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Coverdown: Freewheelin 201 / Freewheelin-on-line take 3
 

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Japan is clearly the centre of the Universe at the moment and thus the backdrop for this month’s cover comes from the well respected Japanese artist Haku Maki who was born in 1924. The large round orbs are wonderfully Japanese as they are a replica of the shape and the colour of the central image shown in the Japanese flag. Perhaps they also represent 6 brilliant rising suns that appear against a pitch black block of night. They could also be 6 footballs separated by two white chalk lines which indicate that the beautiful game has two halves!

I have Dylan sitting with his back to the suns, because, if he turned round, the light would be too intense. He is sitting on ‘the bench’ with a ball at his feet. He is biting his fingernails with anxiety as he contemplates the possibility of a very fraught second half. As the photo of Dylan was taken in 1978 (the year he toured Japan) the second half that he is contemplating could be the second half of his own life! 

The frog that has just rolled the ball to Dylan is Pete from the Coen brothers’ film ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’. In the bottom right hand corner is the Japanese flag, which is more or less where I came in.

 

Theo Casamegas

 
 
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