Today Ron Silliman is blogging about Bob Dylan, the most famous export from Hibbing, Minnesota (or is it Hastings? It's an H-place). Like me, Dylan spent his college years bumming around the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis. Well, okay--Dylan spent that time plucking his guitar; I was shopping for vintage clothes (like my favorite old cheerleading sweater) at Ragstock and following cute boys around. But I digress.
"All Along the Watchtower" is one of my favorite Dylan songs. The watchtower of the title is actually a park fixture near the University commonly referred to as the Witch's Hat.
Though it be 1974 miles from here, Minneapolis lives on in my homesick heart. Oh, precious city. You are missed.