Mudcat Café message #2200875 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106505   Message #2200875
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
23-Nov-07 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: American pie has a lot to answer for.
Subject: RE: American pie has a lot to answer for.
"The jester" being Bob Dylan? Well, "with a coat he borrowed from James Dean and a voice that came from you and me", Dylan seemed the natural candidate to me first time I heard it.

But if it hadn't been him that wouldn't have signified too much. The image would still have fitted into the narrative, even if there hadn't been a real figure behind it. Imagery isn't just about sticking identifying labels on everything.