunity to go quietly but you wouldn't take it," he screamed. Then he turned red, unsuccessfully - 252 -
  • 252. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST attempted to knee me in the groin and took a karate chop on the neck. "We saw you hit him," yelled Klein's heavies as if they were gonna take me to court and were getting their testimonies together early. Eventually they shoved me in the elevator and I waited downstairs for Phil. After ten minutes of shadow-boxing the weasel appeared - he tried to come at me but his bodyguard held him back. After some half-hearted attempts to elude his employee/captor I went over to him and called him a chicken. He answered, "You're nothing cause you can't afford the luxury of hiring people to protect you." I told him Amerika also hires mercenaries in Vietnam. Then he told me that I shouldn't go after stars. "Are you kidding man, that's my specialty." We came back a few days later, picketed, then went up to ABKCO, losing the cops who were supposed to keep us out. We threw a lot of rotten lettuce and tomatoes all over the front office. Shortly thereafter I received a call from Yoko Ono who invited Ann and I over to her Bank Street crib. I knew John and Yoko quite well in the early 1970’s. It was many an hour I spent with them on Bank Street. When John left Yoko she would call me for consolation and advice. I was involved in several criminal conspiracies with John including violations of the Neutrality Act, - 253 -
  • 253. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST conspiracy to cross state lines with the intent of starting a riot also known as the H. Rapp Brown law, sale of marijuana and hashish, theft of services from John Cage after we hooked up a "People's WATTS line" to his phone so Lennon could make clean calls, violations of DOS armaments export laws, organizing a demonstration without the proper sound permits in Central Park and littering. How many other people can say the same? No fucking one. Dylan had this to say about my co-revolutionists in Idiot Wind: Your partners in crime hit me up for nickels and dimes, The man you were loving couldn't never get clean It felt outa place, my foot in his face, But he should-a stayed where his money was green “Your partners in crime” John Lennon and Yoko Ono, marital partners who were financing your criminal activities such as starting riots at the Republican Convention in Miami “hit me up for nickels and dimes” hit me up for nickel and dime bags of scag “the man you were loving couldn't never get clean” even your good buddy John Lennon who you were seeing regularly was an addict who tried unsuccessfully to go cold turkey. I was singled out for punishment for using smack by Weberman because I wasn’t a left-winger! “It felt outa place my foot in his - 254 -
  • 254. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST face” it felt incongruous beating up Weberman, another Jew “but he should-a stayed where his money was green” but he should have used his imagination for something more productive than persecuting me for my political beliefs and for my having a substance abuse problem. At this time I was a radical Leftist who took the side of the PLO against Israel. Later I would change my position to one more in line with my own self- interest. Yoko, however, would eventually go off the deep end with her anti-Zionist thinking as it turned into out and out Jew hatred. Yoko Ono’s Friday February 18, 2011 full page New York Times ad “IMAGINE PEACE 2011” contained code words that referred to the Jewish - 255 -
  • 255. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST people in a classical anti-Semitic rant. This ad is Dog- whistle politics. Dog-whistle politics, also known as the use of code words, is a term for a type of political campaigning or speechmaking which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience. The term is used to refer to messages with an intentional subtext. The key to its use is to maintain the option of "plausible deniability." For example the phrase "states' rights", although literally referring to powers of individual state governments in the United States, are "code words" for institutionalized segregation and racism. These are the code words that indicate this ad is about Jews: “world control” “elitist” “minority” “arrogant” “changing law for their convenience (lobbyists)” “seducing us with words (control of media)” “rich” “keeping wealth for themselves (greedy)” and Blue Meanie which the production supervisor of Yellow Submarine admitted stood for Jews. Put this together with Yoko Ono’s having convinced John Lennon to monetarily support Abie Nathan, a so-called Israeli peace advocate who was jailed for meeting with the Jew-killer Yasser Arafat along with Ono’s having awarded the anti-Zionist self- hating Jews Mordechai Vanunu, Seymour Hersh and - 256 -
  • 256. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the Center for Constitutional Rights (founded by Communist Jews) the $50,000 John Lennon Peace Prize it becomes obvious what Yoko’s message here really is. Remember, this is dog whistle politics and you are not going to find any direct reference to Jews in the text. This the text of Yoko Ono’s full page ad: IMAGINE PEACE 2011 Yoko Ono Lennon 18 February 2011 Dear Friends, Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78.I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe. The world situation is too urgent for us now to discuss trivial things, like what I eat for breakfast. We are at a point in human history when we have to wake up and realize that the only people who can save the world are us. Every hour that goes by without us doing anything about it affects us, and affects the world that we love so much. In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do “big things.” Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for. Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try their hardest to stop us. With their power, - 257 -
  • 257. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST they want to control the whole world. But we will not let them. That’s big. The way we are doing it is by being conscious of the “Power of Togetherness.” The negative forces do not have that. They are an elitist minority, dipping their heads in arrogant madness. They always play the same game – using violence, changing laws for their convenience, and seducing us with words to get what they want. They say if we do things their way, we will all be rich. Well, that’s not happening. It never will. Once there is great wealth, they will want to keep it for themselves. They also use fear tactics, saying the world will be in a great mess if we don’t do it their way. Well, the world is already in a mess. Why? Because we followed them. It’s Time for Action. It’s Time for Change. We, the people of the world, are not dumb. We understand what the “Blue Meanies” are trying to do. We just don’t know how to stop it. And wonder if we can at all. But we can! We are doing it. Take a look at this map. Each dot represents millions and millions of people who are all, right now, thinking of Peace: wishing it, voicing it, and hoping that their dream of peace will become a reality. The map expresses what my husband John Lennon and I envisioned. I know he is smiling, thinking of how little - 258 -
  • 258. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST time it took for all of us to Come Together. IMAGINE PEACE is a powerful, universal mantra that we should all meditate on. With it, we will achieve the impossible. Hopefully, without bloodshed. Look at all the courageous people who are now being hurt in marches and thrown in prisons for no other reason except for carrying “Peace, Love and Freedom” in their hearts and voicing it. I don’t want you to get hurt. You shouldn’t have to. 7 billion of us, people of the world, have the birthright to live with a healthy mind and body at all times. You should not even get one scratch on you, and you won’t, if you don’t allow it. So keep IMAGINE PEACE in your head. Have a clear picture of where we stand, what we are doing, and where we want to be. Know that we are connected in our hearts and minds. War Is Over, if you want it! I love you! i ii iii yoko Yoko Ono Lennon18 February 2011 We, the people of the world, are not dumb. We understand what the “Blue Meanies” are trying to do. We just don’t know how to stop it. And wonder if we can at all. Although this line appears towards the end of Yoko’s text it is worth - 259 -
  • 259. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST examining first as it provides the least ambiguous code word. The people of the world are not dumb. They understand the underhanded activities of the Blue Meanies but have no idea how to stop them. They are demoralized. Who were the Blue Meanies in the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine? In the DVD commentary track of Yellow Submarine, production supervisor John Coates stated that "blue" was a play on "Jew." He claimed it was not as a reflection of any anti-Semitism on the part of the filmmakers, but rather as a commentary on the stereotypical casting of Jews as villains. There is also a scene where a Blue Meanie questions some disguised Beatles, asking, "Are you Bluish? You don't look Bluish..." Sounds like “You don’t look Jewish.” With this in mind let’s see if there is other words in this ad that might refer to Jews. With their power, they want to control the whole world. But we will not let them. Who are they? They are the Jews. Who has been accused of trying to “control the whole world?” Put “Jewish world control” in quotes and run a search in Google and you get 31,000 hits. For centuries, anti-Semitic propaganda has demonized the Jew as a conspiratorial, manipulative outsider with powers and designs of world domination. The Protocols of - 260 -
  • 260. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST the Elders of Zion was a forgery that supposedly laid out the blueprint for a Jewish world government. Yoko’s “Peace” ad is no different. They are an elitist minority, dipping their heads in arrogant madness. Elite is defined as a group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual or economic status. Elitist is a term that is often applied to Jews. The Soviets’ code word for Jews was “rootless cosmopolitans.” Minority is defined as a racial, religious, or national group thought to be different from the larger group of which it is part. This is also applicable to Jews. But the key word here is arrogant an even more frequently used code word for Jews. The Prime Minister of Indonesia stated, "Israel is a small country. There are not many Jews in the world. But they are so arrogant that they defy the whole world." People who express hatred, resentment or fear regarding the Jews almost always focus on charges of Jewish arrogance, elitism and lust for power - all elements in Yoko’s full page “Peace” ad. Although not a run of the mill code word for Jew the use of the word “dipping” here is significant. On the Jewish holiday of Passover it is asked, “Why is it that on all other nights we do not dip [our food] even once, but on this night we dip them twice?” - 261 -
  • 261. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST They always play the same game – using violence, changing laws for their convenience, and seducing us with words to get what they want. The Jews use in the sense of exploit the violence of the Nazis during the Holocaust to rationalize the existence of the State of Israel. Changing laws for their convenience is a reference to Jewish Congressional lobbyists like Jack Abramoff. “Seducing us with words to get what they want” is another way of saying that the Jews control the media. This is classic anti-Semitism. Type “Jews control the media” in quotation marks into Google search and you come up with 76,000 results. They say if we do things their way, we will all be rich. Well, that’s not happening. It never will. Once there is great wealth, they will want to keep it for themselves. The Iranian Hitler Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated: "Although they are a miniscule minority, Jews have been dominating an important portion of the financial - 262 -
  • 262. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST and monetary centers in a deceitful, complex and furtive manner." Part of the Jewish stereotype in America is that Jews are rich. “keep it for themselves” Another trait attributed to Jews in general is that they are greedy and want to keep all the wealth of the world for themselves. They also use fear tactics, saying the world will be in a great mess if we don’t do it their way. Well, the world is already in a mess. Why? Because we followed them. Israel has nuclear weapons and according to Ono uses them to intimidate the world. Ono gave journalist Seymour Hersh the $50,000 John Lennon Peace Prize award. Hersh is the author of The Samson Option, a book that claims that the famed U.S. airlift to Israel during the Yom Kippur War was only undertaken because Israel blackmailed President Nixon, threatening to use its atomic arsenal if supplies were not sent immediately. Ergo “fear tactics” and “the world will be in great mess.” In a recent speech at the Georgetown University Hersh blamed the war in Iraq on a coup effectuated by a small group of neo-con Jews and claimed that many high ranking members of the American military were secret members of the Knights of Malta, a group that - 263 -
  • 263. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST plays an important role in the mythology of the wanna-be Hitler, Lyndon LaRouche. In 1972 Abie Nathan, who advocated the expulsion of settlers from Judea and Samaria and the destruction of the Israeli State bought a 188-foot, 570-ton freighter, which was financed, in part, by the sale of posters signed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In 1973 he anchored it off the coast of Tel Aviv and turned it into a pirate radio station, The Voice of Peace, with a mix of pop songs and peace messages. Had he really been for peace that would've been great. But he wasn't. He was advocating disgraceful surrender to Arab terrorists, expulsion of Jews from the Land of Israel, and other such atrocities. All of that was pimped up by a nice assortment of popular music. Nathan was sent to prison on two occasions for meeting with Yasser Arafat, a terrorist who orchestrated the murder of numerous Jews. Yoko Ono gave Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu the same peace prize. She stated: "It's possible that somebody might attempt to murder Mordechai, that's the main concern." She wanted to keep him safe from the Mossad. Vanunu, a - 264 -
  • 264. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST former technician at an Israeli nuclear reactor, served 18 years in prison for divulging information about Israel's nuclear secrets. Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported that Vanunu had advised Palestinian fellow inmates on making bombs while serving his term for treason. He also cheered every time a suicide bomber killed Israeli civilians. The Center for Constitution Rights, founded by the self-hating Jew William Kunstler was also a recipient of the John Lennon Peace Award which should really be called The Destroy Israel Award. The extreme left Center for Constitutional Rights (“CCR”) attempts to use our federal courts to punish Israelis who have helped keep Israel free against terrorists determined to destroy it. Israel is defined as the enemy because it is one of the closest allies of the United States and is in the foreground of the war against the kind of terrorists whom CCR loves to represent. CCR is the same organization that represents al Qaeda suspects in cases against the United States government. Not content with - 265 -
  • 265. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST advocating on behalf of America’s terrorist enemies, however, CCR decided to get the U.S. courts involved in rebuking Israeli policies and military operations in its continuing fight for survival. One of CCR’s key allies in its judicial war against Israel is the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, an anti-Israel propaganda mill. As NGO Monitor reported, “CCR consistently disregards the context of terror, denies Israel’s right to self-defense, and accuses it of deliberately targeting civilians.” IMAGINE PEACE is a powerful, universal mantra that we should all meditate on. With it, we will achieve the impossible. Hopefully, without bloodshed. Imagine Peace is a piece written and published by Yoko that is quite ambiguous. With it she hopes to defeat Israel, hopefully without bloodshed but if that is what is takes Yoko is ready to approve of violence. What caused Yoko Ono to adopt this left/right Jew hatred? Could it have been her ex-husband Sam Havadtoy, the son of Jewish Holocaust refugees who were forced to move to England from Hungary? I first heard of Sam Havadtoy from a sleazy druggie and floor-tiller named Bruce Kirsh whose motto was “I never met a drug I didn’t like.” - 266 -
  • 266. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Long before Yoko hooked up with Sam Havadtoy Bruce told me that he had worked for him on a job that entailed renovating and decorating a town house owned by the King of Morocco. Sam would form a dummy company wherein everyone would have phony social security numbers then fold the company at tax time then start anew with another bogus company. When Albert Goldman told me Yoko was going out with this bi-sexual interior decorator I could not freaking believe it. Yoko got into this Jew-hating bag after Sam divorced her and Yoko had to make a huge divorce settlement payment to him. Another possibility is that fascism runs in her blood. YOKO’S FATHER WAS JAPANESE WAR CRIMINAL Yoko had a rather naïve way of looking at World War II and in the early 1970’s was quoted as saying: “If I was a Jewish girl in Hitler’s day, I would approach him and become his girlfriend. After 10 days in bed, he would come to my way of thinking. This world needs communication. And making love is a great way of communicating.” Yoko Ono is the daughter of a Japanese war criminal who worked with the Nazis during World War II. It seems to me that Yoko has not escaped her fascist heredity. - 267 -
  • 267. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Yoko was born into power and wealth on February 18, 1933 to her parents, Eisuke Ono and Isoko Yasuda Ono at her great-grandmother's palatial estate overlooking Tokyo, with the emperor's compound located nearby. A staff of thirty servants attended to the family's every need. Yoko's paternal great-grandfather, Atsushi Saisho, was the descendant of a 9th Century emperor and a member of a powerful family which played a role in overthrowing the shogunate system in Japan. Yoko's mother came from a very wealthy family. Isoko Yasuda Ono's grandfather was Zenjiro Yasuda, the founder of the Yasuda Bank and head of one of Japan's richest business cartels. Zenjiro Yasuda had amassed a fortune of more than one-billion dollars before his death by assassination in 1921. It was this cartel that profited from the Rape of Nanking as it was his industries that used the slave labor from Nanking. Following World War II, the Yasuda Bank was dissolved by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, Douglas McArthur due to its complicity in Japanese war crimes. Downtown Tokyo contains an entire block seized from Ono’s family after the war as reparations and given to the Philippines. Ono went to the exclusive Gakushuin school, for the Japanese aristocracy. One of her classmates was the Crown Prince Akihito, now the Emperor of Japan. She was in Japan when the bombs fell on Hiroshima and - 268 -
  • 268. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Nagasaki and told this author that she had to eat grass to survive. Her father Eisuke Ono was working in America prior to Pearl Harbor and left the country possibly fearing that his role as a Japanese spy might be unearthed or that he might have been placed in an internment camp along with his family. During the war he had been working in occupied Hanoi, Vietnam and was imprisoned as a Japanese war criminal after Japan surrendered. The fascist’s wife and children were in Tokyo when it was razed by American firebombs in 1945, killing more than 100,000 people many of whom had taken part in the war effort. Afterwards Ono and her younger brother were evacuated to the countryside. You think you make choices in life but a lot of shit is actually inherited. Other Beatles found the Dylan-Weberman mythology an interesting phenomenon and wrote poetry about it. Paul McCartney wrote a poem about it entitled, In Liverpool: By the sports field of the Institute Lives Soft Sid, the harmless village fool Greeting kids who pass the other side Saying Hello Children “By the sports field of the Institute” on MacDougall Street where a representative of the - 269 -
  • 269. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST National Institute of Dylanology stole Dylan’s trash for sport “Lives Soft Sid, the harmless village fool” lives Bob Dylan the Greenwich Village a harmless heroin addict as he has enough bread to support his habit “Soft” as in The Soft Machine by William Burroughs, a book about heroin “Greeting kids who pass the other side” greeting an audience that thinks the opposite of the way he does “Saying Hello Children” conning them. Listening to the bin man holding court Promising to buy a brand new bike King of little children for a day He gives them money “Listening to the bin man holding court” listening to the garbologist expounding on various subjects and at the same time “Promising to buy a brand new bike” still copping smack. “Brand new” as in Brand New Leopard Pillbox Hat that contained these lines: Well, you must tell me, baby How your head feels under somethin' like that Honey, can I jump on it sometime? Yes, I just wanna see If it's really that expensive kind Well, I asked the doctor if I could see you It's bad for your health, he said - 270 -
  • 270. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST “King of little children for a day” king of the naive fans, Queen for a Day, a 1950’s TV program “He gives them money” he gives them his imagination, talent. McCartney also made reference to the Dylan / Weberman relationship in a poem entitled Give the Man a Break Workers on the picket line Picking up the trash Executive negotiators Shout about the cash “Workers on the picket line” a member of the working class, a Communist, protesting against Bob Dylan “picking up the trash” going through his garbage “executive” men interested in the conduct of - 271 -
  • 271. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST national affairs “negotiators” who are trying to bring about something through conference, discussion, “shout about the cash” shout about how much money Dylan has and shout about having found a letter to Johnny Cash in Dylan’s trash. Give the man a break Give the guy a chance Ain’t no law say a man can’t dance “Give the man a break” give Bob Dylan an escape: a prison break “Give the guy a chance” Give Bob Dylan a favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity: a chance to escape “Ain’t no law say a man can’t dance” what is wrong with getting high? What is wrong with singing what you want to sing rather than what someone tells you to sing? Doctor’s gonna operate Wants to know if you’d Like to buy a kidney Mustn’t eat the food “Doctor’s gonna operate” suppliers of drugs are going to push dope “Operate” informal to conduct business in an irregular or devious manner: drug dealers operating in the projects. “Wants to know if you’d like to buy a kidney” wants to know if you want to buy some smack “mustn’t eat the food” sarcastic: - 272 -
  • 272. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST mustn’t give it a try food - anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking. Later in the hospital While he’s on his job Poisoned in the kitchen By a dirty slob “Later in the hospital” later having made the jump to insanity “While he’s on his job” “job” informal a criminal act, especially a robbery: a garbology job stealing trash “Poisoned” and I used garbology to poison people’s minds about Dylan “in the kitchen” cooking up fixes “By a dirty slob” by A. J. Weberman. Yeah I did go round telling everyone Dylan’s poems were about junk. That was a new one in rock and literary history. Hey wait a cotton pickin’ minute. Paul McCartney called me a dirty slob. But if you call someone a dirty slob in the forest and no one hears it, has the event actually occurred? I am putting an end to this book here. I suppose I could go over my work and find errors, find new embedded meaning and compile more derogatory information about the hopeless case, Bob Dylan. But I had enough until his next batch of poems comes out. To sum it up I would like to see Bob Dylan die. - 273 -
  • 273. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST - 274 -
  • 274. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Full Moon, Empty Arms: First recorded 1945. Released in May 2014. I was born 5/26/45. Dylan liked this book or at least parts of it. He sent me a birthday card by picking a tune from his amazing repertoire that fits into his symbolism as he did with songs like Take a Message to Mary! A birthday card from the Devil! Wow! Not good. Have I made a deal with the Devil translating Dylan's racist subcontent? See I knocked off every song in the Tempest boom boom boom. - 275 -
  • 275. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST Full moon and empty arms The moon is there for us to share But where are you? Dylan is full of ambition to tell America how the Democratic Party is destroying America (moon as in reaching for the moon) but his ability to enforce his beliefs is empty - arms as in the long arm of the law or the chamber of his metaphorical firearm is empty, has no ammunition to use against the enemy. The moon, once again the ambition to tell the truth about Obama, Detroit, gay marriage, food stamps, African American men, baby moms, corrupt politicians and more is there for Dylan and I to share - share in the same ideas. But do I believe what Dylan is saying, where am I on the political spectrum? A night like this could weave a memory And every kiss could start a dream for two A present set of circumstances could weave - produce by elaborately combining elements: contrive a part of history, a memory. And every contact could start a poem for two - the poet and the critic both making contributions. Tonight, I'll use the magic moon To wish upon Tonight, presently, Dylan will use an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural - 276 -
  • 276. A. J. WEBERMAN: LISTENERS GUIDE TO TEMPEST source to confer (something unwanted) on someone: foist his thoughts on me. I'm telling you this literary relationship gets weirder and weirder and it started out pretty weird to begin with. And next full moon If my one wish comes true My empty arms will be filled with you I'm his fucking flunkie now? And if his ambition is strong enough to foist his racism on me he will use me as ammunition to go after the Blacks and others including the Jews and Israelis. MORE http://dylanology.net and http://dylanology.info - 277 -