TCBDS MEETINGS   TCBDS ARCHIVE   FREEWHEELIN-ON-LINE

 
Freewheelin-on-line
 
Coverdown: Freewheelin 222 / Freewheelin-on-line take 24
 

freewheelin-on-line take 24 cover

 

As you can see from this month’s cover, I am stranded here in a Salvador situation: clearly his shadow is just too great to pass under in only one month! 

The back drop this time around is taken from a painting which Dalý called ‘The Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ and the inspiration for this work comes from the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection and was transformed into the flower that bears his name after his death. 

In the middle of the picture Dalý has the pretty little narcissus flower breaking out of a shell that is held in the slender fingers of a dismembered hand. To the right of the knuckle is the figure of Narcissus who stands on a dais admiring his body. To the left of the cracked thumb nail is an interesting group of people who look like they are on an away day from the Regency Hyatt hotel in La Manga. 

I have Dylan at his most narcissistic with rings on his fingers and wearing a sequined silk scarf. He must have taken a while in front of a mirror applying his mascara and eye liner although, in this mirror image of the two Dylans, they are trying not look themselves squarely in the eyes. As the photo was taken in 1978 Dylan himself was just about to break out of a shell when, just for while, he kissed goodbye the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yester year.

 

Theo Casamegas

 
 
BACK TO COVERS     BACK TO CONTENTS

TCBDS MEETINGS   TCBDS ARCHIVE   FREEWHEELIN-ON-LINE