Suze Rotolo, a girlfriend to Bob Dylan and a muse, as well (according to this obituary), has died. I found out through an interesting way: the traffic on my blog has spiked considerably, with about 11,000 people hitting Dot Dot Dot in the last few hours. (For comparison's sake, I had 3,400 page views yesterday.) A glance at the dashboard showed me almost all traffic is pointing to this very slight blog item, which consisted of five random facts, one of them being that Rotolo pronounced her first name like "Suzy." What the people are coming for, though, is the image, which ranks at or near the top if you just Google "Suze Rotolo." (At least today. The image is the familiar shot of Rotolo snuggling up to Dylan for the cover of the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. I believe the shot was taken in winter, near their apartment in Greenwich Village.
Adele, the young British singer with the old-soul voice, sings Someone Like You live at KCRW in this acoustic performance. Her second album, 21, came out this week; I haven't bought it yet, but will. The advance single, Rolling in the Deep, was a knockout, and ranks with the great "don't mess with me" tunes.
Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd had a hand in getting Kate Bush's career up and running; he tipped EMI off to the wunderkind when she was just 16, and has collaborated with her over the decades. This is a live performance made after Running Up That Hill was released in 1985; it sure seems dated just because of all that hair product! Always a great tune, though.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.