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it's 30 below 0 with the windchill. dangerous to go out, not to get the mail etc, but to go for a walk, etc. for more than 10 minutes or so. so i stayed in, did laundry, read some of Rachel Blau DuPlessis's Blue Studio and went to the gym (yes, my car started). Last night went to the "preview party" of the bob dylan exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum, it was really fun people-watching and looking at all the weird artifacts. you could push a button and hear marlene dietrich's cover of "Blowin' in the Wind," and watch great outtakes from Eat the Document etc. It was noisy and crowded so it was hard to hear stuff, for example a tape of bob zimmerman age 15 playing music in his livingroom w/ friend john bucklen. but what you cd hear was unmistakably the future bob dylan. his english teacher was there, we chatted, his favorite poet is wordsworth, his favorite poet to teach is loren eisley! they served mini-hamburgers, awful-looking pale french fries, and beer or bottled water. i think they were thinking "Hibbing MN" for the food, but it only underscored why Bob Dylan left Hibbing. However, they had commissioned a chocolatier to design special chocolates for the event and those were really good. i listened to spider john koerner and tony glover playing and singing old American folk music. Now how the heck do i PUBLISH this post?????