Saturday, May 05, 2007
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter is 70 tomorrow. He was, of course, the inspiration for Bob Dylan's song Hurricane. Dylan himself, meanwhile, is now known as the 'weird man' who sings scary songs at his son's school. This seems like an unfortunate destiny for the Bobster, the supreme genius of popular music. But I think I can help. I have a cause that will, like the imprisonment of Carter, fire both his anger and his genius. It will, moreover, gain him a new following among the very young. Paris Hilton, the lady with a ball-bearing sewn into the end of her nose, has been sentenced to 45 days imprisonment. I have fantasised about being stuck in a lift with Paris and Jeff in the past, but now is not the time for fantasy, now is the time for action. Free Paris 'Ball-Bearing' Hilton. Let's hear it Bob - 'Here comes the story of the Ball-Bearing...'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:48 am