Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” Bob Dylan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB DYLAN (MAY 24, 1941)
The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction. It is endemic to forests in the Philippines.
The Beatles had them lined up. Twenty-year-olds, thirty-year-olds, sixteen-year-olds, you name it. It was funny learning about it later from John, but the Beatles had access to more women than anybody knew. When their public persona was ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, and they were clean-cut, clean hair, nice guys, they would go out to clubs and people would just put things in their pockets. ‘Take this joint, take this pill, take this tinfoil’ - all kinds of things. The four would go back to the hotel, they had a mortar and pestle, and they’d open up the capsules, put the pills in, open up the tinfoils, pour it in, grind the thing and put a spoonful in their coffee the next morning. And that’s how they would go out and be the Beatles for another day. This was a time when everyone was on acid, but this was way beyond that. And the girls everywhere - they were fucking their brains out.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Gene Kornman, 1953