Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

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Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Jan 2024, 06:51

I'm listening to the lead-in track on Dylan's 2001 album "Love and Theft". It's called "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum", and I think, he can't be serious. Lewis Carroll? Nursery rhymes?

But a nice chugging rhythm lifts this opening track out of the realm of novelty, and while the image of the two nincompoops may stay with you throughout the song, Dylan gets away with it.

For the Mardi Gras references that he makes in the song jibe quite nicely with the nonsensical title - this is music for intoxication and complete abandon.

It's a very visual song that can be quite trippin'. You may find that the song comes to life as intermittent flickers of the twins, while the parades in New Orleans unfold in your head.

At any rate, if Grace Slick can pilfer from "Alice in Wonderland", Dylan can surely do the same with "Through the Looking-Glass".

Walt Disney went one better; he stuck the two characters in his animated feature, "Alice in Wonderland", because he could never get enough.

"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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