Rats Live On No Evil Star

Maybe some oblique political comment here, but the main thing is that all the Palindroning about the Weathermen lately has been reminding me of the old video-from-before-they-were-videos of “Subterranean Homesick Blues”… and, in turn, of the Weird Al parody, “Bob” which (as the huge hand of fate would have it) is made up entirely of palindromes.


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James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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4 Responses to Rats Live On No Evil Star

  1. nathan_long says:

    The voice of his generation. Al, that is.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Funny you should post this. Thanks to Palin, I’ve been singing a lot of Subterranean Homesick Blues lately. (People laugh at musicals, but in my house, we really do burst into song at seemingly random moments.)

    Truth be told, it was GVG who stuck that worm in my ear. Palin just keeps bringing it back up.

    –Jeff Stehman

    • JE says:

      I sing a lot too. (My family just says things like “Get the restraints!” or “Didn’t we have his medications adjusted?”) But I confess that I cannot sing more than a line or two of “Subterranean (etc.)” from memory… the imagery meanders too much. “May a moody baby doom a yam?” is straightfoward by comparison.

      I like Dylan’s expression (or lack thereof) when the card fails to match the lyric on “eleven dollar bills”. That doesn’t look planned, but it’s hard to tell.

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