Dylan Hears a Who!

Link: Dylan Hears a Who!.

Dave Lull has sent me a truly wondrous link (above): Dylan’s tribute to Dr Seuss. Listen to seven tracks, including the incomparable Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and one new to me but curiously inappropriate: Too Many Daves.

Thanks, Dave — I loved it. As you know I usually have the volume turned off, but Jenny has been using my computer to play Sims so had left it on. I got quite a start when I clicked on the link to have the immortal tones of Mr R. Z. blasting out at me — lucky, though, as it turned out, otherwise I would not have realised it was something to which one could listen (being a bit non-intuitive on the audio front).

8 thoughts on “Dylan Hears a Who!

  1. I’m pretty sure the site is a parody and not really Dylan, but it is a very appropriate link today. It’s Dr. Seuss’s 103rd birthday! (Well, it would have been.)
    When I taught elementary school, we would celebrate by wearing Cat in the Hat hats and have special readings of Dr. Seuss’s books. I was always partial to The Butter Battle Book and Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, but I could never thoroughly explain the politics behind these two to my students. Yet, we always managed to have fun on Dr. Seuss Day.

  2. Oh well, it fooled me! Gullible as ever on things audio.
    Yes, I loved the Dr Seuss books too, and so did my children. They were sure “different”. One of my daughters always wanted to read that one about the two children visiting the zoo every night for about a year — it was about spots that got onto everything, changing shape, colour etc. Lost its charm after the first 100 iterations; but seriously, I do like his books. The Cat in the Hat was quite a reveleation when one of my sisters was given it: we had never seen or read anything quite like it and its illustrations before.

  3. Oh, gosh. I can’t think of the title of the zoo book, either. How embarrassing for a former school teacher!

  4. Re Dylan and Theodore Geisel, the melody of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” is running through my head, only with the last line rendered as “It’s all over now, Dr. Seuss.” I’m unsure what to rhyme it with. Probably “moose.”
    You mean you had never heard of Mrs. McCave, who had twenty-three sons, and she named them all Dave? My favorites of the alternatives to Dave that Dr. Seuss proposes are Snim, Sunny Jim, and, if I recall correctly, Buck Buck McFate.
    The only bad thing Dr. Seuss gave the world were those insufferable “tributes” after he died that purported to be in the style of Dr. Seuss. He was inimitable, but unfortunately that did not stop people from imitating him.
    Detectives Beyond Borders
    “Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home”

  5. We were spared many of the tributes in the UK — or maybe not — not watching TV is a blessing on occasions like this.

  6. And I got to edit it. Couldn’t resist “Dr. Seuss is on the loose” as part of a hed though we were begged not to be punny….

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