Dylan Hears a Who – Dr. Seuss, Dylan Stylee

March 4, 2007

Dylan Hears a WhoJust in case your weekend isn’t weird enough, be sure to check out Dylan Hears a Who — 7 imminently Dylan-esque Seuss ballads, including a twelve-and-a-half minute rendition of The Cat in the Hat…

Listen on the page, or download the whole collection as a zip file; there’s even album artwork for the metadata completists out there…

(Via KGB Report)

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6 Responses to “Dylan Hears a Who – Dr. Seuss, Dylan Stylee”

  1. rimone on March 5th, 2007 4:30 pm

    i’m too old and impatient for Dr Seuss anything but i have issues w/the use of ‘stylee’ for ‘style’. it seems to be a particularly British thing here, for some strange reason; never saw it spelt like that in the States before.

  2. Chuck Lawson on March 5th, 2007 4:41 pm

    I first ran across it used in Jamaican patois quite a few years ago, usually in (or in reference to) music, but that could be because most of the patois I was hearing was either in or in reference to music… At that point it seemed to be used pretty much interchangeably with “style”.

    Real dictionaries don’t recognize the word; the urban dictionary seems to be showing an increasing shift in usage, but it’s not like the urban dictionary is a definitive source of anything…

  3. rimone on March 5th, 2007 6:04 pm

    interesting, the Jamaican musical connection — i haven’t really heard anyone over here pronounce it as anything other than style and have no idea whether they pronounce it as i read it: two syllables: sty-lee.

  4. Chuck Lawson on March 5th, 2007 6:35 pm

    Ah, see — that just reflects too much of my time spent listening to first “Roots Reggae” and later “Dancehall Reggae” — and I still listen to a fair amount, although not nearly as much as through the 90’s, when I had a few decent sources of finding new stuff…

    In that sense (and the sense I meant when I used it above), it was always pronounced “Styl-ee” — for example “inna dancehall styl-ee” (which in my head sounds like Byron Lee & the Dragonaires introducing some song or another, but I wouldn’t guarantee that’s who I’m remembering saying that)

    In fact, I certainly heard it pronounced “styl-ee” long before I first saw the word written out as “stylee” — which was probably in ’93 – ’95, either on the “Caribbean Satellite Network” (which I still miss so bad), or in print down in “Jamdown”.

  5. rimone on March 6th, 2007 6:38 pm

    most all of my roots reggae listening to happened in the 70s and i’m damned if i can even remember who. i saw Jimmy Cliff in ‘the harder they come’ and for years afterwards, i searched out whatever from Jamaica.

  6. Chuck Lawson on March 6th, 2007 7:32 pm

    The ’70s were pretty much my heyday for roots too; after Marley died, I kinda lost interest, at least until I discovered dancehall.

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