notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Dylan Pool, Spring 2006

So Dylan starts yet another leg of his Never Ending Tour this Saturday in Reno, Nevada, and I won't be there. I will, however, be be participating once again in the Dylan Pool, which I've been playing pretty regularly since the Fall Tour of 2002. My closest brush with internet destiny came in the Dylan Pool three tours ago. Heading into the final concert of the tour, I was in first place out of 2231 entrants. But Bob decided to play Hattie Carroll - a song I never could stand, but which was worth an astonishing 14 points - and when the dust settled I was a close second to Canadian player Girlfriend Mimi. Fucking Canadians.

My screen name at the pool is Ed Namillion because it's a Tom Waits name for a Bob Dylan contest and I'm just droll like that. My picks for the tour are below, and I have to say I'm feeling pretty good about them, if for no other reason than that this competition is going to give me something to blog about every night. Wish me luck. If anybody else wants to get in on some of this sweet, sweet action, registration is open until Saturday. Sorry, no porn in this particular contest.

Ed Namillion's picks:

Song Group 1: Boots of Spanish Leather (10 points)
Song Group 2: Cat's in the Well (14 points)
Song Group 3: To Ramona (10 points)
Song Group 4: Mr. Tambourine Man (7 points)
Song Group 5: Love Sick (10 points)
Song Group 6: Love Minus Zero/No Limit (7 points)
Song Group 7: 'Til I Fell in Love with You (13 points)
Song Group 8: Desolation Row (10 points)
Song Group 9: She Belongs to Me (14 points)
Song Group 10: Every Grain of Sand (9 points)
Song Group 11: Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (8 points)
Song Group 12: The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (14 points)
Song Group 13: If You See Her, Say Hello (15 points)
Song Group 14: Can't Wait (15 points)
Song Group 15: I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (8 points)
Song Group 16: Visions of Johanna (7 points)
Song Group 17: Sugar Baby (14 points)
Song Group 18: Never Gonna Be The Same Again (15 points)
Song Group 19: Watching the River Flow (4 points)
Song Group 20: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (10 points)
Song Group 21: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (14 points)
Song Group 22: In The Summertime (18 points)
Album Group 1: Time Out Of Mind (2 points per song)
Album Group 2: Blood on the Tracks (4 points per song)
Album Group 3: Oh Mercy (4 points per song)

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