David Graeber in Bob Dylan position at Savoy Steps on Robert Burns Day. David – like myself – always assumed the Dylan video was shot in New York. New Yorkers claim certain alley-ways as the one. But they are mistaken. The biographies all reveal that Savoy Steps is where Dylan shuffled the cards and dealt his own legendary future. It’s a sacred site, different to a home. It’s where an artist – or artists – created an extraordinary and innovative work of art. I’m Ginsberging about in the background.


Earlier, we’d presented red roses to another great revolutionary bard, Robbie Burns, it being the day that was in it.


Photos: Julie Goldsmith

About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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  1. DAVID GRAEBER says:

    I could have sworn it was in Chinatown.

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