Visions of Visions of Johanna: It's Not a Drug Song! 

Come hear why Bob Dylan's Visions of Johanna was proclaimed the "best pop lyric ever written" by Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.  Spoiler alert: It is not a drug song or a journey to the center of Dylan's mind-- it's an existential escapade to a whorehouse in an attempt to shed the ghost of Johanna. See Podcasts at jbpariah.com for a special slideshow of images relevant to the song and analysis.

"Electricity howls in the bones of her face."  

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2 comments

  • Stephen R. Clarke

    Stephen R. Clarke

    Brilliant and true, congratulations! I always wondered who that gal Johanna must have been . . . .

    Brilliant and true, congratulations! I always wondered who that gal Johanna must have been . . . .

  • J.B. Pariah

    J.B. Pariah

    Thanks, Stephen, glad u got something out of it. I see myself as just amplifying and passing along insights I got from my predecessors. I never would have gleaned as much from the song all by my lonesome,

    Thanks, Stephen, glad u got something out of it. I see myself as just amplifying and passing along insights I got from my predecessors. I never would have gleaned as much from the song all by my lonesome,

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