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TTRH3.8 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 8 ‘STREET MAP’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 8

Street Map

Original Airdate December 3, 2008

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We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun and have it on Highway 61

-R. Zimmerman

“The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.”

– Josh Billings

Today, we’re gonna walk down that weary road.

– Bob Dylan

“As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new,-and near the end The milestones into headstones change, ‘Neath every one a friend.”

– James Russel Lowell

Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Highway Dreams, Avenue Themes and Street Schemes

Back in the 60s I used to hear the word “groovy” all the time. I had no idea what people were talking about.

– Bob Dylan

At the dark end of the street
That is where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don’t belong
Living in darkness, to hide alone
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
I know a time has gonna take it’s toll
We have to pay for the love we stole
It’s a sin and we know it’s wrong
Oh, our love keeps going on strong
Steal away to the dark end of the street
You and me
They gonna find us, they gonna find us
They gonna find us love someday
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
When the daylight all goes around
And by chance we’re both down the town
Please meet, just walk, walk on by
Oh, darling, please don’t you cry
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

I may not be a Rhodes Scholar but I got my share of street smarts.

– Bob Dylan

Here’s a really interesting 90 seconds of music.

– Bob Dylan

Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let…fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but..two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train
Destination…Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don’t pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found
Short, but not too big around
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

I know every engineer on every train
All of their children, and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain’t locked
When no one’s around.

I sing,
Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

– Roger Miller

You are HERE.

– Bob Dylan

Coming in a number One is Second Street.

– Bob Dylan

I’m a rollin stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a womans lies makes a life like mine
O the day we met, I went astray
I started rolling down that lost highway

I was just a lad, nearly 22
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you
And now Im lost, too late to pray
Lord I take a cost, o the lost highway

Now boys dont start to ramblin round
On this road of sin are you sorrow bound
Take my advice or youll curse the day
You started rollin down that lost highway

Hank Williams

I’ve got friends who are taller than that street.

– Bob Dylan

Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this wonderful show on the expansive theme of Road Maps!

I am talking to a couple of car companies about possibly being the voice of their GPS system …

– Bob Dylan

Another fabulous show! There was really nothing much to dislike about this episode (with the exception of Green Day)!

Eclectic range of topics discussed. Some fascinating stuff. Find out about some celebrity deaths!

A nice tribute to sometime Dylan collaborator Jim Dickinson.

Shitloads of witticisms and corny jokes too!

Surreally, a snippet from supreme innovators – but not remotely in what would be considered Dylan’s mileau! – Kraftwerk! Aus dem Lautsprecher klingt es dann, Wir fah’rn auf der Autobahn ! The first German music played on TTRH?

Lots of literary references including Dylan hero and author of the classic “On the Road“, Jack Kerouac! Also others such as Tennesse Williams and great poet Carl Sandburg, etc.

Bob also advises those of us who didn’t already know about Percy Mayfield to go and download some of Bob’s previous shows – illegally!! Nice!

I just want to take a moment to talk about some of the Streets I’m particularly fond of. The first one is Diller Street. She was Perry Mason’s assistant.

– Bob Dylan

Take a left at the next street! No, a right! You know what, just go straight.

– Bob Dylan GPS system!

Wonderful music this week, as usual.

Pop to ska to jazz to country to gospel to emo to blues to soul … and everything in between!

Lots of truly classic acts – none moreso than the supremely influential (on Dylan and countless others) Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Roger Miller! The great Ray Charles too – twice represented (once indirectly).

Lots of truly classic tracks also and a few amazing rarities.

We really really liked the fantastic early acapella demo version of the Ray Charles smash, Hit The Road, Jack by the song’s writer Percy Mayfield! Stupendous stuff!

And Mississippi Fred McDowell’s great track about Dylan’s beloved Highway 61 !

Most of the rest too!

We won’t mention Green Day though! Oops we did!

And perhaps too, things would’ve been better without the mawkish Little Feat track.

All in all a wonderfully enjoyable show! That’s why we played it about 100 times consecutively!

Next week’s show is on the topic of Famous People! Maybe a full show about His Bobness – surely the greatest person of all time in this or any other Universe! Even moreso than say Darwin (who’s real but not really famous relative to his impact on the world – thanks creationist morons!) or God (not real but kinda famous!)!

Since there is a distinct correlation between fame and dumbness, expect a show chock full of magnificent muzak from the likes of Britney, Paris, Christina … and any number of other amoeba-brained skanks!!


01 Opening
02 14th Street – Laura Cantrell
03 “Fourteenth St and The Pilgrim Travelers”
04 Straight Street – The Pilgrim Travelers
05 “Straight, Long, Tall & Gold Streets”
06 King Of The Road – Roger Miller
07 “Hobos, Tramps & Bums”
08 Lonely Avenue – Ray Charles
09 “Skid Row & Easy Street”
10 Hit The Road, Jack – Percy Mayfield
11 “Human Streets”
12 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day
13 “Failure on Broadway”
14 Highway 61 – Mississippi Fred McDowell
15 “Famous Addresses”
16 Lost Highway – Hank Williams
17 “Last Highway”
18 Willin’ – Little Feat
19 “Gettin’ Weighed”
20 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 – Nat King Cole
21 “Routes 66 and 90”
22 Route 90 – Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow
23 “Most Traveled Streets with Jack Kerouac”
24 “Jim Dickinson”
25 The Dark End Of The Street – Mud Boy & The Neutrons
26 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad – Woody Guthrie
27 Closing/End Credits

Next week: Famous People …. a show not only about His Bobness!

Here she be Dylanite dogs !

The full show on one mp3;

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s; …

Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Hank Williams, Kraftwerk, Laura Cantrell, Percy Mayfield, Woody Guthrie, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment